Grade 8 History Strand A Ontario Curriculum FRENCH

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Grade 8 History Creating Canada 1850-1890 Strand A FRENCH EDITION | PDF & Digital: 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.

Curriculum Alignment: Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2018 Grade 8 Strand A.

Teacher Note: All student-facing pages are in French and all teacher-facing pages are in English. All videos are in English due to the challenge of finding French content. This resource was created for French Immersion classrooms.

Unit Includes:

  • 28 Engaging Lessons
  • Google Slides of Student Pages
  • Daily Lesson Plans
  • Student Choice
  • Differentiated Tasks
  • Inquiry Learning
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Summative Assessment
  • Assessment Rubrics
  • Answer Keys
  • Unit Test (2 formats)
  • Individual PDFs of student pages to post to Google Classroom™

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

Teacher Feedback

  1. “I love this resource. I had to purchase it again, as I am teaching online, but I don't mind as it really is a great resource. Lessons are well put together and interactive. Thank you.”
  2. “Many of these activities go great with the NS grade 7 curriculum, as well - I am super excited to try it with my students! Thank you!! :)”
  3. “I love all of Kristy's resources! This is fantastic, the French is well-written and the activities are super engaging for the students. I really enjoy how there is a mix between the types of activities: teacher-led, student-led, or inquiry-based.”


  • Regular and reliable internet is required for 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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400 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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