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Posted: November 6, 2018

Canadian Personnel Records Search of the First World War

Posted: November 6, 2018

Archives of New Brunswick - vital statistics

Posted: October 31, 2018


Tue, Nov 13/18 9:42 am

Chapter 5: Responses to Geographic Influences

Test Review

  • What is Australia’s general location in the world?  Southern hemisphere, eastern hemisphere.   South of the equator but not so much that it would experience cold climates like in Canada.

  • Know, and be able to name, all 5 landform regions of Australia.  Be able to draw similarities between these regions and Canada’s regions. ie: Eastern Uplands are ancient fold mountains like the Appalachian region in Canada. OR Western Craton is ancient shield rock similar to the Canadian (Precambrian) Shield.

  • What is the population of Australia?  How does it compare to Canada?  What is pop.density of Australia? (2.6people/km2) and how does this compare to Canada?

  • What is the population distribution of Australia?

  • Be prepared to name the 3 climate zones of Australia and tell me where they are located within the country.  How do these zones compare to Canada?  Are there ones they have that we do not?  Are there ones we have that they do not?

  • When did Europeans first arrive in Australia? What kind of people first arrived in Australia?  Who was there before they arrived?

  • Be able to describe life for Australia’s aborigines pre-contact with Europeans.

  • Be prepared to compare/contrast Australian Aborigines experience w/ Europeans to North American natives experience with Europeans

  • What was the White Australia Policy?  How does this compare to Canadian immigration practices of the past?

  • What are artesian wells and aquifers and why are they important to the economy of Australia?

Posted: October 16, 2018


Fri, Oct 26/18 9:42 am

Chapter 3: Canada’s People

  • Know all your definitions (they are the bolded/italicized words in notes)

·       What is population distribution vs. population density?  Be prepared to explain.

·       Population of Canada? Pop.Density of Canada?

·       What is the difference between site and situation factors?  Be able explain and give examples of each.

·       Why did settlements begin where they did in each of the regions of Canada (see 2 bullets below for regions)?

·       What is the difference between urban and rural?  Where do most of Canada’s pop. live?  How has it changed over time?

·       What are Canada’s five regions? Atlantic, Central, The Prairies, British Columbia, the North. (p.52 in textbook)

·       What are the physical/cultural attributes of each?  What are the political/economical attributes of each?  (p.52 in textbook)

·       What is the core vs. peripherary?  What happens in each?  Where is the core of Canada?  Why is it the core?

Chapter 4: Migration: People on the Move

·       Push vs. Pull factors è What are they?  Examples of each?  How have they affected Canadian immigration

·       First Nations è When did they get here?  What are the theories about their arrival?

·       Who controls immigration? The Federal gov’t does

·       Know what a melting pot is vs. a multicultural mosaic

.·       How has our policy of immigration changed over time?  Look at examples of where we have not been accepting of different groups.

·       What is the difference between an immigrant and a refugee?

·       How many immigrants should Canada accept?  How many refugees should Canada accept?  Be prepared to argue both of these questions (good points can be found on p.66 of textbook)

·       Know the idea of emigration (the idea of leaving a country).  With this, know the concept of the “brain drain.”  Is this something we should be worried about?  Why or why not? (p.70 in textbook)

Posted: September 30, 2018


Thu, Oct 4/18 9:40 am

Review for Chapter 2 Test.  You may not have all the notes yet, but you will have them by Tuesday, Oct.2nd.  All questions/content below can be found in your notes and text.

  • Canada's eight landforms; Western Cordillera, Interior Plains, Canadian Shield, Appalachian Highlands, Hudson Bay Lowlands, St. Lawrence -Great Lake Lowlands, Innuitian Mountains, Arctic Lowlands.  Check your textbook for information on these regions.  Be able to place them on a map.
  • You will be expected to know and describe any of the landforms physical features.
  • Need to know the five different types of climate: A)Tropical Climate, B)Dry Climate, C)Warm, Moist Climate; D)Continental Temperate (cool, moist), Moist Climate; E)Polar Climate
  • Need to know where these climates are found in Canada; which one is not present in Canada.
  • Weather: We learned that weather is affected by Global AND Regional elements.  Be prepared to name and describe the factors under each of these categories which affect weather  
  • know the the following theories, names, and concepts associated with earth's formation: continental drift, plate tectonics, Alfred Wegener, layers of the earth,
  • know the four ways we describe topography = elevation, relief, gradient, geology
  • know the five ways we classify landforms

Posted: September 21, 2018

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a. First Phase = Purpose - identify an NGO that reflects your interest.  Conduct research on this NGO - background, mandate, awards, specific case study or studies, successes, and challenges (this last will lead into phase 2)

b. Second Phase = requires students to identify one specific challenge or obstacle that is in the way of permitting your selected NGO from doing even better work.  Your role is to imagine you are working for the NGO and your supervisor has asked you to find a solution that either helps or alleviates the problem.  Find a solution that uses skills and knowledge from all areas of your schooling (physics, chemistry, history, geography, mechanics, law, etc.)


Format Decided Upon as a Class - for the 2nd phase only

1. Problem - background, causes, obstacles, previous attempts to solve the problem, history of the problem issue

2. Hypothesis - What YOU think will fix this problem?

3. Procedure - How will you implement (put into place) your solution? your opinion?

4. Potential Obstacles to Your Solution - cost? maintenance? permanence?

5. Conclusion - a summary of your findings

Due Date: 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Posted: September 17, 2018


Tue, Sep 25/18 9:42 am


Chapter 1: An Introduction to Canadian Identity

Below are a list of possible topics/questions that may appear on the test.  By no means are they guaranteed or is this list everything that may appear.  Students are responsible for all things discussed/completed in class and all material covered in Chapter 1. 

-What is Canadian Identity?

-5 Factors that influence identity = p.2(purple section)

-Canadian symbols = be prepared to draw or name

-art forms = notes & pp.5-9

-First Nations art = notes or p.5

-French Art = notes or p.6

-British Art = notes or p.6

-What is the CRTC? = notes or p.10

-Vocabulary-Analyze song lyrics(will be given lyrics for a song played in class) for aspects of Canadian identity. 

Posted: September 7, 2018

World Issues - None

Canadian Identity 9 - none

Lang. Arts 6H - none

Social Studies 7O'K - summarize in your words, in a sentence or two, the main idea of the section for which you are responsible in "The Disempowerment Puzzle" pp.10-14


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