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Grade 7/8 Geography Bundle Ontario Curriculum

Grade 7/8 Geography Bundle Ontario Curriculum

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Total Pages: 800 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 1 Year
File Size: 104 MB
File Type: Zip (PDFs)

This comprehensive Grade 7/8 Geography Bundle is meticulously designed to empower teachers and captivate students with 72 in-depth and engaging lessons. This bundle is specifically tailored to help educators nurture a deep understanding of essential concepts in both physical and human geography.

Through this bundle, your students will embark on a journey exploring various geographical physical patterns, including landforms, water systems, vegetation regions, climate regions, and the challenges posed by the physical environment. They'll gain insights into a wide range of critical topics related to natural resources, such as their types, issues, extraction methods, perspectives on use, impact, environmental concerns, and the vital role of various energy types.

Delving deeper into the realm of geography, your students will also uncover global settlement patterns and their environmental implications. They'll examine economic development and how it intertwines with the quality of life, influenced by a variety of factors.

Curriculum Alignment (Strand A & B):

  • Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2023 Grade 7 Geography
  • Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2023 Grade 8 Geography

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The Unit Includes:

  • 72 Engaging Lessons: These lessons are thoughtfully curated to captivate your students' interest, making learning a joyous and exciting experience.
  • MP3 Audio Files of Student Readings: These audio files provide accessibility to students.
  • Google Slides of Student Pages: Embrace digital teaching methods with the provided Google Slides, enhancing student engagement and collaboration in the learning process.
  • Daily Lesson Plans: Time is precious; these detailed lesson plans will streamline your teaching experience and ensure seamless delivery of content.
  • Student Choice: Empower your students to take ownership of their learning journey with opportunities for personal exploration and choice.
  • Differentiated Tasks: Accommodate diverse learning needs with carefully crafted tasks that cater to individual student strengths and areas for growth.
  • Inquiry Learning: Foster critical thinking and curiosity through inquiry-based activities, allowing students to become active investigators in the world of geography.
  • Graphic Organizers: Encourage visual learning and enhance information retention with graphic organizers.
  • Summative Assessment: Assess student progress effectively with thoughtfully designed summative assessments to gauge their understanding.
  • Assessment Rubrics: Facilitate fair and objective evaluation with assessment rubrics that provide clear criteria for student performance.
  • Unit Tests: Measure overall comprehension and identify areas of improvement with our comprehensive unit tests.
  • Answer Keys: Streamline grading and provide prompt feedback to students with readily available answer keys.
  • Combined Grades Teaching Plan: If you're teaching combined grades, our bundle includes a well-structured teaching plan to ease your workload.
  • Individual PDFs of Student Pages for Google Classroom™: Effortlessly manage your virtual classroom with individual PDFs of student pages.

Grade 7 Geography Lessons:

  1. Why Study Geography? (As/For Learning)
  2. Mapping Skills Review (For Learning)
  3. Map of Canada Assignment (Of Learning)
  4. What is Geography? (For/As Learning)
  5. World Map Assignment (Of Learning)
  6. Physical Characteristics of Landforms (As Learning)
  7. Changes to Landforms (As Learning)
  8. Landforms Quiz (Of Learning)
  9. Land Reclamation Assignment (As/Of Learning)
  10. Physical Characteristics of Water Systems (As Learning)
  11. Changes to Water Systems (As Learning)
  12. Characteristics of Climate Regions (As Learning)
  13. Changes to Climate Regions (As Learning)
  14. Climate Graph Creation Assignment (Of Learning)
  15. Natural Vegetation Regions (As Learning)
  16. Changes to Natural Vegetation Regions (As Learning)
  17. Invasive Species Assignment (Of Learning)
  18. Challenges and Opportunities Presented by Physical Environments (As Learning)
  19. Group Scenario Learning (As Learning)
  20. Natural Events Inquiry Stations (As/Of Learning)
  21. Unit Test (Of Learning)
  22. Introduction - Canada: A Land of Natural Resources (As/Of Learning)
  23. What is a Natural Resource? (As/For Learning)
  24. Where are Natural Resources Located in Canada? (For/As Learning)
  25. Where are Natural Resources Located in the World? (As Learning)
  26. What Makes Natural Resources Valuable? (As Learning)
  27. How Do Humans Meet Their Needs and Wants (As Learning)
  28. Natural Resources Quiz (Of Learning)
  29. Perspectives On Natural Resource Use (As Learning)
  30. Current Events Assignment (As/Of Learning)
  31. Natural Resources Extraction Methods (As Learning)
  32. Effects of Natural Resource Extraction (As Learning)
  33. Environmental Responses to Resource Extraction (For/As/Of Learning)
  34. Taking Action: Organizations That Care (As/Of Learning)
  35. National Resources Inquiry Assignment (As/Of Learning)
  36. Personal Plan of Action (Of Learning)
  37. Unit Test (Of Learning)

