Grade 8 History Creating Canada 1850-1890 Strand A

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Grade 8 History Strand A | Digital and PDF: This Grade 8 Strand A Creating Canada Unit 1850-1890 supports the Ontario Curriculum and any Canadian History Curriculum that teaches how Canada's Confederation occurred and how Western Canada was settled. Teachers are provided with 28 in-depth lessons to help their students explore and understand this era of Canadian history. Many subjects are integrated into this unit Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Oral, Media), History, and Art.

  • This unit is aligned with the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2018 Grade 8 Strand A. Updated in 2019.

Unit Includes:

  • 28 Engaging Lessons
  • MP3 Audio Files
  • Google Slides of Student Pages
  • Daily Lesson Plans
  • Student Choice
  • Differentiated Tasks
  • Inquiry Learning
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Summative Assessment
  • Assessment Rubrics
  • Answer Keys
  • Unit Test
  • Individual PDFs of student pages

Strand A Lessons

1. Why Do We Study History?

2. How Did We Get Here?

3. How Has The Map of Canada Changed?

4. Life in British North America Prior to 1867

5. Fathers of Confederation Monologues

6. Politics in the Province of Canada

7. John A. Macdonald Personal and Professional Life

8. Confederation Advertisement Assignment

9. The Pros and Cons of Confederation

10. The Charlottetown, Quebec and London Conferences

10B. Missing Voices at the Confederation Conferences

10C. British North America Act

11. Confederation Unit Test

12. Primary Source Analysis Videos and Photos

13. Legal Documents

14. Settlement of Western Canada Inquiry Stations

15. Manitoba Act 1870

16. The Indian Act 1876

17. Louis Riel Obituary Assignment

18. Canadian Pacific Railroad Lyric Analysis

19. Canadian Pacific Railroad Assignment

20. Primary Source Analysis, Video, and Creative Writing - The Gold Rush

21. The Chinese Immigration Act 1885

22. The Arctic and Indigenous Case Law

23. Numbered Treaties

24. Residential Schools

25. Video Review

26. Western Canada Unit Test

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  3. "Great resource for strand A of the curriculum. Takes the main points of the unit and organizes them into thoughtful and well-organized activities. Thanks!"
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NOTES: Internet is required to access videos in this unit. Research is not included for inquiry stations. Students must gather the research themselves from a textbook, non-fiction books or online sources.

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