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Intermediate Senior Geography

Lesson Plans

Canadian Geographic: Educator Resources, Grade 9
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.

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?

Aboriginal Issues in Canada
From OSSTF, this unit (created for CGC1D) discusses a broad range of issues facing Indigenous peoples in Canada, both under British rule and under modern day government. 

Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population
From the Critical Thinking Consortium and Statistics Canada, this lesson plan discusses the growing senior population in Canada, and the challenges this presents.

Other Resources

TVO Learn
Designed by education professionals, these courses are intended for student-directed learning at home, but contain many resources that may still be useful in the classroom.
Materials for CGC1D
Materials for CGC1P

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

Google Earth

Google Earth • Google Earth Education • Google Earth Blog 

A free, downloadable application that shows satellite images.

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


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.