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Curriculum Links: Map with GIS 8


Global Settlement: Patterns and Sustainability

  • A1 Application: Interrelationships between Settlements and the Environment
  • A1.1 analyse some of the ways in which the physical environment (e.g., climate, landforms, soil type, vegetation, natural resources) has influenced settlement patterns in different countries and/or regions around the world
  • A1.2 analyse how processes related to the physical environment may affect human settlements in the future
  • A2 Inquiry: Human Settlements and Sustainability
  • A2.1 formulate questions to guide investigations into issues related to the interrelationship between human settlement and sustainability from a geographic perspective
  • A2.3 analyse and construct various print and digital maps as part of their investigations into issues related to the interrelationship between human settlement and sustainability, with a focus on investigating the spatial boundaries of the issue (ArcGIS Online)
  • A2.4 interpret and analyse data and information relevant to their investigations, using various tools and spatial technologies
  • A2.6 communicate the results of their inquiries using appropriate vocabulary
  • A3 Understanding Geographic Context: Settlement Patterns and Trends
  • A3.1 identify significant spatial patterns in human settlement on a global scale (e.g., linear, scattered, and clustered patterns in populations in different regions; global patterns in population density and/or distribution)



  • identify the main ideas in information materials and explain how the details that support the main ideas (e.g. when preparing text for selected locations)
  • select appropriate reading strategies - skim text for specific information; record key points... (e.g. when researching information on specific locations online)
  • use a variety of strategies to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words (e.g. when following Help Movies for ArcGIS Online)
  • use the special terminology in a particular area of study... (e.g. when using ArcGIS Online)

Media Literacy

  • produce a media text of some complexity for an intended purpose and audience