Grade 7/8 Canadian History Bundle 1713-1914

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Teachers are provided with over 40 in-depth, engaging, and cross-curricular lessons to help their students explore and understand New France, British North America, and the Conflict and Challenges as well as Confederation, Western Settlement and Development, and Canada A Changing Society. This bundled unit covers the years 1713 to 1914 of Canadian history. This unit integrates Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Oral, Media), History, Art and Drama subjects. This unit is aligned with the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2013 Grade 7 and 8, Strand A and B.

This unit is a bundle of our previously released Grade 7 and 8 units, but includes a combined grades teaching plan. If you have previously purchased both of our Grade 7 & 8 units, please contact us (info at 2peasandadog dot com) to get the new combined grades teaching plan.

*Updated on September 17, 2016 with new map links.*

Bundle Includes These Individual Units
New France and British North America 1713-1800
Conflict and Challenges in Canada 1800-1850
Confederation Unit
Settling Western Canada Unit
Canada A Changing Society 1890-1914

This Canadian History Unit 1713-1850 supports curriculum that teaches:
-The background of New France
-The Treaty of Utrecht 1713
-The Seven Years' War
-The transfer of power of Canada from France to Britain
-The expulsion of the Acadians
-The impact of the American Revolution on Canada
-The Loyalists Arrival
-The Constitution Act of 1791
-The Background Upper and Lower Canada
-The Background to the War of 1812
-The major Canadian battles during the War of 1812
-The Results of the War of 1812
-Post War Era in Upper and Lower Canada
-The Rebellions of 1837-1838
-The Durham Report
-The Act of the Union
-The Rebellion Losses Bill
-The background leading up to Confederation
-How Canada's Confederation occurred
-How Western Canada was settled
-The 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 textbook, non-fiction books or online sources***

Grade 7 Lessons:
Introduction: Why do we study history?
#1 Important Events Sorting Activity
#2 Explorers and First Nations Video Clips *internet access required
#3 Canadian Settlement Objects Activity
#4 Map of New France Creation
#5 The Creation of New France
#6 New France Vocabulary QR Code Match Up
#7 Historical Figures Monologues
#8 New France Guided Inquiry Stations
#9 New France Test
#10 Treaty of Utrecht
#11 Primary Source Analysis on The Acadians
#12 The Seven Years' War
#13 Government Documents After The Seven Years' War
#14 The American Revolution
#15 The Loyalists Guided Inquiry
#16 Optional Video *internet access required
#17 The Constitution Act of 1791
#18 British North America Summative Task
#19 British North America Unit Test
#20 Top 10 List Events from 1713-1800
#21 Establishing Upper Canada Reading
#22 Historica Minutes Videos *internet access required
#23 War of 1812 Overview
#24 War of 1812 Inquiry Stations
#25 War of 1812 Project
#26 Results of the War of 1812
#27 1812 Movie *internet access required
#28 War of 1812 Quiz
#29 Life In Lower Canada
#30 The Rebellions in Lower Canada
#31 Life in Upper Canada
#32 The Rebellions in Upper Canada
#33 The Rebellions Quiz
#34 Optional Videos *internet access required
#35 Politics in British North America
#36 Conflict and Challenges Summative Task
#37 Unit Review and Test

Grade 8 Lessons
#1 (Class Discussion) Why Do We Study History?
#2 (Interactive Activity) How Did We Get Here?
#3 (Class Discussion + Historical Map Assignment) How Has The Map of Canada Changed?
#4 (Small Group Inquiry Assignment) Life in British North America Prior to 1867: A Geographical and Cultural Examination
#5 (Individual Assignment) Fathers of Confederation Monologues
#6 (Whole Class Lesson) Politics in the Province of Canada
#7 (Movie) John A. Macdonald Personal and Professional Life ***movie access is from an online source***
#8 (Individual Assignment) Confederation Advertisement Assignment
#9 (Class Discussion + Graphic Organizer) The Pros and Cons of Confederation
#10 (Whole Class Lesson or Partner Work) The Charlottetown, Quebec and London Conferences
#11 Video Review ***access is from an online source***
#12 Confederation Unit Test
#13 (Small Group Inquiry) Settlement of Western Canada Inquiry Stations
#14 (Individual Assignment) Louis Riel Obituary Assignment
#15 (Class Discussion) Canadian Pacific Railroad Lyric Anaylis
#16 (Choice of Student Groups - Individuals, Pairs or Groups) Canadian Pacific Railroad Historical Analysis
#17 (Whole Class) Video Review ***access is from an online source***
#18 (Whole Class) Western Canada Unit Test
#19 (Small Group + Class Discussion) Settling Canada Top 10 List
#20 (Video Clips + Class Discussion) Historica Minutes **access is from an online source**
#21 (Video) Canadian History Movie **access is from an online source**
#22 (Whole Class Activity) Interactive Timeline
#23 (Partner Collaboration) The Changing Map of Canada **access is from an online source**
#24 (Partner Gallery Walk) Important Canadians QR Code Match Up (non-technology version included)
#25 (Small Group Inquiry Assignment) Changing Society Inquiry Stations
#26 (Independent Historical Analysis) Primary Source Analysis Assessment
#27 (Summative Task) Class Newspaper
#28 (Unit Test) A Changing Society Unit Test

Bundle Includes:
-detailed unit overview
-lesson plans for each lesson
-interactive note taking graphic organizers
-assessment for, of and as learning breakdown
-lessons divided up with title pages for easy access
-lots of variety and student choice on 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
-several quizzes to check for understanding
-Quizzes and Unit Tests
-differentiated assessment formats

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Grade 7/8 Canadian History Bundle 1713-1914
Grade 7/8 Canadian History Bundle 1713-1914
Grade 7/8 Canadian History Bundle 1713-1914
Grade 7/8 Canadian History Bundle 1713-1914