Grade 7/8 Canadian History Bundle 1713-1914

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Total Pages: 1,031 Pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: N/A
File Size: 39 MB
File Type: Zip (PDF’s)

Grade 7/8 History Bundle: Teachers are provided with 75 in-depth, engaging, and cross-curricular lessons to help their students explore and understand New France, British North America, Conflict and Challenges, Confederation, Western Settlement, Development, and Canada A Changing Society.

This bundled unit covers the years 1713 to 1914 in Canadian history. Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Oral, Media), History, and Art subjects are integrated into this unit. Included in this resource are answer keys and individual PDFs of student pages to support online learning such as Google Classroom. This unit is aligned with the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2018 Grade 7 and 8, Strand A and B. Updated January 2019.

Click here if you need this unit in French.

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Grade Unit Bundles Included


  • Regular and Reliable Internet Is Required For This Unit
  • Research is not included for inquiry stations.
  • Students must gather the research themselves from textbooks, non-fiction books, or online sources.

Need to go paperless? Check out the digital expansion pack for this unit. This expansion pack contains all of the student output pages in a Google Slides format. This will save you time at the photocopier! Note: The expansion pack is NOT a complete unit. You will still need to purchase the complete unit.

Grade 7 Lesson Outline

Strand A Lesson Outline

  • Lesson 1. Important Events Sorting Activity (For)
  • Lesson 2. Historica Minutes Topic: Explorers & First Nations (As)
  • Lesson 3. Canadian Settlement Objects Activity (As)
  • Lesson 3B. Haudenosaunee, Inuit and Métis (As)
  • Lesson 4. Map of New France 1700 Creation and Analysis (As/Of)
  • Lesson 5. The Creation of New France (As)
  • Lesson 5B. Medical Care in the 1700’s (As)
  • Lesson 6. New France Vocabulary QR Code Matchup (For)
  • Lesson 7. Historical Figures Monologues (As/Of)
  • Lesson 8. New France Inquiry Stations (As/Of)
  • Lesson 9. Mid Unit Test Review and Test (Of)
  • Lesson 10. The Treaty of Utrecht (As)
  • Lesson 10B. Treaties and Pontiac’s Resistance (As)
  • Lesson 11. The Acadians (For/As)
  • Lesson 12. The Seven Years’ War (As)
  • Lesson 13. The Treaty of Paris, The Proclamation & The Quebec Act
  • Lesson 14. The American Revolution (As)
  • Lesson 15. The Loyalists (As/Of)
  • Lesson 15B. The Impact of the Loyalists Migration on the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (As)
  • Lesson 16. Canada: A People’s History Episode (As)
  • Lesson 17. Constitution Act 1791 (As)
  • Lesson 18. British North America Summative Task (Of)
  • Lesson 19. Unit Review and Test (Of)

Strand B Lesson Outline

  • Introduction: Top 10 List of Events from 1713-1800
  • Lesson 1. Establishing Upper Canada (As)
  • Lesson 1B. Métis & Settler Relations (As)
  • Lesson 2. Historica Minutes: War of 1812 (As)
  • Lesson 3. War of 1812 Overview Reading (As)
  • Lesson 4. War of 1812 Inquiry Stations (As/Of)
  • Lesson 5. War of 1812 Newspaper Article (Of)
  • Lesson 6. Results of the War of 1812 (As)
  • Lesson 6B. Mackinac & Drummond Islands & The Treaty of Ghent (As)
  • Lesson 7. A Question of Identity: The War of 1812 (As)
  • Lesson 8. War of 1812 Review & Quiz (Of)
  • Lesson 9. Life in Lower Canada (As)
  • Lesson 10. The Rebellions in Lower Canada (As)
  • Lesson 11. Life in Upper Canada (As)
  • Lesson 12. The Rebellions in Upper Canada (As)
  • Lesson 13. Rebellions Quiz (Of)
  • Lesson 14. Canada A People’s History (Optional) (As)
  • Lesson 14B. Legal Issues (As)
  • Lesson 15. Politics in British North America (As)
  • Lesson 15B. British – Indigenous Treaties (As)
  • Lesson 16. Conflict and Challenges Summative Task (Of)
  • Lesson 17. Unit Review and Test (Of)

Grade 8 Lesson Outline

Strand A Lessons

  • Lesson 1. Why Do We Study History?
  • Lesson 2. How Did We Get Here?
  • Lesson 3. How Has The Map of Canada Changed?
  • Lesson 4. Life in British North America Prior to 1867
  • Lesson 5. Fathers of Confederation Monologues
  • Lesson 6. Politics in the Province of Canada
  • Lesson 7. John A. Macdonald Personal and Professional Life
  • Lesson 8. Confederation Advertisement Assignment
  • Lesson 9. The Pros and Cons of Confederation
  • Lesson 10. The Charlottetown, Quebec and London Conferences
  • Lesson 10B. Missing Voices at the Confederation Conferences
  • Lesson 10C. British North America Act
  • Lesson 11. Confederation Unit Test
  • Lesson 12. Primary Source Analysis Videos and Photos
  • Lesson 13. Legal Documents
  • Lesson 14. Settlement of Western Canada Inquiry Stations
  • Lesson 15. Manitoba Act 1870
  • Lesson 16. The Indian Act 1876
  • Lesson 17. Louis Riel Obituary Assignment
  • Lesson 18. Canadian Pacific Railroad Lyric Analysis
  • Lesson 19. Canadian Pacific Railroad Assignment
  • Lesson 20. Primary Source Analysis, Video, and Creative Writing - The Gold Rush
  • Lesson 21. The Chinese Immigration Act 1885
  • Lesson 22. The Arctic and Indigenous Case Law
  • Lesson 23. Numbered Treaties
  • Lesson 24. Residential Schools
  • Lesson 25. Video Review
  • Lesson 26. Western Canada Unit Test

Strand B Lessons

  • Lesson 1. Settling Canada Top 10 Events
  • Lesson 2. Primary Source Analysis
  • Lesson 3. Historica Minute Videos
  • Lesson 4. Canada A People's History Video
  • Lesson 5. Interactive Timeline
  • Lesson 6. Changing Map of Canada
  • Lesson 7. Important Canadians QR Codes
  • Lesson 8. Important Canadians Readings
  • Lesson 9. Changing Society Inquiry Stations
  • Lesson 10. Primary Source Analysis Assessment
  • Lesson 11. Legal Issues and Changes
  • Lesson 12. Class Newspaper
  • Lesson 13. Changing Society Unit Test

Resource Includes:

  • Detailed unit plan, answer keys, and assessment rubrics
  • Detailed teacher and student directions
  • Interactive note-taking graphic organizers
  • Assessment for, of and as learning breakdown
  • Lessons divided up with title pages for easy access
  • Student assignment choice and variety
  • Detailed teacher and student directions
  • Q-Chart to help students formulate good questions
  • Inquiry stations research folder cover pages
  • Inquiry station cards with detailed instructions
  • Inquiry station graphic organizers to help students with their research
  • Oral presentation assessment rubric
  • Historical content assessment rubric
  • Differentiated assessment formats