Grade 8 Geography Lessons:

  1. Why Study Geography? (As/For Learning)
  2. Mapping Skills Review (For Learning)
  3. Map of Canada Assignment (Of Learning)
  4. What is Geography? (For/As Learning)
  5. World Map Assignment (Of Learning)
  6. Spatial Patterns in Human Settlement Part 1 (As Learning)
  7. Spatial Patterns in Human Settlement Part 2 (As Learning)
  8. Settlement Factors (As Learning)
  9. Global Settlement Patterns (As Learning)
  10. Land Use Case Study: Caledonia, Ontario (As/Of Learning)
  11. Mid Unit Test (Of Learning)
  12. Trends in Human Settlement (As Learning)
  13. Environmental Impact of Human Settlement (As Learning)
  14. Settlement Issues (As Learning)
  15. Sustainable Settlements (As Learning)
  16. Community Sustainability Audit (Of Learning)
  17. Geography Inquiry on Land Reclamation or Land Use Conflicts (Of Learning)
  18. Unit Test (Of Learning)
  19. Examining Quality of Life (As Learning)
  20. Geographic Inequalities Vocabulary (As/For Learning)
  21. Quality of Life Indicators (As Learning)
  22. Scatter Graphs (Of Learning)
  23. Millennium Development Goals (As Learning)
  24. Quality of Life Research Presentation (As/Of Learning)
  25. Population Pyramids (As/Of Learning)
  26. Interrelationships (As Learning)
  27. Mid Unit Test (Of Learning)
  28. Media and Quality of Life (As Learning)
  29. Quality of Life Inquiry (As/Of Learning)
  30. Economic Systems (As Learning)
  31. Economic Sectors (As Learning)
  32. Economic Systems and Sectors Quiz (Of Learning)
  33. Economic Development Factors (As Learning)
  34. Global Wealth Distribution (As Learning)
  35. Unit Test (Of Learning)

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Teacher Feedback

  1. "So helpful. This is the best resource I have purchased on this site."
  2. "Amazing resource. Teaching a split grade was challenging enough, but never having taught Geography was a little overwhelming. Then I found this resource and it made my year! Easy to follow instructions for me and the students. Works well with google classroom. Students were engaged and participated well in class discussion."
  3. "Thank you, thank you! This is an OUTSTANDING resource! I have used both units thoroughly this term, and can honestly say this unit is a game-changer! The lessons are well thought out, easy to follow, relevant, interesting, differentiated, and most of all they reach the students and teach the curriculum perfectly! I did not need to supplement this resource at all and was able to deliver a thorough intermediate geography program last term. All of the lessons are very meaningful and current. I'm so happy I purchased this! The PDF files shared in Google are wonderful as I am teaching using the Google Classroom and do not print anything for my students. This makes it very easy to post the notes for each lesson as we work through the unit."
  4. "Absolutely love this resource! My students hate using textbooks and I am not a fan of teaching from the textbook. The activities were great and when needed I was able to leave them for my 7s or 8s as I taught the other grade. Highly recommend this resource to anyone teaching Grade 7 and 8."
  5. "This has been a lifesaver in my Grade 7/8 Geography classroom. It's easy to use, aligns with the curriculum/textbook, and engaging for students. I use this resource all the time and can't imagine teaching without it. Thank you!!"

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Notes: Regular and reliable internet is required for this unit. Research is not included for inquiry stations. Students must gather the research themselves from a textbook, non-fiction books, or online sources. This resource is not editable.

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