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7.1 Students analyze the causes and effects of the vast expansion and ultimate disintegration of the Roman Empire.

7.2 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Islam in the Middle Ages.

7.3 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of China in the Middle Ages.

7.4 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the sub-Saharan civilizations of Ghana and Mali in Medieval Africa.

7.5 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Japan.

7.6 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Europe.

7.7 Students compare and contrast the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the Meso-American and Andean civilizations.

7.8 Students analyze the origins, accomplishments, and geographic diffusion of the Renaissance.

7.9 Students analyze the historical developments of the Reformation.
medieval and early modern periods; locate missions on a world map.

7.10 Students analyze the historical developments of the Scientific Revolution and its lasting effect on religious, political, and cultural institutions.

7.11 Students analyze political and economic change in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries (the Age of Exploration, the Enlightenment, and the Age of Reason).


COURSE: G.A.T.E SOCIAL STUDIES (7TH GRADE)

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s) and Student:

Welcome to another school year! It is my hope that you, as student, will keep an open mind, ask a lot of questions, and enjoy the opportunity to learn about the world around you.
As a teacher, I will try to teach to the best of my ability, striving to be interesting and creative in lesson planning; firm and fair in matters of discipline; caring and understanding in how I relate to my students.

The following information will be helpful to you:

1. Course Outline: The study of world history and geography continues this year with an examination of social, cultural, and technological change during the period A.D. 500 - 1789.

1st Trimester: How we learn about the past; Fall of Rome; Islam, Africa
2nd Trimester: Asian Civilizations - China and Japan; Early American civilizations - Maya, Aztec, Inca; European rule and expansion
3rd Trimester: Feudal Europe, Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment.

2. Grades: Weighted grading:

90% Assessments, e.g. Tests and Projects
10% Homework and Classwork

3. Homework: Homework will be given at least twice a week. Homework Hot line: #783-7788, ext.114
4. Absences: If absent, the student may find missed assignments at the "Assignment Center" in the classroom. The student is responsible for picking up missed assignments.
5. Late Assignments: If an assignment is late due to an excused absence, full credit will be received; otherwise, points will be deducted for each day the assignment is late.
6. Materials for Class: The student should bring to class daily: 1) pen and pencil, 2) three hole binder paper, 3) three hole binder, 4) student planner.

I am excited about the year and have great expectations!




Sites of Interest

Why study World History?

World History For Us All

What is Historical Thinking?

National History Project

Historical Thinking Matters.com

Web Sites to Practice Historical Thinking

Historical Thinking Exercises
(interesting web site)

America's History in the Making

HTM: Historical Thinking Matters

Themes for teaching / organization: World History

National History Project

World History For Us All.sdsu.edu

PDF file on World History Themes

PDF file on College Board.com


SCORE: Skills to be taught in History

Secrets of Great History Teachers


More Interesting Sites

Miniature Earth: If the world's population were reduced to 100,
it would look something like this...

Dancing around the World with Matt

Time around the World

Speaking languages

Writing your name in another language

Email Pals

Panoramic Tours

Oops.bizland: more virtual tours

National Geographic Videos

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Arhcaeology

Definition and game

Rome

 

Etymology

Virtual Tour

BBC: School for Romans

Roman Page

Teacher Oz and the Romans

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Islam

Maps Islam

The Camel

Islam stats

Islam Pictures

Hajj in Pictures

Speaking Arabic

Write in in Arabic

Etymology and Arabic / English words

Calligraphy

University of North Florida: http://www.fordham.edu/

Islamic Studies (University of Georgia)

Islamicity Site: Hajj

Recitation of the Qu'ran: http://islamicity.com

Qu'ran and Women: http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/

Virtual Tour of Cordoba

Shia vs. Sunnis

Shia and Sunni Chart

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Africa

Swahili

Lessons

PBS: Regions of Africa (PowerPoint Project)

Junglewalk.com (for audios and movies)

