Social Studies

Seventh grade Social Studies is a study of the world from a geographical, historical, and cultural perspective. The class allows for a comparative exploration of cultures all across the globe with a particular focus on conflict and cooperation, economic development, population shifts, political thought and organization, cultural values and belief. The Social Studies curriculum is designed to fulfill the History-Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools, which are accessible at https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/.


Textbook

  • History Alive! The Medieval World and Beyond

Online textbook available to all students at http://student.teachtci.com - please ask your teacher for online access codes


Units of Study

  • Unit 1 -

    • Analyze the causes and effects of the vast expansion and ultimate disintegration of the Roman Empire and the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Europe

  • Unit 2 -

    • Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Islam in the Middle Ages

  • Unit 3 -

    • Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the sub-Saharan civilizations of Ghana and Mali in Medieval Africa

  • Unit 4 -

    • Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of China in the Middle Ages

  • Unit 5 -

    • Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Japan

  • Unit 6 - Civilizations of the Americas

    • Compare and contrast the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the Meso-American and Andean civilizations

  • Unit 7 - The Renaissance

    • Analyze the origins, accomplishments, and geographic diffusion of the Renaissance

  • Unit 8 - The Reformation

    • Analyze the historical developments of the Reformation

  • Unit 9 - The Scientific Revolution

    • Analyze the historical developments of the Scientific Revolution and its lasting effect on religious, political, and cultural institutions

  • Unit 10 - The Age of Exploration, the Enlightenment, and the Age of Reason

    • Analyze political and economic change in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries

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