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Lesson Plans

Canadian Geographic Education is pleased to offer teachers ready-to-use lesson plans. These lesson plans were written by qualified CG Education teachers and are available for the appropriate curriculum within each provincial and territorial jurisdiction. They all reference CG Education published Canadian Standards for Geography and the Scope and Sequence Chart. CG Education plans to add to this collection of lesson plans yearly so that teachers will have a growing source of ideas to draw from.

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First World War First World War tiled map
The First World War (FWW) affected the lives of millions of Canadians and 100 years later the changes it wrought across Canada are still being felt. Canadian Geographic (CG) Education, with the support of Parks Canada, has created this educational package to help your students understand the impact and influence of the FWW on Canada.
Energy lesson plans Classroom Inquiries: Canada’s Energy Resources and Reserves
It is indisputable that Canada is an energy-rich nation. With global energy demand on the rise, it is critical that young Canadians understand where our energy comes from and how it is used.

International Development lesson plans International Development lesson plans
A series of 26 lesson plans geared to provincial and territorial curricula are now available online related to the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The lesson plans are aimed at Grades 6-8, and/or Grades 9-12 and include specific teacher and student activities/hand-outs.

Coppermine 2012 Expedition lesson plans The Coppermine 2012 Expedition
The primary purpose of The Coppermine 2012 Expedition was to develop educational materials that bring the journey into Canadian classrooms, contributing in a positive manner to the understanding and appreciation of Northern Canada through various forms of media, such as film and photography.

The educational lesson plans (downloadable PDFs) are meant to expand our appreciation of the geography and knowledge of this remote region of Canadian wilderness, encouraging thoughtful debate and discussion on both environmental and economic themes. Students and teachers will be able to explore the route and find a range of materials appropriate to their grade level.

The Canadian North: Life and Land lesson plans The Canadian North: Life and Land lesson plans
To mark International Polar Year (IPY), CG Education, in collaboration with the Canadian Polar Commission, has developed a set of bilingual lesson plans on Canada's North for elementary, intermediate and secondary levels. A global scientific initiative, IPY (2007-09) aims to engender the next generation of polar scientists. In support of that aim, these lesson plans are certain to kindle an interest in the study of the Canadian North, its human and physical geography, and its past, present and future challenges. They offer teachers and students intriguing opportunities to explore and discover Northern issues from climate change and resource industries to transportation and Inuit settlement.
Oceans for Life lesson plans Oceans for Life lesson plans
A collection of 39 lesson plans for elementary, intermediate and secondary levels have been developed based on the National Geographic Society (NGS) Oceans for Life Scope and Sequence brochure. As Gilbert Grosvenor, chairman of the National Geographic Society says, "The oceans belong to everyone. Teachers are the greatest natural resource we have on planet Earth; they are the ones who will ultimately save our oceans". 

Migration: The Human Journey lesson plans Migration: The Human Journey lesson plans
For centuries people have migrated to and throughout Canada, bringing their cultural heritage and unique perspectives. A collection of 41 lesson plans for elementary, intermediate and secondary levels have been developed in partnership with Statistics Canada. Several of these lesson plans use Canada's Census to explore the theme of Migration: The Human Journey.

Pavilion Lake Research Project lesson plans Pavilion Lake Research Project
Located 420 kilometres northeast of Vancouver, BC and nestled between the limestone cliffs of Marble Canyon, the picturesque, turquoise waters of Pavilion Lake are a stark contrast to the desolate, barren lunar landscape. Yet each summer, teams of astrobiologists and Earth scientists set up camp at the remote lake in hopes of learning more about exploring the Moon and Mars, and delving further into the origins of life on Earth and elsewhere in our solar systems. The Pavilion Lake Research Project is supported by the Canadian Space Agency and NASA. Use these classroom resources to explore the work of the Pavilion Lake Research Team.

The Canadian Football League classroom activities The Canadian Football League classroom activities
Canadian Geographic Education is pleased to bring you 13 new classroom activities that highlight the geography of football. In addition to the new bilingual activities, working with the Canadian Football League (CFL) enabled Canadian Geographic’s October 2012 issue to take a deeper look at what makes the CFL uniquely Canadian. Help celebrate the presentation of Grey Cup 100 by bring some CFL spirit into your classroom this fall.
Horizon 2067 Canada’s Capital: Horizon 2067
Canadian Geographic Education , in collaboration with the National Capital Commission (NCC), is pleased to present a set of bilingual, ready-to-use lesson plans about Canada’s Capital Region for the intermediate level. These curriculum-linked lesson plans are designed to spark students’ interest and enrich their understanding of the role and features of their national capital. Through engaging activities that build on the links between their own experiences and communities and the Capital, students will explore the Capital’s waterways, landmarks and green spaces and will learn about its national and international roles.
Canada: Our Nation, Environment and People Canada: Our Nation, Environment and People
Classroom lesson plans have been prepared for topics featured in The Canadian Atlas Online by teacher-members of CG Education. The 36 lesson plans are categorized by province and by grade level (middle school – grades 6 to 8, and secondary school – grades 9 to 12). They are also listed by topic.


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