This course is designed to prepare students for success in Social Studies with a concentration on the geography of the United States, and how that geography has shaped cultures from the first people to live in what is now the Americas, to the Europeans who eventually explored, settled, and colonized this land we now call home. Students will examine the impact of climate, landforms, natural resources, and culture have had on the cultures that eventually came to be the United States.
The course reinforces key English Language Arts concepts such as cause-effect, compare-contrast, and problem-solution while evaluating influences of people on the land and of the land on people using the five themes of geography. Students will spend the year creating a variety of culminating projects throughout the year including: persuasive letters, dioramas, a mock social media page, presentations, posters, and more!
"American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it."-James Baldwin7th Grade history will take a look at how the formation of this country took place. We will analyze and learn from all different perspectives as we travel back in time to the 13 Colonies. We will cover a time period of the mid 1700's to the end of the Civil War in 1865. Students will read, write, discuss, and debate about the formation of our Country today.