- Grade 7
Availability: Blyth Academy Online
The Ontario Curriculum: History
In Grade 7 History online, students will journey through Canadian History from 1713 to 1850. Students will explore the creation of Canada, the shaping of "Canadien" culture, and pivotal events like the expulsion of Acadians and The Seven Years War. They will also investigate life in 19th-century Canada, the War of 1812, Westward expansion, and transformative shifts from 1837 to 1850. Connecting with the rich tapestry of Canadian history, students will uncover its pivotal moments and transformations.
Below is a course outline for the online Grade 7 History course offered by Blyth Academy. As the Ontario curriculum is set by the Ontario Ministry of Education, the course and skills learned remain the same whether you take it in person or online.
New France and British North America 1713-1800
In this unit, students will build on their understanding of earlier Canadian history, looking at the social, political and economic changes and how they affected different groups in this time period. They will explore the experiences of and challenges facing different groups, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities in Canada during this period, and will compare them to the experiences of present-day Canadians. Students will be introduced to the historical inquiry process and will apply it to investigate different perspectives on issues in eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Canada, including issues associated with the shift in European imperial powers and the impact on Indigenous individuals and communities
Conflicts and Challenges in Canada 1800-1850
In this unit, students will build on their understanding of earlier Canadian history, looking at the social, political and economic changes and how they affected different groups. They will learn about various groups that existed in colonial Canada and how they were affected by the conflicts and changes that characterized this period. Students will begin to apply the concepts of historical thinking to their study of Canadian history, leading to deeper and more meaningful explorations of life in colonial Canada. They will also develop their ability to gather and critically analyze evidence from primary sources in order to form conclusions about historical issues and events.
The final grade a student achieves will represent the quality of their overall achievement of expectations for the course. The final grade will be determined by evaluations conducted throughout the duration of the course.