CGC1D – Issues in Canadian Geography | Grade 9

Course Description

This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live.

The course has five strands. Instruction and learning related to the expectations in strand A are to be interwoven with instruction and learning related to expectations from the other four strands. Strand A must not be seen as independent of the other strands. Student achievement of the expectations in strand A is to be assessed and evaluated throughout the course.

The Ontario Curriculum | Canadian World Studies | Grades 9 and 10 | 2018

The Content

The course runs for a total of 110 hours. The lessons outlined below are all structured for 60 minutes of instruction time, unless otherwise stated.

The 110 hours also includes additional time that may be allocated for assignments, tests and the independent study unit, at the teacher’s discretion.

The first and second lesson are free! Then individual lessons are priced at $5 or the whole course at $85. If you buy individual lessons then decide to buy the whole course, make your purchase, contact us, and we will refund the individuals.

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Available within the relevant lessons:

  • Assignment 1.1 My Local Area Map
  • Assignment 2.1 Plate Tectonic Map
  • Assignment 2.2 Ottawa Tornado Newspaper Article
  • Assignment 2.3 Master of Disaster
  • Assignment 2.4 Inquiry Project
  • Assignment 3.1 Rethinking Natural Resources
  • Assignment 3.2 Managing Economic Activities
  • Assignment 3.3 The Mining Scenario
  • Assignment 4.1 Population Pyramids
  • Assignment 4.2 Canada’s Population Issues
  • Assignment 4.3 Population Debate
  • Assignment 4.4 Immigration Inquiry Project
  • Assignment 5.1 School Energy Project
  • Assignment 5.2 Energy Issues Story
  • Assignment 5.3 The Windy City | Decision Making Exercise
  • Assignment 5.4 Create you own Local Meal
  • Assignment 5.5 Liveable Cities

Whole Course Resources

The following resources are available upon request; contact us.

  • First Day Handout
  • Unit Tests
  • Final Exam
  • ISU
  • External Resources List


  1. Hello!

    I have just ordered the CGC1D course. It looks extremely well organized! Minimal cost when considering the amount of planning time saved. Well aligned with the new curriculum, as well!

    Would you please send me a copy of the Final Exam with answer key for CGC1D?


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