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7th History

Textbook: History Alive! Each student should have been issued a copy of the textbook on or before the first day of school. Since we are unable to acquire a class set of books, the textbook will need to be kept in the student’s locker and brought to class when needed.

Curriculum: We will be following the California State Standards for 7th grade social studies, please feel free to view them at http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/hstgrade7.asp . There is also new Framework for Social Studies that has just been adopted so we will be incorporating that as well, found at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/hs/cf/sbedrafthssfw.asp . And of course we will be addressing the Common Core Standards for History/Social Studies  grades sixth through eigth. You can view these at: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/6-8

Units of Study:

  1. The World in 300CE (interconnections in Afroeurasion and Americas)
  2. Rome and Christiandom 300 CE to 1200 (Roman Empire, Development & Spread of Christianity, Medieval Europe, Sicily)
  3. Southwestern Asia, 300 to 1200: World of Islam (Persia, Umayyad & Abbasid Caliphates, Development & Spread of Islam, Sicily, Cairo)
  4. South Asia 300 to 1200 (Gupta Empire, Spread of Hinduism & Buddhism)
  5. East Asia 300 to 1200 (China during Tang and Song, spread of Buddhism, Korea, & Japan, Quanzhou)
  6. West Africa, 900-1600 (Ghana, Mali)
  7. Americas, 300-1490 (Maya, Aztec, Inca)
  8. Sites of Encounter in Medieval World, 1200-1490 (Mongols, Majorca, Calicut)
  9. Global Convergence, 1450-1750 (Voyages, Columbian Exchange, Trade Networks, Gunpowder Empires; Colonialism in Americas & Southeast Asia, Atlantic World)
  10. Impact of Ideas, 1500-1750 (spread of religions; reformation; renaissance, scientific revolution, enlightenment)