Grade 8 Social Studies Lesson Plan

LESSON 1: “Nothing Ever Happens By Chance

Time Frame:
One 56-minute period

Specific Curriculum Outcome:
Students will be expected to:

Lesson Objective:
To develop an understanding of women’s struggles for empowerment in society.

Skills and Processes:
In this lesson students will

Historical Question:
How were the strategies used by the pioneers of the women’s movement in Canada successfully used by Newfoundland and Labrador women in the 1970’s and 1980’s?

Overview:
Students will use information viewed on the Historica and Let’s Teach About Women websites to draw conclusions about women’s struggle for empowerment in society.

Background:
View the selected Historica Minutes at www.histori.ca/minutes. Read the background information about the following women.

Activity 1

Students will visit the Historica website to view the selected minutes. They will then complete the summary sheet provided.

Activity 2

Students will visit the Let’s Teach About Women website and choose an issue that women in Newfoundland and Labrador fought for in the 1970’s and 1980’s. They will read about the issue and complete the summary sheet.

Activity 3

Students will use the information compiled in the summary sheet to answer the historical question.

Assessment Ideas
Teacher can review: