Intermediate/Senior Lesson Plan Template Subject: Geography Course Code: CGC 1P1 Lesson Topic: Unit 3 Introduction – Natural Resources Duration: 1 period Date: November 2010 Overall Expectations: Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills: Specific Expectations: Lesson Learning Goals- (Written in student friendly language- shared with students) Key Question: What will students know, understand, be able to do, and communicate? (Knowledge/Understanding Thinking Communication Application) Students will: Assessment – Indicators of Learning – Key Question: How will I know each student has learned the concept(s)/skills? Accommodations and/or Modifications- Key Question: What will I do to assist individual learners or provide enrichment for others? Resources and Materials Required/Safety Considerations -blank map of Canada -picture of a hamburger meal (draw on board) -handout Intermediate/Senior Lesson Plan Template Time Lesson Sequence and Instructional Strategies Assessment (Setting the stage, instructional strategies, consolidation) Opportunities 1) Introduction: 2) 10min Your walking around small-town Ontario, and stop for food: imagine a hamburger, side of fries and a pop. Where does it come from? Page 154 3) –on a map of Canada list on each province where each materials comes from 4) Core: 5) Most of the raw materials that go into this fast-food meal are products of primary industries. 2min 6) Define raw materials and primary industries from text onto handout. 7) Examples: the oil to make the fork and farms where the cheese, beef and potatoes come from are primary industries. 2min 8) Canada has four major primary industries: fishing, farming, forestry and mining (3F’s and M) other countries may have different primary industries and our industries are not the same as other countries. How this statement is true: “our primary industries are suited to our natural environment”, our environment determines our natural resources, likely you would not farm rice or oranges because our climate does not suit either. 2min 9) Canada’s natural resources are so critical to the country’s wealth, other country’s that compare to natural resource supply are also large scale like Canada, any guesses as to which other countries contribute the same amount of natural resources? only Russia, the US, Australia and Brazil compare to Canada as other sources of natural resources. 10) Forestry 10min -“Canada has vast stretches of forest”, see page 20 of the atlas, how does the atlas tell you where these cast areas of forest are located? Cross-hatch areas -list 3 vegetation regions where forestry happens, from map -list 4 provinces that have the majority of the forestry industry 5min -“commercial logging companies harvest the trees in these areas, several methods are used to harvest trees”, define on handout: Selective cutting: foresters identify particular trees to come down and only these trees are cut down and taken out of the forest, draw a picture of this in the box Intermediate/Senior Lesson Plan Template Clear-cutting: the most common method of forestry, in which a whole section of a forest is taken down -look for video on extreme loggers 5min Pros and Cons list of clear-cutting as it is controversial Pro -lost cost and crucial for the industry to be profitable -easy and quick -a pro for the loggers Con -(draw this on the blackboard) environmental because without the roots of living trees erosion takes place rain removes the best soils, mudslides into water/streams prevents fish from breeding –a whole chain of reaction can occur 5min Solution?: logging companies need to find a better balance between being fast and efficient and not hurting the environment, one thing put in place today, clear-cut in strips of forest rather than chunks so its less harmful avoid some of those environmental affect, tree-planters replant seedlings to renew the forest 2min “Forestry is a large industry, it is not just cutting down trees, think of what else needs to occur: build logging roads, assess the timber for cutting, haul out the logs, ship them to sawmills (transportation), cut the raw wood into lumber, ship out to market, over $57 billion was invested in Canada’s forestry companies for things like buildings, machines, transportation systems, employees and other licences that Lets look at the processes involved with forestry, Label each image on the black board: \ -2.cut trees, trim branches -1.obtain license to cut forest -deliver bleacher components to school -4. truck lumber to bleacher factory -3.truck logs to sawmill -make components into bleachers -manufacture lumber into bleacher components -mill trees into lumber -so not only does one industry produce a raw material it also provides other opportunities for other industries 10min VIDEOS 5min On the handout: define deciduous and coniferous trees, hardwoods and softwoods Class Discussion Question and Answer Categorize which products would be made by which woods (tongue twister!) baseball bat, packing crates, chopsticks, Intermediate/Senior Lesson Plan Template skateboards and explain your choices. Applying Learning in Class/ At Home Post Lesson Reflection Reflection on Lesson: Key Questions: What went well? What do I need to change or modify? Follow Up – Specific Students (Learning and/or Behaviour) What facets of my own teaching do I need to focus on and refine?
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