Grade 8 History Bundle Confederation, Western Settlement and Changing Society

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Grade 8 Canadian History: In this Canadian history 1850-1914 bundle, teachers will find 39 in-depth and engaging lessons to help their students explore and understand this era of Canadian history. Topics include Confederation, Western Settlement and Development, and Canada A Changing Society. Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Oral, Media), History, and Art subjects are integrated into this unit.

  • Included in this resource are answer keys and individual PDFs of student pages to support online learning such as Google Classroom.

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This Canadian History 1850-1914 Unit bundle supports a curriculum that teaches:

  • The background leading up to Confederation
  • How Canada’s Confederation occurred
  • How Western Canada was settled and developed
  • The challenges and changes Canadian society faced as an independent nation at the turn of the 20th century

*******Regular and Reliable Internet Is Required For This Unit*******

Research is not included for inquiry stations. Students must gather the research themselves from a textbook, non-fiction books or online sources.

Curriculum Alignment:

  • Ontario Social Studies Curriculum Grade 8 Strand A and B 2018
  • New British Columbia Curriculum Grade 9
  • Alberta Social 7 Curriculum

Bundle Contains These Units

Creating Canada 1850-1890

Canada A Changing Society

Included 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
  2. Primary Source Analysis
  3. Historica Minute Videos
  4. Canada A People’s History Video
  5. Interactive Timeline
  6. Changing Map of Canada
  7.  Important Canadians QR Codes
  8. Important Canadians Readings
  9. Changing Society Inquiry Stations
  10.  Primary Source Analysis Assessment
  11. Legal Issues and Changes
  12. Class Newspaper
  13. Changing Society Unit Test

Disponible en français: Grade 8 History 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 the need to purchase the complete unit.

Resource Includes:

  • Detailed unit plan, answer keys, and assessment rubrics
  • Detailed teacher and student directions
  • Interactive note-taking graphic organizers
  • Assessment for, of and as learning breakdown
  • Lessons divided up with title pages for easy access
  • Student assignment choice and variety-
  • Detailed teacher and student directions
  • Q-Chart to help students formulate good questions
  • 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
  • Historical content assessment rubric
  • Differentiated assessment formats