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WELCOME TO GRADE 11 GEOGRAPHY St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School Chantal Kot.

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1 WELCOME TO GRADE 11 GEOGRAPHY St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School Chantal Kot

2 Who Am I?  Mrs. Kot – youngest of 3 and only girl! Yes, I was tortured by two older brothers as a child… and sometimes still today!

3 Who Am I?  Have been teaching for 15 years  First 3 ½ years in Picton, Ontario (Geography)

4 Who Am I?  Following 3 years in the Middle East (UAE) (Geography and English, Social Studies Department Head, Girls Volleyball Coach, etc.)

5 Who Am I?  One year at Resurrection in Kitchener (Geography, English, History, Religion)

6 Who Am I?  Last 8 years here at St. Benedict’s (Geography, English, Religion) GO SAINTS!!

7 My Joy… Baby Maya

8 Skills for Success  I ask for help when I need it;  I participate appropriately in class discussion, even if I am not 100% sure of the correct answer;  I help others when needed, without disrupting the rest of the class;  I stay on task without being reminded;  I ask questions for clarification when needed;  I do my homework and hand assignments in on time;  I am a productive member in pair and group activities;

9 Skills for Success  I keep my binder up to date, neat and organized;  I make sure to ask the teacher and other students what I have missed when I am absent and get caught up as soon as I can;  I use the resources available to me when I need extra help such as:  Meeting with the teacher at lunch or after school  Attending homework club after school  Attending study nights provided by LINK before exams  Asking my parents/guardians for help with homework  Use ClassNet for class handouts, review, notes, calendar of events

10 What I can do to improve…  Be on task!  Be a leader for yourself and others!  Be an active listener and participant in class!  Be on time and present for class!  Be in uniform!  Be ready to work!  Be prepared by always bringing all of your required materials to class!  Be supportive of others!  Be a celebration of People!

11 Materials Needed for Class  3 Ring Binder for Geography only with lined paper  Pencil Case with:  Pens, pencils, white eraser, dry whiteout  Ruler  Scientific Calculator  Coloured pencils (pack of 12 or more if possible)  Memory Stick  Pencil sharpener with cap

12 How To Be Happy at Bennie’s!  Get Involved! Join a club, try out for a team, join lunch time activities provided for your interests  Avoid conflicts by respecting yourself, others, Catholic values (be kind, patient, understanding, compassionate, etc.) and school policies (uniform, class rules, computer use, self conduct, etc.)  Ask for help when needed from:  A teacher, guidance counselor, social worker, student success teacher, principal, LINK crew leader, parent, guardian, friend, etc.

13 GRADE 11 Physical GEOGRAPHY PERIOD 4

14 Topics, Concepts and Skills for Grade 11 Physical Geography The Universe Around Us and Earth: A Vibrant Planet  Origin Theories  What Makes up the Universe?  Technology and Tools of the Astronomer  Consetellations  Disaster Connection – Asteroids/Meteors  Solar Nebular Theory  Earth Eras  Disaster Connection – Volcanoes and Earthquakes

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16 Topics – The Ground Beneath our Feet

17 Topics: Water All Around  Glaciers and Fresh Water  Rivers and Erosion  Fresh water vs. Salt Water  Disaster Connection – Flooding, Fishing Crisis, Ocean Currents, etc.

18 Topics: The Atmosphere  Layers of the Atmosphere  Climate and Climate Extremes  Disaster Connections – Melting Ice Caps, Hurricanes, Tornadoes  Climate Regions around the Globe

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20 Topics: All That is Living  The Biosphere  How People Impact the Environment  How the Environment Impacts People

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22 Culminating Activities  Final Project  Final Exam

23 Types of Assessment  Assignments  Quizzes  Tests  Presentations  Homework  Participation

24 HOW YOU CAN REACH ME!  BY


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