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HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION, Grades 2-8

STRAND: Healthy Living

  • OVERALL: C3. demonstrate the ability to make connections that relate to health and well-being – how their choices and behaviours affect both themselves and others, and how factors in the world around them affect their own and others’ health and well-being.

SOCIAL STUDIES GRADE 2:

STRAND: Canada and World Connections: Grade 2 – Features of Communities Around the World

  • OVERALL: explain how the environment affects people’s lives and the ways in which their needs are met.

GEORGRAPHY OF CANADA, GRADE 9, Academic (CGC1D)

STRAND: Human-Environment Interactions
1. analyse the ways in which natural systems interact with human systems and make predictions about the outcomes of these interactions;


THE AMERICAS: GEOGRAPHIC PATTERNS AND ISSUES, GRADE 11, University/College Preparation (CGD3M)

STRAND: HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS
1. evaluate the impact of human life on the environment;
2. explain the importance of stewardship and sustainability as guiding principles for human use of the physical environment.

STRAND: GLOBAL CONNECTIONS
1. explain the importance of water to global systems;

STRAND: UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING CHANGE
1. explain how human uses of the earth, especially uses involving technology, cause changes over time in natural systems.


CANADIAN AND WORLD ISSUES: A GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, GRADE 12, University Preparation (CGW4U)

STRAND: GEOGRAPHIC FOUNDATIONS: SPACE AND SYSTEMS
1. explain how the earth’s natural and human systems are interconnected in multiple, complex ways;

STRAND: HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS
1. analyse the impact of selected global trends on people and environments at the local, national, and global level;
2. analyse geographic issues that arise from the impact of human activities on the environment in different regions of the world;
3. evaluate approaches, policies, and principles relating to the protection and sustainability of the planet’s life-support systems.


WORLD GEOGRAPHY: HUMAN PATTERNS AND INTERACTIONS, GRADE 12, University Preparation (CGU4U)

STRAND: HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS
1. explain how humans have modified the natural environment to create particular landscapes;
2. analyse the environments of urban areas to determine the effects on them of large-scale rural-to-urban migration;
3. evaluate ways in which humans adapt or have adapted to the natural environment and natural phenomena.


THE ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, GRADE 12, University/College Preparation (CGR4M)

STRAND: HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS
1. explain significant short-term and long-term effects of human activity on the natural environment;

STRAND: UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING CHANGE
1. evaluate the impact of economic, social, political , and technological change on natural and human systems;
2. explain the purpose of environmental laws and regulations at the local, provincial, and national levels and evaluate their effectiveness over time;
3. evaluate a variety of approaches to resolving environmental and resource management concerns on a local, regional, and national scale.


WORLD GEOGRAPHY: URBAN PATTERNS AND INTERACTIONS, GRADE 12, College Preparation (CGU4C)

STRAND: HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS
1. describe how the natural environment influences the location and development of settlements;
2. explain how humans modify the environment to meet urban needs;
3. assess the effects of human activities on urban and regional ecosystems and propose solutions to urban environmental problems.


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY GRADE 1:

STRAND: UNDERSTANDING LIFE SYSTEMS: NEEDS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING THINGS

  • OVERALL: assess the role of humans in maintaining a healthy environment

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY GRADE 2:

STRAND: Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Animals

  • OVERALL: Asses ways in which Humans have an impact on society and the envrionment, and ways in which humans have an impact upon animals and places where they live. SPECIFIC: 1.2

STRAND: Understanding matter and Energy: Properties of Liquids and Solids

  • OVERALL: Asses ways in which the uses of liquids and solids have an impact on Society and the Environment. SPECIFIC: 1.1

STRAND: Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Air and Water in the Environment

  • OVERALL: Asses ways in which Humans have an impact on the Quality of air and water, and ways in which the quality of air and water has an impact on living things. SPECIFIC: 1.1, 1.2
  • OVERALL: demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which air and water are used by living things to help them meet their basic needs. SPECIFIC: 2.5, 2.6

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY GRADE 3:

STRAND: Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Plants

  • OVERALL: assess ways in which plants have an impact on society and the environment, and ways in which human activity has an impact on plants and plant habitats SPECIFIC: 1.2, 3.8

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY GRADE 4:

STRAND: Understanding Life Systems: Habitats and Communities

  • OVERALL: analyse the effects of human activities on habitats and communities SPECIFIC: 1.1
  • OVERALL: demonstrate an understanding of habitats and communities and the relationships among the plants and animals that live in them. SPECIFIC: 1.2, 3.4

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY GRADE 5:

STRAND: Understanding Life Systems: Human Organ Systems

  • OVERALL: analyse the impact of human activities and technological innovations on human health. SPECIFIC: 1.1, 1.2

STRAND: Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Conservation of Energy and Resources.

