Urban land use patterns - York Region District School Board

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Unit 4: People Power
Urban Land Use Patterns (Part 1)
Task: Group Share Activity
● In your group, each student must assume responsibility for completing one section of the chart.
Use pages 247-257 in Making Connections to find the information that you require. Each student
will then teach the group about his/her land use characteristics.
Type of Urban Land
Use
Residential Land
Use
Transportation Land
Use
Commercial Land
Use
Industrial Land Use
Institutional Land
Use
Open Space and
Recreational Land
Use
Brief Overview
Local Example
(where do we find
this in our
community?)
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Interactive York Region Map Activity (Part 2)
Exploring Urban Land Uses
Task: You will be using a super cool interactive York Region Digital Map for this task. Your
task will be to follow the set of instructions below to learn more about your local community.
Click here and using the tool bar to the left of the map, select the plus button as shown below:
Using the positive magnifier, draw a box around Markham. The map will then zoom into the City
of Markham. Now that you have a more detailed map, complete the following questions:
1. a) On the toolbar (shown above) select the “export map”. Then, insert the map below:
For example:
b) List 5 Recreational Facilities, 2 Post Secondary Institutions, 1 Hospital, 1 Waste Facility, and
2 Libraries.
Recreational Facilities
1. Example below:
Name: Markham Museum
Facility type: Community Centre
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5.
Post Secondary Institutions
1.
2.
Hospital
1.
Waste Facility
1.
Libraries
1.
2.
2. a) Using the positive magnifier, draw a box that begins at 16th Avenue, west to McCowan
Road, and east to Markham Road, and south to Highway 407.
Once the map is zoomed into the area, select the “export map” on the toolbar. Then, insert the
map below:
b) List 2 Child Care institutions, a Children and Family Program, and 5 Schools
Child Care
1.
2.
Children and Family Programs
1.
School
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
c) The buildings identified above are found on which type of land use?
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Google Maps and Urban Land Uses in Markham (Part 3)
Creating a Local Urban Land Use Map
For this section of our lesson, you will create your own Google Map of our local
community.
1. Open Google Maps. Click on “My Places” and then “Create Map.” Under privacy and sharing
setting, make sure to select “Unlisted.” Give it a suitable title and complete the following tasks
using the drawing feature, shapes, pins and lines. You can add photos after you have
completed the main tasks.
2. Zoom in to the area surrounding our school. You should be able to see McCowan to the east,
16th Avenue to the north, Kennedy to the west and Carlton Rd. to the south.
You will create your own legend for your digital map. Include this legend below, next to
where you paste your map.
Use appropriate symbols, pins, lines or shapes of your choice to identify the following:
- 3 different examples of Open Space and Recreational land use in your community.
- 3 examples of transportation land use areas that you use most frequently.
- 3 different locations where you see commercial land use.
- 3 major residential land use areas in your community
- 2 additional places or land uses of interest
Save your map. Take a screenshot and then insert your map into this document. Make
sure your legend is next to it!
Insert Map and Legend Here!
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Critical Thinking Follow-Up (Part 4)
Now that you have explored York Region Digital Maps and created your own Google Map,
answer these critical thinking questions based on what you have learned and observed
about land uses in our community. Remember to think like an Urban Planner!
1. How do land use planning decisions affect the quality of life in your community?
2. Create a rating scale to judge the importance of having recreational land use in your
community. You will need to provide a rationale for your rating.
3. Identify how each land use contributes to the social and economic well‐ being of a community.
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