Grade 8 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

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Meet the Teacher Night Ideas

Meet the teacher night is different everywhere. Some are specifically for students, some for parents/guardians, and some are for both! Meet the teacher nights don’t have to be something you dread – they can actually be fun. We typically know what will entertain our students – so let’s focus on the

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Sports Books for Middle School

Many middle school students participate in sports and enjoy reading about characters they can relate to. Check out this list of sports books for middle school students. This blog post contains affiliate links that are of no cost to the reader. If you make a purchase through the provided links

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Middle School Units

This blog post outlines the various Grade 6, 7 and 8 Science, Social Studies, History and Geography units available from 2 Peas and a Dog. Grade 6 Social Studies Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies Bundle Teachers are provided with 29 in-depth, engaging, and cross-curricular lessons to help their students explore

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Grade 8 Science Ontario Lesson Plans

Trying to find Grade 8 Science Ontario lesson plans can be a challenge! How will you know the resources you are finding are aligned with the 2022 Ontario Curriculum and provide pedagogically appropriate lessons? As easy as worksheets and fill-in-the-blanks lessons are – they will not prepare our students for

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Six Minutes Podcast Lessons

Six Minutes Podcast lessons can be a challenge to find since podcasts are a relatively new medium in the education sphere.  The Six Minutes Podcast is mysterious and mystifying with lots of twists and turns.  All these words describe the storyline of this Six Minutes Podcast. I love Season 1

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The Importance of Professional Development for Teachers

Professional development for teachers is something that makes many groan.  It is not because we have some inherent resistance to improving ourselves and our teaching abilities but because with so many things already piled on our plates, professional development can often seem like just one more thing we have to

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3 Listening Skills Activities For Middle School

Try these 3 listening skills activities for middle school to help students practice and reinforce this valuable skill.  Despite the fact that every teacher since the dawn of time has encouraged his or her students to listen carefully, the vast majority of students still need help improving their listening skills.  

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