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Geographical Influences on Canadians

How does Canada's physical geography shape our quality of life?


Many of the specific outcomes related to:

General Outcome 5.1 "Physical Geography of Canada" may be addressed by inviting students to consider how the physical geography and natural resources of Canada affect our quality of life. It may be helpful throughout the inquiry to gather information and images about aspects of Canada's physical geography and to post them on a large wall map of Canada.

Critical Challenges

Students might explore this overarching theme by completing these challenges:

Help Documents

Embedding Critical Thinking Into Teaching and Learning PDF
This document provides a definition of critical thinking, and discusses how to embed critical thinking into teaching and learning.

Definitions of Terms Used in Overarching Critical Inquiries
This document provides definitions of Overarching Critical Inquiry, Critical Challenge, Modelling the Tools, Support Material, Graphic Organizer, Assessment, and Background Information.

Meeting the Diverse Learning Needs of All Students PDF
This document provides suggestions to help teachers plan for diverse learning needs.

Reference Charts

The following charts provide a quick overview of correlations, references, and summaries for all the Critical Challenges. In the charts, the Critical Challenges are organized according to which Overarching Critical Inquiry they address.

Last updated: July 1, 2014 | (Revision History)
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