Grade 8 Social Studies
Ce site est une collection de ressources qui appuient les programmes d'étude de la 6e à la 9e année de la Saskatchewan.
A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more.
Academic Skill Builders
A 4-page pdf assignment for students to create a photo album with fictionalized text, based on late 19th and early 20th century photos from Library and Archives Canada. Students are required to include copyright/credit information.
Just as the title says... Artists, Biblical characters, Explorers, Filmmakers, Singers, and more!
Lots and lots of information on Canada. Neat crossword puzzles and quizzes, too! A list of topics is just over 2/3 of the way down the page.
This site is about the history of Canada through the words of the men and women who shaped the nation. Built around the Government Documents collection of the Early Canadiana Online collection, it integrates narrative text with links to primary source texts.
This site is has been designed for students and teachers of Canadian studies, history and law, but will also be useful to researchers and anyone else interested in Canada's past. It includes:
Students will learn more about the people who have made Canada one of
the most culturally diverse countries in the world. They will use a
variety of organizers (student handouts) to help them collect and
organize data from a number of primary and secondary documents.
Select over 100 city or country destinations anywhere on these Global Sites and you'll be sent on an exciting interactive journey. When you return check out the vast selection of travel related information. This includes Traveling Tips, World Maps, World Times, Travelers Warnings, Health Information, World Weather Forecasts, World Restaurant Guides, Hostels, Specialized Travel Newsgroups plus additional sources of information.
Flags from around the world are available in 3 sizes for you to print and use with your students.
This site was written for young people ages 9 to 13 who are learning about how Canada came to be a country. It is also for anyone else who wants to learn more about Confederation.
Countries of the World
This is a one-page document that outlines a country research project. Students are asked to research people, art, currency, geography and more and present their findings as a display, powerpoint or scrapbook.
In this activity, students will research a political event that took place the year they were born and create their own political cartoon using a computer-based Draw program. This will open as a Microsoft Word document.
Eduweb develops award-winning digital learning games and interactives about art, history, science, and technology. Their mission is to "create exciting and effective learning experiences that hit the sweet spot where learning theory, digital technology, and fun meet."
Exploration: The Fur Trade and Hudson's Bay Company
Flags of the World
Select the appropriate age of your students and choose from a variety of Mathematics, Geography, Art, Science, Language Arts, etc. games.
This project has students using two different programs that are very user-friendly and extremely helpful. The idea behind the project is to get students to analyze and compare information about 7 dfferent countries and then reflect their findings in graphs. It will take about 3 - 5 computer classes. This is a high interest activity for the students.
GeoDart Game Maker
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.
Topics included are the Metis, Immigration, Klondike Gold Rush, Industrial Revolution, Suffrage, etc.
Welcome to The Historica-Dominion Institute, the largest, independent
organization dedicated to Canadian history, identity and citizenship. The Historica-Dominion Institute's mandate is to build active and
informed citizens through a greater knowledge and appreciation of the
history, heritage and stories of Canada. Lesson plans, brief videos, games and more!
Listed on this site are fun history games and animations organized around broad historical periods. Most of the games are for students ages 10-16.
Activities for every grade level that deals with the Holocaust.
A selection of articles, lesson plans, images, and more about the Holocaust.
Debating is a structured contest of argumentation in which two opposing individuals or teams defend and attack a given proposition. The procedure is bound by rules that vary based on location and participants. The process is adjudicated and a winner is declared. Debating is a foundational aspect of a democratic society and thus reflects the values of Canadians.
Interactive Whiteboard Links
Search by inventor, invention, category, or time period for articles on that topic.
An online quiz for students to test their knowledge about the map of Canada.
Blank maps of Canada and its provinces that you can print.
This method of research is used to walk an entire class through the research process at the beginning of the year.
Through research, students will gain insight into the significance of Saskatoon's Montgomery neighbourhood street names and their relationship to World War I & II. This is a Microsoft Word document.
Activities, Experiments,Games, Stories, News, Animals, Pictures ~ all are found on this site.
This site has been categorized by grade to make your search easier. The lessons are online based and weave nicely with the curriculum in both science and social studies.
Printable Maps from National Geographic
Find links to newspapers and news media. Discover the most extensive newspaper and news media guide on the internet.
Interesting facts about Canadian and world events. There is also a "For Teachers" section that has education materials for Grades 6-12.
Busy teachers are always looking for new teaching ideas and ways to save time. The Saskatoon Public Schools OLC has compiled a list of online resources that their teachers have created or recommended.
Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.
A 5-page pdf document from Library and Archives Canada that has students researching three of Canada's prime ministers.
The StarPhoenix, your online source for Saskatoon news, sports, business, crime, entertainment, classifieds, horoscopes, weather, and more.
Teaching Resources, Student Activities, Reproducibles, and more!
The Science Learning Network (SLN) is an online community of educators, students, schools, science museums and other institutions demonstrating a new model for inquiry science education. There is a list of resources developed by SLN museums.
Teachers Love Smart Boards
Test Your Geography Knowledge
The Canadian Social Studies Super Site
The Geography Zone has been created to help spread geographical awareness and an understanding of the places and cultures across our world in an exciting and dynamic atmosphere. Here you can find The Geography Challenge, the world's largest online geography contest, as well as tons of the geography tools and facts to help make you a geography expert.
Have you ever wondered what life in Saskatoon would be like if treaties had never been concluded with First Nation peoples? How would life for you, your family, and your community be different?
In order to understand the present we must first travel back to the time of the treaties to find out their origins and contents. Then we must return to the present to see how their loss would affect you and your community.
A collection of activities, lessons, quizzes, and more that focus on the UN's involvement with human rights, poverty, world hunger, cleaner oceans, and more.
The University Archives constitutes the official "memory" of the University and represents the accumulated experience of an educational community that has contributed greatly to the history and development of the province.
A 4-page pdf file that challenges students to make generalizations about life in Canada in the late 19th or early 20th century by searching the Library and Archives Canada site for appropriate pictures.
Take a Virtual Field Trip to one of many locations. A great enhancer to any classroom.
In this introductory activity, students listen to war interviews with soldiers and analyze their effectiveness.
Welcome to the tours of Paris.
Would you rather visit Paris walking around on your own, or do you prefer a historical guided tour with comments? Or maybe visit the Catacombs?
What Kind of World...? programme
In this introductory activity, students explore the site to gather some first impressions of the Cold War era and its impact on Canadian society and politics.
Great one class lesson on directions and listening.