Grade 7 Geography Natural Resources Around the World Use and Sustainability

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Total Pages: 270 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: N/A
File Size: 6 MB
File Type: PDF

Grade 7 Geography Strand B Ontario Curriculum: Teachers are provided with 16 in-depth lessons to help their students explore and understand natural resources around the world use and sustainability. Natural resource topics covered: types, issues, extraction methods, perspectives on use, the impact of use, environmental concerns, and energy types.

  • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning e.g., Google Classroom.

Curriculum Alignment: Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2018 Grade 7 Strand B.

Included Lessons:

  • Introduction - Canada: A Land of Natural Resources (As/Of Learning)
  • What is a Natural Resource? (As/For Learning)
  • Where are Natural Resources Located in Canada? (For/As Learning)
  • Where are Natural Resources Located in the World? (As Learning)
  • What Makes Natural Resources Valuable? (As Learning)
  • How Do Humans Meet Their Needs and Wants (As Learning)
  • Natural Resources Quiz (Of Learning)
  • Perspectives On Natural Resource Use (As Learning)
  • Current Events Assignment (As/Of Learning)
  • Natural Resources Extraction Methods (As Learning)
  • Effects of Natural Resource Extraction (As Learning)
  • Environmental Responses to Resource Extraction (For/As/Of Learning)
  • Taking Action: Organizations That Care (As/Of Learning)
  • National Resources Inquiry Assignment (As/Of Learning)
  • Personal Plan of Action (Of Learning)
  • Unit Test (Of Learning)

    Unit Includes:

    • Detailed unit plan
    • Lessons divided up with title pages for easy access
    • 16 different lessons
    • Lots of variety and student choice on assignments
    • Detailed teacher and student directions
    • Q Chart to help students formulate good questions
    • Inquiry-based learning
    • Inquiry stations research folder cover pages
    • Inquiry station cards with detailed instructions
    • Inquiry station graphic organizers to help students with their research
    • Oral presentation assessment rubric
    • geographic content assessment rubric
    • Writing assessment rubric
    • Variety of assessment formats (inquiry, assignments, quiz, and test)
    • Case Study on Canadian Diamonds vs. Conflict Diamonds

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    Notes:

    • Regular and reliable internet is required for this unit.
    • Research is not included for inquiry stations. Students must gather the research themselves from a textbook, non-fiction books, or online sources.

    Want Strand A Lessons? Grade 7 Geography Strand A

    Aussi disponible en français Grade 7 Geography French Edition

    Need to go paperless? Check out the digital expansion pack for this unit. Grade 7 Digital Strand B. This expansion pack contains all of the student output pages in a Google Slides format. This will save you time at the photocopier! 

    Note: The expansion pack is NOT a complete unit. You will need to purchase the complete unit.