7th grade History

  • History 7

    JUNE 14, 2016 - FINAL EXAM (Students have review packets and an optional final project to use for studying.)

    June 13, 2016


    MondayEnglish Final / Technology Fair / no homework
    TuesdayHistory Final / Periods 2,4, and 6 - Compromise of 1850, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Bleeding Kansas - No homework / Period 3 - Growing differences - reading with activities (homework)
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday


    June 6, 2016

    MondayThe North and South take Different Paths / The North Transformed:  Industrialization / Homework:  The Industrial Revolution - reading and questions
    TuesdayThe North Transformed:  Cities, Immigration, and African Americans in the North / No homework
    WednesdayThe South:  Cotton and Slavery / Eli Whitney and the cotton gin / No homework
    ThursdayCotton and Slavery (graph analysis) / Video:  The North and the South take different paths / Homework:  King Cotton - Reading, Maps, and questions (Periods 2,4,and 6)
    FridayPlantation Life / An Age of Reform / The Underground Railroad / Homework: Period 3 only (see Thursday) 

    May 30, 2016

    MondayNo school - Memorial Day 
    TuesdayFugitive Slave Laws / Harriett Beecher Stowe / No homework
    WednesdayUncle Tom's Cabin - Inquiry Design Model / Passages and Illustrations to determine plot / Finish questions for homework
    ThursdayUncle Tom's Cabin - Inquiry Design Model / Homework:  T-Chart comparing and contrasting reviews on Uncle Tom's Cabin 
    FridayFinal study guide(s) / Students received a study guide that is a packet for them to fill out for each unit we have studied this year.  This project can be used for up to 30% of their final test grade (if completed entirely and done well) / CNN student news / No homework

    May 23, 2016

    MondayFrederick Douglass - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass / No homework
    TuesdayFrederick Douglass - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass / No homework
    WednesdaySchool picnic - shortened periods / Finished questions on Frederick Douglass
    ThursdaySlavery in the US / True or False (intro to topic) / Fugitive Slave Laws / No homework
    FridayNo school - returned snow day

    May 17, 2016

    MondayUnit Exam 
    TuesdayImproving Society - An Age of Reform (Chapter 12 Section 1) / Homework:  Horace Mann reading (educational reform) and questions
    WednesdayImproving Society - An Age of Reform (Chapter 12 Section 1) - class discussion on reforms of that time period / No homework
    ThursdayAbolition / Abolish / Abolitionist - Reading and questions on the Abolition Movement / No homework
    FridayAbolitionist Frederick Douglass - Reading and Questions for homework / CNN student news

    May 9, 2016

    MondayThe Erie Canal in documents / No homework
    TuesdayFinal learning outcomes:  Why was the Erie Canal built?  How was the Erie Canal built? How was the economy affected by the building of the Canal?  How did the Canal affect Westward Expansion? Questions for homework....
    WednesdayThe Age of Jackson (Page 349 text) / Changes in Politics - suffrage, electoral college, choosing political candidates, participation in government / Finish chart for homework (all classes but 3rd)
    ThursdayThe Age of Jackson (Page 349 text) / Changes in Politics - suffrage, electoral college, choosing political candidates, participation in government / No homework
    FridayReview for Unit test on Monday / CNN student news

    There will be a Unit text on Monday, May 16th.  Students received a review sheet today to help prepare for the test.  

    May 2, 2016

    MondayIndian Removal Act of 1830 / No homework
    TuesdayPrimary Source readings on the Indian Removal - Andrew Jackson and Elias Boudinot / Class work:  Questions based on readings / Finish for homework if not done.
    WednesdayElias Boudinot / John Burnett and the Trail of Tears / Class work (and then homework if not finished) - Tsali of the Cherokees:  A Cherokee Legend - reading and questions
    ThursdayFinish Trail of Tears / Begin a look at the Erie Canal through documents / No homework
    FridayThe Erie Canal in documents / CNN student news / No homework

    April 25, 2016

    MondayNo school
    TuesdayThe Monroe Doctrine - political cartoons / No homework
    WednesdayThe Monroe Doctrine / Mapping the West:  The Journey of Lewis and Clark - reading and questions for homework
    ThursdayThe expeditions of Lewis and Clark - Map work / No homework
    FridayHow the United States acquired Florida / CNN student news / No homework


    April 18, 2016

    MondayReview:  How did the National Bank, the Louisiana Purchase and Marbury v Madison test the strength of the Constitution? / New topic:  The War of 1812:  How did the War of 1812 test the strength of the Constitution?  / Classwork:  causes of the war of 1812 / No homework
    TuesdayThe War of 1812 - notes, reading and questions for homework
    WednesdayWhere is Latin America?  / No homework
    ThursdayContinents / Latin America / Latitude and Longitude / Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Hemispheres / No homework
    FridayNo school

