Social 7 - American History

Welcome to the 7th Grade Social Studies Website.  In grade 7 students will be studying American History from 1800 thru modern day as well as examining the founding principles and documents of the nation.  On this page you will find a weekly listing of all class assignments as well as links to notes and classroom assignment materials.

Weekly Calendar and Assignments

Semester 1 Quarter 2 Week 2

(Please note this is merely a guide of weekly activities and may change as needed.)

Class Weekly Objectives / “I Can" Statements:

  1. I can connect information from the Westward Expansion unit to the Industrial Revolution (Steam power, railroads, westward expansion, speed)
  2. Analyze and identify the cause and effect of the Industrial Revolution in the U.S.
  3. -Identify new technologies and innovations that transformed the United States 
  4. -Identify and explain three (3) new technologies from this revolution

Monday, November 11, 2019 - Veterans’ Day - Homeroom Schedule/Assembly

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Due for Turn-in: Unit 2 Test - Westward Expansion Study Guide.  This was assigned and reviewed on Thursday of last week.

Study Guide Link:(https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P5sJOJZ7TgKHLKUa0oXd_rzfBlUaWdbGuNToTtyryz0/edit)

Test: Students will be taking their Unit 2 test on U.S. Westward Expansion

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Activity: As a class, we will go over the week 10 quiz.

Activity: Introduction to the Industrial Revolution in the United States. 

Students will be watching the Industrial Revolution video and analyzing the cause and effect of the revolution. (CAUSE/EFFECT Slideshow)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Activity: Students will be watching the PBS movie Mill Times and also doing a film guide while watching the film.

Due for Turn-In: PBS Mill Times film Guide ( We will go over it 11/14).

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Activity: As a class, we will go over the Mill Times film guide.

Activity: Students will be taking notes on Life in the Northern United States during the Industrial Revolution. (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XsN7uEQKGByMxvalN0b9aFzVPAJcvRMmWCcc07od488/edit#slide=id.p)

They will also choose and analyze the new technologies from this time period.

Due for Turn-in: Life in the Northern U.S. - Skeleton Notes 

Assignment:  Students should view the CNN 10 News for Friday, November 15, 2019.  Students will have a quiz next Monday, November 18, 2019 covering this weeks current evenst and notes on the Industrial Revolution.

Friday, November 15, 2019 - No School

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News - Students who are unable to view this on their own time may view this in Mr. Olson’s classroom from 7:45-7:55 am on Monday morning.

golson@isd381.org © George Olson 2019