2 Advanced 7th Grade World Studies Instructors: Mr. Robert FerranteMrs. Kathy Dalkiewicz
3 Maryland Content Standards *by unit 7.1 Political Systems & Government7.2 Culture7.3 Geography7.4 Economics
4 Course OutlineUnit 7.1: The Foundation of Modern Political Systems in EuropeUnit 7.2: The Influence of Culture in AfricaUnit 7.3: Geography & Identity in Latin AmericaUnit 7.4: The Impact of Economics: One World
5 Unit 7.1: Foundations of Modern Political Systems Focus: Europe in the Middle Ages Principles of Political SystemsMedieval Life (Manorial System & Feudalism)Effects of the Bubonic Plague & Crusades on Medieval societyHow Europe’s political systems changed from Feudalism to centralizing monarchies
6 Unit 7.2: The Influence of Culture in Africa Focus: Africa (Post Roman Empire) Concepts of Culture & Cultural DiffusionAfrican Kingdoms (Mali, Songhai, etc.)The effects of trade and European colonization on African CulturesMoving towards NationalismSouth Africa, Nelson Mandela & Apartheid
7 Unit 7.3: Geography and Identity in Latin America Focus: Aztecs & Incas Physical Geography of Central & South AmericaInca and Aztec civilizationsHow native people adapted their environments to fit their needsImpact of Geography on Modern Culture
8 Unit 7.4: The Impact of Economics: One World Focus: Renaissance & Age of Exploration Principles of EconomicsEurope during the Renaissance periodExploration and Colonization of Africa & the “New World”Mercantilism (aka “Triangle Trade”)Laying the foundation for 8th Grade
9 Junior Achievement 4th Marking Period (Unit 7.4) “The Global Marketplace” mini-unit6 weeks – Modern day application of the economic concepts learned in Unit 7.4
10 Advanced SkillsAdvanced World Studies focuses on 3 different sets of skills…* Historical Thinking (Thinking)* Source Analysis (Reading)* Writing Focus (Writing)
11 Advanced Skills Historical Thinking (Thinking) * Categorizing Evidence * Multiple Perspectives* Evaluation of Evidence for Relevance* Historical Interpretation
12 Advanced Skills Source Analysis (Reading) * Content * Point of View * Context* Comparisons
13 Advanced Skills Writing Focus (Writing) Using appropriate evidence to… * Support a generalization* Support an opinion / perspective
14 Presentation Created By Mr. Hull 2007 Advanced8th GradeU.S. HistoryInstructors: Mr. Chris HullMr. Aaron BarnettPresentation Created By Mr. Hull 2007
15 Maryland Content Standards Unit 8.1: Political SystemsUnit 8.2: Political Systems & CultureUnit 8.3: Geography & EconomicsUnit 8.4: Political Systems
16 Course OutlineUnit 8.1: Democracy: Political System of the PeopleUnit 8.2: Creating a National Political System and CultureUnit 8.3: Expanding Geography Challenges Sectional EconomiesUnit 8.4: A Nation Divided and Rebuilt
17 Unit 8.1: Democracy: Political System of the People 1763-1783 Focus: The American RevolutionStudents learn about the principles of political systems, how and why political system change, and how history is an ongoing inquiry into the past.
18 Unit 2: Creating a National Political System and Culture 1783-1815 Focus: The ConstitutionStudents learn about the rights of citizens, distribution of power, and constitutional challenges.
19 Unit 3: Expanding Geography Challenges Sectional Economies 1815-1850 Focus: Western ExpansionStudents learn how the US expanded its territory westward, the deep conflicts between the north, south and west, the impact this expansion had on Native Americans, settlers, women and immigrants.
20 Unit 4: A Nation Divided and Rebuilt 1850-1877 Focus: Civil War and ReconstructionStudents learn how the nation was divided by the issue of slavery and its implications for political, economic, and social systems.
21 Advanced Skills Source Analysis (Reading) * Content * Point of View * Context* Comparisons* Historical Questioning
22 Advanced Skills Writing Focus (Writing) Using appropriate evidence to… * Support a generalization* Support an opinion / perspective* Support a Thesis Statement* Generate research questions to investigate
23 Grading Formative Assessments: 75% Summative Assessments: 15% warm-ups, quizzes, exit cards, class assignments, maps, journals, etc.Summative Assessments: 15%County end-of-unit assessments, County 8th grade semester exams, culminating projects and testsHomework for Practice: 10%
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