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 1 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 name and describe the six goals of the Constitution as listed in the preamble.
  2. I can name the five basic principles of the Constitution. (7.1.4.7.1 and 7.1.4.8.1)
  3. I can describe how the system of checks and balances operates. (7.1.4.7.1)
  4. I can describe the formal process of amending the Constitution. (7.1.4.8.2)
  5. I can explain the purpose of the Bill of Rights and key amendments. (7.1.4.8.1) and (7.1.4.8.2)
  6. I can list citizen’s rights and responsibilities. (7.1.3.6.1 and 7.1.3.6.2)
  7. I can name three practices that responsible citizens are expected to do: (1) becoming informed on current events, (2) advocating upon an informed decision, and (3) voting. (7.1.3.5.1)

Monday, September 24, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Quiz:  Students will be taking their first quiz of the school year covering the current events from last week, the 14 Principles of Democracy, and the Declaration of Independence.  This will be reviewed in class.

Notes:  Students will begin going over notes entitled "The Constitution and Bill of Rights".  (Blank Student Skeleton Notes Copy)  Students will need colored pencils to complete this task.

AssignmentU.S. Constitution Review Worksheet Packet - Students should complete Part 1 Vocabulary - constitution, federalism, general welfare, domestic tranquility, justice, Articles of Confederation, liberty, Bill of Rights, representative government, and popular sovereignty.  Students should also complete Part 2 and Part 3 covering Goals of the Constitution, and Separation of Powers/Branches of Government.  This is due on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Assignment Review:  Go over Mondays assignment from the U.S. Constitution Review Packet.

Notes:  Students will finish going over notes entitled "The Constitution and Bill of Rights".  (Blank Student Skeleton Notes Copy)  Students will need colored pencils to complete this task.

AssignmentU.S. Constitution Review Worksheet Packet - Students should complete Part 1 Vocabulary terms - due process, bill, amendments, veto, ratify, propose, and unconstitutional.  Students should also complete Parts 4-6 covering Checks and Balances, Living Document, and Good Citizenship. This is due on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Assignment Review: U.S. Constitution Review Worksheet Packet.  This is due for turn-in on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Unit Review:  Students will be reviewing material from Unit One in preparation for the unit test which will take place in class on Thursday of this week.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - FLIP DAY SCHEDULE

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Due For Turn-In: U.S. Constitution Review Worksheet Packet

Test:  Students will be taking their Unit One tests in class on this date covering Americas Founding Documents.  This will cover the Declaration of Independence, The U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Principles of Democracy.

Assignment: Study for Quiz #2 on Monday, October 1, 2018.  This quiz will cover this week’s current events as well as content material covering the U.S. Constitution.

© George Olson 2018