7th Grade History
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Welcome to 7th Grade,
US 20th Century History!

Throughout the year, we will learn about the "good, the bad, and the ugly", recognizing that even with all our ups and downs, what an AMAZING country we live in!
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As in Unit 1, we will continue to provide you with a brief synopsis of the main focus of the unit, so you can engage in family discussions at home around the topics we will be learning about in class. In addition, check for files that will include helpful documents such as study guides, class activities, assignment grading rubrics, etc. Occasionally we will also add links that may provide some fun and useful additional information.

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Don’t forget to check the monthly calendars for test dates and other important events!

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Welcome to the 1940s with the ending of the Great Depression and the ramping-up for World War II. This in many ways is the turning point of modern world history, and certainly US History in the 20th Century. Because it is such a pivotal event, we will be spending most of January and February learning about this monumental fight of good v. evil, between democracies and dictatorships.

Look for students adding to a timeline of key events in addition to working on their WWII unit packet (See the document container below) throughout the unit.

Related to our WWII unit and part of the Core Knowledge sequence, we will be completing and memorizing a map of Western Europe. Students will also complete maps of other key places in WWII. Maps and directions will be posted below.

English-History-Computers Research Project:
Finally, we will also be working on a joint research paper over the next several weeks. Students will...

Choose their topic (Look at list posted below; write top 5 picks on a note card - due by Friday, January 10)

Find resources at school (TCA library books, PPLD books [Must have library card number and password], PPLD database articles, World Book Encyclopedia online, etc.

Learn how to write a thesis, note cards, a works cited page, an outline, and a five-paragraph paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

·We will learn how to do each step at school with some time in class to begin; but students will also need to keep weekly deadlines, which will likely require some time at home as well. Students should keep all their research materials in their Research Binder, which will be organized in English but utilized in all three classes, as well as at home (also posted below).

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