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7th Grade Social Studies

7th Grade Social Studies

7th Grade


Course Description:

Students in grade seven study the social, cultural, and technological changes that occurred in Europe, Africa, and Asia in the years A.D. 500–1789. After reviewing the ancient world and the ways in which archeologists and historians uncover the past, students study the history and geography of great civilizations that were developing concurrently throughout the world during medieval and early modern times. They examine the growing economic interaction among civilizations as well as the exchange of ideas, beliefs, technologies, and commodities. They learn about the resulting growth of Enlightenment philosophy and the new examination of the concepts of reason and authority, the natural rights of human beings and the divine right of kings, experimentalism in science, and the dogma of belief. Finally, students assess the political forces let loose by the Enlightenment, particularly the rise of democratic ideas, and they learn about the continuing influence of these ideas in the world today.

Semester 1

From HMH World Civilizations
Module: Ancient Rome
Module: The Growth of Christianity
Module: Civilizations of Eastern Europe
Module: The Rise of Islam
Module: Early African Civilizations
Module: Later Chinese Dynasties

Semester 2

Note: if the following section is blank the course is 1 semester long

Module: Japan
Module: The Early Americas
Module: The Middle Ages
Module: The Renaissance
Module: The Reformation
Module: The Scientific Revolution
Module: The Age of Exploration
Module: Enlightenment and Revolution

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