Birth Registration Challenge

For Your Research! A List of Initial Sources and these tips for better Google searches:

The advanced Google searches every student should know



Birth Registration Right from the Start. Unicef.×7.pdf

Birth Registration: Current Status & Progress. Unicef Data.

Birth Registration. Unicef.

By Counting Every Life, Every Life Counts. The World Bank. June 23, 2014.

Civil Registration: Why Counting Births and Deaths is Important. WHO Fact Sheet No. 324. May 2014.

Every Child’s Birth Right: Inequalities and Trends in Birth Registration. UNICEF, 2013.

Geddes, Linda. “Lessons from the Dead: Why ‘Verbal Autopsies’ are Changing Public Health.” Slate (originally appeared in New Scientist), September 7, 2014. l_autopsies_in_india_million_death_study_is_improving_public_health.html

Global Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Scaling Up Investment Plan, 2015-2024. The World Bank & World Health Organization, May 28, 2014.

I am Here, I Belong: The Urgent Need to End Childhood Statelessness. United Nations High Commission for Refugees, November 2015. StatelessReport_ENG16.pdf


200 Million Invisible Children (1:00) Unicef:

An Innovative Approach to Health System Strengthening in Cameroon: PerformanceBased Financing (PBF) (3:55). The World Bank, May 4, 2015. 

Death 101 (16:47) Prabhat Jha, TEDxYouth@UTS.

Lucky Iron Fish: Shape of Health (2:46):

New Era for Every Woman, Every Child (2:03). The World Bank Group: Global Financing Facility, July 9, 2015.

Solving social problems with a nudge (17:54) Sendhil Mullainathan, TEDIndia 2009:

Statelessness: A Forgotten Human Rights Crisis (5:54). Pulitzer Center.

Statelessness: Leal’s Story (2:26). United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

“Population Problem”?

We are trying to understand issues around population and how they relate to problems we face in different parts of the world. From how we gather information about our population (i.e. census), to how we show this information (i.e. population pyramids), to interpreting the information to relate to the situations posed by our demographic structure.

Here are the handouts we have used in this section thus far: population-handouts-feb2017

Case Studies

India, Sub-saharan Africa, Japan 

Population Pyramid Types – Counterpoints page 371-372

Population Pyramid Game



Does Climate Change Pose a Significant Threat to Canada’s Water, Air, Life and Land?

Welcome to Social Studies 11!!
As we move forward in this course, you will be expected to keep a close eye on this website. Below I have linked the textbook pages for this section on Human Geography as well as a Course Outline.

Course Outline: social-studies-11-co-2017

Textbook: counterpoints_unit4

Our first focus of study will be on pages 438-448 – Climate Change

For each of the pages of the Climate Change Chart there is a poster to gather information on the impacts of climate change on different parts of Canada. In the left column labelled location you can write whatever names apply to the region, whether by political boundary (provinces) or physical region (i.e. “the North”). The middle column is the most important and requires you to categorize the impacts according to WATER (W), AIR (A), LIFE (L), and LAND (L). There may be some overlap of these so you have to decide which category the impact is most affecting.

It is very important that you keep in mind the BIG QUESTION (at the top) and take good notes as you will be able to have them in your first in-class essay! The chart itself will be for 20 assignment marks as well.

Here are the posters: