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 4 Week 4

(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 factors that caused the growth of a railroad network following the American Civil War.
  2. I can explain the effects of competition on the railroad industry.
  3. I can describe how the building of the railroads spurred the growth of industry and the United States’ economy.
  4. I can explain why the steel industry became important after the Civil War.
  5. I can describe new ways of business that developed after the end of the Civil War.
  6. I can compare/contrast the arguements for/against the growth of giant corporations.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Test Review:  Students will have their Unit 5 Part 3 tests returned and reviewed in class on this date.  These were taken in class on Tuesday of last week.  Students receiving scores below 70% (D or F grade) may retake the test for the lowest “C” grade up until the next unit test is given.

Unit 6 Introduction:  Students will be introduced to topics that will be discussed in Unit 6 entitled “Development of an Industrial United States” - The Guilded Age 1870-1920.  This will be done through a mind-map created in class.

Notes:  Students will begin going over the Unit 6 Part 1 Notes entitled “Railroads and Industry”. (Blank Student Copy)

Assignment: Students will create one “Whole-Brain” Connetcor for each section of the Unit 6 Part 1 Notes.  This is due on Monday, May 6, 2019.

Assignment Reminder:  Unit 6 Part 1 Quizlet Learn - The Rise of Industry and Unions (https://quizlet.com/120900972/unit-6-part-1-the-rise-of-industry-and-unions-flash-cards/)  This is due on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 FLIP Day Schedule - Field Trip

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Field Trip:  Students will gone most of the day attending the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm, MN.

Assignment Reminder:  Unit 6 Part 1 Quizlet Learn - The Rise of Industry and Unions (https://quizlet.com/120900972/unit-6-part-1-the-rise-of-industry-and-unions-flash-cards/)  This is due on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Assignment Review:  Students will have their video guides from America-The Story of US - Heartland returned and reviewed in class.

Notes:  Students will finish going over the Unit 6 Part 1 Notes entitled “Railroads and Industry”. (Blank Student Copy)

Assignment Reminder: Students will create one “Whole-Brain” Connector for each section of the Unit 6 Part 1 Notes. (Total of 3 Connectors) This is due on Monday, May 6, 2019.

Assignment:  Students will be given the Unit 6 Part 1 Review Guide in class on this date.  They are to complete the first six vocabulary terms in Part I, the first four key people in Part II, and all of Part III.  This is due on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Assignment Reminder:  Unit 6 Part 1 Quizlet Learn - The Rise of Industry and Unions (https://quizlet.com/120900972/unit-6-part-1-the-rise-of-industry-and-unions-flash-cards/)  This is due on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Due for Turn-In:  Unit 6 Part 1 Quizlet Learn - The Rise of Industry and Unions (https://quizlet.com/120900972/unit-6-part-1-the-rise-of-industry-and-unions-flash-cards/)

Review:  Go over content material for Unit 6 Part 1 Review Guide assigned in Wednesday’s class.

Notes:  Students will begin going over the Unit 6 Part 2 Notes entitled “The Rise of Big Business in America”. (Blank Student Copy)

Friday, May 3, 2019 - NO SCHOOL

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Assignment:  Students will be taking a quiz covering this weeks (Monday, Wednesday-Friday) current events from CNN 10 and from content material from Unit 6 Parts 1-2.  This will be given in class on Monday, May 6, 2019.

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