Grade 8 Online Lesson Plans

Website Resources - Grade 8 (1850-1914)

Resource Kits

Resource Kits provide handouts, worksheets, and activity ideas to use as inspiration in the classroom. Less prescriptive than Lesson Plans, Resource Kits provide flexible suggestions and primary source material that can be customized for your students.

Strand A: 1850-1890

  • Family Ties: Ontario at the Time of Confederation [Word, PDF]

  • The American Civil War and Fenian Raids in the 1860s [Word, PDF]

  • Black Canadian Migration Experiences [Word, PDF]

  • Five Women and Their Diaries [Word, PDF]

  • The Great Toronto Fire [Word, PDF]

  • Ontario’s Agricultural Past [Word, PDF]

  • Promotion of Healthy Living in Ontario [Word, PDF]

Strand B: 1890-1914

  • Black Canadian Migration Experiences [Word, PDF]

  • Ontario’s Agricultural Past [Word, PDF]

  • Promotion of Healthy Living in Ontario [Word, PDF]

Online Exhibits

Online exhibits provide primary sources and secondary information on a wide range of topics. Not sure where to send your students for inquiry projects? Interested in learning history outside the textbook? Our online exhibits are a great place to start!

Workshops

The Archives of Ontario offer FREE hands-on workshops in our specially designed classroom space. Run by experienced educators, all workshops include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Archives of Ontario and provide takeaway resources for your students’ future work.

Images

The Archives of Ontario has over 3 million photographs in our collections, many of which are available online. See below for ones you can use in your class or visit our Visual Database to discover more.

Chinese family, Date: 1911
Chinese family, Date: 1911
Location: Sarnia, Ont.
Creator: John Boyd
Reference Code: C 7-3-2822
Archives of Ontario, I0003443
Land grant offered to Charles Bonnycastle, a volunteer in the Canadian militia during the Fenian Raids Date: 1905
Land grant offered to Charles Bonnycastle, a volunteer in the Canadian militia during the Fenian Raids Date: 1905
Archives of Ontario Poster Collection
Reference Code: C 233-1-3-2159
Archives of Ontario

Page from Marty Hastie’s diary, Date: 1884
Page from Marty Hastie’s diary, Date: 1884
Creator: William Mack family fonds
Reference Code: F 40 Series C, MU 3300
Archives of Ontario

Sir Wilfrid Laurier by a railway track Date: 1910
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

Mr. Good's Locomotive Engine, Toronto Date: 1840 – 1860
Mr. Good's Locomotive Engine, Toronto Date: 1840 – 1860 (?)
Creator: George A. Stewart, del. Hugh Scobie Lithography, Toronto
Reference Code: C 281-0-0-0-9
Archives of Ontario, I0003083

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