General Geography Sites
BC Environmental protection and sustainability
Password: the usual one. Ask a teacher, EA, or Librarian if you don't remember
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
The password is the usual one.
Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.
Use the usual Username and Password.
Canada In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places, and events. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content, written from a Canadian perspective, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Use the same username and password as Proquest.
Password: the usual one - ask your Librarian
Password: the usual one, plus the number 1
Watch the video as you use Mapbox (You'll need to create a free account).
Country Information Sources
International Human Development Indicators
Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, Country Profiles
Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, Country Studies
Galloping Goose Trail
General Trans Canada Trail Sites
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/transcanadatrail
Trails BC: http://www.trailsbc.ca/
CITY PROJECT – THROUGHOUT THE THIRD TERM STUDENTS WILL BE WORKING ON THE “CITY PROJECT” with the intent of using the five themes of geography to illustrate the interactions between humanity and the world God has created.
Additions to this project will change at the “whim” of the instructor as the term progresses.
The Five Themes of Geography –
• First, complete the questions 3-1 on the Edmonton Powerpoint to understand the Five themes of Geography. Power Point Edmonton 3-1
• Then construct a Powerpoint or Prezi related to the Five themes of Geography for the city you have chosen:
Nature of Place (landforms, weather, vegetation, human features urban amenities, culture, language religion etc.
Movement: Chief methods of how imports and exports were moved; ideas, people etc.
Regions: Physical, economic rural etc.
Human and Environmental Interaction: How did the environment influence the place and how did people influence the environment?
• Spheres and Geography
• Biomes and the City Project
• Weather - Monitor weather data for your city – from February 1st. Weather data should be kept in a table format – totals, averages etc. – Suggestion: Use an Excel spreadsheet
• News - Catalogue and Summarize articles regarding the environment, urbanization etc.
• Water Resources – Include a section in your presentation on water resources – this should include rivers, amount of rainfall, reservoirs, water conservation or preservation, recycling, reducing and reusing initiatives. Water recreation sources should also be included as should water pollution or water quality issues for your city. Example Sydney – salinization plant.
• Cultural Geography – What is distinct about the culture of your city or area?
What religions, customs and sports dominate your city?
Display maps and or pictures related to culture. For example, churches near the downtown center can be displayed on a map of the downtown area?
• Emigrate to your favourite city – to do this you will need to do some research. Check out the main jobs available in the want ads – be sure to check the internet. Also check out the training that you would need to get for the top listed jobs in your city ie. Years of university, college, trade school required, experience etc.
. How about housing? Where will you live and what would it cost you compared to Victoria? Illustrate slides with two or three examples of prices and housing types.