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Social Studies Syllabus

7th GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES


A Message from Mrs. Runyan:

Welcome to 7th-grade social studies! Our journey across the world will include stops in faraway places across Europe, Asia and the Americas.  I hope you will enjoy our exploration of these unique and exciting places as we focus on the cultural, historical, geographic, political, and economic features of these very diverse regions.


GRADING PROCEDURE:

Major works (tests, quizzes and projects) count 60%    Minor works (Class/Homework) count 40%

 

Class/Homework (This category has no weight. It is used to list each daily activity for students and parents to see completion only….the daily points are combined to create one weekly MINOR grade.)

 

MAKE UP WORK POLICY:

Students who are absent from school for any length of the school day are responsible for making up any missed assignments.  A student mailbox is available for students to pick up missed work with directions for completing it.  Students are expected to return missed work within five days of their absence; however, the number of days absent and the overall amount of make-up work will be considered.


EXTRA CREDIT:

Extra credit may be offered throughout the school year. This is not something that I plan to do regularly with every unit, test, or assignment. 


PROJECTS:

Projects are assigned periodically.  Project-based learning should enhance the classroom experience.  Some projects may be group-oriented while some are on an individual basis.

 

UNITS OF STUDY

*GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS (Democracy, Socialism, Capitalism, Monarchy)

*AGE OF EXPLORATION

*RENAISSANCE, REBIRTH, REASON, and ENLIGHTENMENT

*AGE OF REVOLUTIONS (Industrial, American, French, Russian, Latin America)

*NATIONALISM and IMPERIALISM

*TRIANGLE TRADE and SCRAMBLE OF AFRICA

*A WORLD AT WAR (WWI, WWII)

*COLD WAR (Korea, Vietnam)

*GLOBALIZATION and MODERN ECONOMICS


MR HELP > We use this acronym to guide us in the units.  We explore the main topics in the unit while studying the social interactions of people with each other throughout our time era. 

Movement of people from one location, place and region to another

Regions where people live and the types of language, cultures and religions in the area

Human interaction with the Environment as well as the Environments influence on people

Locations where people live and the location on a map and the globe

Place where people live and the physical characteristics of the land, water and resources