IB Geography

Introduction

IB Geography 12 Extras

IB Geography 11 Extras

Sourcing Your Research Materials

Extended Essay Getting Started Exercise

How to begin page numbering later in a Word Document: MAC / PC

How to compress pictures in a Word document

Spearman's Rank Correlation Coefficient in Excel User's Guide

Spearman's in Excel Example Template (E-quake Magnitude vs. Casualties):

Spearman's in Excel Example Template Full Calculation (E-quake Magnitude vs. Casualties):

Physical Geography 12 Course Content

Content Learning Outcomes and Vocabulary

 

Module 1

The Nature of Geography

Unit 1

Course Basics

Lesson 1

Universe Review

Lesson 2

Regions

Lesson 3

Five Basic Themes of Geography

Lesson 4

Major Geography Themes

Lesson 5

World Map

Lesson 6

Thinking Geographically

Lesson 7

Environment Diary

Lesson 8

Four Stages of Human Culture and
Categories of Industry

Lesson 9

Nature of the Environment - The Four Spheres

Lesson 10

Relevance of Geography

Lesson 11

Okanagan Mountain Park Fire Case Study 

Unit 2

Mapping Skills

Lesson 1

Contour Lines

Lesson 2

Latitude and Longitude

Lesson 3

Scale

Lesson 4

Gradient

Lesson 5

Military Grid and Map Symbols

Lesson 6

Area

Lesson 7

Vertical Exaggeration

Lesson 8

Topographic Map Interpretation

Lesson 9

Air Photo Interpretation

Lesson 10

Air Photo Types and Air Photo Scale

Lesson 11

Mapping Skills Assignment

Lesson 12

Mapping Skills Review

Module 2

Systems of the Earth

Unit 3

Tectonic Forces

Lesson 1

Tectonic Processes

Lesson 2

The Earth's Crust / Lithosphere in Motion

Lesson 3

Mt. St. Helens Impact Exercise

YouTube Clip

Lesson 4

Geoscape Vancouver

Lesson 5

Tectonic Processes Review

Unit 4

Gradational Forces
(Weathering and Erosion)

Lesson 1

Weathering and Erosion & Groundwater

Lesson 2

Denudation

Lesson 3

GeoVancouver

Lesson 4

Weathering and Erosion Review

Unit 5

Landforms Made By Ice

Lesson 1

Glaciers

Lesson 2

Distinctive Landscapes: Glacial / Periglacial

Lesson 3

Glaciers Review

Video Clip: Kame Terrace - near Kelowna, BC in the Okanagan Valley (Mleziva - Dec. 2015)

Unit 6

Landforms Made By Rivers

Lesson 1

Rivers

Lesson 2

Rivers Mind Map

Lesson 3

Winnipeg vs. The Red River

Lesson 4

Rivers Review

Links

British Columbia Flood Watch Notifications and Conditions Forecasts

Real-Time Hydrometric Data

Prince George Flooding - June 2007 YouTube clip

Fernley, Nevada (Jan. 2008) flooding due to irrigtaion canal levee break YouTube clip 1 and YouTube Clip 2

Video Clip: River Processes at Work - Anderson Creek in Surrey, British Columbia (Mleziva - Dec. 25, 2020)

Unit 7

Deserts

Lesson 1

Distinctive Landscapes - Arid Environments

Lesson 2

Deserts Review

Unit 8

Coastal Landscapes

Lesson 1

Coastal Landscapes

Lesson 2

Coastal Landscapes Review

Video Clip: A Breakwater in Action at the White Rock Pier in British Columbia (Mleziva 2020)

Unit 9

Weather

Lesson 1

Weather

Lesson 2

Clouds and Precipitation

Lesson 3

What Makes The Wind Blow?

