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History – Grade 8

  • Grade 8

Availability: Blyth Academy Online
The Ontario CurriculumHistory

Course Overview

In Grade 8 History online, students will explore the social, political, and economic changes that have shaped the nation. They will compare historical challenges to contemporary issues and delve into the forces that led to Confederation, with a focus on their impact on various communities. Students will examine the global factors influencing economic development and quality of life, along with responses to global inequalities. Students will explore mapping techniques, data analysis tools, and spatial technologies to unravel the dynamic fabric of Canada's evolution during this transformative era. 


Below is a course outline for the online Grade 8 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. 

Creating Canada 1850-1890

In this unit, students will build on their understanding of earlier Canadian history, looking at the social, political and economic changes that affected different groups in this time period. What were some challenges facing Canadians and how do they compare to current challenges? What were the internal and external forces that led to Confederation and the impact of these developments on everyone, including First Nations and immigrants? Students will consider their rights and freedoms as a result of actions taken by people during this era to change our lives. 

Canada: A Changing Society 1890-1914

In this unit, students will study factors that affect economic development and quality of life globally and will examine responses to global inequalities. They will be introduced to new types of maps and graphs, including scatter graphs, population pyramids, and will continue to develop their ability to use a variety of sources, tools, and spatial technologies to study various geographic issues.     


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. 

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