Grade 8 Geography
In Grade 8, the study of geography focuses on patterns in human geography, economic systems, and migration. Students will explain population distribution and characteristics, and investigate how human activities are affected by these patterns. They examine economic systems and the economic relationships between Canada and the global community, as well as the major types of migration and factors affecting human mobility.
The topics for Grade 8 are as follows:
Patterns in Human Geography
Unit I: Patterns in Human Geography
Students are introduced to human geography through an exploration of patterns and trends in population distribution, settlement, land use, employment, and levels of development. Students investigate population characteristics to identify correlations. They also reflect and report on the various aspects of demographics in Canada and other countries, including developing countries.
Assignment 1: Recognize Community Patterns
Assignment 2: Population Patterns
Assignment 3: Development Patterns
Unit II: Economic Systems
Students explore the different types of economic systems and industrial activities and the factors that influence them. They investigate Canada's economic relationships from regional perspectives. They study processes of manufacturing and distribution, and compare aspects of economic development in different countries and communities.
Assignment 4: Different World Economies
Assignment 5: Canada's Mixed Economy
Assignment 6: Canada's World Trade
Unit III: Migration
Students explore migration patterns and the many factors that influence relocation and mobility. They identify patterns of migration, and examine challenges and opportunities that migration presents to individuals and communities in Canada.
Assignment 7: Canadians on the Move
Assignment 8: The Decision to Migrate
Assignment 9: Canada's Cultural Imprints