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Grade 8 Geography Modified Bundle Ontario Curriculum

Grade 8 Geography Modified Bundle Ontario Curriculum

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Total Pages: 240 pages
Answer Key: Included with Rubric
Teaching Duration: 1 Year 
File Type: Zip

Grade 8 Geography Modified Bundle | PDF & Digital: This modified geography bundle is for classroom teachers who are required to teach the Grade 8 Geography Ontario Curriculum, but have students working significantly below grade level in reading, writing, and comprehension. Each of the 31 lessons aligns with a key concept in the Ontario Grade 8 Geography Curriculum but has significantly reduced reading and writing expectations within the lesson. An MP3 audio file of each student reading has been provided. This resource was designed to meet the needs of ELL students and/or students on a modified IEP. Please review the provided sample lesson in the preview PDF. Watch the overview video for this resource here

  • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom™.
  • The unit also comes with Google Slides™ versions of the included lessons for 1:1 technology schools.
  • Aligned with the Grade 8 Geography Ontario Curriculum 2023

Strand A Lesson Overview & Modifications

  • What Is Geography? (Cut & Match)
  • Vocabulary (Reading, Cut & Match)
  • Mapping Skills Review (Cut & Match, Numbered Map)
  • Quiz (Fill in the Blanks)
  • Patterns in Human Settlement Part 1 (Multiple Choice)
  • Patterns in Human Settlement Part 2 (Reading, Cut & Match)
  • Population Density (Reading, Cut & Match)
  • Settlement Factors (Interactive Folding Notes)
  • Land Use (Reading & Scaffolded Journal Entry)
  • Mid-Unit Test (Circle, Fil in the Blanks, Matching)
  • Trends in Human Settlement (Reading, Cut & Match, Multiple Choice)
  • Environmental Impacts of Human Settlement (Reading & Scaffolded Poster Assignment)
  • Settlement Issues (Reading, Multiple Choice)
  • Sustainable Settlements (Scaffolded Home & School Audits)
  • Personal Plan of Action (Scaffolded Challenge)
  • Inquiry (Videos and True/False)

Strand B Lesson Overview & Modifications

  • Examining Quality of Life (Multiple Choice & Cut and Match)
  • Geographic Inequalities Vocabulary (Cut and Match)
  • Quality of Life Indicators (Fill in the Blanks)
  • Millennium Development Goals (Cut and Match & Journal Entry)
  • Quality of Life Research Presentation (Scaffolded Inquiry)
  • Population Pyramids (Fill in the Blanks and Questions)
  • Interrelationships (Cut and Match)
  • Mid-Unit Test (Multiple Choice & Short Answer)
  • Media and Quality of Life (Scaffolded Inquiry)
  • Quality of Life Inquiry (Scaffolded Inquiry)
  • Economic Systems (Cut and Match)
  • Economic Sectors (Cut and Match) 
  • Developed Versus Developing (Cut and Match)
  • Economics Systems and Sectors Quiz (Match Columns)
  • Global Distribution of Wealth (Word Bank Questions & Cut and Match)

Resource Includes:

  • 31 Modified Grade 7 Geography Lessons
  • MP3 Audio Files of Student Readings
  • Detailed Teacher Instructions
  • Google Slides version
  • Individual PDFs

Teacher Feedback: 

  1. “This has been a great resource so far! I've used some of the resources and adapted some of them to suit my learner's needs. I found the definitions and some of the vocabulary could be simplified for better understanding. Thank you for creating modified intermediate resources! There is such need for them!”
  2. “This resource has helped me greatly in planning for students who have learning difficulties and require modified programs. It helps to keep them learning the same topics as their peers.”
  3. “The Geography 8 content is very language heavy; however, this resources does an excellent job of laying key ideas out simply for my ESL/Multi Language Learners.”

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