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Grade 8 History Unit Plan Canada: A Changing Society 1890-1914 December-January (13 Lessons)

Dates December 16, 17,18 Expectations (general/specific) Family Tree & Autobiography -Use resources and tools to gather, process, and communicate information of factors that shaped Canada entering the 20th century -Describe social and working conditions of Canadians at the beginning of the 20th century -Research and Inquiry skills -Compare/ contrast family roles from 1890-1914 to family roles today -Inquiring into Farm life in Ontario -Immigration and Settlement -Use of Primary Sources -Social Reform movements -The James Bay Treaty Social Change Through the Century -Compare and analyze groups in present-day Canada to that of groups in Canada from 1890-1914 -interpret data -communicate interpretations in small group presentations -analyze changes that have occurred in ones lifetime -Inquiring into Farm life in Ontario -Developments in Science and Technology Postcards from the Past -Canada in the First World War -Notable Canadians involved in WWI -Examine War Propaganda -compare living and working conditions, technological developments and social roles at the beginning of the 20th century to present day Canada Vehicles of Change -describe and evaluate the effects of technology on Canadians -How industrial evolution has changed Canada -Achievements and developments and contributions of Canada # of Lessons 3 Activities/ Resources/Methods -Create a family tree -Create an autobiography -Posters -Photographs -Research (book class time in the library) -canadianhistory.com -Group discussion on Changes in family roles http://www.canadahistory.com/sections/eras/laurier/La urier.html http://www.canadahistory.com/sections/eras/the%20gre at%20war/The%20Great%20War.html -examine Canadian government archives http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/education/grade_eig ht.aspx -PowerPoint presentations -Video demonstrating changes in society throughout the 20th century -research groups in Canada (past and present) -Group Presentations (Skits/ Videos, PowerPoint) -KWL Charts -Group Discussions -Fieldtrip to the Canadian War Museum -Create a class timeline

January 6, 7

January 8, 9, 10

January 13, 14

-http://historyonthenet.com/WW1/ww1main.htm -www.bbc.co.uk/schools/worldwarone/ -warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions.guerre/home-e.aspx -Journal entries

January 15, 16, 17

-Jigsaw -Changes in agriculture, transportation, communication, and manufacturing -Peer-teaching -Group/ Class discussion -Review keys terms and concepts for Unit Test -Review for Culminating Activity

Unit Context: Students will increase their understanding of Canadian history at the turn of the 20th century (1890-1914) by examining how social, political, economic, and legal changes in Canada affected groups of people in a diverse and regionally distinct nation. Students will be able to make connections to present day, investigate and understand varying perspectives of different groups and describe significant events, developments, and people in Canada.

Unit Summary: The culminating activity in this unit will have students draw on knowledge over the past 13 lessons in which they will select an event of their choice which occurred between 1890-1914 and create a timeline from the point of development until present day. Students may present their findings in any of the following formats: oral presentation, written essay, filmed video presentation or a creatively drawn timeline map Culminating Task Assessment: The students grade will be determined through assessment of a number of demonstrations: -Assessment of Final Product -Assessment of Decision Making -Assessment of Independent Research Proposal -Integration of class concepts and material Links to Prior Knowledge: The following list identifies concepts and skills students need to know and be able to demonstrate to accomplish tasks in this unit: -knowledge of timelines and their purpose -role playing -participate in a class discussion -ability to locate, organize, and present information obtained from various sources (internet, archives, textbooks) -Team-teaching -co-operative learning skills

Sir Wilfrid Laurier by a railway track Date: 1910 Creator: M.O. Hammond Reference Code: F 1075-15-0-0-174 Archives of Ontario, I0016657

Chinese family, Date: 1911 Location: Sarnia, Ont. Creator: John Boyd Reference Code: C 7-3-2822 Archives of Ontario, I0003443

Canadian Propaganda

1914 Photo of the Essex Engine plant in Windsor, Ontario

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Family Tree and Autobiography

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23 Winter Break (no class)

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January
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Social Change Through the Century 12 13 14 15 Vehicles of Change 22 23 16 17 End of Unit 24 25 18

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