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Grade 7 Social Studies- Ancient Civ: Ideas that Shaped History:

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Jesse Conant

on 13 September 2016

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Transcript of Grade 7 Social Studies- Ancient Civ: Ideas that Shaped History:

Organization 101
Grade 7 Social Studies- Ancient Civ:
Ideas that Shaped History

The course has been
organized into eight units:

Resources and Materials:
-Access to internet/computer (can be at school)

-Agenda, use of Google Keep

-Colored pencils, pen and pencil

-Social Studies Textbook:
History Alive!

A Message From Ancient Days

-Unit Overviews and Study Guides

Technology as a tool to engage students, help organize
students, and deepen student learning
-Class Site (inc. curriculum calendar) -Google Keep

-Google Docs. -Google Classroom

-Sweet Search -hstry.co

-Piktochart -Flipboard

"It Takes a Village"
-Discuss history and current events with your child, and make connections when appropriate

-I encourage you to check our class site often as new content and material is added there regularly

-I welcome any and all communication (email, phone) regarding particular questions or concerns you may have about your child’s progress

Unit 3: Ancient Egypt

Unit 4: Ancient Israelites

Unit 5: Ancient Greece

Unit 1: Hominids, Paleolithic and Neolithic Periods
Unit 2: Ancient Mesopotamia

-Homework 10%
-Google Classroom
-Continuation of work
-Prezi Presentations

-Classwork 10% (formative writing practice, participation, notes check-in, collaborative projects)

-Summative Assessments 80% (research-based projects, Celebrations of Knowledge)
Expectations and Scoring

Unit 8: Rome: Empire

Unit 6: Classical Greece

Unit 7: Rome: Republic

“Study the past if you would define the future.” ― Confucius

-Visual Discoveries


-Structured writing and guided note taking

-Collaborative discussions, projects

-Research-based class presentations

-Technology-infused assignments and lessons
-Use unit guides as a cover page for each unit
- Homework Only
-Warmups and prompts

-Prezi notes

-Daily Exit Chart
-Vocab Journal or Notebook exclusively for vocab

Enduring Understandings

Essential Questions

Daily Objective(s) and Guiding Questions
Inquiry-based, thought-provoking questions
Curriculum is modeled closely after the C3 Standards: (College, Career, Civic Life)
Four Frames:
Dimension 1-Developing Questions and Planning Inquiries

Dimension 2-Applying Disciplinary Concepts and Tools

Dimension 3-Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence

Dimension 4-Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Actions
-Structured debates:
-philosophical chairs
-academic speaking/listening
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