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Engaging Grade 7 History Lessons

Use these grade 7 history lessons to help you plan engaging, relevant and curriculum-focused units for your students.

Are you looking for Grade 7 History lessons for the Ontario Curriculum? 

I love teaching history and have created some engaging lessons for teachers required to teach this curriculum. When creating grade 7 history lessons, I think about how students learn best and what activities will engage students in their learning. These lesson plans are not worksheets. These grade 7 history lessons combine interactive activities, videos, readings and inquiry assignments. 

Grade 7 History Lessons

Use these grade 7 history lessons to help you plan engaging units for your students.

Grade 7 History Bundle New France, British North America, and Conflict: In this Grade 7 History Unit – teachers are provided with 45 in-depth, engaging, and cross-curricular grade 7 history lessons to help their students explore and understand New France, British North America, and the Conflict and Challenges eras 1713 – 1850 of Canadian history.  This is aligned with the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2023 Grade 7 Strands A and B. Learn more about the Grade 7 History Bundle Lessons over at Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Unit Includes

  • Print and Digital Formats
  • MP3 Audio Files
  • Detailed Lesson Plans
  • Answer Keys
  • 45 Lessons
  • Student Choice
  • Assessment Rubrics
  • Quizzes
  • Unit Test
  • Inquiry Stations

Teacher Feedback

“I can’t say enough good things about this resource! This and the grade 8 history pack were some of my first TPT purchases and they were lifesavers. I was thrown into these classes that were using the same textbooks I had when I was a student. Thanks for all your hard work. The students loved the activities and the inquiry projects were essential in improving their presentation skills.”

Strand A Lessons Outline

  • Important Events Sorting Activity 
  • Historica Minutes Topic: Explorers & First Nations 
  • Canadian Settlement Objects Activity 
  • Haudenosaunee, Inuit and Métis 
  • Map of New France 1700 Creation and Analysis 
  • The Creation of New France 
  • Medical Care in the 1700s 
  • New France Vocabulary QR Code Matchup 
  • Historical Figures Monologues 
  • New France Inquiry Stations 
  • Mid-Unit Test Review and Test 
  • The Treaty of Utrecht 
  • 10B. Treaties and Pontiac’s Resistance 
  • The Acadians 
  • The Seven Years’ War 
  • The Treaty of Paris, The Proclamation & The Quebec Act
  • The American Revolution 
  • The Loyalists 
  • The Impact of the Loyalists’ Migration on the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation 
  • Constitution Act 1791 
  • British North America Summative Task 
  • Unit Review and Test 

Strand B Lesson Outline

  • Introduction: Top 10 List of Events from 1713-1800
  • Establishing Upper Canada 
  • Métis & Settler Relations 
  • Historica Minutes: War of 1812 
  • War of 1812 Overview Reading 
  • War of 1812 Inquiry Stations 
  • War of 1812 Newspaper Article 
  • Results of the War of 1812 
  • Mackinac & Drummond Islands & The Treaty of Ghent 
  • A Question of Identity: The War of 1812 
  • War of 1812 Review & Quiz 
  • Life in Lower Canada 
  • The Rebellions in Lower Canada 
  • Life in Upper Canada 
  • The Rebellions in Upper Canada 
  • Rebellions Quiz 
  • Legal Issues
  • Politics in British North America 
  • British–Indigenous Treaties 
  • Conflict and Challenges Summative Task 
  • Unit Review and Test

Need Modified Grade 7 History Lessons?

Use these modified grade 7 history lessons to help you plan engaging units for your students.

This modified history bundle is for classroom teachers who must teach the Grade 7 History Ontario Curriculum Strand A and B but have students working significantly below grade level in reading, writing, and comprehension. 

Each of the 43 lessons aligns with a critical concept in the Ontario Grade 7 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.

Learn more about the Modified Grade 7 History Lessons over at Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Looking for sub plans? 

Canadian Social Studies teachers, check out this Canadian History Sub Plans Bundle. This resource is full of engaging and historically relevant activities to leave with your supply teacher when you have to be out of the classroom. This bundle includes 6 resources to help your students learn about a variety of Canadian historical places and events.

This Canadian History Sub Plans Bundle is full of engaging and historically relevant activities to leave with your supply teacher when you have to be out of the classroom. This bundle includes 6 resources to help your students learn about a variety of Canadian historical places and events.

Included Resources:

  1. Significant Moments in Canadian History
  2. The Avro Arrow
  3. Parliament Hill Cat Colony
  4. Parliament Hill
  5. All About Canada – Canadian Alphabet Activity
  6. Prime Ministers of Canada Research Assignment

You can find the Canadian History Sub Plans Bundle on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

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