7th Grade Social Studies Rm. 214

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Week of February 19 (No School) - February 23 
Social Studies: Europe's Geography and History
EQ: How did Europe become increasingly unified and prosperous?
Success Criteria:
I CAN  - List important accomplishments of Charlemagne
            - Describe the Effects of the Vikings on Europe
            - Explain the onset of Feudalism and life within this system 
            - Describe how people lived during the Middle Ages
Middle Ages Knights Introduction



Week of February 12 - 15  
Social Studies Europe's Geography and History 
EQ: How did Europe become increasingly unified and prosperous?
Success Criteria:
I CAN  - List important accomplishments of Charlemagne
            - Describe the Effects of the Vikings on Europe
            - Explain the onset of Feudalism and life within this system 
            - Describe how people lived during the Middle Ages
Assignments
2/12 - Middle Ages Reading and Questions worksheet
2/13 - Class Discussion about the Feudalism system
2/15 - Map Skills using Atlas 

Week of January 29 - February 2 and February 5 - 9
Social Studies: Europe Geography and History
EQ:  How Did Europe's physical geography encourage interaction with other regions?
    *Title Page design in notebooks
    * Europe's Land forms, Location, and Economic Activity Grid 
    * Four Land Regions Map--Color Coded
    * European Places and Trade Routes
    * Amsterdam's Canals Cornell Notes
    * European Land Features Worksheets 
    * The Middle Ages Begin Cornell Notes



Week of January 15 - 19  AND Week of January 22 - 25
Social Studies: Chapter 9 The Great State
EQ: How do government and civic responsibility affect the way we live? 
    I CAN
        * Describe the essential characteristics of the government
          * Identify the purpose of a state's constitution
          * Explain the impact of state agencies and commissions on citizen's lives and property
          * Identify the role of initiatives and referendum in the state lawmaking process
          * Describe the role of governments in providing services and regulating activity
1. The Great State Reading and Cornell Notes Assessment
2. The Great State Activity 1 and 2 
3. The Great State Booklet: Table Team Project---Final Draft Summary (25- 35 Words), Level Two Questions per Chunk (of Notes), and Picture(s).
          
          

Week of January 8 - 12
Social Studies: Chapter 9 Our Government in Action
EQ: How do government and civic responsibility affect the way we live?
* Vocabulary Student Friendly Definitions - Booklet with Word, My Meaning, My Picture, and My Sentence
*Chapter 9, Lesson 1- Facts and Opinions Reading and Note Taking Strategy
*Chapter 9 Vocabulary Word Web and Word Association 


Week of January 3-5
Social Studies: Chapter 6 An Era of Reform, Chapter 7 The Great Depression and WWII , and Chapter 8 Washington Comes of Age
* Summarizing with Evidence from the Text Reading Strategy
* Vocabulary Review Word Association


Week of December 18 - 20
Social Studies: Chapter 5, Lesson 3 The Growth of Cities

Week of December 11- 15
Social Studies: Chapter 5, Lesson 3 The Growth of Cities
EQ: How did Washington's economy and population change in the era following statehood?
Students will do a Key Terms and Sketch it Out grid. 
Students will complete a Prediction Flow Chart which includes Making Predictions, Changes to Predictions, Actual What Happened? and ending with a Summary 


Week of December 4 - 8

Social Studies: Chapter 5, Lesson 2, The Tide Of Immigrants
EQ: How did Washington's economy and population change in the era following statehood?
 
Students will select four headings, make predictions, read passages, and tell what actually happened in their notebooks. Students will then retell one of the passages to their team and take notes. Students will create three level one questions for the Retelling Notes. Students will answer the level one questions on a separate sheet of paper.

Week of November 27 - December 1
Social Studies: Chapter 5, Lesson 1, The Age of Railroads
EQ: How did Washington's economy and population change in the era following statehood?


Students will make predictions as group based on prior knowledge and headings from the textbook. Students will read text as a group and make changes or add to their predictions. (Reading Strategy)
Students will create level 2 and 3 questions for the summaries (from previous week). 







Week of November 20 - 22 Early Release on Wednesday,  No School on Thursday and Friday ~~ Happy Thanksgiving Break~~ 
Social Studies: 
Students will complete Final Drafts of their summaries by Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Students apply Level 2 and 3 Costa's Levels of Questioning to their summaries.




Week of November 13 - 17  Second Quarter Begins 
Social Studies:
Students are to take their two column note-taking information and write summaries. Students are to write 3-5 summaries using the writing process. First drafts are due on Friday, November 17, 2017. Final drafts are due on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.
AVID  
Students are creating visuals for the 10-Step Tutorial Process. Students will present their visuals and give a brief explanation to the whole class. Our goal is to begin tutorials after Thanksgiving Break.
Students' binders must be kept organized at all times and must be carried everywhere with them. :)



Week of November 6 - 9  No School on Friday, November 10
Social Studies: Why do people create a government?
  • Success Criteria: Identify the basic ideas on government from Hobbes and Locke, 
  • Define state of nature, natural rights, and sovereign
  • Trace the development of the idea of the social contract from Hobbes to Locke
Students are to take notes on the readings in a two column note-taking format. Students then are to write level 1,2, and 3 questions from Costa's Levels of Questioning. Lastly, Students are to write two separate summaries.


Week of October 23 - 26, No school for students on Friday the 27th
Social Studies 
Essential Question: Why Were Treaties made with the Native Americans, and what the Impact of the treaty-making period?
  • Chapter 4, Lesson 2 -- Two-Column Note-Taking--Students are taking notes from their textbook on their assigned topic. Students will then share their notes with their table team so that each student has notes for the whole lesson. These notes will be used during the Chapter test next week. 
AVID:
  • Tutorial --TRF Vocabulary --Tutorials (Step 1-10) will be introduces to students. 4-6 Binders are checked each day. 
  • Tuesdays are get caught up or help with current assignments day. 




Week of October 16,2017
Monday:
  • Chapter 3 Vocabulary Student Friendly Definitions and 8 Boxes Assignment 
Tuesday:
  • Vocabulary Activity-Word Web
  • Unit 2 Washington Takes Shape Chapter 4: From Treaties to Statehood Overview 
Wednesday:
  • Vocabulary Activity 
  • Coastal Indians Totems
Thursday:
  • Chapter 4, Lesson 1 Reading Activity-Say Something in writing
  • Vocabulary Word Association
Friday:
  • Chapter 4 Reading Acivity "Say Something" In Writing completion
  • All assignments assigned this week are due today









































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