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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.

Juicy Geography
Ideas, lessons, and resources for geography teachers.

An Introduction to Teaching Environmental Racism
A teachers guide to environmental racism. Answers the questions: what is environmental racism, who does it affect, and why is it important to teach?

Why is it so Hot in the City?
Written specifically for this course by University of Guelph, this lesson plan discusses how climate change affects specific regions and analyzes the effects of rural to urban population shifts. This lesson plan corresponds with a podcast episode of the same name.

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 CGU4C and CGR4M).

Other Resources

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
From the NFB, this award-winning documentary discusses the events surrounding the Oka Crisis. The documentary is available without an account, but includes lesson plans with a login (see password page).

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

The True Size
Search and compare the true size of countries.

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.