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 2 Quarter 3 Week 8

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

Class Weekly Objectives / “I Can" Statements:

  1. Identify Lincoln’s primary goal in the American Civil War.
  2. Explain the effects of the Emancipation Proclamation. (
  3. Describe the ways that African-Americans contributed to the Union war effort both in the army and behind Confederate lines.
  4. Describe what life was like for soldiers in the Civil War.
  5. Explain how women contributed to the war effort.
  6. Identify hardships that people living in the North and South faced during the Civil War. (

Monday, March 18, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Due For Turn-In:  Unit 5 Part 6 Rainbow Notes - “A Long, Difficult Struggle"

Quiz:  Students will be taking a quiz covering the CNN 10 current events from the week of March 11 - March 15, 2019.  This will be corrected in class.

Test Review:  Students will have their Unit 5 Part 1 test retakes returned and reviewed in class on this date. This test was taken in class on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.  Students who receive a grade below 70% (C) may retake this test for the lowest possible C grade up until the next unit test is given.

Video Completion and Review:  Slavery and the Making of America - Part 4  "The Challenge of Freedom.  Students will have a viewing guide to complete while watching the film.  This will be reviewed after completing the film and turned in for grading.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Notes: Students will go over the Unit 5 Part 7 Rainbow Notes entitled A Promise of Freedom  (Blank Student Copy).  This will be turned in for grading after note-taking is complete.  No Whole-Brain Connectors are required for this section of notes.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Notes: Students will go over the Unit 5 Part 8 Rainbow Notes entitled Hardships of War (Blank Student Copy).

Assignment:  Complete one Whole-Brain Connector for each section of the Unit 5 Part 8 Rainbow Notes given in class on this date.  This is due on Monday, March 25, 2019.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Class Work Period:  Students will be given class work time to complete “Whole-Brain” Connectors for the Unit 5 Part 8 Rainbow Notes given in class on Wednesday of this week.  This is due on Monday, March 25, 2019.

Friday, March 22, 2019 - No School

Homework:  CNN 10 Student News 

Assignment Reminder:  Study and prepare for a quiz covering the current events from CNN 10 for this week and content material from the Unit 5 Parts 7 and 8 Rainbow Notes. This quiz will take place on Monday, March 25, 2019.

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