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Geography – Grade 8

  • Grade 8

Availability: Blyth Academy Online
The Ontario CurriculumGeography

Course Overview

In Grade 8 Geography online, students will explore the complexities of our changing world, delving into settlement patterns, environmental influences, and sustainable communities. They will investigate the crucial interplay between quality of life, economics, and global development. Students will unravel the intricate threads that shape societies, economies, and the fascinating field of human geography. 


Below is a course outline for the online Grade 8 Geography course offered by Blyth Academy. As the Ontario curriculum is set by the Ontario Ministry of Education, the course and skills learned remain the same whether you take it in person or online.  

Patterns and Sustainability

In this unit, students will discuss the meaning of geography. They will learn how the earth’s population is changing, where people live, what influences where people settle, settlements and the environment, where people want to live if they could choose, how climate change affects regions, the rising of sea levels, physical processes, why people move around, land use, and how we create sustainable communities. 

Economic Development and Quality of Life

In this unit, students will build an understanding of quality of life.  This will be investigated through the lens economics, economic sectors and global trade, population growth and the economy, and global development. 


The final grade a student achieves will represent the quality of their overall achievement of expectations for the course. The final grade will be determined by evaluations conducted throughout the duration of the course. 

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