Lesson 4

The Weather Map

Lesson 5

Animation

Hurricanes and Tornadoes

2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Lesson 6

El Niño and La Niña

Lesson 7

O LAMPNAS

Lesson 8

Weather Review

Links

Weather View

Video Clip: Tracking the Arctic Front in Surrey, British Columbia (Mleziva - Jan. 12, 2020)

2021: A Trifecta of Record-Breaking Weather Events for Southern British Columbia and The Pacific Northwest

 

1) “The Heat Dome” of late June

2) “The Pineapple Express” of mid-November

3) “The Arctic Blast” of late Dec. into Jan. 2022

Unit 10

Climates / Biomes / Soils / Vegetation / and Agriculture Around the World

Lesson 1

Climates of the World

Lesson 2

Natural Vegetation and Soil System

Lesson 3

Climates / Biomes / Soils / Vegetation / and Agriculture Project

Lesson 4

Climates / Biomes / Soils / Vegetation / and Agriculture Review

Module 3

Environments and People / Resource Management

Unit 11

Atmospheric Threats

Lesson 1

Acid Rain

Lesson 2

Ozone Depletion

Lesson 3

Climate Change PowerPoint

Youtube Video: Two Professors (from UBC and MIT) debate the role of carbon dioxide in climate change. (2010)

 

Arguments in favour of carbon dioxide being a main driver behind climate change:

Global Warming (Textbook work)

Youtube Video: Meltdown: A Global Warming Journey Pt. I, II, III, IV, V, VI (2006)

Climate Change Experiment Results - BBC (2014)

Climate Change Model Download - Oxford (Current)

 

Arguments against carbon dioxide being a main driver behind climate change and that the world is not in a "climate emergency":

Article: "46 Statements By IPCC Experts Against the IPCC" [Note: IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - a United Nations organization] (Mar. 7, 2020)

Article: "The Promoters of Climate Anxiety" by Cliff Mass (Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington - Dec. 9, 2019)

Article: 500+ Scientists Write to UN: "There is No Climate Emergency!" (2019)

Article: "The high costs, and minimal benefits, of meeting the Paris Agreement climate targets" (2019)

Youtube Video: "My Gift to Climate Alarmists" (2019)

Article: "Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions"  (2019)

Youtube Video: "Global Warming: Fact or Fiction?" Featuring Physicists Willie Soon (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) and Elliott Bloom (Stanford University) (2019)

Article: Controversy over the infamous "Hockey Stick Graph" (2019)

FEE.org Article: "4 Catastrophic Climate Predictions That Never Came True "(2019)

FEE.org Article: "5 Surprising Facts About Earth's Climate" (2019)

Article:
"Ross McKitrick: This scientist proved climate change isn’t causing extreme weather — so politicians attacked"(2019)

Youtube Video: "Four Climate Scientists Destroy Climate Change Alarmism" (2018)

Youtube Video: Physicist William Happer (Princeton University) - "World in Midst of Carbon Drought" (2015)

Youtube Video: "The Truth about CO2" (2015)

Article: "Patrick Moore: Carbon is not 'pollution', whether in oceans or the air" (2015)

Article:
 "Open letter to UN Secretary-General: Current scientific knowledge does not substantiate Ban Ki-Moon assertions on weather and climate, say 125-plus scientists" (2012)

 

Youtube Video: "The Great Global Warming Swindle" - Full Documentary HD (2007)

Lesson 4

UN Climate Change Conference Simulation

Lesson 5

General Air Pollution

Unit 12

Water As A Resource

Lesson 1

Freshwater Resources

Lesson 2

The Oceans As A Resource

Lesson 3

The Urban Water Cycle

Lesson 4

Wetlands

Unit 13

Energy

Lesson 1

Energy Resources

Unit 14

Waste Disposal

Lesson 1

Sewage Treatment

Lesson 2

Solid Waste Disposal

Unit 15

Assessment and Management of Resources continued

Lesson 1

Major Ethical Views on Land Resource Use

Lesson 2

Environmental Impact Assessment

Lesson 3

Mining

Lesson 4

Green Revolution and Gene Revolution

Lesson 5

Desertification and Salinization

Lesson 6

Environment Under Siege: The Tropical Rainforest

Lesson 7

Clearcutting vs. Selective Logging

Lesson 8

Wildlife Preservation

Lesson 9

Environments and People / Resource Management Project

Lesson 10

Environments and People / Resource Management Review

Module 4

Government Exam Preparation

Unit 16

Course Review and Government Exam Preparation

Lesson 1

Mt. Baker: Concepts Review

Lesson 2

Government Exam Preparation

Lesson 3

Physical Geography Review: Benefits/Threats/Management

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