Geography

Geography is the study of the Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places, and environments. Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the earth, why they are located there, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment. Geography is unique in linking the social sciences and natural sciences together.

Bethune’s Geography Department prides itself on giving our students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a world where the traditional constructs of time and space are shrinking.  We offer a variety of human and physical geography courses:  Geography of Canada (grade 9), Travel and Tourism (grade 11), Physical Geography (grade 11), Canadian and World Issues (grade 12), and Environment and Resource Management (grade 12). As a result, many Bethune graduates choose to study geography and geotechnology in their post-secondary studies and later enter careers in urban and regional planning, law, travel & tourism, international development, geographic information systems (GIS), marketing, education, and environmental management.

Bethune’s geography students participate in many contest and activities which enhance their learning experience:  Geography Awareness Week, The Great Canadian Geography Challenge, The Parks Canada Ecological Integrity Poster Contest (see many Bethune winners here), and the 30 Hour Famine.  Our affiliations include the Canadian Council for Geographic Education, the Ontario Association of Geographic and Environmental Educators, and the Bethune Environmental Action Team (B.E.A.T.).

Course Descriptions:

The Ministry of Education provides detailed course descriptions.