7th Grade Social Studies

Social Studies Curriculum We will take the first trimester of the school year to study different cultures from the Middle Ages, including: Japan, Europe and Islamic cultures. The next two trimesters of the year will focus on Washington State history. Here we will become familiar with the geography, people, culture and history of our fabulous state.

Current Assignments

6/10-14/19 - County Brochure Project. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tIKdmPn6S5JyPUW3uM0oav-bi22zu9mr2_hMMU0xmNU/edit?usp=sharing

5/31/19 - Ch. 6-8 Test.

5/30/19 - Peer Review partners from presentation. Ch. 6, 7, & 8 review for test tomorrow. Create two test questions. Study for test.

5/29/19 - Finish Ch. 8 presentations.

5/28/19 - Finish Ch. 7 presentations.

5/20-28/19 - Start presentations for ch. 6, 7, & 8.

5/6-12/19 - New project, "Become the Expert - CH. 6, 7, & 8" Presentations to start on May 20th.

5/3/19 - Ch. 5 test.

5/2/19 - Finish documentary, prepare for ch. 5 test tomorrow.

5/1/19 - Documentary on Klondike Gold rush and how it impacted Washington State.

4/30/19 - Finish reading ch. 5 lesson 3. Begin Ch. 5 review.

4/29/19 - Start reading Ch. 5 lesson 3 and taking notes.

4/23/19- Finish research for project. Prepare to present tomorrow.

4/22/19 - Immigrant Project. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z9ADQ6bQ2U0EjU3GfQkEAkJ4Bt_OPHcINEw586tALUQ/edit?usp=sharing

4/12/19- Continue reading Ch. 5 lesson 2 and filling out worksheet. Visit the US Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

4/11/19 - Finish writing expository paragraph from yesterday on transportation. Save paragraph in your WA State Google Class folder.

4/10/19 - Finish reading Ch. 5 lesson 1. Discuss questions at the end of lesson. Explore the WDOT website to understand the impacts of transportation today.

4/9/19 - Start reading Ch. 5 lesson 1 and taking notes.

4/8/19 - Finish documentary on the Transcontinental Railroad.

4/5/19 - Finish test. Start Documentary on the Age of Railroads - The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

4/4/19 - Ch. 4 test.

4/3/19 - Finish graphing census results from class yesterday. Start ch. 4 review questions. Study for test tomorrow.

4/2/19 - Explored the U.S. Census website and then created a census in small groups.

4/1/19 - Read Ch. 4 lesson 3 and take notes.

3/29/19 - Finish documentary.

3/28/19 - Finish reading lesson 2. Start documentary on Indian Boarding Schools.

3/27/19 - Continue reading lesson 2. In small groups put in order the Indian War timeline.

3/26/19 - Start reading Ch. 4 lesson 2 and take notes.

3/25/19 - Primary Source analysis.

3/22/19 - Last presentations. Treaty reward.

3/21/19 - Present Treaty in small groups. Rubric link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ima4yZbCF2b9p_KB7RsPBNmXHEua6uKlTWFnuEnhXkQ/edit?usp=sharing

3/20/19 - Finish slide show on assigned treaty. Interesting article about treaty in the news: https://www.npr.org/2019/03/20/704926048/gorsuch-provides-decisive-5th-vote-in-case-interpreting-treaty-with-indian-tribe


3/19/19 - Research with partner the specifics of treaty. Start preparing slide show.

3/18/19 - Finish video. Start Treaty project.

3/14/19 - Finish reading lesson 1. Start video, "The Danger of a Single Story."

3/13/19 - Create class treaty. Independently read Ch. 4 lesson 1.

3/12/19- Finish reading chapter 3 lesson 3. Documentary clip about the Pig War. Primary sources analysis.

3/11/19 - Start reading chapter 3 lesson 3.

3/8/19 - Explore Political Cartoons p. 78 in Washington Journey textbook.

3/7/19 - Finish reading lesson 2.

3/6/19 - Start reading Ch. 3 lesson 2 in Washington Journey textbook.

3/5/19 - Finish clips of documentary.

3/4/19 - Start clips of documentary The West by Ken Burns.

2/5/19 - Visual Timeline activity.

1/31/19 - Read Ch. 2 lesson 3 and take notes - Fur Traders and Missionaries of the PNW.

1/30/19 - Write letter from the perspective of one of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Quiz over documentary.

1/29/19 - Finish Lewis and Clark documentary, discuss Explores to the PNW.

1/28/19 - Read Chapter 2 lesson 2 and take notes.

1/25/19 - Lewis and Clark documentary.

1/23/19 - Last two presentations, quiz over presentations and individual paragraphs.

1/22/19 - Presentations on Plateau and Coastal Tribes. Taking notes for quiz.

1/18/19 - Work on how to present our posters -Presentation Skills