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7th Grade Places you will study
Transcript of 7th Grade Places you will study
Mesoamerica: The Maya and The Aztec
South America: The Inca
West Africa: Ghana, Mali and Songhai
Europe: The Romans, The Vikings, The Catholic Church and its control of all smaller kingdoms
Arabia: The Islamic Empires
China: Various Dynasties of the Chinese Empire
Japan: The Japanese
Mesoamerica was an early center of culture in the Americas and home to the Maya and Aztec civilization.
One of the most advanced American cultures, the Incas, developed in the Andes mountains.
In West Africa, powerful empires like Ghana, Mali, and Songhai grew rich through trade.
The major world religion of Islam began in Arabia and quickly spread across much of Southwest Asia and North America.
The Japanese developed a military government run by generals called shogun and warriors called samurai.
A series of empires ruled China, and the Chinese made many advances in science, art, and learning.
In Europe, the fall of Rome was followed by the Middle Ages. Later, eras of learning saw the creation of ideas that eventually affected the entire world. They included the Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Age of Exploration, and Enlightenment.
Places you will study
Geographically, China has it all. Vast deserts, lush river basins, numerous mountains, plateaus, and much more. Life develops along the river systems, as water provides a much needed resource for China's vast population.
Tibetan Plateau: "The Roof of the World"
The Li and Yellow Rivers are just two of the major sources of water
The Gobi Desert helps frame China.
The Mongolian steppes will produce some of the most fearsome warriors in all of history.
Arabia is a vast desert. There are no major river systems, simply sand sand and more sand. Nomads use oasis' in order to survive the harsh climate.
Mesoamerica's environment is mostly divided up into two major parts: the highlands and the lowlands.
The highlands are cool and dry. There is decent enough soil to grow some crops, but not a lot.
The lowlands are tropical. The soil is not great, but debris from the plant life acts like a fertilizer. There are multiple lakes and plenty of water.
West Africa is covered in desert, desert, and the Sahel (desert light). Life is made possible by the Niger River, which provides water for the region.
Largest desert in the world
Sand, sand, tree
Some animals (such as camels), mostly migratory looking for water
Transition between the Sahara and the savanna.
Covered in grasses and small trees.
Japan is made up of a series of islands. The geography of the islands are different, the furthest north being extremely cold. All of the islands have some volcanoes, a few of which are still active.
Mt. Fuji is the tallest volcano in Japan. It is able to be seen on the main island of Japan.
Europe has two different environmental extremes: hot and cold.
The northern part of Europe is cold. The very northern part has freezing winters and a little more south has fog, mostly on the coastal areas.
The southern part of Europe is much warmer. However it is also drier, with less rainfall and less farmable land.
The between the north and south lie the Alps, the largest mountain range in Europe.
The Andes mountain range flows down the western side of South America. To the east lies thousands of square miles of tropical rainforest.
The Andes are tall mountains that receive regular rainfall. However as the mountains are very steep, it is hard to grow food. The locals use terraces to grow food.
The rainforests hold thousands of types of plants and animals. It rains often, but the soil is bad for growing. The plant debris brings nutrients to the soil, allowing for minimal crop growth. But the effect quickly fades. The Amazon River is the largest river in the world.