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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
  • Financial Literacy

Textbook:

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

Announcements
  • Colonial AmericaColonial America

    The 7th grade Social Studies classes are currently studying Unit Three: Colonial America.  The students will learn about the problems the Roanoke settlers encountered, the reasons Jamestown settlement succeeded, the push & pull factors that led the Puritans to settle in North America, the role religion played in founding of the various colonies, how English settlement succeeded in part thanks to Native American help, but led to future conflict with them, why the Middle Colonies grew, how the English acquired New Netherland, how the colony on New Jersey was created, the problems faced by Maryland and Virginia, the factors that contributed to the growth of the Carolinas, and the reasons for the founding of Georgia.

     

    Supplemental Student Reading Resources:  

     

    Voices from Colonial America: Florida, 1513-1821, by Matthew C. Cannavale 


    Voices from Colonial America: New York, 1609-1776, by Michael Burgan 


    Voices from Colonial America: New Amsterdam and the Origins of New York by L. J. Krizner, Lisa Sita 


    The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-But-True Survival Story of Plymouth Colony, by Cheryl Harness 


    Where the Great Hawk Flies, by Liza Ketchum 


    Voices from Colonial America, by the National Geographic Society 


    At the Movies


    Pocahontas, The New World, the story of Pocahontas and John Smith, by director Terrence Malick


    Squanto: A Warrior's Tale, the story of an Indian warrior taken captive in the 1600s, by directors Xavier Koller and Christopher Stoia


    Websites:


    http://dohistory.org

    http://www.histarch.illinois.edu/plymouth/

    http://www.varsitytutors.com/earlyamerica

    http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/divam.htm


    http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/overview.html

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1294965/posts

    http://www.americancenturies.mass.edu


    http://www.virtualjamestown.org

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/death-jamestown-background/1428/

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/narrative.html


    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/sthtml/

    http://mayflowerhistory.com, http://www.plimoth.org

    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mosmd/index.htm#part1

    http://www.history.org

    http://salem.lib.virginia.edu/home.html

    http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/salem.htm

    http://oieahc.wm.edu

    http://nationalgeographic.org/interactive/saleminteractive/

    http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/Slavery/index.php

    http://www.timepage.org/spl/13colony.html

    http://ww12.dinsdoc.com

     http://pocahontas.morenus.org


    http://www.csmonitor.com/1997/1029/102997.feat.feat.1.html


     

Assignments
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  • Chapter 5: The Spirit of Independence Lesson 1: Answer Question 4

    Why did colonists oppose the Stamp Act?

    Assign On: 1/6/2020
    Due: 2/7/2020
  • Chapter 5: The Spirit of Independence Lesson 1: Answer Question 2

    What advantages did the British hope to gain by limiting westward settlement in 1763?

    Assign On: 1/6/2020
    Due: 3/5/2020
  • Study for the Chapter 4: Life in the America Colonies

    The Chapter 4: Life in the American Colonies Test is scheduled for Monday, February 3, 2020

    Assign On: 1/6/2020
    Due: 2/3/2020
  • Chapter 4: Life in the America Colonies Lesson 4: Take The Self Check Quiz

    Print out the completed self check quiz, save the completed quiz in Google Classroom, or take screenshots of the completed quiz.

    Assign On: 1/6/2020
    Due: 1/31/2020
  • Chapter 4: Life in the America Colonies Lesson 4: Answer Question 4

    What was the role of William Pitt in the French and Indian War?

    Assign On: 1/6/2020
    Due: 1/29/2020
  • Chapter 4: Life in the America Colonies Lesson 4: Answer Question 3

    What was the role of the Ohio River valley in the growing conflict between the French, Native Americans, and British in the mid-1700s?

    Assign On: 1/6/2020
    Due: 1/28/2020
  • Chapter 4: Life in the America Colonies Lesson 3: Take The Self Check Quiz

    Print out the completed self check quiz, save the completed quiz in Google Classroom, or take screenshots of the completed quiz.

    Assign On: 1/6/2020
    Due: 1/24/2020
  • Chapter 4: Life in the America Colonies Lesson 3: Answer Question 2

    How did the size of the colonial population change in the 1700s, and what contributed to this development?

    Assign On: 1/6/2020
    Due: 1/22/2020
  • Study for the Chapter 4: Life in the America Colonies Lessons 1 & 2: Notebook Quiz

    Make sure to bring your fully charged iPad along with your notes & handouts.

    The Notebook Quiz is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    Assign On: 1/6/2020
    Due: 1/21/2020
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