Social Studies 7-8 Information

Week of 9/16: we are finishing review of the the Civil War, and then we begin studying Reconstruction.

Upcoming quiz: Wednesday 9/18 - Civil War and the start of Reconstruction. Remember to use your notes and textbook to study. Students will be given a review guide

Homework from textbook due Monday 9/23: read pages 504-507, answer all review questions on page 507.

Course description: In this course we will study the history of the United States since the Civil War. We will learn about how the United States developed dealt with challenges and developed. We will consider the social, political, and economic changes that led to our current conditions. We will also learn how to think like a historian, and form ideas and arguments about the past using evidence.

 First marking period
- Unit 1: Reconstruction
- Unit 2: Industrialization


Second marking period
- Unit 3: Expansion and Imperialism
- Unit 4: World War I and the 1920’s


Third marking period
- Unit 5: The Great Depression
- Unit 6: WWII


Fourth marking period
- Unit 7: The Cold War
- Unit 8: Civil Rights and Current Events

Global I Information

Week of 9/16: We are learning about the Neolithic Revolution and River Valley Civilizations

Homework from textbook due Monday 9/23: read pages 44-49, answer questions 1-7 on page 49. Read pages 50-55, answer questions 1-8 on page 55.

Upcoming quiz: Monday 9/23 - Paleolithic Era, Neolithic Revolution, and River Valley Civilizations

 

Global II Information

Week of 9/16: We are studying the Enlightenment!

Homework from your textbook due Monday 9/23: read pages 651-655, answer questions 1-8 on page 655, AND read pages 656-661, answer questions 1-6 on page 661.

Upcoming quiz: 9/23 - The world in 1750 and the Enlightenment

Course description: In this course we will study the history of the world since the year 1750 C.E. We will learn about the developments and forces, or “enduring issues” that shaped our modern world, and the challenges we currently face. We will learn how to be historians through analyzing sources and communicating ideas.

First marking period

  • Unit 1: Enlightenment, Revolution, and Nationalism
  • Unit 2: The Industrial Revolution

Second marking period

  • Unit 3: Imperialism
  • Unit 4: WWI and WWII

Third marking period

  • Unit 5: The Cold War
  • Unit 6: Decolonization and Nationalism

Fourth marking period

  • Unit 7: Modernization and Globalization
  • Unit 8: Human Rights Violations

Participation in Government & Economics Information

Week of 9/16: We are learning about the principles of the Constitution and the three branches of government.

Homework due Monday 9/23: current event analysis #1

Upcoming quiz: 9/24 - Forms of government, principles of the Constitution, and the three branches of government.

Course description: In this course we will learn about the role of the individual in our democratic society and the global
economy, as well as the institutions and mechanisms used by our government. We will focus on placing our individual
actions and decisions in a broader political and economic context, closely study current events, and learn how to be
responsible consumers and producers of media.


First marking period (Participation in Government)
- Unit 1: American Democracy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberty
- Unit 2: Rights and Responsibilities as a Citizen


Second marking period (Participation in Government)
- Unit 3: Political and Civic Participation
- Unit 4: Public Policy


Third marking period (Economics)
- Unit 5: Individual Responsibility in the Economy
- Unit 6: Markets: Supply and Demand


Fourth marking period (Economics)
- Unit 7: Impact of American Capitalism in a Global Economy
- Unit 8: The Tools of Economic Policy in a Global Economy