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Forces of Nature (Physical Processes and Disasters), University/College Prep (CGF3M)

Geographic Inquiry and Skill Development

By the end of the course the student will:

use the geographic inquiry process and the concepts of geographic thinking when investigating physical systems, natural phenomena, and natural events

apply in everyday contexts skills, including spatial skills, developed through geographical investigation, and identify some careers in which a background in geography might be an asset

Spatial Organization: Spheres of the Earth

By the end of the course the student will:

analyse the characteristics of different types of natural hazards, and explain the role of physical processes in their occurrence

analyse relationships between physical processes and the earth’s physical characteristics

describe the spatial distribution of the earth’s physical features and the processes that form them

The Physical Environment: Sustainability and Stewardship

analyse the role of physical processes and human practices in maintaining a sustainable natural environment

analyse the impacts of human activities on the earth’s physical processes and the natural environment

analyse the influence of physical processes and features on human activity

Systems: Interaction and Interdependence

By the end of this course, students will:

analyse issues relating to natural and human impacts on the environment and the sharing of natural resources between population groups

analyse the influence of human settlement choices and the earth’s physical processes on the impacts of disasters

explain the significance of Earth’s planetary characteristics and history for the development and maintenance of life on Earth

Impacts of Change

 analyse impacts of physical processes and disasters on human and natural systems, locally, nationally, and globally

assess the role and effectiveness of various options for reducing the impacts of disasters on human populations

describe how the earth’s natural systems change, and have changed, over various time scales, and explain some of the processes that cause these changes