Social Studies 11 – Population Distribution – Lesson 1: Introduction to Population

In this course, students will address the challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. They will explore issues involving a wide range of topics, including economic disparities, threats to the environment, globalization, human rights, and quality of life, and will analyze government policies, international agreements, and individual responsibilities relating to them. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including the use of spatial technologies, to investigate these complex issues and their impacts on natural and human communities around the world.

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography

Students explore physical processes related to the earth’s water, land, and air. They investigate how these processes shape the planet’s natural characteristics and affect human systems, how they are involved in the creation of natural disasters, and how they influence the impacts of human disasters. Students apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process and use spatial technologies to analyse these processes, make predictions related to natural disasters, and assess ways of responding to them.

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 32: Sustainable Yield

Sequence

  1. Starter: Card sort
  2. What is sustainable yield? Teacher led instruction and note taking.
  3. Modelling Population Graph Activity [paired and individual task].
  4. Maximum Sustainsble Yield: Teacher led instruction and note taking.
  5. Sustainable Yield in the Southern Ocean [individual task].
  6. Sustainable Yield in Zimbabwe [individual task].
  7. Maximum Sustainsble Yield Critique [class discussion].
  8. Review: What is your opinion?

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 33: Key Players in Managing Biodiversity

Sequence

  1. Starter: How can we manage biodiversity? Post-it note ideas.
  2. Who are the key players in managing biodiversity? [class discussion].
  3. Key players table notes [individual task and class discussion].
  4. Roles in managing biodiversity opinion line [individual task].
  5. Conservation strategies diamond rank [paired task].
  6. Pros and cons of total protection [class discussion].
  7. Strategies and policies research activity [individual task].
  8. Review: Peer assessment of research activity.

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 25: Hydropolitics

Image of ocean wave

Sequence

  1. Starter: What is hydropolitics? [class task].
  2. Teacher led instruction and note taking on hydropolitics [class task].
  3. Hydropolitics Venn diagram [individual task].
  4. Riparian Disputes: Teacher led instruction [class task].
  5. Riparian Disputes Examples Research [individual task].
  6. Review: Which riparian dispute is the most serious? [class task].