Web-Based Student Learning Activities

These web-based student learning activities are based on the Ontario curriculum and are formatted to be "printer -friendly" so they can be used as recording sheets by students as well as providing direct links to the web pages.
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Grade 8 History
Most of these activities are based on the work of R. Johnson.  Thanks to Mr. Johnson for sharing.

The Development of Western Canada

The Métis        (also available as a Word document  metis.doc)
Who are they and what was their everyday life like?

Personalities of 1885              (also available as a Word document   1885.doc)
Read and summarize the biographies of key "personalities" of the North West Rebellion of 1885

Advertising for Immigrants Abroad          (also available as a Word document  immigration.doc)
Learn how the government of Canada advertised for immigrants to settle Western Canada.

Should I Join the Rush? - a "Mystery Quest" about the Klondike Gold Rush using the Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History web site. (version française)

Canada: A Changing Society

Industry, Workers and Unions      (also available as a Word document   labour.doc)
Learn about the Industrial Revolutions in Canada, working conditions for children and the "Wobblies".

Women, Work and Unions           (also available as a Word document   women.doc)
Read about the connections and follow "A Hundred Years of Women's Work in Hamilton"

The Women's Movement      (also available as a Word document   womens_movement.doc)
Learn about the suffrage movement and the "Famous Five"

Jack Turner's War      (also available as a Word document   war.doc)
Explore unique and powerful photographs taken by a Canadian soldier in World War I.

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