Curriculum Connections

Ontario Curriculum Connections

 

Elementary

 

Grade Topic
Grade 2
Social Studies

A2.3 analyse and construct maps as part of their investigations into the impact of natural events and/or human activities that change the physical environment, with a focus on investigating the spatial boundaries of the impact

B2.2 gather and organize information and data about some communities’ locations, climate, and physical features, and the ways of life of people in these communities

B2.3 analyse and construct simple maps to determine and illustrate patterns in the interrelationship between the location of some communities and human activities in those communities

B2.4 interpret and analyse information relevant to their investigations, using a variety of tools

B2.5 evaluate evidence and draw conclusions about some aspects of the interrelationship between communities’ natural environment and the ways of life of people in those communities

B2.6 communicate the results of their inquiries, using appropriate vocabulary

Grade 2
Language

3.4 produce media texts for specific purposes and audiences, using a few simple media forms and appropriate conventions and techniques

3.7 use some appropriate elements of effective presentation in the finished product, including print, script, different fonts, graphics, and layout

Grade 3
Social Studies

B2.1 formulate questions to guide investigations into some of the short- and/or long-term effects on the environment of different types of land and/or resource use in two or more municipal regions of Ontario

B2.2 gather and organize a variety of data and information on the environmental effects of different land and/or resource use and measures taken to reduce the negative impact of that use

B2.3 analyse and construct print and digital maps, including thematic maps, as part of their investigations into the environmental impact of land and/or resource use in different municipal regions

B2.4 interpret and analyse information and data relevant to their investigations, using a variety of tools

B2.5 evaluate evidence and draw conclusions about some of the short- and long-term effects on the environment of different types of land use in municipal regions of Ontario and about key measures to reduce the negative impact of that use

B2.6 communicate the results of their inquiries, using appropriate vocabulary

B3.7 construct print and/or digital maps that show some different land uses, landform regions, and/or municipalities in Ontario, using appropriate elements of a map, including standard units of measurement

 

Grade 3
Language

Media Literacy

3.4 produce media texts for specific purposes and audiences, using a few simple media forms and appropriate conventions and techniques

 

Grade 4
Social Studies

B2.2 gather and organize information and data from various sources to investigate issues and challenges associated with balancing human needs/wants and activities with environmental stewardship

B2.3 analyse and construct print and/or digital maps, including thematic maps, as part of their investigations into balancing human needs/ wants and activities with environmental stewardship in Canada

B2.4 interpret and analyse information and data related to their investigations, using a variety of tools

B2.5 evaluate evidence and draw conclusions about issues and challenges associated with balancing human needs/wants and activities with environmental stewardship in Canada

Grade 4
Language

Media Literacy

3.4 produce media texts for specific purposes and audiences, using a few simple media forms and appropriate conventions and techniques

Grade 5
Science

Understanding Matter and Energy: Properties of and Changes in Matter

1.1 evaluate the environmental impacts of processes that change one product into another product through physical or chemical changes

Grade 5
Language
3.7 use a range of appropriate elements of effective presentation in the finished product, including print, script, different fonts, graphics, and layout
Grade 5
Social Studies

People and the Environments: The Role of Government and the Responsible Citizenship

B1.3 create a plan of action to address an environmental issue of local, provincial/ territorial, and/or national significance

B2.1 formulate questions to guide investigations into social and/or environmental issues in Canada from various perspectives, including the perspective of the level (or levels) of government responsible for addressing the issues

B2.2 gather and organize a variety of information and data that present various perspectives about Canadian social and/or environmental issues, including the perspective of the level (or levels) of government responsible for addressing the issues

B2.3 analyse and construct maps in various formats, including digital formats, as part of their investigations into social and/or environmental issues

B3.7 describe some different ways in which citizens can take action to address social and environmental issues

Grade 6
Social Studies

People and Environments: Canada’s Interactions with the Global Community

B1.3 explain why some environmental issues are of international importance and require the participation of other regions of the world, along with that of Canada, if they are to be effectively addressed

B2.1 formulate questions to guide investigations into global issues of political, social, economic, and/or environmental importance

B2.2 gather and organize information on global issues of political, social, economic, and/or environmental importance, including their impact and responses to them, using a variety of resources and various technologies

B2.3 analyse and construct different types of maps, both print and digital, as part of their investigations into global issues, their impact, and responses to them

B2.5 evaluate evidence and draw conclusions about global issues of political, social, economic, and/or environmental importance, their impact on the global community, and responses to the issues

Grade 6
Language
3.7 use a range of appropriate elements of effective presentation in the finished product, including print, script, different fonts, graphics, and layout
Grade 7
Geography

Physical Patterns in a Changing World

A1.1 describe various ways in which people have responded to challenges and opportunities presented by the physical environment

A1.3 assess the physical environment in various locations around the world to determine which environment or environments have the greatest impact on people

A1.4 assess ways in which different peoples living in similar physical environments have responded to challenges and opportunities presented by these environments, and assess the sustainability of these responses

A2.1 formulate questions to guide investigations into the impact of natural events and/or human activities that change the physical environment

A2.3 analyse and construct maps as part of their investigations into the impact of natural events and/or human activities that change the physical environment, with a focus on investigating the spatial boundaries of the impact

A3.5 describe some key natural processes and human activities (e.g., changes in rainfall, melting of glaciers, erosion, rising sea levels, climate change, constructing dams, irrigation, bottling water from aquifers) that create and change water bodies and systems

A3.8 analyse and construct climate graphs to gather information on and illustrate climate patterns for a specific location

Grade 7
Language
3.7 use a wide range of appropriate elements of effective presentation in the finished product, including print, script, different fonts, graphics, and layout
Grade 8
Science

Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Water Systems

3.1 identify the various states of water on the earth’s surface, their distribution, relative amounts, and circulation, and the conditions under which they exist

3.3 explain how human and natural factors cause changes in the water table (e.g., lawn watering, inefficient showers and toilets, drought, floods, overuse of wells, extraction by bottled water industry)

Grade 8
Language
2.7 use a variety of appropriate visual aids
Grade 8
Geography

Global Settlement: Patterns and Sustainability

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

A3.2 identify and describe some ways in which the physical environment can influence the general location and patterns of human settlements

Global Inequalities: Economic Development and Quality of Life

B1.2 analyse how various factors have affected the economies of specific developed and developing countries around the world

 

Secondary

 

Grade Topic
Grade 9
Canadian Geography
CGC1D

Geographic Inquiry

A1.1 formulate different types of questions to guide investigations into issues in Canadian geography

A1.2 select and organize relevant data and information on geographic issues from a variety of primary and secondary sources

A1.4 interpret and analyse data and information relevant to their investigations, using various tools, strategies, and approaches appropriate for geographic inquiry

A1.6 evaluate and synthesize their findings to formulate conclusions and/or make judgements or predictions about the issues they are investigating

A1.7 communicate their ideas, arguments, and conclusions using various formats and styles, as appropriate for the audience and purpose

Grade 9
Canadian Geography
CGC1P

Geographic Inquiry

A1.1 formulate different types of questions to guide investigations into issues in Canadian geography

A1.2 select and organize relevant data and information on geographic issues from a variety of primary and secondary sources

A1.4 interpret and analyse data and information relevant to their investigations, using various tools, strategies, and approaches appropriate for geographic inquiry

A1.6 evaluate and synthesize their findings to formulate conclusions and/or make judgements or predictions about the issues they are investigating

A1.7 communicate their ideas, arguments, and conclusions using various formats and styles, as appropriate for the audience and purpose