    April 11, 2016

    MondayThe Louisiana Purchase / Homework:  The Louisiana Purchase - geography application 
    TuesdayWas the Purchase of the Louisiana Territory by the President Constitutional? / Review the Supreme Court / Introduce Marbury v. Madison - judicial review / No homework
    WednesdayMarbury v. Madison (lame duck President) / No homework
    ThursdayMarbury v. Madison - Judicial Review / No homework
    FridayCNN student news / No homework

    April 4, 2016

    MondayHamilton's Financial Plan - notes (285-286) / Homework:  The Whiskey Rebellion - guided reading and questions
    Tuesday Launching a New Nation (video) / No homework
    Wednesday The Development of Political Parties - reading & discussion (290-293) / No homework
    ThursdayPresidential Elections (1789-1800) / No homework
    FridayCNN student news / No homework

    March 28, 2016

    MondayNo school - Spring Recess
    TuesdayJeopardy Review 
    WednesdayUnit Exam - Chapter 7, The Constitution, and Citizenship Handbook (text) / Homework:  Guided Reading and questions on George Washington
    ThursdayHow did President Washington set the course for the new nation?  / Establishment of a Cabinet (282-283)/ No homework 
    FridayThe Nation's Debt Crisis (284-285) / CNN student news / No homework

    March 14, 2016

    MondayHolly Royce and the Bill of Rights 
    TuesdayThe Separation of Powers (notes) / No homework 
    WednesdayThe Separation of Powers (notes) / Homework:  Checks and Balances (chart) with Questions 
    Thursday"Who's got the Power?" Go over from last Friday / Supreme Court:  Justice Scalia / No homework
    FridayCNN Student News / Supreme Impact - Reading and Questions

    ***We will have a test on Wednesday, March 30th on Chapter 7 and the Constitution.  Students received a review sheet to study over break!

    March 7, 2016

    MondayHow a Bill Becomes a Law - diagram and questions (classwork) / "I'm Just a Bill...." video / No homework
    TuesdayArticle II - Constitution - The Executive Branch / Homework:  Role of the President (questions based on Article II
    Wednesday
    ThursdayExecutive Branch - Cabinet members / The Judicial Branch (236-237 textbook) Article III - Questions / Finish for homework if not done.
    FridayCNN Student News / "Who's got the Power?"  - Review of each branch of the government.  / No homework


    February 29, 2016

    MondayFederalists vs. Antifederalists (Chapter 7 Section 3) / Homework:  Guided Reading for Chapter 7 Section 3
    TuesdayFederalists vs. Antifederalists (Chapter 7 Section 3) / No homework
    WednesdayRatification of the Constitution / The Bill of Rights / Homework: American Government - The Branches of Government (reading, illustration, questions) / Bill of Rights Poster Project - instructions and rubric distributed today - due March 14
    ThursdayThe Legislative Branch - Chart / Finish for homework
    FridayHomework check (quiz) using the finished chart from yesterday

    February 22, 2016

    MondayWhat is a constitution?  / Articles of Confederation - reading and questions - classwork - finish for homework if not done.
    TuesdayShay's Rebellion - Chapter 7 Section 1 / Homework on Shay's Rebellion
    WednesdayThe Great Compromise (Chapter 7 Section 2) / No homework
    ThursdayThe Great Compromise (Chapter 7 Section 2) / No homework
    FridayThe 3/5 Compromise / CNN Student News / No homework

    February 15, 2016

    MondayNo school - President's Day recess
    TuesdayNo school - President's Day recess
    WednesdayJeopardy
    ThursdayUnit Exam - The American Revolution - Chapters 5 and 6 (text)  / Homework:  The Articles of Confederation - reading and questions
    FridayThe Articles of Confederation / CNN Student News / No homework

    February 8, 2016

    MondayRevolutionary Battles of the North / No homework
    TuesdayRevolutionary Battles of the Middle Colonies / Washington crossing the Delaware River / No homework
    WednesdayThomas Paine, The Crisis / The Battle of Saratoga (181-183) / Homework:  Primary source reading from the Yankee Doodle Dandy
    ThursdayRevolutionary Battles of the South / Battle of Yorktown / Homework:  Yorktown - geography application and primary source accounts of General Cornwallis and General Washington
    FridayWhy the Americans won the Revolution (

    February 1, 2016

    MondayPatrick Henry's "Give me Liberty or Give Me Death speech / Homework:  Questions 9 & 10 on the worksheet
    TuesdayThe Declaration of Independence /Homework:  Reading and questions
    WednesdayEnlightenment thinkers:  John Locke and Montesquieu (122-123 text) / Compare John Locke and Thomas Jefferson using the Declaration of Independence
    ThursdayThe Declaration of Independence - list of grievances / No homework
    FridayJohn Locke and the Declaration of Independence / CNN News / No homework


