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Grade 8 History Modified Bundle Ontario Curriculum



Total Pages: 248 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: N/A

Grade 8 History Modified Bundle

In this Modified Grade 8 History Bundle, teachers are equipped with 34 engaging lessons. These lessons will help teachers to immerse their modified Grade 8 students in the fascinating world of Canadian history. Each of the 34 lessons aligns with a critical concept in the Ontario Grade 8 History Curriculum but has significantly reduced reading and writing expectations within the lesson.

This modified history unit is for classroom teachers who are required to teach the Grade 8 History 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.

  • Curriculum Alignment: Ontario History Curriculum 2023 Grade 8 Strand A and B.

Please review the provided sample lesson in the preview PDF and watch the overview video for this resource here

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Unit Includes

  • 34 Engaging Lessons: Immerse your students in captivating learning experiences that ignite their curiosity, spanning both the Strand A and Strand B units, fostering a profound understanding and personal connection to the material.
  • MP3 Audio Files: Elevate student learning and accessibility through audio recordings of the student readings, providing valuable support for diverse learning styles and ensuring active participation for all students.
  • Easy-to-Use Lesson Plans: Streamline your teaching experience with user-friendly daily lesson plans, saving precious time on preparation and enabling a seamless and enriching educational journey.
  • Self-Marking Google Forms: Benefit from the efficiency of self-marking Google Forms, streamlining the assessment process and gaining quick insights into your students’ progress.
  • Graphic Organizers: Equip your students with graphic organizers that facilitate information organization, making complex concepts more accessible and memorable.
  • Answer Keys: Optimize your grading process with readily available answer keys for assessments and activities, allowing you to focus more on teaching and providing timely feedback to your students.
  • 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, ensuring a seamless and flexible learning experience.

Do you have students working at grade level? Check out this comprehensive bundle – Grade 8 History Strand A & B.

Strand A – Lesson Overview & Modifications

Confederation Lessons

1. Why Study History? (Cut & Match)
2. Important Events Sorting Activity (Cut & Match)
3. The Changing Map of Canada (Analysis)
4. Expansion of the Dominion (Cut & Match)
5. Historical Figures Assignment (Poster Creation)
6. Politics in the Province of Canada (Interactive Notes)
7. Advantages and Disadvantages of Confederation (Cut & Match)
8. Advertising Confederation Assignment (Slideshow Creation)
9. Confederation (Fill in the Blanks)
10. Primary Source – Image Analysis
11. The British North America Act of 1867 (Cut & Match)
12. Unit Quiz

Western Canada Lessons

1. Historica Minutes (Videos)
2. Primary Source – Image Analysis
3. Legal Documents (Interactive Notes)
4. The Settlement of Western Canada: Soddie (Note-Taking)
5. The Manitoba Act of 1870 (Fill in the Blanks)
6. The Indian Act of 1876 (Interactive Notes)
7. Song Lyric Analysis (Primary Source Analysis)
8. Building The CPR (Newspaper Assignment)
9. The Chinese Immigration Act of 1885 (True/False)
10. Arctic Interests and Indigenous Case Law (Cut & Match)
11. Numbered Treaties (Interactive Notes)
12. Residential Schools (Graphic Organizer)

Strand B – Lesson Overview & Modifications

1. Changing Society (Reading/Cut & Match)
2. Changing Society Videos (Videos)
3. Changing Map of Canada (Analysis)
4A. Historical Figures Assignment (Reading/Poster Creation)
4B. Important Canadians: QR Code Scavenger Hunt (Scavenger Hunt/Cut & Match)
5. Technology Inquiry (Inquiry)
6. Primary Source Analysis (Photo Analysis)
7. Legal Issues in Canada (Reading/Cut & Match)
8. The Telegraph Age (Reading/Fill in the Blanks/Morse Code)
9. A Changing Society Unit Quiz (Unit Quiz)

Utilize this all-encompassing tool to cultivate an inclusive and dynamic learning atmosphere, nurturing your students’ curiosity and encouraging a profound grasp of history.

Teacher Feedback

  1. “Good resource ! My students enjoyed it and were engaged.”
  2. “I use a lot of 2peasandadog resources and also own the Grade 8 History bundle. I’m so thrilled that the modified bundle came out as this has really helped my students who are MLLs and who have IEPs and are on modified programs. This resources helps to simplify concepts for students while still guiding them through the curriculum expectations and topics. I would highly recommend this!”
  3. “The text is simple enough to provide the information that is needed, and allows them the opportunity to translate the new/ unfamiliar words, as well! It has chunked the material into smaller, more manageable sections focusing on the key information that they need as part of the curriculum!”

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