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Grade 7 Geography Strand A Modified Unit



Total Pages: 115 pages
Answer Key: Included with Rubric
Teaching Duration: 1 Semester
File Type: Zip

Grade 7 Geography Strand A Modified – Physical Patterns in a Changing World

In this  Grade 7 Geography Strand A Modified Unit, teachers are equipped with 13 engaging lessons. These lessons will enable teachers to immerse their modified Grade 7 students in the captivating realm of Canadian geography. Each of the 13 lessons aligns with a critical concept in the Ontario Grade 7 Geography Curriculum but has significantly reduced reading and writing expectations within the lesson.

This modified geography unit 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. 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.

Please review the provided sample lesson in the preview PDF and watch the overview video for this resource here

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Unit Includes:

  • 13 Engaging Lessons: Immerse your students in captivating learning experiences that will keep them fully engrossed throughout the unit, fostering a profound understanding and strong connection to the subject matter.
  • MP3 Audio Files: Elevate student learning and accessibility by incorporating audio recordings of the student readings, offering valuable support for different learning styles.
  • Easy-to-Use Lesson Plans: Streamline your teaching experience with comprehensive daily lesson plans, saving precious preparation time and ensuring a seamless educational journey.
  • Self-Marking Google Forms: Simplify your assessment process by automating grading and gaining rapid insights into your students’ progress with self-marking Google Forms.
  • Graphic Organizers: Provide your students with empowering graphic organizers that facilitate information organization, making complex concepts more accessible and memorable.
  • Answer Keys: Optimize your grading process with readily available answer keys for assessments and activities, allowing you to focus more on teaching.
  • Print and Digital Formats: Embrace the convenience of accessing materials in both print and digital formats, effortlessly adapting to diverse teaching environments and catering to individual preferences.

Do you have students working at grade level? Check out this unit – Grade 7 Geography Strand A.

Lesson Overview & Modifications

1. Mapping Skills Review & Map of Canada (Cut & Match, Numbered Map)
2. What is Geography (Reading, Cut & Match)
3. Physical Characteristics of Landforms (Reading, Cut & Match)
4. Changes to Landforms (Reading, Sequencing)
5. Quiz (Matching, Fill in the Blanks)
6. Physical Characteristics of Water Systems (Label a Diagram, Create an Image)
7. Changes to Water Systems Inquiry (True or False)
8. Characteristics of Climate Regions  (Photo Inquiry, Cut and Match)
9. Climate Change Factors (Reading, Cut and Match)
10. Natural Vegetations Regions (Fill in the Blanks)
11. Changes to Natural Vegetation Regions (Reading, Cut and Match)
12. Invasive Species Assignment (Poster or Slideshow Creation)
13. Challenges and Opportunities Presented by Physical Environments (Reading, Graphic Organizer)

The modified geography unit is specifically tailored for classroom teachers faced with the challenge of instructing the Grade 7 Geography Ontario Curriculum to students operating significantly below grade level in reading, writing, and comprehension. With a focus on inclusivity and accessibility, this resource aims to create an engaging and supportive learning environment, enabling all students to thrive in their geographical exploration.

Teacher Feedback: 

  1. “Great for IEP and ESL students who needed a little more support and explanation.”

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Notes: The internet is required to access videos in this unit.

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