More animal sounds

Powerpoint Tutorials

http://www.actden.com/pp/

http://einstein.cs.uri.edu/

http://www.orst.edu/instruction/

Music

Chi-Tunes
NIEH Tunes
Sammy Tunes
DaNo's TV tunes
Simply the Best Tunes

ClickOnMapAfrica

Photo essays by PBS

School in Africa PBS

Sahel Music PBS

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China

Silk Road Lesson

Silk road: Ancient Route

SCORE: Silk Road lesson

Get a Chinese Name

Chinese Zodiac

Writing Chinese numbers

Dragons of Ancient China

Splendors of Imperial China

Zheng He Ship

Zheng He map

Forbidden City Tour

Forbidden City Interactive map

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Japan

Facts about Japan

Your name in Japanese

Brief History of the Samurai

Samurai Archives

Ninja

You are a Samurai

My Samurai name

My weapons of choice

My favorite quotes

Sepukku

My Bushido Code

Introduction to Buddhism

Tale of Genji

Tale of Genji Scroll

Excerpts from Murasaki


NewsCast

Headline stories
Prince Shotoku
more Shotuku

Interview: a Buddhist monk about Buddhist customs
Customs and Traditions

Infomercial: Visit Mt. Fuji
A guide to Mt. Fuji
Mt. Fuji again


Headline Stories
Kamakura clan

Interview: Geisha women
About Geisha
More Geisha

Infomercial: How to make a Zen Garden
Zen Gardens
More Zen


Headline Stories
Ashikaga Clan

Interview: Sumo Wrestler
Sumo History
More Sumo

Advertisement (Place to Relax): Tea House
Tea Ceremony
Tea Time
More Tea


Headline Stories
Oda Nobunaga

Interview
History of Judo
Jujutsu: Martial Arts

Advertisement: What to do for fun
Noh Theater: brief history
Noh Theater




Headline Stories
Toyotomi Hideyoshi

Interview: Ninja
History of Ninja

Advertisement: Place to Visit
Osaka Castle
Osaka again
360 degree shot of castle


Headline Stories
Tokugawa Ieyasu

Interview: What musical instruments make Japanese music?
Instruments

Advertisement : Sushi
History
More Sushi

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Middle Ages In Europe

Fordham.edu Middles Ages Source Book

Teacheroz. com

Castles, Plague, Witch Trials, Church, Royalty

Tour a castle

Life in the Middle Ages

Life in the Middle Ages Kennesaw

Middle Ages for Kids

Middle Age Pictures

LCS Medieval Times

Project: Knight's Children Book

Knights and Armor

Heraldry

Castles on the Web

Castles in the World

Creating a Castle

Black Death

Boise State: The Plague

Eyewitness: The Plague

Middle Ages and Medicine

Ye Olde English Sayings

Ballads

Internet Renaissance Band's Medieval Music

Education World Resources

Renaissance

Teacheroz.com

Michelangelo's Timeline

Leonardo da Vinci's History

Leonardo's machines

Reformation

Fordham.edu

Central beliefs of Reformation

Enlightenment

Teacheroz.com

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Maya

Mr. Donn: http://members.aol.com/MrDonnHistory/

Maya Codex

Dresden Codex

Maya Calendar 1

Sample calendar

Maya Calendar 2

Calendar explanation

Maya Math

Maya Religion

Maya gods

Journal Writing: Collapse of Copan

Choose either site to do your Tour script:

Maya Ruins: http://www.mayaruins.com/

Journey through Tikal


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Aztecs

For your drawings: Latin American Studies

Images from codices

Crystal links

Aztec calendar: http://www.azteccalendar.com/

Mr. Donn: http://members.aol.com/MrDonnHistory/

PBS: Fall of the Aztecs

UC Irvine Codices

Odyssey lessons

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Inca


Mr. Donn and the Incas

The Odyssey

Inca sacrifice / archaeological dig: http://www.nationalgeographic.com

Machu Picchu lesson: Destination.com

Machu Picchu trail: virtual hike

*Nova: Ice Mummies

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Teacher Research

Search for 7th grade topics

Collecting images of the past (art, photos): http://witcombe.sbc.edu/

Librarian index to the internet: http://www.lii.org/

Awesome Library: http://www.awesomelibrary.org/

Libraryspot: www.libraryspot.com

The Internet Public Library: www.ipl.org


World History Sites

History teacher.net

Social Studies Service: Ancient Civilizations

Around the World: http://www.ccph.com

Architecture around the world: http://www.greatbuildings.com/

United Nations CyberSchoolbus: http://www.un.org/

Why civilizations collapse: CPB exhibits


Travel the World

The Africa Guide: www.africaguide.com
Accomodating Asia: www.accomasia.com
The European Tourist Information center: www.discover/europe.htm
Travel North America: www.travel.org/na.html

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