This is an assignment based on the updated Ontario curriculum expectations for Grade 8 Geography.
Students will research the Japanese tsunami from a geographic perspective. They will be assigned roles and have to create a website (media
This download contains two packages for Grade 8 Confederation:
One for ESL (Stage 1/2 with jot notes and less writing) and one for IEP students (Special education, SSC, struggling students, or a Community class with full sentences and simpler
This is a complete inquiry based assignment for the updated Ontario History curriculum. The project includes student choice, conference form, and rubric. Just print and use! Students will need to have access to research materials (e.g., textbook,
This is a fun assignment to introduce students to the landscape and colonies of British North America.
There is a brief introduction to what Confederation means, and maps of British North America and Canada today. After the information is
Social Studies - History, Canadian History, Geography
Students work in groups to revisit the internal and external factors that led to Confederation, and express them through drama. I use this as a summative task for Creating Canada, 1850-1890 and a Drama mark. You can also use this to reinforce
The novel is Eric Walter's "Wounded"- students loved it, especially engaging for reluctant boy readers!
I completed this as a Grade 8 read-aloud where students took notes as I read (listening), and answered chapter questions (all included), and
You will learn about significant individuals and/or groups in 1890-1914 Canada, and explain their contributions to Canadian heritage and identity.
Choose a Canadian to research for a report, and portray at
This is an introduction to problem solving in the intermediate division. I always begin my year with this! Lessons focus on both social and academic expectations in math. Eight mini-lessons are included.
Students learn about working with math
You will learn about significant individuals and groups in 1890-1914 Canada, and explain their contributions to Canadian heritage and/or identity.
Choose a Canadian to research for a report, and portray
One term worth of the key vocabulary terms for each strand. ELLs will translate the word into their own language, and draw an illustration or example of it. I have them work on this during literacy, or when other tasks are too challenging.