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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Each unit, we will 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! Watch for news of our annual WWI Trench Day coming near the end of September. We love volunteers!

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Unit 1, the turn-of-the-century, is entitled “An Age of Extremes” by one of our textbooks. One reason is because the late 1800s were famously called the “Gilded Age” by Mark Twain, but that began to change in the early 1900s, as the “Progressive Era” dawned. Finally, it is also a coming-of-age “age” (get it?? :)) when the United States begins to flex its muscles, becoming a world power in the Spanish-American War and in completing a world-class engineering feat across the newly formed country of Panama. President Theodore Roosevelt will provide some entertainment as well as thoughtful character lessons for us.

Miss Connelly ‚Äč

Miss Hemphill