Social Studies 7-8 Information

Week of 2/10: we are studying US imperialism and the start of WWI.

Homework from textbook due 2/24: read pages 670-675, answer ALL questions on page 675.

 Upcoming quiz: 2/14 - The Rise of American Power - study guide on Google Classroom

 

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 2/10: We are learning about the Byzantine Empire. 

Homework due 2/24 - Enduring Issues Assignment on Google Classroom 

 Upcoming Quiz - 2/14 - Post-Classical Europe - study guide on Google Classroom

Course description: In this course we will study the history of the world from before the dawn of civilization to the year
1750. We will learn about cultures from all over the world, use primary and secondary sources like real historians, and
learn about “enduring issues” – forces that have affected humans throughout the ages.


First marking period
- Unit 1: Development of Civilization and Belief Systems
- Unit 2: Classical Civilizations: Greece, Gupta, Han, Maurya, Maya, Qin, & Rome


Second marking period
- Unit 3: Trade, Technology, & Cultural Diffusion 500-1500 C.E.
- Unit 4: Achievements and Conflict 500-1500 C.E.


Third marking period

- Unit 5: The Ottoman Empire and Ming Dynasty pre-1600 C.E.
- Unit 6: Africa and the Americas pre-1600 C.E.


Fourth marking period
- Unit 7: The Encounter
- Unit 8: The Transformation of Europe and Russia 1400-1750

 

Global II Information

Week of 2/10: We are studying imperialism in China.

Homework due 2/24: Enduring Issues Assignment on Google Classroom

Upcoming quiz: 2/14 - Imperialism in Asia - study guide on Google Classroom 

 

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

Economics Information

Week of 2/10: We are learning making decisions 

Homework due 2/24: Next current event analysis

Upcoming quiz: 2/14: Intro to economics 

 

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