Social Studies: GR 7 – 9 Geography at 66.5 Degrees!

Course Description

For most Canadians The Arctic remains a place of the imagination; a vast, largely unpopulated expanse stretching across the top half of a map of
the country. For those who live in the territories it is, of course, home – a vibrant and dynamic region of increasing strategic significance not only to Canada but also to the world.

This course aims to challenge preconceptions of, and enhance understanding of The Arctic, and it’s relevance to Canada and the world. This course also aims to refresh, and build upon, geographical skills that are important in contemporary society, and necessary for success in subsequent courses.

Key Questions

  • What constitutes the Arctic?
  • What are conditions like in the Arctic?
  • How does life survive in the Arctic?
  • Why do people want to visit the Arctic?
  • What are threats to the Arctic?
  • How can we protect the Arctic?
  • What does the future hold for the Arctic?

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The Content

The course materials are designed to run for approximately 14 hours instruction time. The lessons are all structured for 60-70 minutes, unless otherwise stated.

The 12 hours does not include additional time that may be allocated for assignments, tests and field work, at the teacher’s discretion.


The first and second lesson are free! Then individual lessons are priced at $5 or the whole course at $35

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Course Outline

  1. The Most Northern Point on Earth
  2. Geography of the Arctic
  3. Climate of the Arctic
  4. Inuit – Living in the Arctic
  5. Animal Adaptations
  6. Migration on the Move
  7. Survival in Sub Zero
  8. Navigation in Sub Zero
  9. Arctic Adventures | Part 1
  10. Arctic Adventures | Part 2
  11. Theats to the Arctic
  12. Climate Change and The Arctic
  13. Protecting the Arctic | Part 1
  14. Protecting the Arctic | Part 2

Assignments

  • Assignment 1.1 | Inuit Stamp Design.
  • Assignment 1.2 | Arctic Adventure.
  • Assignment 1.3 | Threats to the Arctic.
  • Assignment 1.4 | Arctic Council Simulation.

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