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Grade 8 Geography Strand A Modified Ontario Curriculum

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

Grade 8 Geography Strand A Modified – Global Settlement Patterns and Sustainability

In this Grade 8 Geography Strand A Modified Unit, teachers are equipped with 16 engaging lessons. These lessons will enable teachers to immerse their modified Grade 8 students in the captivating realm of Canadian geography. Each of the 16 lessons aligns with a critical concept in the Ontario Grade 8 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 8 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.

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Unit Includes:

  • 16 Engaging Lessons: Immerse your students in captivating learning experiences that will fully engage them throughout the unit, fostering a profound understanding and a 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 various learning styles.
  • Easy-to-Use Lesson Plans: Streamline your teaching experience with 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.
  • 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 8 Geography Strand A.

Lesson Overview & Modifications

1. What Is Geography? (Cut & Match)
2. Vocabulary (Reading, Cut & Match)
3. Mapping Skills Review (Cut & Match, Numbered Map)
4. Quiz (Fill in the Blanks)
5. Patterns in Human Settlement Part 1 (Multiple Choice)
6. Patterns in Human Settlement Part 2 (Reading, Cut & Match)
7. Population Density (Reading, Cut & Match)
8. Settlement Factors (Interactive Folding Notes)
9. Land Use (Reading & Scaffolded Journal Entry)
10. Mid-Unit Test (Circle, Fill in the Blanks, Matching)
11. Trends in Human Settlement (Reading, Cut & Match, Multiple Choice)
12. Environmental Impacts of Human Settlement (Reading & Scaffolded Poster Assignment)
13. Settlement Issues (Reading, Multiple Choice)
14. Sustainable Settlements (Scaffolded Home & School Audits)
15. Personal Plan of Action (Scaffolded Challenge)
16. Inquiry (Videos and True/False)

The modified Grade 8 Geography Strand A unit offers 16 engaging lessons that empower teachers to immerse their students in the captivating world of Canadian geography. This inclusive resource aims to create a dynamic and supportive learning environment, ensuring all students can actively engage with the subject matter and thrive in their geographical exploration.

Additional Grade 8 Geography Resources

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

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