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 11

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

Class Weekly Objectives / “I Can" Statements:

  1. I can describe the various views on slavery in the West. (
  2. I can describe why conflict arose over the issue of slavery in the Western Territories.(
  3. I can describe the results of the Compromise of 1850. (
  4. I can Identify the goals of the Free Soil Party.
  5. I can describe how Uncle Tom’s Cabin affected attitudes toward slavery. (
  6. I can explain the goal of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
  7. I can explain why a civil war broke out in Kansas. (
  8. I can describe how the Dred Scott case divided the nation.

Monday, January 20, 2020 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - Sub in AM

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Video:  Causes of the Civil War (

Due For Turn-In:  Quizlet LEARN Section of Unit 5 Part 1 entitled “A Nation Breaks Apart”.  (  This is due by 4:30pm on this date.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - Homeroom Schedule

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Notes:  Students will finish going over the Unit 5 Part 1 Rainbow Notes (Black Student Copy) entitled “The Issue of Slavery in the Western Territories”.  Periods 1, 4, and 5 only.  Period 3 completed these in class last week.

Assignment:  Students will have the remainder of the class period to complete one “Whole-Brain” Connector for each section of their Unit 5 Part 1 Rainbow Notes.  These are due for turn-in on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - FLIP DAY SCHEDULE - End of Semester 1 and Quarter 2

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Notes:  Students will begin going over the Unit 5 Part 2 Rainbow Notes (Blank Student Copy) entitled “The Crisis Over Slavery Turns Violent”.

Due For Turn-In:  Unit 5 Part 1 Rainbow Notes and Whole-Brain Connectors.

Friday, January 24, 2020 - No School

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