• Please Access Microsoft Teams Through Your School Account

    Posted by Sean Souter on 4/6/2020 7:00:00 AM

    Hello again everyone.  I've now set up and invited all students in my grade 9 geography class to a "Team" set up in Microsoft Teams.

    Students will need to log into their school account through www.MyCDSBEO.com   Logging into that account will give you access to your e-mail, which will contain an invitation link to Teams, and also Teams which students should open.

    You'll find a welcome video as well as a first assignment.

    Take care,

    Mr. Souter

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  • Plan for April 6th Onwards

    Posted by Sean Souter on 4/1/2020

    Hello Parents and Students,

    Information is starting to trickle down through the system. Teachers, believe it or not, are hearing about plans through the same daily news releases by the Ontario government that everyone has access to. It looks like we'll be running a condensed version of this course through on-line applications.

    I'm going to keep it simple. On or before Tuesday, April 6 I'm going to send out an invite to all students in the class to join a 'team' through the Microsoft App called Teams.

    All students have free access to this app through their provided Office 365 suite of programs. All communication, including handing in assignments and asking me questions, will be done exclusively through Microsoft Teams. I will not be answering my board e-mail.

    Each week I'll be updating our Team page to give the work for the week.  In general, I'll be directing students to specific parts of the on-line curriculum provided by the Ontario Ministry of Education. An assignment will be due at the end of every second week. In this way, whether we are back together in May or out for the rest of the year, students will be submitting 5 pieces of work. Added to the four marks I have for them already, these nine marks will be used to calculate a final grade.

    More information to follow. In the meantime, make sure Microsoft Teams is up and running on your device and you can log in using your usual computer user name and password.


    Mr. S

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  • Covid-19 School Shut Down

    Posted by Sean Souter on 3/28/2020

    Hello students and parents!  I'm trying to comply with the different messages coming from all levels of the education system. There still is no clear resolution to the challenge of students learning from home.

    For the moment - and as directed by the CDSBEO and Ministry of Education - students should be using the government run on-line learning materials. You can find links to those resources here:


    I encourage you to continue working on geography. The activities on the ministry website are the best replacement we have at the moment for in-class learning.

    Take care and I hope to see you soon,

    Mr. S




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  • March 9 to March 13

    Posted by Sean Souter on 3/9/2020 7:00:00 AM

    Monday, March 9

    - Physical Geography: Plate Tectonics

    - Textbook pages 31 to 39

    Tuesday, March 10

    - World's Active Volcanoes discussion and investigation, handouts

    - Tests and BOLTSS Assignment returned to students. Please ask your student how they did.

    Wednesday, March 11

    - Chapter 2 test topics (very advanced warning)

    - Contours and Cross Sections, reading topographic maps and understaning landforms

