Social Studies 10 Canadian Geography Part 1

Social Studies 10
Canadian Geography Part 1 (Chapter 1)
By the end of this unit you should be able to…
1. Identify and understand the five themes of geography
2. Identify the different physical and natural regions of Canada
3. Analyze the processes that form Canada’s regions
4. Describe the effect of climate and physical geography on Canada’s population distribution
5. Describe the formation of the cultural landscape
6. Evaluate the impact of human actions on the environment
7. Describe the impact of natural and artificial boundaries
8. Analyze economic factors that led to the development of Canada and its regions
9. Describe Canada’s economic sectors and economic regions, along with their activities and
environmental challenges
10. Explain how geography influences economic development in regions of Canada
11. Evaluate the sustainability of various economic sectors and economic activities in Canada
12. Analyze the influence of resource development and decline on Canada’s economy
Five Themes of Geography
Geography Perspective
Absolute Location
Relative Location
Cultural Landscape
Formal Regions
Functional Regions
Perceptual Regions
Sedimentary rock
Igneous rock
Metamorphic rock
Fold Mountains
Fossil fuel
Plate Tectonics
Continental Climate
Maritime Climate
Distance from the Sea
Wind Direction
Ocean Currents
Chapter 1 Vocabulary - ANSWERS
Geography Perspective – a way of looking at and understanding the world
Latitude – the distance of any point north or south of the equator, measured up to 90 degrees
Longitude – the distance of any point east or west of the Prime Meridian measured up to 180 degrees
Cultural Landscape - The visible result of human activity are known as the cultural landscape