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Grade 8 History Strand A Modified Ontario Curriculum

Grade 8 History Strand A Modified Ontario Curriculum

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Total Pages:   158 pages
Answer Key:  Included with rubric
Teaching Duration:  N/A
File Type:   Zip

In this Modified Grade 8 History Strand A Unit, teachers are equipped with 24 engaging lessons. These lessons will help teachers to immerse their modified Grade 8 students in the fascinating world of Canadian history. Each of the 24 lessons aligns with a critical concept in the Ontario Grade 8 History Curriculum but has significantly reduced reading and writing expectations within the lesson. 

This modified history unit is for classroom teachers who are required to teach the Grade 8 History Ontario Curriculum but have students working significantly below grade level in reading, writing, and comprehension. 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 and watch the overview video for this resource here

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Unit Includes:

  • 24 Engaging Lessons: Experience captivating and immersive teaching that will hold your students' attention throughout the unit, fostering a profound understanding and connection to the material.
  • MP3 Audio Files: Elevate your students' learning experience and cater to different learning styles with audio recordings of the student readings, providing valuable support.
  • Easy-to-Use Lesson Plans: Save precious time on preparation and ensure a seamless educational journey with comprehensive daily lesson plans that are easy to follow.
  • Self-Marking Google Forms: Automate your grading process and gain rapid insights into your students' progress with self-marking Google Forms.
  • Graphic Organizers: Help your students organize information effectively and make complex concepts more accessible and memorable through the use of graphic organizers.
  • Answer Keys: Streamline your grading process and focus more on teaching by having readily available answer keys for assessments and activities.
  • Print and Digital Formats: Embrace the convenience of accessing materials in both print and digital formats, allowing for seamless adaptation to different teaching environments and preferences.

Do you have students working at grade level? Check out this unit - Grade 8 History Strand A

Lesson Overview & Modifications

Confederation Lessons

1. Why Study History? (Cut & Match)
2. Important Events Sorting Activity (Cut & Match)
3. The Changing Map of Canada (Analysis)
4. Expansion of the Dominion (Cut & Match)
5. Historical Figures Assignment (Poster Creation)
6. Politics in the Province of Canada (Interactive Notes)
7. Advantages and Disadvantages of Confederation (Cut & Match)
8. Advertising Confederation Assignment (Slideshow Creation)
9. Confederation (Fill in the Blanks)
10. Primary Source – Image Analysis
11. The British North America Act of 1867 (Cut & Match)
12. Unit Quiz

Western Canada Lessons

1. Historica Minutes (Videos)
2. Primary Source – Image Analysis
3. Legal Documents (Interactive Notes)
4. The Settlement of Western Canada: Soddie (Note-Taking)
5. The Manitoba Act of 1870 (Fill in the Blanks)
6. The Indian Act of 1876 (Interactive Notes)
7. Song Lyric Analysis (Primary Source Analysis)
8. Building The CPR (Newspaper Assignment)
9. The Chinese Immigration Act of 1885 (True/False)
10. Arctic Interests and Indigenous Case Law (Cut & Match)
11. Numbered Treaties (Interactive Notes)
12. Residential Schools (Graphic Organizer)

This specially designed history unit addresses the needs of classroom teachers faced with the challenge of instructing Grade 8 History Ontario Curriculum to students who are operating well below grade level in reading, writing, and comprehension. This resource empowers educators to create an inclusive and accessible learning environment, ensuring that all students can engage effectively with the curriculum.

Teacher Feedback: 

  1. “Teaching a split class with a high population of MLLs in the classroom, this resource has been extremely helpful in teaching curriculum content to my students.”
  2. “This resource really helped my struggling students follow along better with class activities. I like how it is aligned to the other Grade 8 history package.”
  3. “An easy to understand resource for my students with IEPs to use.”

Additional Grade 8 History Resources

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