    Thursday, March 12

    Friday, March 13

    - Student-Teacher Hockey Game

    Class Atlas Presentation Project

    Keep Track of Who Has Presented So You Know When Your Day is Coming Up

    Examine the Assignment and Rubric Carefully, Include all the Mandatory Parts


    Map Page and Map Title

    Presentation Date

    1 Justin C

    16, 17   Canada Soils

    Tuesday, March 24

    2 Kloe L

    6,7  Physiography

    Tuesday, March 24

    3 Alex G

    102, 103  Religion, Literacy, Language, Tourism

    Wednesday, March 25

    4 Brooke C

    12, 13  Canada Climate Regions

    Wednesday, March 25

    5 Adelina S

    114, 115   USA

    Thursday, March 26

    6 Vanessa S-A.

    160, 161  Australia and New Zealand Thematic

    Thursday, March 26

    7 Isaac L

    20, 21  Canada Mineral Resources

    Friday, March 27

    8 Hailey S

    94, 95  World Energy

    Friday, March 27

    9 Gavin M

    4,5  Canada Geology


    10 Madidisyn S

    124, 125   South America Thematic


    11 Kyra L

    13, 15  Canada Natural Vegetation


    12 Sebastian S

    24, 25  Canada Agriculture


    13 Emily K

    38, 39  Canada Natural Vegetation 


    14 Dylan S

    90, 91  World Population II


    15 Jesse P

    164, 165  Pacific Rim


    16 Ethan W

    140, 141  Europe Thematic


    17 Allison R

    18, 19  Canada Water Resources


    18 Emily B

    28, 29  Canada Forestry


    19 Mitchell K

    8, 7   Agriculture and Fishing


    20 Austin B

    32, 33  Canada Economy


    21 Nicholas P

    38, 39  Canada Exploration and Settlement


    22Liam T

    198, 199  Southwest Asia, Religion


    23 Blair M

    88, 89  World Population


    24 Sophie W

    156, 157  Eastern Asia Thematic


    25 Connor S

    36, 37  Canada Aboriginal Peoples














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  • March 2 to March 6

    Posted by Sean Souter on 3/1/2020 4:00:00 PM

    Monday, March 2

    - Quiz Announcement: Wednesday, March 4 on the Introduction to Geography unit.  Review sheets given out a week ago. More review work assigned today.

    - BOLTSS assignment due at the start of class

    Tuesday, March 3

    - Introduction to Physical Geography unit

    - "All About Earth Quakes" literacy actvity handout

    Wednesday, March 4

    Quiz: Introduction to Geography Announcement on Monday, review done on Monday

    Thursday, March 5

    - No Classes

    Friday, March 6

    - Significant Earthquakes in Canada activity handout

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  • February 24 to February 28

    Posted by Sean Souter on 2/24/2020

    Monday, February 24

    - Geography of Lunch group sharing (from last week)

    - Grade 9 Course Selection for Next Year

    Tuesday, February 25

    - Textbook Chapter 1 Population Patterns test review (given at the start of the unit. The test is not for some time.) Handout

    - Canada's Population Patterns handout 1) Canada-US population patterns (atlas) 2) Canada's population patterns (textbook, chapter 1)

    - Thematic map interpretation

    - All introduction to geography Unit Tests have now been marked and returned to students. Please ask your student how they did.

    Wednesday, February 26

    - Thematic map presentation project introduction (schedule to be posted at a later date)

    - BOLTSS mapping conventions assignment, due Monday, March 2nd at the start of class

    - Article about Fast Paced Urbanization in Canada, handout, in-class assignment

    Thursday, February 27

    - Finish all assigned work from yesterday

    Friday, February 28

    - Canada compared to Australia in terms of human and physical geography. Four page handout that requires use of the textbook as well as the supplied maps.

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  • February 17 to February 21

    Posted by Sean Souter on 2/17/2020

    Monday, February 17

    - Family Day

    Tuesday, February 18

    - Textbook sign out

    - Textbook intro work

    Wednesday, February 19

    Canada Travel Project Due

    - Relative Vs. Absolute Location HOMEWORK

    Thursday, February 20

    Friday, February 21

    - Province Wide Action, no classes

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  • February 10 to 14

    Posted by Sean Souter on 2/10/2020

    Monday, February 10

    - World Scavenger Hunt

    Tuesday, February 11

    - Graphics in Geography

    - Canada Pie Graph

    - Test Announcement, Friday, Feb 14

    Wednesday, February 12

    - Vacation in Canada assignment

    Thursday, February 13

    - Vacation in Canada assignment, due Wednesday, February 19

    Friday, February 14

    - Introduction to Geography Unit Test

    • Note: review sheet handed out last week
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  • February 3 to February 7

    Posted by Sean Souter on 2/3/2020

    Monday, February 3

    - Course Outline

    - Geography Supplies list

    - Canada Quick Quiz

    Tuesday, February 4

    Wednesday, February 5

    - Canada Scavenger Hunt

    - Unit 1 Topic List and Test Study Sheet

    Thursday, February 6

    - Snow Day

    Friday, February 7

    - Snow Day

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