Grade 8 Social Studies


Teacher: Ms. Abby Ferguson

School Phone #: 421-6758



Extra Help Times: Monday-Friday: 7:30am-8:40am

                              Monday/Wednesday: 12:30pm-1:15pm

                              Tuesday: 3:25pm

                              ***Or, come see me and we can set up a time that works for both of us.




The textbook for grade 8 Social Studies is Canadian Identity.  All students are assigned a book for the year.


The new text is divided up into the following units:

Unit 1: Introduction

Unit 2: Geographic Influences

Unit 3: Influences and Interactions

Unit 4: Citizenship

Unit 5: Challenges and Opportunities

Unit 6: Summative


Assessment and Evaluation


~Assessment is the systematic evaluation of gathering information on student learning.

~Evaluation is the process and analyzing, reflecting upon, and summarizing assessment information, and making judgments or decisions based upon information gathered.


Over the course of the next ten months I plan on using the following strategies:


~Work samples

~Teacher-made tests and quizzes

~Case Studies

~Current Event Presentations/Political Cartoon presentations

~Research Projects (using books, magazines, and the Internet as sources)

~Group Projects

~Peer and self assessments


~Oral Presentations (group and individual)

Binder Divisions


1. Classwork    2. Projects