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ERIC Number: ED049972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Geography. Senior Division.
Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
An integrated secondary curriculum is outlined in this particular guide for Canadian schools. The grade 11 World Geography course is intended to help students place geographic concepts developed in the first ten years of school into a systematic framework. Here conservation of all resources is an important topic: water resources and pollution, urban and industrial pollution, and the study of soil resources and their loss. The primary goals are: student mental development, the acquisition of information utilization skills, and understanding of the basic framework of research. Teaching techniques should encourage deductive and inductive thinking, in discovery, in sorting, classifying data, and organizing information, and in presenting ideas in graphic and cartographic form. The grade 12 World Geography course supplements this with regional geography or study. The purpose here is to provide the student with in depth knowledge of several areas of the world, and understanding of the research methods. The student should approach maps and data with the view of analysing economic and social problems, tracing the origins and trends of current conditions. In grade 13, the students' research skills are developed further through the study of Canada's geographic problems: physical, economic, political, social, and urban. The students should be able to make an intensive analysis of these factors through individual research, local and regional field and laboratory work. (SBE)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Curriculum Guides, Deduction, Environmental Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Grade 11, Grade 12, Induction, Information Utilization, Inquiry, Integrated Curriculum, Map Skills, Research Skills, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Research, Units of Study, World Geography, World Problems
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
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