Shaping the Land
- analyse factors that affect natural and human systems in Canada, using local and regional examples;
- demonstrate an understanding of how natural and human systems change over time and from place to place;
- create and use effectively photographs, charts, graphs, models, and diagrams

Prior Knowledge Required:
- students should have some knowledge of soil profiles and different types of rocks

- it may be helpful to bring in a variety of photographs of land that has been worked by erosion/weathering - if you are a photographer like me, you can just pick them out of your own albums or you can just search some textbooks and internet sites for other people's shots
- 30 copies of the Field Trip Record - Weathering and Erosion Chart
- 30-60 pieces of white paper for field trip + clipboards for students
- for students who were absent for prior lessons on soil and rocks, provide them with a brief summary of the material covered;
- ESL students should be provided with a dictionary in order to fully understand terms used
Content and Learning Strategies:

1.  Short Lecture on the shaping of the land through weathering and erosion. 

2.  Have a field trip planned either for the following day, or during the same period if you are at a school which has good access to an area that has been eroded by weather or stress.

3.  Have students observe the area (bring two or three cameras with film to take pictures of what the students find in terms of erosion, rock weathering, etc., or have students draw what they see).

4.  Have students record their observations on the
Field Trip Record Weathering and Erosion sheet

5.  Develop photographs and post them on a bulletin board in the classroom with some of the Field Trip Record Sheets.
Assessment and Evaluation:
-  have students report orally some of their observations during the following day to the class
- no mark assessment need to given since the application of the knowledge during the field trip was assessment in itself