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!For our end-of-the-unit project, groups will be performing 1920s Radio Shows on Wednesday 11/13.  The 1920s Unit Test will be Friday 11/15. 

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Unit 3 finds us celebrating the end of the "War to End All Wars" in what is known as the "Roaring Twenties", the "Jazz Age", "Dance Age", and the Prohibition Era. We will learn the meanings behind these nicknames and other ways America was changing dramatically. As America enjoys its post-war prosperity, there will be many new inventions, the radio being arguably one of the most impactful on American culture. We will also see the rise of national celebrities and innovators in aviation, sports, and the arts, to name a few. These figures will make an impact on our culture and history that continues to this day. Women will demand the right to vote, and African Americans and other minorities will start to push for a “place at the table”. While we begin to look at some of the racial tensions that are a part of our story as a country, we will also see how people have always fought back against prejudice, to rise above it, and create something better. This will be seen particularly in our study of the Negro Leagues, Jazz musicians, the Great Migration, and the Harlem Renaissance!



Miss Connelly ‚Äč
econnelly@asd20.org

Miss Hemphill
themphill@asd20.org