Physical Geography 12
Physical Geography 12 Course Overview
Incorporating data from a variety of sources allows us to better understand our globally connected world.
Natural processes have an impact on the landscape and human settlement.
Interactions between human activities and the atmosphere affect local and global weather and climate.
Geography is the study of the physical, natural, and human elements of the global environment. It embraces many disciplines, and the nature of geography is to connect and synthesize information and ideas from a wide range of sources.
Where does this course fit?
- Pre-Requisite: Social Studies 10
- Graduation Status: One of the Grade 11/12 Social Studies options required for graduation
- You will find readings, videos and other resources linked to the course pages.
Module 1 - Geographic Themes
This first unit provides an overview of geographic themes. These themes provide an effective way to categorize and organize vast volumes of data in different fields of study. They help create a framework for the study of geography.
Module 2 – Tectonic Processes
The earth’s surface consists of three distinct layers which are constantly shifting. Students will explore how tectonic processes work, and how they affect us.
Module 3 – Gradation Processes
The Earth’s surface is constantly shifting. This unit on gradation looks at the main processes at work in changing our landscape.
Module 4 –Weather and Climate
In this unit, students will examine the factors affecting weather patterns and climate in different regions.
Module 5 - Biomes
The biosphere is the part of the Earth that is capable of sustaining life. Students will example various ecosystems found throughout our planet.
Module 6 – Resources and Environmental Sustainability
In this final unit, students will research, identify and assess how human and environmental factors and events influence each other. They will also consider how much responsibility we have for the environment.
Assessment Percentage Breakdown
Percentage of the Course
You have up to a year to complete your course.