    January 25, 2016

    MondayThe Colonists Unite - reading / Periods 2, 3, 4 - Homework:  Packet on Reading 
    Period 6 - The Stamp Act Congress (classwork) - finish for homework
    TuesdayGive back unit exams from 1/13/16  - No homework
    WednesdayThe Boston Massacre - Primary sources and secondary sources / No homework
    ThursdayChapter 5 Section 3 worksheet / Classwork - finish for homework if not done
    FridayNo school - Superintendent's Conference Day

    January 18, 2016

    MondayNo school - Martin Luther King holiday 
    TuesdayThe French and Indian War (Textbook pages 140-142) / No homework
    WednesdayThe French and Indian War (Textbook pages 142- 144) / No homework / Quiz tomorrow on Chapter 5 Section 1 
    ThursdayQuiz 5-1 / Changing Land Claims in North America / No homework 
    FridayProclamation of 1763 / CNN student news / No homework

    January 11, 2016

    MondayEssay:  I would prefer to live in ______________ colony.  / Finish for homework if not done
    TuesdayJeopardy 
    WednesdayUnit Exam - Colonization (Chapter 3 Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and Chapter 4 Section 3) / Homework:  Mercantilism - Reading and questions
    ThursdayWhat is a revolution?  / Mercantilism / No homework
    FridayPeriods 2,3,4 - "The War with Two Names" Reading and packet - finish for homework if not done / Period 6 - Guided Reading on the French and Indian War - questions - finish for homework if not done


    January 4, 2016

    MondayMap work - The original 13 colonies / Labor and Social Class in Colonial America (worksheet) / Finish for homework if not done
    TuesdayMap work - The original 13 colonies / Go over "Labor and Social Class in Colonial America / Video:  Life in the Colonies
    WednesdayList the 13 original colonies (bell work) / Slavery in the Colonies:  Slave Codes - Reading and questions / Read the quote on page 114 and draw a picture of the conditions / No homework
    ThursdayThe Middle Passage / Triangular Trade / Homework (Periods 2,4, and 6 only) - Triangular trade:  map work and questions - use pages 114-115 in the textbook
    FridayTriangular Trade / CNN news / Homework (Period 3 only and others who didn't finish) - Triangular trade:  map work and questions - use pages 114-115 in the textbook

    December 22, 2015

    MondayWilliam Penn & Pennsylvania / Homework:  Penn's Woods - reading and questions (Periods 2, 3, and 4 only) 
    TuesdayThe Southern Colonies / Homework:  Map work and questions - Chapter 3 Section 4 (text)
    Wednesday
    ThursdayNo school - Christmas vacation
    FridayNo school - Christmas vacation

    December 14, 2015

    MondayReturn unit exams (self reflection) / The New England Colonies / Homework:  Map work and questions - Chapter 3 Section 2 (text)
    TuesdayStudy Skills - Band and Chorus practice at HS (periods 1 to 5) / No homework
    WednesdayThe New England Colonies / No homework
    ThursdayThe Salem Witch trials - Reading and Questions / No  homework
    FridayCNN news / The Middle Colonies (Chapter 3 Section 3) / Homework:  Map work and questions based on pages 77-81.


    December 7, 2015

    MondayUnit Exam - Age of Exploration / No homework
    TuesdayNew Unit - Colonialism / No homework
    WednesdayVideo:  Jamestown:  New Beginnings / No homework
    ThursdayLife in Jamestown (66-69 - text) / The Plymouth Colony (69-70 - text) / No homework
    FridayThe Plymouth Colony - "A Pilgrim's Journey" / Homework:  Periods 2,3,4 - Packet on the reading "A Pilgrim's Journey" ; Period 6 - The Mayflower Compact - reading and questions

    November 30, 2015

    MondayColonizing Spanish America (47-48) - notes / Homework:  Cartier and Hudson - reading and questions (worksheet)
    TuesdayWhere were the explorers born?  Map work of Europe / No homework
    WednesdayFerdinand Magellan (internet activity) - finish for homework
    ThursdayJeopardy review - Unit exam on MONDAY, December 7, 2015 - The Age of Exploration (Chapter 2)
    FridayReward Day

    November 23, 2015

    MondaySpanish settlers in the Americas / No homework
    TuesdayThe Dutch and the French in North America (Chapter 2 Sections 4) / Read and Answer questions from the text - Homework if not finished.
    WednesdayNo School - Thanksgiving Recess
    ThursdayNo School - Thanksgiving Recess
    FridayNo School - Thanksgiving Recess