  • OVERALL: analyse the immediate and long-term effects of energy and resource use on society and the environment, and evaluate options for conserving energy and resources. SPECIFIC: 1.1

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY GRADE 6:

STRAND: Understanding Life Systems: Biodiversity

  • OVERALL:  assess human impacts on biodiversity, and identify ways of preserving biodiversity SPECIFIC: 1.1

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY GRADE 7:

STRAND: Understanding Life Systems: Interactions in the Environment

  • OVERALL: assess the impacts of human activities and technologies on the environment, and evaluate ways of controlling these impacts. SPECIFIC: 1.1
  • OVERALL: investigate interactions within the environment, and identify factors that affect the balance between different components of an ecosystem. SPECIFIC: 1.2
  • OVERALL: demonstrate an understanding of interactions between and among biotic and abiotic elements in the environment. SPECIFIC:3.8

STRAND: Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Form And Function

  • OVERALL: analyse personal, social, economic, and environmental factors that need to be considered in designing and building structures and devices. SPECIFIC: 1.1

STRAND: Understanding Matter and Energy: Pure Substances and mixtures

  • OVERALL: evaluate the social and environmental impacts of the use and disposal of pure substances and mixtures. SPECIFIC: 1.1, 1.2, 3.5

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY GRADE 8:

STRAND: Understanding Structures and mechanisms: Systems in Action

  • OVERALL: assess the personal, social, and/or environmental impacts of a system, and evaluate improvements to a system and/or alternative ways of meeting the same needs. SPECIFIC: 1.2
  • OVERALL: investigate a working system and the ways in which components of the system contribute to its desired function. SPECIFIC: 3.3
  • OVERALL: demonstrate an understanding of different types of systems and the factors that contribute to their safe and efficient operation. SPECIFIC: 3.9

STRAND: Understanding Matter and Energy: Fluids

  • OVERALL: Analyze how the properties of fluids are used in various technologies, and assess the impact of these technologies on society and the environment. SPECIFIC: 1.2

STRAND: Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Water Systems

  • OVERALL: Assess the impact of human activities and technologies on the sustainability of water resources. SPECIFIC: 1.3
  • OVERALL: Investigate factors that affect local water quality. SPECIFIC: 3.2
  • OVERALL: Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of the earth's water systems and the influence of water systems on a specific region. SPECIFIC: 3.3

SCIENCE GRADE 9, Academic, (SNC1D):

STRAND: Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems

  • OVERALL: Assess the impact of human activities on the sustainability of terrestrial and/or aquatic ecosystems, and evaluate the effectiveness of courses of action intended to remedy or mitigate negative impacts. SPECIFIC: B1.1, B1.2
  • OVERALL: Investigate factors related to human activity that affect terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and explain how they affect the sustainability of these ecosystems. SPECIFIC: B2.4, B2.5
  • OVERALL: Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamic nature of ecosystems, particularly in terms of ecological balance and the impact of human activity on the sustainability of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. SPECIFIC: B3.1, B3.5

SCIENCE GRADE 9, Applied, (SNC1P):

STRAND: Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems and Human Activity

  • OVERALL: Analyse the impact of human activity on terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems, and assess the effectiveness of selected initiatives related to environmental sustainability. SPECIFIC: B1.1, B1.2
  • OVERALL: Investigate some factors related to human activity that affect terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems, and describe the consequences that these factors have for the sustainability of these ecosystems. SPECIFIC: B2.2, B2.3
  • OVERALL: Demonstrate an understanding of characteristics of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, the interdependence within and between ecosystems, and the impact humans have on the sustainability of these ecosystems. SPECIFIC: B3.1, B3.5

SCIENCE GRADE 10, Academic, (SNC2D):

STRAND: Chemistry: Chemical Reactions

  • OVERALL: Analyse a variety of safety and environmental issues associated with chemical reactions, including the ways in which chemical reactions can be applied to address environmental challenges. SPECIFIC: C 1.1, C1.2

SCIENCE GRADE 10, Applied, (SNC2P):

STRAND: Chemistry: Reactions and Their Practical Applications

  • Analyse how chemical reactions are employed in common products and processes, and assess the safety and environmental hazards associated with them  SPECIFIC: C1.2

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, GRADE 11, University/College Preparation (SVN3M)

STRAND: C. HUMAN HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
C3. demonstrate an understanding of various environmental factors that can affect human health, and explain how the impact of these factors can be reduced.
E. REDUCING AND MANAGING WASTE
E3. demonstrate an understanding of the nature and types of waste and strategies for its management.


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, GRADE 11, Workplace Preparation (SVN3E)

STRAND: B. HUMAN IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
B1. analyse selected current environmental problems in terms of the role human activities have played in creating or perpetuating them, and propose possible solutions to one such problem;
B2. investigate air, soil, and water quality in natural and disturbed environments, using appropriate technology;
B3. demonstrate an understanding of some of the ways in which human activities affect the environment and how the impact of those activities is measured and monitored.

STRAND: C. HUMAN HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
C1. analyse the effects on human health of environmental contaminants and a significant environmental phenomenon;
C2. investigate how different environmental factors can affect people’s health and their lifestyle choices;
C3. demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which environmental factors can affect human health and how their impact can be reduced.


INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS, GRADES 9 or 10, Open (BBI1O, BBI2O)
STRAND: FUNCTIONS OF A BUSINESS

  • OVERALL: demonstrate an understanding of sound management practices in business


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