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Unit 1: Changing Populations
Review the current population, immigration and FNMI trends
In November 1, 2013 Canada had from 240,000 to 265,000 permanent immigrants. Approximately 63% were economic immigrants, 26.1% family immigrants and 10.9% humanitarian.
"I DON'T UNDERSTAND"
How will Canada's population change? Who will be immigration to Canada? What changes will have been taken place in our FNMI population?
Not many people will be immigrating because the countries are becoming better but mostly 3rd world countries' people will be immigrating to Canada.
I think FNMI population might not change much. I think that because FNMI people are dying and are reborn at the same time. The FNMI population might to urban land.
Unit 2: Interactions In The Physical Environment
Review of Canad's climate, climate factors and physical features (landform regions and vegetation zones).
There are six climate factors and they are condensed into one word called LOWERN. It stands for latitude, ocean currents, wind and air masses, elevation, relief, and Nearness to water.
There are eight landform regions in Canada as well as seven vegetation zones. The eight land from regions are Western Cordillera, interior plains, Canadian Shield, Hudson Bay lowlands, Great Lakes St. Lawrence lowlands, Appalachian region, Arctic lowlands, and innuitian mountains. The seven vegetation zones are tundra, deciduous forest, mixed wood forest, boreal, and finally west coast forest.
How will climate change influence our climate and country?
Secondly, I think climate change will affect the weather. Climate change can change the weather. It will turn cold day into a hot day and then make it snow the other day, it is random.
Finally, I think climate change will affect the animals. It will affect the polar bears the most. Climate change will melt their homes as well as glaciers which will cause avalanches. It will also affect other animals by making them change their home.
Unit 3: Managing Canada's Resources & Industries
Review of current resources, sustainable use of resources and Canada's global connection.
Canada uses its resources sustaiably will continue to do so. Water for example, Canada re-uses it's water making it endless. For forestry, when Canada breaks down trees, they re-plant them. Just like this Canada uses all of it's resources sustainably.
Canada has many connections with many countries. The number one country is U. S. A. In 2012, Canada's total exports were valued at 455 billion. Canada's top commodity is minerals and oil.
How will Canada be connected to the world? What will be our most valuable resources? How can we "use" our resources sustaiably?
In my opinion, I think the most valuable resource will be oil and water. Canada has a lot of water as well as oil. Oil is Canada's number one export of commodity and Canada is one of the few countries that has reusable water.
It think Canada can use its resources sustainably in many ways. The biggest way is just by doing little things like turning off lights, and turning off the TV or the computer when not using them. The big ways are walking, using electric cars, and etc.
Unit 4: Livable Communities
What issues are Canadian cities facing today? Why is urban sprawl an issue for Canadian cities?
Urban is an issue for Canadian cities because its destroying rural land. All the supermarkets and the other stores that require food need fresh food. Farmlands grow fresh food and export it to the city. If the rural land gets destroyed, then it will mean no fresh food for the stores.
How will Ontario deal with the issue of urban sprawl? How will cities become sustainable in the future?
In my opinion, I think cities will become more sustainable in the future by using the principles of waste management, controlling sprawl, environmental areas, efficient transportation as well as energy and water. Using all those principles, I think cities can become more sustainable.