During the week of October 14 students were given time to research the country related to their ‘Top 20 City Destination’ assignment [template in earlier posting]. Later in the week we looked at their NYC destination assignment. This was followed at a test review.
Students are reminded of a test on October 21. This evaluation will cover:
- Geography basics: compass, scale, longitude and latitude
- The Seven Requirements of a map
- Defining levels of development and statistics that help us determine a nation’s level of development
- New York – city attractions and boroughs
- The 20 most popular city destinations
During the week of October 14, the class examined the impact of WW1 from the Canadian perspective: from the initial enthusiastic response of its citizens to the introduction of conscription as casualties mounted. We also looked at the issues of corruption and war profiteering from a Canadian perspective.
During the week of October 14 students were given time to create their ‘My Vacation’ mapping assignment. This assignment will be due October 20.
At the beginning of the October 14 week, students were given time to complete their ‘My Vacation’ mapping assignments [Extra time to complete this assignment was provided every lunch hour throughout this week]. During last class of week students were introduced to the sub-unit examining geographic technologies. The first focus was an examination of time zones.
To assist students in referencing countries as to their development, the week of October 6 was dedicated to terms ‘developing’, ‘developed’, ‘newly industrialized’ and ‘former communist’ countries. We also examined the top 20 tourism cities  and where they fall within this development categorization.