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Intermediate Senior Geography

Lesson Plans

Geography Grade 7 - Natural Resources
From Brock University, this unit plan contains 20 days worth of lessons, activities, and worksheets on natural resources, following the Ontario curriculum.

Ontario Geography Inquiry Pac
From the Critical Thinking Consortium, this unit plan includes a PowerPoint, a teaching guide, activity sheets, and discussion guide, along with inquiry questions that encourage students to think critically.

Deepening Knowledge: Resources for and about Indigenous Education
From the University of Toronto, this resource includes multiple grade 7 lesson plans. Most of them are geared primarily towards history, but they can still hold value in the geography classroom.

Grade 7 Geography Unit Teacher Guide
From the Ontario Teachers' Federation, this teacher guide includes unit plans, lesson plans, and activities for grade 7 geography.

Canadian Geographic: Educator Resources, Grade 7
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.

Other Resources

TVO Learn - Grade 7 History and Geography
TVO Learn is designed as a student resource, but can also be useful in the classroom. The grade 7 section includes learning activities (which will require instruction from an adult), as well as other resources for learning and prompts to apply what students have learned. Resources include videos and articles that may be useful for class instruction.

Native Land
An interactive map demonstrating the territories of Indigenous peoples around the world. Can be searched by address to see whose traditional lands you live or go to school on.

Resources in the Education Library

Google Earth

Google Earth • Google Earth Education 

Use Google Earth to

  • Study natural and political maps
  • Learn map reading and navigation
  • Visually explore historical, news, and census data
  • Promote global and environmental awareness



There are no textbooks on the Trillium List for this course. The following books are suggested materials that are available in the Education Library.

Video Collections