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Fun and Interactive Grade 7/8 Geography Lesson Plans

Use these fun and engaging Grade 7/8 Geography lessons to help your students stay focused during class.

Are you looking for Grade 7/8 Geography lessons for the Ontario Curriculum? 

As a teacher, I found that I love teaching Geography. I have created some engaging lessons for teachers who are required to teach these curriculums in school. 

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. They are a combination of interactive activities, videos, readings, and inquiry assignments.

Why should students learn about geography in middle school? 

Geography is an important subject for students to learn and understand. Not only is it beneficial for a well-rounded education and future endeavours, but it also: 

  • Enhances critical thinking skills
  • Teaches students about environmental awareness
  • Helps students understand the world
  • Increases the understanding of spatial thinking

When learning geography, students learn to read, analyze, and understand maps, which can be beneficial in future careers and help students with their critical thinking. Geography is also connected with other subjects, such as science and history, and can help students relate to the world around them. 

Learning about the world around them will help students become better global citizens and understand other cultures. Learning about topics such as climate change, natural resources, and sustainability will help students become environmentally responsible. 

Mostly, though, learning about geography can be a fun adventure for students. To learn more about how to make geography class fun, read this blog post: 14 Ways To Make Geography Class Fun.

Grade 7/8 Geography Bundle Ontario Curriculum

With this Grade 7/8 Geography Bundle, teachers are provided with 72 in-depth and engaging lessons to help their students explore and understand key concepts in physical and human geography. Topics covered are related to landforms and climate, global settlement patterns, sustainability, quality of life, and economic development.

This Grade 7/8 Geography Bundle includes these individual resources:

The Grade 7/8 Geography Bundle Includes:

  • Detailed unit plan with readings, videos, news articles, and website links
  • Lots of variety and student choice in assignments
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Graphic organizers
  • MP3 audio files
  • Assessment rubrics
  • A variety of assessment formats (inquiries, assignments, quizzes, tests)
  • Google Slides and PDF formats included

You can get the Grade 7/8 Geography Bundle on Teachers Pay Teachers USD or Shopify CAD. 

What Teachers Are Saying: 

“During my first year teaching, I used this product as my school had no resources for Geography. This bundle made course planning SO easy and the 7/8 combined unit plan helped me work through the two separate grades together!! 2peasandadog has the most AMAZING resources!” – Tayler S. 

“Being new to the intermediate grades last year, I was overwhelmed by all of the new content I was responsible for teaching.  Having this guide allowed me to concentrate more on my other subjects knowing that I was always ready for my next geography class.” – Dennis B.

“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!!” – Alicja J.

Are you looking for modified units for Grade 7/8 Geography?

Modified Grade 7 Geography Unit

This Modified Grade 7 Geography Bundle is for classroom teachers who are required to teach the Grade 7 Geography Ontario Curriculum but have students working significantly below grade level in reading, writing, and comprehension. Each of the 27 lessons aligns with a key concept in the Ontario Grade 7 Geography Curriculum but has significantly reduced reading and writing expectations within the lesson. 

There is a provided  MP3 audio file of each student.  This resource was designed to meet the needs of ELL students and/or students on a modified IEP. 

Resource Includes:

  • 27 Modified Grade 7 Geography Lessons
  • MP3 Audio Files for Student Readings 
  • Detailed Instructions for Teachers 
  • Versions of the lessons on Google Slides 
  • Individual PDFs for students 

What Teachers Are Saying:

“I found this resource very helpful for my ELLs. I love how this resource is still age appropriate but the activities use simpler language. It was perfect for my English Language Learners!” – Stephanie L.

“Just like the history resource, this was great for my students. They were able to access the readings and activities and enjoyed doing the work. Thank you!” – Daniela P.

You can get the Modified Grade 7 Geography Bundle on Teachers Pay Teachers USD or Shopify CAD

Modified Grade 8 Geography Unit

This Modified Grade 8 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. 

Resource Includes:

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

What Teachers Are Saying: 

“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.” – Cathy B.

You can get the Modified Grade 8 Geography Bundle on Teachers Pay Teachers USD or Shopify CAD

Grade 7/8 Geography Report Card Comments

Use these 100% editable Grade 7 & 8 Geography Ontario report card comments for the 2023 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum and include comments for Strands A & B. The comments are sorted by Levels 1 – 4, strengths, and next steps. These are 100% editable and available in Google Doc™ format.

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