Grade 8 History Bundle Confederation, Western Settlement and Changing Society

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Teachers are provided with 28 in-depth lessons to help their students explore and understand this era of Canadian history on Confederation, Western Settlement and Development, and Canada A Changing Society. This unit integrates Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Oral, Media), History, Art and Drama subjects.

This Canadian History 1850-1914 Unit bundle supports curriculum that teaches:
-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.

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

Curriculum Alignment:
-Ontario Social Studies Curriculum Grade 8 Strand A and B
-New British Columbia Curriculum Grade 9
-Alberta Social 7 Curriculum

This bundle is a combination of these three units.
Confederation Unit
Settling Western Canada Unit
Canada A Changing Society 1890-1914

Included 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

***********Customer Feedback******************

1. I wish that I could give this more than 4 stars! It is an incredible resource that is inclusive of multiple intelligences by differentiating instruction and promotes inquiry based learning opportunities. It includes everything that you need and is well worth the money.

2. 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!!

3. Love the activities and lesson plans. The activities are very hands-on, visual, and allow for guided discovery. Thank you!


Unit Includes:
-detailed unit plan
-assessment for, of and as learning breakdown
-lessons divided up with title pages for easy access
-28 different lessons
-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
-dramatic presentation assessment rubric
-variety of Unit Test and assessment formats

Research is not included for inquiry stations. Students must gather the research themselves from textbook, non-fiction books or online sources.

Disponible en fran├žais: Grade 8 History French Edition

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