Social Studies Grade 7
Seventh Grade World History
Topics included in our study of World History begin with the formation of Europe and Russia and the growth of national monarchies from 500 to 1500. We will also explore the Byzantine Empire, China, Japan, and the empires in Africa and the Americas. Our next units investigate the Renaissance, the age of Exploration, the Reformation, and the Scientific Revolution from 1500 -1800. Then we will focus on the democratic revolutions and the Industrial Revolutions of 1500-1900. The interval of Western domination 1750 - 1945 includes imperialism, WW I, Nationalism, the World Depression, WW II. During this unit we will also study the history of Hawaii. Global issues in our interdependent world will be connected to all our units.
Theresa Sherman earned her secondary teaching certificate from the University of Michigan and her elementary certificate from Michigan State. She is Highly Qualified in both English and Social Studies. Theresa completed a two year training in Waldorf Education and attended summer intensive training in NY, CA, and Washington state. In addition, Theresa has a MBA from Lawrence Technological University. Theresa has taught all grades, kindergarten through twelfth grade, in both private and public schools. Teri has traveled extensively through Europe, Africa, Mexico, and East Asia. Teri has twins, a daughter on Maui and a son in California, as well as three grandchildren.
7a Monday & Friday- 1st period, Wednesday- 5th period
7b Tuesday- Mon.- 5th period, Wed.-3rd period, Thurs.-4th period
7c Mon.- 3rd period, Wed.- 1st period, Friday- 4th period
50% -Assessment – assessments are both formative and summative and measure students’ mastery of standards. At KCS, assessments include tests and quizzes as well as projects and
25% -Homework and Classwork – all homework must be completed. Anytime a student has not completed an assignment they will be required to complete an, “Incomplete or Missing Assignment Form.” In this form, students will explain why the assignment is not done and set a new completion date. Teachers may reduce grades on late homework. However, a grade of zero will never be given on a homework assignment that demonstrates
25% -Twenty First Century Skills – the KCS 21st century skills are outlined in the Handbook .In keeping with our mission statement, we instruct and assess students on the skills needed for a successful life in the 21st century. The grade book will show which 21st century skill is being evaluated.