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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
  • Exploring The AmericasExploring The Americas

    The 7th grade Social Studies classes are currently studying Unit Two: Exploring The Americas. The students will know 
    that advances in technology paved the way for European exploration, why Europeans explored and colonized the Americas, the positive and negative contributions of the Europeans in the Americas, and how the reforms of Martin Luther brought about religious change.

    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 


    Who Was First? Discovering America, by Russell Freedman


    1491, by Charles Mann 


    The World Made New: Why the Age of Exploration Happened and How It Changed the World, by Marc Aronson, John W.Glenn


    Websites:

    http://mrnussbaum.com/explorers/age/


    http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org


    http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/the-age-of-exploration.htm


    http://www.historyguide.org/earlymod/lecture2c.HTML


    http://www.history.com/topics/exploration


    https://quizlet.com/6482766/european-explorers-in-the-age-of-exploration-flash-cards/


    http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/exploration/resources/major-european-explorers

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

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