Learning Resources for Grades 7-8
Click the subject areas listed below to find learning resources appropriate for students in Grades 7-8
Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments that connect to science, math, art, and more.
A Youtube Channel featuring daily drawing classes with illustrator, Jarret Krosoczka
The NAC’s ArtsAlive.ca website has videos and documents to learn about Music, English Theatre, French Theatre, and Dance.
Geography and History
This website offers lessons, videos and student tasks to explore History, Geography, Economics, and Social Justice.
Interactive educational history app. It has hundreds of historical maps with thousands of events relating to Canadian, American and World history.
Language Resources in English and French as a Second Language
A large collection of exceptionally well done videos on various topics including history, culture, science, astronomy, climat, food & agriculture, biomedical sciences, travel and much more! (It may be helpful to change video playback speed to .75 and add subtitles).
Ontario’s francophone TV programming including short videos, mini-series, games, movies…
Collaboration between Dalhousie, the Ocean Frontier Institute and the National Film Board allows students to participate in an online Ocean School course
Highlighting the value of short written works, these sites offer readers a variety of poems, short stories and other written works that show how much can be conveyed with just a few words!
Collection of audio books for all ages ranging in length from a few minutes to a few hours!
Podcasts on all subjects for all ages! Many choices will be of interest to 7-12 students and the language is clear and well articulated.
Digital exploration of la francophonie with activities sorted by age and competency level.
Focus on all things science related! Articles, experiments and contests!
Canada’s virtual museum!
Stories, articles and news for youth. Topics include science, health, the environment, sports, history and culture. Free access until June 30th.
Largest free digital learning app!
Free ebooks and audiobooks available on the OCSB Student Portal. Sora Cheat Sheet.
Free books online if you use your Ottawa Public Library Account to login. French and English. Various books by age group from primary to teens. If you don’t have a Library Card, click here to access.
Mathletics™ is an online program that allows students to practice skills they are working on. All OCSB students in grades 4-12 have access. Students must be logged into their ocsbstudent account to use this resource.
Games and puzzles are a fabulous way to build math concepts and skills, including several offline choices.
Free resource to help parents and students navigate financial literacy.
Free 1:1 Online Grade 6-10 Math Tutoring by Ontario certified teachers.
Religion and Family Life
Includes Catholic curriculum documents and support materials
Lessons and resources for students and parents around Digital Citizenship, Etiquette and Digital Health
This organization represents Catholic School Boards in Ontario. They create resources, curriculum and promote Catholic Faith and Education in Ontario and beyond.
Access electronic copies of Religious Education textbooks from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Science and Technology
Scholastic Science Videos and Quizzes.
Online learning tasks and projects with Canadian museums. Select your grade at the left drop down options. Canadian Museums of Aviation, Science and Tech. and Agriculture etc. Also available in French.
Variety of online science simulations.
Digital hub featuring curated content related to science, technology and innovation.
Teach and learn practical digital skills using free project-based video curriculum.
The National Film Board has over 4,000 films to watch for free including short films, documentaries, and animated films on various topics.
This CBC site provides access to thousands of podcasts, programs, documentaries, and archival material. The site has closed captioning for the hearing impaired.
Resources for Geography, History, Science, English, Art, and Music.
Resources families can use to create an engaging and supportive distance learning environment for students.