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Grade 8 History Bundle Confederation, Western Settlement and Changing Society



Total Pages: 755 pages
Answer Key: Included
Teaching Duration: Other
File Size: 20 MB
File Type: Zip (PDFs)

Grade 8 History Bundle – Canada 1850-1914

This comprehensive Grade 8 History Bundle covers Confederation, Western Settlement and Development, and Canada: A Changing Society during the years 1850 – 1914. Teachers are equipped with 41 in-depth, engaging, and cross-curricular lessons. These lessons will help teachers to immerse their Grade 8 students in the fascinating world of Canadian history. This unit seamlessly integrates Language Arts and History, providing a rich and diverse learning experience.

This dynamic unit offers an approach to teaching Grade 8 History, empowering teachers to deliver engaging lessons that inspire curiosity, critical thinking, and a deeper understanding of Canada’s historical past. With its comprehensive resources, alignment with curriculum expectations, and adaptability to both traditional and digital learning environments, this unit is a valuable asset for every middle school teacher seeking to foster a love for history in their students.

Curriculum Alignment:

  • Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2023 Grade 8 Strand A and B
  • British Columbia Curriculum Grade 9
  • Alberta Social 7 Curriculum

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What’s Included in this Comprehensive Unit?

  • 41 Engaging Lessons: Use these well-designed and captivating lessons designed to keep students interested and actively participating.
  • MP3 Audio Files: Elevate student learning with audio recordings of student readings.
  • Detailed Lesson Plans: Navigate your lessons with ease using these well-structured plans that lay out activities and resources for each day, ensuring a seamless and enriching learning experience.
  • Answer Keys: Streamline your grading process and reclaim valuable time with readily available answer keys for assessments and activities.
  • Student ChoiceEmpower your students by granting them options to take charge of their learning journey, fostering a sense of ownership and enthusiasm in the classroom.
  • Differentiated Tasks: Cater to diverse learning needs with thoughtfully tailored tasks and activities, enabling every student to thrive and succeed.
  • Graphic Organizers: Unlock the power of visual aids that help your students organize information, making complex concepts easily understandable and memorable.
  • Assessment Rubrics: Effortlessly evaluate your students’ progress and comprehension using pre-made rubrics, providing valuable feedback for their growth.
  • Unit Test: Gauge your students’ overall comprehension with a comprehensive unit test that challenges and reinforces their grasp of the subject matter.
  • Inquiry Stations: Cultivate critical thinking and independent exploration as your students delve deep into historical topics through engaging inquiry-based learning stations.
  • Print and Digital Formats: Embrace the convenience of accessing materials in both PDF and digital formats, ensuring maximum flexibility in your teaching approach.

Do you have students working below grade level? Check out this modified bundle – Grade 8 History Modified Bundle that compliments this bundle.

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
10A. 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 Class Discussion
  2. Examining Photos Primary Source Analysis
  3. Historica Minute Videos
  4. Interactive Timeline of Canadian Historical Events
  5. Examing Maps – The Changing Map of Canada
  6. Important Canadians QR Codes Gallery Walk
  7. Historical Figures Readings
  8. Changing Society Inquiry Stations – (12 Topics: Technology, Transportation, Internal Politics, External Politics (Part 1 & 2), Immigration, Recreation Activities & Sports, Indigenous Peoples, Social Movements, Education Reforms & Child Labour, Emergence of Cities & Factories, Changing Role of Women)
  9. Transportation Changes Primary Source Analysis Assessment
  10. Legal Issues and Changes
  11. Class Newspaper
  12. Changing Society Unit Test

Teacher Feedback

  1. “This is wonderful! Very well coordinated with an easy-to-follow structure. Easy to read, great images, and attractive fonts/borders. The expectations are clear and the activities will definitely keep my students engaged! Thanks so much for creating something that my students and I will benefit from. This will certainly save me tons of extra time!!”
  2. “I LOVE the resources created by 2 Peas and a Dog. Her stuff is SO THOROUGH and engaging for the students. I love picking and choosing lessons based on the needs of my students/time constraints and I love how adaptable her resources are.”
  3. “Wonderful unit! I love that it incorporates inquiry. You’ve included lots of activities that will make history more interesting. Thanks!”
  4. “Great bundle that hits all the important History information my students needed. The inclusion of reading activities allowed for easy differentiation with my students and provided me [with] the opportunity to work with small groups. The information was clear and concise, keeping my students engaged through the entire unit!”
  5. “Outstanding resource. Could not have made it through History if it wasn’t for this resource. Very helpful in a split situation. Highly recommended.”
  6. “This is an amazing resource that thoroughly covers the curriculum expectations while addressing a variety of learning styles and levels. Who needs a textbook when you have this bundle…not me!! Thank you.”

Additional Grade 8 History Resources

Notes: The internet is required to access videos in this unit. Research is not included for inquiry stations. Students must gather the research themselves from a textbook, non-fiction books or online sources.

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