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Intermediate Senior Geography

Lesson Plans

Canadian Geographic: Educator Resources, Grade 12
From Canadian Geographic, this webpage includes lesson plans on many topics, such as energy and natural resources, climate change and environment, regional geography, and geographic skills. Lesson plans can be filtered by grade and topic.

Alternative Proteins for a More Sustainable Diet
From the University of Guelph's Arrell Food Institute, and the organization Feeding 9 Billion, this lesson plan discusses the impacts of food choices on the environment. Written specifically for this course (as well as CGW4U).

Understanding Active Transport
This lesson plan, from the University of Guelph, introduces the concept of active transportation to students. Includes activities, videos, discussions, and readings. Written specifically for this course (as well as CGF3M and CGG3O).

The Environment and Resource Management
From elearning Ontario, this resource has 4 units for the course: strategies of an environmental geographer; earth's spheres, ecosystems and protected spaces; managing our natural resources: the balancing act; and the power of stewardship.

The Impact of Invasive Species on the Great Lakes
From ArcGIS, this lesson plan discusses how invasive species have gotten into the Great Lakes, and the impact that has on their ecosystem. Written specifically for this course.

Other Resources

Knowing Fire
This interactive article details the importance of Indigenous-led forest fire response, particularly when it comes to their traditional lands. It discusses the BC government's failure to take Indigenous knowledge into account, the government's refusal to do fire mitigation, and the devastating fires that were worsened by these decisions.
The independent report mentioned in the article, analyzing what went wrong with the response to the 2017 wildfires and floods, can be found here.

Learn at Home: Grades 9 to 12
Activities and resources for high school students to use at home to supplement their learning.

Resources in the Education Library


CBC and Radio-Canada. Documentaries from television and radio, news reports, archival material, stock shots, and more. To take advantage of campus features (such as creating playlists) you will need to create an account.

National Film Board
Over 1000 films are available free, 3000 available with an account. Also includes teaching guides. To take advantage of campus features such as creating playlists and chapters, you will need to create a profile.

Films on Demand
Humanities and Social Sciences video collections.

Criterion on Demand
A large English and French streaming or download service with option of closed captioning.

A collection of Canadian video segments that is searchable by provincial curriculum subjects, grades, and strands. Includes PDF teacher guides when available, and content is downloadable.