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Grade 7 History Strand A Modified Ontario Curriculum



Total Pages: 196 Pages
Answer Key: Included with Rubric
Teaching Duration: N/A
File Type: Zip

Grade 7 History Strand A Modified

In this Grade 7 History Strand A Modified Unit, teachers are equipped with 21 engaging lessons. These lessons will help teachers to immerse their modified Grade 7 students in the fascinating world of Canadian history. Each of the 21 lessons aligns with a critical concept in the Ontario Grade 7 History Curriculum but has significantly reduced reading and writing expectations within the lesson.

This modified history unit is for classroom teachers who are required to teach the Grade 7 History 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.

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Unit Includes:

  • 21 Engaging Lessons: Immerse your students in captivating lessons that will keep them fully engaged throughout the unit, fostering a profound understanding and connection to the material.
  • MP3 Audio Files: Elevate student learning and accessibility through audio recordings of the student readings, providing valuable support for different learning styles.
  • Easy-to-Use Lesson Plans: Simplify your teaching experience with comprehensive daily lesson plans, saving you precious time on preparation and ensuring a seamless educational journey.
  • Self-Marking Google Forms: Streamline your assessment process by automating your grading and gaining rapid insights into your students’ progress.
  • Graphic Organizers: Empower your students with graphic organizers that facilitate information organization, making complex concepts more accessible and memorable.
  • Answer Keys: Streamline 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, adapting effortlessly to diverse teaching environments and preferences.

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

Lesson Overview & Modifications

Intro – Why Study History? (Reading, Cut & Match)
1. Important Events Sorting Activity (Reading, Cut & Match)
2. Historica Minutes (Video, Fill in the Blanks)
3A. Canadian Settlement Objects Activity (Matching)
3B. Haudenosaunee, Inuit and Métis (Reading, True/False)
4. The Map of New France 1700 (Compare and Contrast)
5A. The Creation of New France (Reading, Fill in the Blanks)
5B. Medical Care in the 1700s (Reading, Cut & Match)
6. New France Vocabulary (QR Code Scavenger Hunt)
7. Historical Figures Assignment (Poster or Slideshow Creation)
8. Fur Trade Inquiry Assignment (Multimedia, True/False)
9. Mid-Unit Quiz (Multiple Choice, Short Answer)
10A. The Treaty of Utrecht 1713 (Fill in the Blanks)
10B. The Treaties (Reading, Cut and Paste)
11. Image Analysis & The Acadians (True/False)
12. Seven Years War (Readings, Newspaper Article)
13. The Establishment of British Rule (Reading, Folding Notes)
14. The American Revolution (Videos, Cut and Paste)
15. Black Loyalists Inquiry (Videos, Cut and Paste)
16. The Impact of the Loyalists’ Migration on the Mississaugas of the Credit Nation (Reading, Note-Taking Graphic Organizer)
17. The Constitution Act of 1791 (Reading, Cut and Match)

This Grade 7 History Strand A Modified resource is specifically tailored to accommodate the unique needs of classroom teachers faced with students performing significantly below grade level in reading, writing, and comprehension. This adaptable and accessible resource empowers teachers to provide engaging history lessons while ensuring every student can participate actively in their learning journey.

Teacher Feedback: 

  1. “What a life and time safer !!  It helped break down the unit in a user friendly way.  We purchase more units that are modified.”
  2. “I am so so so happy that this modified unit exists. It was so helpful as it aligns perfectly with the non-modified unit.”
  3. “Thank you for helping me make a subject I am not familiar with teaching easy and accessible to my students who have a wide range of abilities and needs.  I’m looking forward to when the grade 8 history resource is published!”

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