History Alive - 7th Grade Textbook

All 7th grade social studies students are using the state adopted History Alive! program from TCI. The 7th grade title is "The Medieval World and Beyond." While NVUSD does not own enough copies of this text to send one home with each student, both audio recordings for all the chapters and pdf versions by chapter are available for student access on this page.

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Read - PDF Files of the Textbook

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Chapter 12 - Pages 137-144

  • 12.1 Introduction

  • 12.2 Geography and Trade

  • 12.3 Early Communities and Villages

  • 12.4 The Development of Towns and Cities

  • 12.5 The Rise of Kingdoms and Empires

  • 12.6 Chapter Summary

Chapter 13 - Pages 145-154

  • 13.1 Introduction

  • 13.2 Ghana’s Government and Military

  • 13.3 Trade: The Source of Ghana’s Wealth

  • 13.4 The Gold-Salt Trade

  • 13.5 The Exchange of Goods

  • 13.6 The Decline of Ghana and the Rise of Mali

  • 13.7 Chapter Summary

Chapter 14 - Pages 155-164

  • 14.1 Introduction

  • 14.2 The Spread of Islam in West Africa

  • 14.3 New Religious Practices

  • 14.4 New Ideas About Government and Law

  • 14.5 A New Emphasis on Education

  • 14.6 A New Language

  • 14.7 New Architectural Styles

  • 14.8 New Styles in Decorative Arts

  • 14.9 Chapter Summary

Chapter 15 - Pages 165-171

  • 15.1 Introduction

  • 15.2 Western African Oral and Written Traditions

  • 15.3 West African Music

  • 15.4 West African Visual Arts

  • 15.5 Chapter Summary

Chapter 16 - Pages 179-186

  • 16.1 Introduction

  • 16.2 The Government of Imperial China

  • 16.3 Aristocracy: The Tang Dynasty

  • 16.4 Meritocracy: The Song Dynasty

  • 16.5 Government by Foreigners: The Period of Mongol Rule

  • 16.6 The Revival of the Civil Service System

  • 16.7 Chapter Summary

Chapter 17 - Pages 187-194

  • 17.1 Introduction

  • 17.2 Changes in Agriculture

  • 17.3 The Growth of Trade and Commerce

  • 17.4 Urbanization

  • 17.5 Chapter Summary

Chapter 18 - Pages 195-204

  • 18.1 Introduction

  • 18.2 Exploration and Travel

  • 18.3 Industry

  • 18.4 Military Technology

  • 18.5 Everyday Objects

  • 18.6 Disease Prevention

  • 18.7 Chapter Summary

Chapter 19 - Pages 205-211

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Chapter 20 - Pages 219-228

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Chapter 21 - Pages 229-240

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Chapter 22 - Pages 241-251

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Chapter 23 - Pages 259-270

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Chapter 25 - Pages 279-288

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Chapter 26 - Pages 289-300

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Chapter 27 - Pages 301-307

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