Grade 8 History

These engaging Grade 8 History lessons for the Ontario curriculum are perfect to help teachers teach this era of Canadian history.

Are you looking for Grade 8 History lessons for the Ontario Curriculum? 

History is one of my favorite content areas to teach. I have created some engaging and interactive lessons for teachers who are required to teach this curriculum. 

When creating lessons I think about how students learn best and what activities will engage them in their learning. These lesson plans are not worksheets, but a combination of interactive activities, videos, readings and inquiry assignments. 

Your students will love these lessons as it incorporates activities for students of all learning styles! I took ideas from these lessons to write this blog post 10 Ways To Make History Class Engaging

Grade 8 History Lessons

Grade 8 History Ontario Curriculum

Grade 8 History Bundle 1850-1914: In this lesson bundle teachers are provided with 42 in-depth lessons to help their students explore and understand this era of Canadian history. Students will love learning about Canada’s Confederation and how it occurred. This unit also includes information about the settlement and development of Western Canada as well as the challenges and changes Canadian society faced at the turn of the 20th century. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD

Grade 8 History Ontario Curriculum

Unit Includes:

  • 42 Lessons 
  • Print and Digital (Google Slides) Formats
  • MP3 Audio Files of Student Pages
  • Assignment Variety and Student Choice 
  • Detailed Directions for Students and Teachers
  • Interactive Timelines
  • Inquiry-Based Learning
  • Map of Canada Inquiry
  • Primary Source Analysis Assessment 
  • Unit Tests 

These engaging Grade 8 History lessons for the Ontario curriculum are perfect to help teachers teach this era of Canadian history.

Teacher Review

“When I taught grade 8, I used this resource to guide my history units. I loved it! And my students loved it too. It was engaging, well structured and organized. Great investment!”  -Rachel P

Modified Lessons

This modified history bundle 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.

Each of the 34 lessons aligns with a critical concept in the Ontario Grade 8 History 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. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

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