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7th Grade Social Studies: U.S. History  

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7th Grade Social Studies:  U.S. History

Year Objectives:

  • To be an organized and prepared student
  • To be able to analyze and interpret primary & secondary sources of information
  • To comprehend and evaluate the causes and effects of historical events
  • To become critical thinkers and independent learners

Units of Study:

  • The First Americans
  • Exploring The Americas
  • Colonial America
  • Life In The American Colonies
  • Causes Of The American Revolution
  • The American Revolution
  • The Articles of Confederation & The Need For A New Constitution
  • The Constitution


McGraw-Hill's Discovery Our Past: A History of the United States (Online version)

Novel (Historic Fiction):

My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier

  • The American RevolutionThe American Revolution

    The 7th grade Social Studies classes are currently studying Unit Six: The American Revolution. The students will evaluate the reaction of the colonies to the rejection of the Olive Branch Petition, summarize the steps taken that led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence, understand the four parts of the Declaration of Independence, identify the opposing sides in the American Revolution, compare and contrast the advantages of the British and the Patriots, identify and evaluate the Patriot defeats and victories, analyze and evaluate how the Americans gained allies, describe life on the home front during the Revolutionary War, identify and evaluate events and elements of the war, analyze the victory at Yorktown; and identify and analyze what helped the Patriots win independence. Additionally, the 7th grade Social Studies classes are reading the historical fiction novel My Brother Sam is Dead

    Supplemental Student Resources:

    The Second Continental Congress (We the People), by Jessica S. Gunderson 

    Give Me liberty: The Story of the Declaration of Independence, by Russell Freedman 

    Declaration: The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When America Became Independent, May1-July 4, 1776, by William Hogeland 

    Five Smooth Stones: Hope's Revolutionary War Diary, by Kristiana Gregory 

    Letters for Freedom: The American Revolution, by Douglas M. Rife and Gina Capaldi 

    John Paul Jones: The Pirate Patriot, by Armstrong Sperry

    Supplemental Movies:

    Johnny Tremain, a young man becomes a patriot fighting for freedom of the colonies, directed by Robert Stevenson

    1776, musical comedy about the days leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence

    The Patriot, a farmer leads a militia group during the Revolutionary war

    John Adams, the life of one of the founders of the United States and its second president

















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