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Social Studies (Gr. 7 & 8)

7th Grade Syllabus

September


Origins of America

  • Native American to America
  • Mansa Musa and the Crusades
  • Reformation
  • Age of Exploration: Lief Erikson

2 Quizzes 1 Test


1 Benchmark


Project: Timeline of America’s Important Events

October


New England Colonies

  • Columbus or no Columbus?
  • Massachusetts and Maine: Pilgrims and Puritans
  • RI: Roger Williams
  • CT: Anne Hutchinson
  • Religious Heroes or Zeros

3 Quizzes 1 Test


Project: Play of the Religious New England Heroes

November


Southern Colonies

  • Carolinas: Roanoke
  • Bacon’s Rebellion: VA
  • Mathias De Sousa: MD
  • Georgia: Penal Colonies
  • Where does Racism come from?

4 Quizzes 1 Test


Project: Essay and Timeline on Racism

December


Middle Colonies

  • New York: Jacobites
  • PA & DE: William Penn and his boys
  • NJ: Quakers
  • William Penn Good or Bad?

3 Quizzes 1 Test


Project: William Penn vs Sons Comic

January


French and Indian War & Government Ideals

  • Appalachian Mountains, European Wars
  • George Washington
  • Battles and Cost
  • John Locke and Hobbes
  • What is Government's Purpose? Living or Nonliving

4 Quizzes 2 Tests


Video: Commentat your own battle

Project: Community Service

February


Pre-Revolution

  • Effects of FIW
  • English Acts
  • American Government: Salutary Neglect
  • Sons of Liberty; Virginia; Philly
  • America’s Revolution Justified?

3 Quzzies 1 Tests


Project: Debate

March


Revolutionary War &

Government

  • Washington Losing
  • Gaining of the French
  • Articles of Confederation: Ohio
  • Branches of Government
  • States Rights vs National Rights

4 Quizzes 2 Tests


Project: Make your own States

April(PSSA)


Westward Expansion, and the Division

  • Westward Expansion Under Jefferson
  • War of 1812
  • Bleeding Kansas
  • Compromises
  • Was Nat Turner or John Brown a hero or a Zero?

3 Quizzes 2 Tests


Project: Buying a Home

May(PSSA)


American Values

  • Bill of Rights
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Constitution
  • Importance of Voting

Project:


Make your own Government

8th Grade Syllabus

September


Review

  • Colonies, Reformation

2 Quizzes 1 Test


1 Benchmark


Project: Timeline of America’s Important Events

October


French and Indian War & Government Ideals

  • Appalachian Mountains, European Wars
  • George Washington
  • Battles and Cost
  • John Locke and Hobbes
  • What is Government's Purpose? Living or Nonliving

4 Quizzes 2 Tests


Video: Commentat your own battle

Project: Community Service

November


Pre-Revolution

  • Effects of FIW
  • English Acts
  • American Government: Salutary Neglect
  • Sons of Liberty; Virginia; Philly
  • America’s Revolution Justified?

3 Quzzes 1 Tests


Project: Debate

December


Revolutionary War &

Government

  • Washington Losing
  • Gaining of the French
  • Articles of Confederation: Ohio
  • Branches of Government
  • States Rights vs National Rights

4 Quizzes 2 Tests


Project: Make your own States

January


Westward Expansion, and the Division

  • Westward Expansion Under Jefferson
  • War of 1812
  • Bleeding Kansas
  • Compromises
  • Was Nat Turner or John Brown a hero or a Zero?

3 Quizzes 2 Tests


Project: Buying a Home

February


American Values

  • Bill of Rights
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Constitution
  • Importance of Voting

Project:


Make your own Government

March (PSSA)

Civil War

   

April(PSSA)

Personal Economies

 

3 Quizzes 2 Tests


Project: Buying a Home

May(PSSA)

Personal Economies

 

Project:


Make your own Government

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