Grade Eight – Social Studies

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Learning Commons Resources

Gr. 8 Social Studies eBooks

We have a wide variety of books, curriculum and DVDs that cover this topic.

Curriculum Examples

  • Unit studies
  • Middle Ages
  • The Christians: the First Two Thousand Years series
  • Story of the World
  • Mystery of History
  • Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation
  • Reformation Overview DVD
  • Martin Luther
  • The Renaissance, the Reformation and the Rise of Nations pack

Search Term

Use the following keywords to search for resources:

  • Core competencies
  • Middle ages
  • Reformation
  • Crusades
  • Renaissance

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HCOS Gr. 8 Social Studies Online Course

Subscriptions

Log in to BrainPOP to find the Social Studies videos available.

OR

Go to BrainPOP Educators (no username/password required) which has the option to choose BC curriculum standards.

In BrainPOP you will find short animated movies, to creatively engage students in learning.  (Gr. K-8 and some high school content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Curio.ca and search among the many social studies-related topics.  This subscription is a very strong resource for Canadian history, with “Canada: A People’s History” for the content portion of the curriculum.

Curio.ca offers the audio and video content from CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and Radio-Canada for unique Canadian content.  (K-12, but mostly high school content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Discovery Education Streaming (Canada) and search for social studies topics.  Topics available would include such things as:  Civics, Canadian Studies, United States History, Geography, Ancient Civilizations and World History.

Discovery Education Streaming Plus offers students award-winning digital or multimedia content.  (K-12 content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Explora Secondary.

EBSCOhost’s Explora is a site to encourage student research with extensive, reliable content and ease of use.  (K-12 content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to EverFi to find the courses:  FutureSmart (becoming stewards of your financial future  Gr. 6-8) Demo video;  Ignition (using technology safely – Gr. 6-9) Demo videoVenture – Entrepreneurial Expedition (Gr. 7-10) Demo video; and Healthier Me: Wellness Fundamentals for Middle School  (Gr. 7-9) Demo video, and Character Playbook (developing social and emotional skills – Gr. 7-9).

EverFI produces digital courses, such as: financial literacy, STEM, diversity and inclusion, student loan management, digital citizenship, civic awareness, entrepreneurial thinking, alcohol and substance abuse, and sexual assault prevention.  (Gr. 4-12)  Look for a full description (and a list of all courses available) under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

GALE CENGAGE Learning and GALE Databases:  (Grades 8-12)  Log in to find “Canada in Context”, “Global Issues in Context”, “Gale Virtual Reference Library”, “Science in Context” and “Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources”.

GALE CENGAGE Learning is a world leader in eResearch and educational publishing.  (Gr. 9-12)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to KnowBC and search by going to an encyclopedia or book title.

KnowBC is the leading general reference site for British Columbia, and has the Encyclopedia of British Columbia and other reference works.  (Gr. K-12)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Learn360 and then search for Social Studies topics, such as Geography, Government, Social Studies or World Cultures.

Learn360 is a media-on-demand service or digital video library for Gr. K-12, with digital, audio and other support materials.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to SAS® Curriculum Pathways  to look for Social Studies resources.

SAS® Curriculum Pathways provides interactive tools, resources, and apps for grades K-12.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to “What in the World?” (Level 2 – Gr. 8-10) at LesPlan – Subscribers for current affairs.

What in the World? is a current events newsmagazine for students in grades 5-7 (Level 1) and 8-10 (level 2).  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to World Book, which offers three very good Social Studies sites on their home page:  World Book Timelines (Gr. 5 to 12), World Book Student (Gr. 5-8) and World Book Advanced (Gr. 8-12).

World Book is our online encyclopedia with research sites for all ages from K to 12.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

 

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