This resource was developed prior to the curriculum redesign in 2015. While it does not align with current learning standards, it may have value as a content source. Teachers may need to make adjustments to ensure accurate alignment with current curriculum:

Social Studies 08, version 03 (Print)

Social Studies 8 offers a course and its related resources that are delivered seamlessly to your school, in online or print formats. Social Studies 8 is extremely useful to teachers committed to improving access to basic education by developing flexible, learner-focused programs.

This course introduces students to the five interrelated curriculum organizers through the exploration of history, culture, geography, and the applications of specific skills (e.g., map interpretations, writing, research, bar graphs, comparison frameworks, etc.). The prescribed learning outcomes for Social Studies 8 have been derived from the Ministry of Education's Integrated Resource Package (1997) and are the basis for the development of the course. Social Studies 8 is designed around three modules representing a time frame from the end of the Roman Empire up to the 1700s.

PLEASE NOTE: The following textbooks are referred to in this course. (However, any atlas will do.) Stock may be low or depleted already. Students need to purchase their own from local libraries, publishers, or online book stores:
Canadian Oxford School Atlas (ISBN-10: 0-19-541895-6 or ISBN-13: 978-0-19-541895-8)
Pathways—Civilizations Through Time (ISBN-10: 0-13-675463-5 or ISBN-13: 978-0-13-675463-3)

Please note that student term tests and instructional guides (answer keys for section assignments and term tests) are available for most of our courses. These items can be ordered by Account Customers through this website by using your Customer Number. If you are not aware of your Customer Number, please call Customer Service at 1.888.883.4766.

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Product Code Quantity Price
Module 1, Social Studies 08, version 03 (JSS8A3) ** 7540002904 $23.44EA
Forging Civilizations, 500-1200

Section 1:The Mediterranean World; Religion: A Force of Change; The Franks; The Anglo-Saxons and the Celts; The Vikings
Section 2:The Bayeux Tapestry; Life in Feudal England; Religion in the Middle Ages; World View, The Crusades; Royal Power and Democracy
Section 3:The Origins of Chinese Civilization; The Shang and the Zhou Dynasties; Chinese Philosophy; Unity and Conformity; The Golden Age: The Tang Dynasty
Section 4:The Middle East; The Foundations and the Spread of Islam; Muslim Life and Society During the Eighth and Ninth Centuries; Islam and the West
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Module 2, Social Studies 08, version 03 (JSS8B3) ** 7540002910 $23.44EA
From Feudalism to the Nation-State, 1100-1700

Section 1:Knighthood and Chivalry; The Hundred Years' War; Trade and Town; Women in the Late Middle Ages; The Church in the Late Middle Ages; Social Upheaval
Section 2:Japan's Geography; The Early Days of the Rising Sun; Heian Japan; The Feudal Age; War and Unification; The Tokugawa Era
Section 3:Italy - The Right Conditions; The Family; Renaissance Thought; The Great Artists; The Northern Renaissance
Section 4:The Riches of Asia; Ships and Navigation; The Portuguese and Spanish Sea Explorers; The Conquistadors; The British, Dutch, and French
Section 5:The Protestant Reformation; The English Reformation and the Tudors; Making a Nation-State Work
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Module 3, Social Studies 08, version 03 (JSS8C3) ** 7540002917 $23.44EA
Kingdoms and Dynasties, 900-1600

Section 1:Islamic Spain; Southern Spain and the Reconquista; Spain after 1264; The Ottoman Empire; The Ottoman Empire in Decline
Section 2:The Indian Landscape; Early Developments; India's Golden Age: The Gupta Empire; Thought and Belief; The Muslim Conquest; The Europeans Invade India
Section3:The Geography of Africa; The Peoples of Africa; The Historical Development of Africa; West Africa and the Guinea Coast; East Africa and Ethiopia; The Bantu Peoples of Central and Southern Africa
Section 4:The Song Dynasty: Renaissance in China, 960-1276; China Under the Mongols: The Yuan Dynasty 1271 - 1368; The Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644
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