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Grade 7/8 Canadian History Bundle 1713-1914



Total Pages: 1,031 Pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: N/A
File Size: 39 MB
File Type: Zip (PDFs)

Grade 7/8 Canadian History Bundle – 1713-1914

In this Grade 7/8 Canadian History bundle, teachers are provided with 85 in-depth, engaging, and cross-curricular lessons to help their students explore and understand New France, British North America, Conflict and Challenges, Confederation, Western Settlement, Development, and Canada: A Changing Society eras of Canadian history. This Grade 7/8 Canadian History Bundle covers the years 1713 to 1914. Many subjects are integrated into this unit Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Oral, Media), History, and Art.

Curriculum Alignment: This unit is aligned with the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2018 Grade 7 and 8, Strands A and B.

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NOTES: Internet is required to access videos in this Grade 7/8 Canadian History Bundle. Research is not included for inquiry stations. Students must gather the research themselves from a textbook, non-fiction books or online sources.

This Grade 7/8 Canadian History Bundle Includes:

  • 85 Engaging Lessons
  • MP3 Audio Files
  • Google Slides of Student Pages
  • Daily Lesson Plans
  • Student Choice
  • Differentiated Tasks
  • Inquiry Learning
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Summative Assessment
  • Assessment Rubrics
  • Unit Tests
  • Answer Keys
  • Combined Grades Teaching Plan
  • Individual PDFs of student pages to post to Google Classroom™

Grade 7/8 Canadian History – Grade 7 Lessons

Strand A Lessons

  1. Important Events Sorting Activity
  2. Historica Minutes Topic: Explorers & First Nations
  3. Canadian Settlement Objects Activity
    3B. Haudenosaunee, Inuit and Métis
  4. Map of New France 1700 Creation and Analysis
  5. The Creation of New France
    5B. Medical Care in the 1700s
  6. New France Vocabulary QR Code Matchup
  7. Historical Figures Monologues
  8. New France Inquiry Stations
  9. Mid Unit Test Review and Test
  10. The Treaty of Utrecht
    10B. Treaties and Pontiac’s Resistance
  11. The Acadians
  12. The Seven Years’ War
  13. The Treaty of Paris, The Proclamation & The Quebec Act
  14. The American Revolution
  15. The Loyalists
    15B. The Impact of the Loyalists’ Migration on the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
  16. Canada: A People’s History Episode
  17. Constitution Act 1791
  18. British North America Summative Task
  19. Unit Review and Test

Strand B Lessons

Introduction: Top 10 List of Events from 1713-1800

  1. Establishing Upper Canada
    1B. Métis & Settler Relations
  2. Historica Minutes: War of 1812
  3. War of 1812 Overview Reading
  4. War of 1812 Inquiry Stations
  5. War of 1812 Newspaper Article
  6. Results of the War of 1812
    6B. Mackinac & Drummond Islands & The Treaty of Ghent
  7. A Question of Identity: The War of 1812
  8. War of 1812 Review & Quiz
  9. Life in Lower Canada
  10. The Rebellions in Lower Canada
  11. Life in Upper Canada
  12. The Rebellions in Upper Canada
  13. Rebellions Quiz
  14. Canada A People’s History Videos (Optional)
    14B. Legal Issues
  15. Politics in British North America
    15B. British – Indigenous Treaties
  16. Conflict and Challenges Summative Task
  17. Unit Review and Test

Grade 7/8 Canadian History – Grade 8 Lessons

Strand A Lessons

  1. Why Do We Study History?
  2. How Did We Get Here?
  3. How Has The Map of Canada Changed?
  4. Life in British North America Prior to 1867
  5. Fathers of Confederation Monologues
  6. Politics in the Province of Canada
  7. John A. Macdonald Personal and Professional Life
  8. Confederation Advertisement Assignment
  9. The Pros and Cons of Confederation
  10. The Charlottetown, Quebec and London Conferences
    10B. Missing Voices at the Confederation Conferences
    10C. British North America Act
  11. Confederation Unit Test
  12. Primary Source Analysis Videos and Photos
  13. Legal Documents
  14. Settlement of Western Canada Inquiry Stations
  15. Manitoba Act 1870
  16. The Indian Act 1876
  17. Louis Riel Obituary Assignment
  18. Canadian Pacific Railroad Lyric Analysis
  19. Canadian Pacific Railroad Assignment
  20. Primary Source Analysis, Video, and Creative Writing – The Gold Rush
  21. The Chinese Immigration Act 1885
  22. The Arctic and Indigenous Case Law
  23. Numbered Treaties
  24. Residential Schools
  25. Video Review
  26. Western Canada Unit Test

Strand B Lessons

  1. Settling Canada Top 10 Events Class Discussion
  2. Primary Source Analysis – Examining Photos
  3. Historica Minute Videos (Sports, Inventor, Key Females)
  4. Interactive Timeline of Canadian Historical Events
  5. The Changing Map of Canada – Examining Maps
  6. Important Canadians QR Codes (Key People From This Era)
  7. Historical Figures Readings – Frederick Ogilvie Loft, Thomas Longboat, Duncan Campbell Scott
  8. Changing Society Inquiry Stations – 12 Topics (Technology, Transportation, Internal Politics, External Politics (Part 1 & 2), Immigration, Recreation Activities & Sports, Indigenous Peoples, Social Movements, Education Reforms & Child Labour, Emergence of Cities & Factories, Changing Role of Women)
  9. Primary Source Analysis Assessment – Transportation Changes
  10. Legal Issues and Changes (Voting Rights, The Metis, Indigenous Issues, School Policy Changes)
  11. Class Newspaper
  12. Changing Society Unit Test

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