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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

This Grade 8 History modified bundle 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.

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. 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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  • This Grade 8 History Modified Bundle resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning, i.e. Google Classroom™.
  • The unit also has Google Slides™ versions of the included lessons for 1:1 technology schools.
  • Curriculum Alignment: Grade 8 History Strand A and B Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2023


  • The internet is required to access videos in this unit.

This Grade 8 History Modified Bundle Includes:

  1. 34 Modified Grade 8 History Strand A Lessons
  2. MP3 Audio Files of Student Readings
  3. Self-Marking Google Forms Quizzes
  4. Detailed Teacher Instructions
  5. Google Slides version
  6. Individual PDFs

Grade 8 History Modified Bundle: 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)

Canada: A Changing Society Lessons

  1. Changing Society (Reading/Cut & Match)
  2. Changing Society Videos (Videos)
  3. Changing Map of Canada (Analysis)
  4. 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)

Teacher Feedback:

  1. “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!”
  2. “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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