    November 16, 2015

    MondayExplorers:  John Cabot and Ponce de Leon / Venn diagram / Homework:  Questions associated with the readings from class (worksheet)
    TuesdayAmerigo Vespucci / No homework
    WednesdayBalboa / No homework
    ThursdayHomework:  Page 610 text #1-3
    FridayCNN student news / Homework:  Cortes and Pizzaro (Compare and Contast - Venn Diagram)

    November 9, 2015

    MondayViewpoint:  Christopher Columbus's legacy is positive.  / No homework
    TuesdayViewpoint:  Christopher Columbus's legacy is negative / No homework
    WednesdayNo school - Veteran's Day
    ThursdayShould Columbus Day be Celebrated?  / Homework:  Essay
    FridayCNN student news / Explorer Scavenger hunt - finish for homework if not done

    November 2, 2015

    MondayViewpoint:  Christopher Columbus should be credited with discovering the New World - reading & discussion / Homework:  Answer questions at the end of Viewpoint 1
    TuesdayViewpoint:  Christopher Columbus should NOT be credited with discovering the New World - reading and discussion / No homework
    WednesdayPolitical cartoon / Christopher Columbus should NOT be credited with discovering the New World - agree or disagree / No homework
    ThursdayPrimary Source - Journal of Christopher Columbus / Homework: Read excerpts and answer questions
    FridayPrimary source (definition) / CNN student news / No homework

    October 26, 2015

    MondayVocabulary / Reasons for Exploration (notes) / No homework
    TuesdayReasons for Exploration (notes) / Homework:  Reasons for the Age of Exploration - reading and questions
    WednesdayChristopher Columbus (reading) / Class work:  Questions and map work associated with the reading - finish for homework if not done
    ThursdayRecognizing stereotypes:  Was Christopher Columbus a hero or a creep? / No homework
    FridayDiscovery, Encounter, Collision / CNN Student News / No homework

    October 19, 2015

    MondayCNN Student News / Go over Jeopardy / Essay:  What Native American culture group would I want to live in and why?  Finish for homework if not done in class.
    TuesdayChapter 1 Section 3 "Trade Networks of Asia and Africa" / Read - questions / No homework unless you didn't finish your worksheet (periods 2,3, and 4 only)
    WednesdayChapter 1 Section 3 "Trade Networks of Asia and Africa" / No homework
    ThursdayGo over 1st Unit Exam / No homework
    Friday      Reasons for Exploration (notes) / No homework

    October 12, 2015

    MondayNo school - Columbus Day 
    TuesdayHaudenosaunee Family (notes) / No homework
    WednesdayHaudenosaunee Government & Culture / No homework / Review sheet distributed for exam on Friday - extra credit
    ThursdayJeopardy
    FridayUnit exam - Early Americans 

    October 5, 2015

    MondayNations of the Iroquois / The Peacemaker Story / No homework
    TuesdayThe Peacemaker Story / Homework:  Questions based on the Peacemaker story
    WednesdayFinding Latitude and Longitude / The Haudenosaunee Clan System / No homework
    ThursdayThe Haudenosaunee Clan System / No homework
    FridayNo school - Superintendent's Conference Day

    September 28, 2015

    MondayNative Americans of North America (notes) / No homework 
    TuesdayNYS Geography / Map work / Homework:  Finish map if not done
    WednesdayLatitude, Longitude, Hemispheres, Scale of Miles / NYS Geography / No homework
    ThursdayLatitude / NYS Geography / No homework
    FridayThe Iroquois Adapts to their Environment / Homework:  Reading and questions (worksheet)

    September 21, 2015

    MondayCreate Your Native American culture activity / No homework
    TuesdayNative Americans of North America / No homework
    WednesdayNative Americans of North America (notes) / No homework / Quiz Friday
    ThursdayNative Americans of North America (notes) / No homework / Quiz tomorrow 
    FridayQuiz - Continents of the World, Beringia, How Early Civilizations Developed, United States Geography, Native American cultures of North America / No homework

    September 14, 2015

    MondayContinents of the World / No homework
    TuesdayPhysical geography of the United States - Map work / Homework:  Questions based on map work (A4 and A5 in the text) - worksheet
    WednesdayWhat is Beringia (in-class reading and questions) / Homework:  finish questions from class if not done
    ThursdayThe Land Bridge and How Early Civilizations Developed (pgs. 6 and 7 in the text) / Note taking study guide / No graded homework - finish study guide for class tomorrow if needed
    FridayThe Land Bridge and How Early Civilizations Developed (notes) / CNN news / No homework


    September 7, 2015

    MondayNo school - Labor Day
    TuesdayUsing historical documents - Introduction / No homework
    WednesdayUsing historical documents - Introduction / No homework
    ThursdayCourse Expectations / Homework:  Ask an adult what they remember about September 11, 2001
    FridayRemembering September 11th / Homework:  Read the Gettysburg Address and compare it to the events and memorials of 9/11 (Worksheet with the address and the questions)