Grade 8 History Canada A Changing Society 1890-1914 Strand B


Teachers are provided with 13 in-depth lessons to help their students explore and understand the 1890-1914 era of Canadian history. This unit supports a curriculum that teaches how Canada developed as an independent nation during the years 1890-1914.

  • Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Oral, Media), History, Art and Drama 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.

This unit is aligned with:

-Ontario Social Studies Grade 8 Strand B (updated for the 2018 changes)

-British Columbia Socials 9

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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 still need to purchase the complete unit.

This Unit Is Also Available In This Bundle

Canadian History Bundle 1850-1914

  • Regular and Reliable Internet and Technology 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.

Included 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

Unit Includes:

-detailed unit plan

-lessons divided up with title pages for easy access

-assessment for, of and as learning breakdown

-learning goals in student-friendly language

-lots of variety and student choice during assignments

-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-historical content assessment rubric

-Short and Long Answer Unit Test Format