Social Studies 7

Credit Hours: 1

Course Length:  2 Semesters

Semester 1

Course Description

American History covers the history of our nation from pre-Civil War through the Roaring Twenties. Major topics include; pre-Civil War, the Civil War, Reconstruction, Immigration, the Industrial Revolution, the Progressive Era, Imperialism, World War I, and the Roaring Twenties. In addition, the content areas of government, economics, science, art, literature, and the humanities are interwoven throughout the class, creating an integrated learning experience. American History is a survey of the struggle to build the United States of America from the Civil War to the Roaring Twenties. By means of reading, analyzing, and applying historical data, students come to appreciate the forces that shaped our history and character as an American people. Not only are the topics of American history discussed, but students also use primary documents and visual aids (including maps, graphs, charts, and artwork) to build their own understanding of the eras explored. Students view multimedia presentations, complete practice activities, create hands-on projects, and participate in student discussions. High interest videos provide background knowledge and support concepts studied. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the course.

Course Prerequisites

None

Required Textbook(s) and/or Materials

Basic School Supplies

Major Concepts

  • Pre-Civil War
  • Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • Immigration
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Progressive Spirit of Reform
  • Imperialism
  • World War I
  • The Roaring Twenties

Semester 2

Course Description

Social Studies 7B will cover the history of our nation from the Great Depression to the 21st Century. Students will examine factors that lead to the Great Depression and World War II. The West’s involvement in the Cold War, as well as the fall of the Soviet Union, will be covered in detail. The course also includes a study of contemporary issues in America, foreign and domestic policies, economics, and Arizona history. In addition, the content areas of government, science, art, literature, and the humanities are interwoven throughout the class, creating an integrated learning experience. By means of reading, analyzing, and applying historical data, students come to appreciate the forces that shaped our history and character as an American people. Not only are the topics of American history discussed, but students also use primary documents and visual aids (including maps, graphs, charts, and artworks) to build their own understanding of the eras explored. Students view multimedia presentations, complete practice activities, create hands-on projects, and participate in student discussions. High interest videos provide background knowledge and support concepts studied. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the course.

Course Prerequisites

None

Required Textbook(s) and/or Materials

Basic School Supplies

Major Concepts

  • Great Depression
  • World War II
  • Modern America
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Economics
  • State History