Tuesday, September 21, 2010

7th Grade History Syllabus

Linking the past to the present, students will analyze and evaluate the rich diversity of historical experiences that have created the world of today. While special emphasis will be placed on unique human experiences and historic actions of note, the role of past and current world events will be reviewed to keep the student apprised of their relationships to life in the world of the 21st Century.

History of Our World, Prentice Hall, 2005.

1st Trimester- Death of Empires
Roman Republic / Roman Empire / Barbarians/ Shang to Han Dynasties
Art Focus: Roman Mosaics
Research Paper Topics: Rome/China/Middle East

2nd Trimester-Medieval Times
Dark Ages / Byzantium / Islam / Feudalism / Crusades / Shogun Japan /
Sui to Yuan Dynasties / Mongols
Art Focus-Village Life, Castles & Cathedrals
Research Paper Topics: the Medieval World

3rd Trimester-Renaissance and Exploration
Renaissance / Ottomans / Reformation / Elizabethan Europe / Age of Explorers / Aztecs / Incas / New World Colonies / Ming and Qing Dynasties
Art Focus-Realism
Research Paper Topics: Renaissance and post Renaissance World

Lecture / Story Telling / Data Analysis / Art / Readings / Films / Discussions /
Note Taking / Research / Historic Simulations / Maps / Artifacts /
Evaluation of Primary & Secondary Sources / Timelines /
Any Thing Else That Works To Excite Students About History!

Grade Evaluation will be based on Class Work & Participation (20%), Home Work (20%), Research Papers, Projects & Presentations (30%), Quiz’s, Tests (30%).

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