Ontario - Grade 8 - Social Studies - History & Geography - FULL YEAR BUNDLE

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FULL YEAR BUNDLE! 428 worksheets and your entire social studies year planned!

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 This bundle covers all expectations in the Ontario Social Studies Grade 8 History & Geography Curriculums.

Students will practice literacy skills when demonstrating their understanding of the subject material. These sheets were made for cross-curricular connections between language and social studies. Students will make connections, infer, support their answers with evidence from the text, and summarize. Each worksheet contains a reading followed by questions for them to demonstrate their learning. Students will enjoy the matching, true or false, and multiple choice questions.


History Resource-

Unit 1 - Creating Canada, 1850-1890

  • Key Terms
  • The People of BNA
  • Life in BNA
  • Political Deadlock – Reading
  • Political Deadlock - Questions
  • Representation by Population – Reading
  • Representation by Population – Questions
  • Fenian Raids
  • Thomas D’Arcy McGee Assassinated - Reading
  • Thomas D’Arcy McGee Assassinated - Questions
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Defense – Fenian Raids and Manifest Destiny
  • Factor of Confederation – Railroad and Trade
  • Confederation – Uniting the Colonies
  • Double Shuffle
  • The Great Coalition
  • Confederation – Key Terms Matching Activity
  • Profile – John A. Macdonald
  • Profile – George Brown
  • Road to Confederation – Charlottetown, Quebec, London Conferences
  • British North America Act – Changing Map
  • British North America Act – Changing Map – Canada Expansion
  • Westward Expansion
  • Life in the West
  • North-West Mounted Police
  • Indian Act – Reserves
  • The Numbered Treaties
  • Conflict – First Nations
  • First Nations – Indian Act
  • Residential Schools
  • Reserves and Residential Schools
  • The Metis – Culture
  • The Metis Culture - Questions
  • Red River Rebellion – Metis
  • Gold Rush Assignment
  • Creating Canada – Wordsearch and Word Scramble
  • Unit Test – Creating Canada – Multiple Choice
  • Unit Test – Creating Canada – Matching and Short Answer
  • Unit Test – Creating Canada – Short and Long Answer

 

Unit 2: Canada, 1890-1914: A Changing Society

  • Key Terms
  • Immigration and Emigration
  • Immigration – Push/Pull Factors
  • Chinese Head Tax
  • Chinese Railroad Workers
  • Chinese Head Tax – Summary
  • Immigration Act, 1910 – Reading
  • Immigration Act, 1910 - Questions
  • Discrimination: Komagata Maru – Reading
  • Discrimination: Komagata Maru – Questions
  • The Industrial Revolution – Urbanization - Reading
  • The Industrial Revolution – Urbanization – Questions
  • Urbanization – A Changing Society – Reading
  • Urbanization – A Changing Society – Questions
  • Labour History – Workers Rights – Reading
  • Labour History – Workers Rights – Questions
  • Discrimination: Woman’s Suffrage
  • Slavery – Underground Railroad
  • Harriet Tubman – Underground Railroad
  • Canada – Underground Railroad Stations
  • Underground Railroad Codes
  • Boer War – Reading
  • Boer War – Questions
  • Home Children
  • The Manitoba Schools Question – Reading
  • The Manitoba Schools Question – Questions
  • Alberta and Saskatchewan Join Confederation - Reading
  • Alberta and Saskatchewan Join Confederation – Questions
  • Truancy Act of 1891
  • Migration – Klondike Gold Rush
  • Klondike Gold Rush – Impact on First Nations
  • Assignment – Significant Individuals
  • Assignment – Significant Groups
  • A Changing Society – Activities
  • Unit Test – A Changing Society – Multiple Choice/Definitions
  • Unit Test – Short and Long Answers

 

Geography Resource-

Strand A: Global Settlement Patterns

  • Settlement patterns – linear, scattered, and clustered
  • Analyzing settlement patterns using pictures
  • Research assignment – settlement patterns
  • Population density – in Canada and globally around the world
  • Calculating population densities
  • Reading and creating choropleth maps representing population density
  • Population distributions in Canada and globally
  • Effects of climate on settlement patterns
  • Climate zones – characteristics of zones
  • Landforms/Physical features – how they affect settlement patterns
  • Resource towns – gold rush, mining towns, forestry communities
  • Ghost towns – Dawson City – gold rush
  • Land claim disputes between indigenous groups and the government (Crown)
  • Coastal GasLink Pipeline – Dispute between the Wet’suwet’en people and the Crown
  • Far North Act – Dispute between Indigenous groups and the Crown
  • Land use terms – residential, commercial, industrial, transportation, conservation, agriculture
  • Land use issues – desertification, deforestation, land degradation
  • Urban vs rural living – global trend of moving to urban areas
  • Urban sprawl and how it affects the environment
  • Pollution caused by settlements – air, land, noise, light, and water pollution
  • Waste management – incinerating waste and landfills
  • The 7 r’s – reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse, repair, regift, rot
  • Land reclamation projects in Kobe, Japan
  • Land reclamation projects in Canada – Alberta coal mine and Syncrude Reclamation
  • Sustainable development solutions – green cities
  • Rainwater harvesting – profile in Brazil
  • Greywater systems – Reusing water
  • Unit Test
  • Answer pages for all activities

 

Strand B – Global Inequalities

  • Quality of life readings
  • Researching quality of life indicators
  • Infant mortality rates
  • Introduction to scatter plots
  • Reading scatter plots using different quality of life indicators (ex. infant mortality rate vs poverty rate)
  • Creating scatter plots – GDP vs Unemployment and Literacy Rate vs Life Expectancy
  • Human Development Index (HDI) rankings
  • Comparing Norway (#1) vs Niger (ranked last) in quality of life indicators
  • Comparing population pyramids – developed vs developing countries
  • Creating population pyramids
  • Developed vs developing countries
  • Map activity – developed vs developing countries
  • Research activity – comparing countries in terms of quality of life indicators
  • Study of demography
  • NGOs helping inequality issues around the world
  • Child rights around the world – UNICEF and Global March Organization
  • The Red Cross Organization
  • Water for People Organization
  • Research – Doctors Without Borders
  • Evaluating the Media – How organizations use the media to spread their message
  • Economic sectors – primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary
  • Researching economic sectors in developed and developing countries
  • Economic systems – traditional, command, market, mixed-market
  • Researching economic systems in different countries and their development (HDI)
  • Economic system – North Korea profile (command economy)
  • Capitalism – Unequal distribution of wealth
  • Wealth inequality – poverty
  • Rural poverty vs urban wealth
  • Trade balance – trade deficits and trade surplus of countries and comparing to their GDP per capita
  • China - economy profile – from command economy towards a mixed market economy
  • Corruption index rankings – levels of corruption in different governments/economies
  • Unit Test
  • Answer pages for all activities

 

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