Ms. Smith's Class
2018 -2019 7th Grade Social Studies Syllabus
Overview of Course Curriculum
Seventh grade social studies is the study and analysis of history, geography, economics and civics of the eastern hemisphere. Students should be able to interpret and evaluate a variety of perspectives, to construct own understanding using the tools of historians, geographers, economics and civics. There will be seven units of study over the course of the year. The title for each unit, as well as a brief summary, are provided below.
Geography of Human Settlement and Cultural Development
A study of human settlement through the analysis of geographic and cultural patterns in Egypt and Mesopotamia.
Foundations and Legacy
A study of the role of citizens and government in the ancient world (Greece, Rome, and China) and their lasting contributions.
Trade and Cooperation
A study of how trade leads to cultural exchange: including the Silk Road and the Great Zimbabwe.
A study of how societies respond to civilizations collapse through Feudalism and the Crusades
A study of how societies respond to geographic changes in Japan and on the Steppe.
World Trade & Expansion
A study of how trade and exchange is rooted in an imbalance of power including a brief look at the results of Imperialism.
A study of how contemporary states/countries are interconnected.
- 3 ring binder
- 5 binder dividers
- 1 ream of lined loose leaf paper
- Pencils (for everyday use)
- 1 pack of colored pencils
- Box of Kleenex
- Parents can access real-time grades and attendance on the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus by logging on to:https://ic.adams12.org/campus/portal/adams12.jsp
- I will return phone calls and/or emails within 24 – 48 hours.
- Students are expected to follow all school rules and expectations, be responsible for their learning and completing assignments, respect peers, teacher, and classroom environment.
- Ms. Smith offers study sessions during the first semester, Monday after school from 3:45 - 4:15, and second semester, Monday during lunch.