Grade 8 Geography Bundle Ontario Curriculum


Grade 8 Geography: Teachers are provided with 32 in-depth lessons to help their students explore and understand global settlement patterns and their effect on the environment as well lessons on economic development and quality of life. This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom.

Curriculum Alignment:

•Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2018 Grade 8 Geography Strand A & B

Aussi disponible en français Grade 8 Geography French Edition

Need to go paperless? Check out the digital expansion pack for this unit. This expansion pack contains all of the student output pages in a Google Slides format. This will save you time at the photocopier! Note: The expansion pack is NOT a complete unit. You will see need to purchase the complete unit. Grade 8 Digital Bundle


•Regular reliable internet access is required for this unit

•Internet must be able to access online video sources

•Research is not included for inquiry stations.

•Students must gather the research themselves from a textbook, non-fiction books or online sources.

•This resource is NOT editable. Google Classroom ready PDFs have been provided.

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Included Lessons and Assignments:⭐

Strand A

1. Why Study Geography? (As/For Learning)

2. Mapping Skills Review (For Learning)

3. Map of Canada Assignment (Of Learning)

4. What is Geography? (For/As Learning)

5. World Map Assignment (Of Learning)

6. Spatial Patterns in Human Settlement Part 1 (As Learning)

7. Spatial Patterns in Human Settlement Part 2 (As Learning)

8. Settlement Factors (As Learning)

9. Global Settlement Patterns (As Learning)

10. Land Use Case Study: Caledonia, Ontario (As/Of Learning)

11. Mid Unit Test (Of Learning)

12. Trends in Human Settlement (As Learning)

13. Environmental Impact of Human Settlement (As Learning)

14. Settlement Issues (As Learning)

15. Sustainable Settlements (As Learning)

16. Community Sustainability Audit (Of Learning)

17. Geography Inquiry on Land Reclamation or Land Use Conflicts (Of Learning)

18. Unit Test (Of Learning)

Strand B

1. Examining Quality of Life (As Learning)

2. Geographic Inequalities Vocabulary (As/For Learning)

3. Quality of Life Indicators (As Learning)

4. Scatter Graphs (Of Learning)

5. Millennium Development Goals (As Learning)

6. Quality of Life Research Presentation (As/Of Learning)

7. Population Pyramids (As/Of Learning)

8. Interrelationships (As Learning)

9. Mid Unit Test (Of Learning)

10. Media and Quality of Life (As Learning)

11. Quality of Life Inquiry (As/Of Learning)

12. Economic Systems (As Learning)

13. Economic Sectors (As Learning)

14. Economic Systems and Sectors Quiz (Of Learning)

15. Economic Development Factors (As Learning)

16. Global Wealth Distribution (As Learning)

17. Unit Test (Of Learning)

Unit Includes:

-individual PDFs of student pages for uploading to Google Classroom or other online learning portals

-detailed unit plan with readings, videos, news articles, website links

-engaging lessons

-assessment for, of and as learning breakdown

-lessons divided up with title pages for easy access

-lots of variety and student choice on assignments

-detailed teacher and student directions

-Q Chart to help students formulate good questions

-inquiry-based learning

-case study based learning

-inquiry stations research folder cover pages

-inquiry station cards with detailed instructions

-inquiry station graphic organizers to help students with their research

-oral presentation assessment rubric

-geographic content assessment rubric

-writing assessment rubric

-a variety of assessment formats (inquiries, assignments, tests)