This is one of six education resource topics created for teachers of geography. This page includes field work and opportunities for getting actively involved.

The chart below outlines all activities that can be used in the classroom as well as assessment information. This resource targets geography achievement standards level 6-8 and social studies level 5.

Activities Assessment Curriculum Level Geographic concepts Geographic skills
6a

'Getting involved' brainstorm

  • Group brainstorm activity
Activity Summary 
Brainstorm template 

2.2, 3.2, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6, 3.3

5, 6, 7, 8

Processes

Valuing skills

6b

Survey and compare transportation to two local shopping areas

  • Field trip and student survey / research activity
Activity Summary

3.5, 2.5, 1.8

6, 7, 8

Change

Perspectives

Processes

Interaction

Graphing

Statistical

6c

Survey and compare perceptions of tsunami risk and level of preparedness

Activity Summary 

 

 

 

 

6d

Evaluation of urban areas - are they well planned?

  • Field trip and evaluation
Activity Summary 
Urban settlement evaluation form 

1.2, 2.2

5, 6, 7

Change

Perspectives

Interaction

Visuals

6e

SmartGrowth bus trip

  • Field trip bus tour
Activity Summary 
Bus trip itinerary ideas 

1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6, 2.5, 3.5, 1.5

6, 7, 8

Change

Perspectives

Processes

Interaction

Valuing skills

6f

Planning related careers

  • Group presentation activity
Activity Summary 
Career Cards 

-

5, 6, 7, 8

Perspectives

Valuing skills

6g

Making a submission

  • Write a submission
  • Group discussion
Activity Summary 
Submission form 
Recommendations for content of submission 

2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6

7, 8

Perspectives

Processes

Valuing skills

6h

Visioning exercise

  • Group brainstorm
  • Small group vision development
  • Business case concept development activity
Activity Summary

2.2, 3.3, 1.6, 2.6, 3.2, 3.6

5, 6, 7, 8

Perspectives

Processes

Valuing skills

6i

SmartGrowth Summary Q&A Game

  • Group game matching question and answer cards
Activity Summary 
Smartgrowth Summary Q and A game cards 

All

5.6

Perspectives

Processes

Valuing skills