7th Grade Social Studies
Quarter One Unit
Jam packed with everything you need!!!! In PPT format to make it easy to show PPT to your students, follow links and adjust it to your needs. This is everything you will need to teach 1st quarter (9-10 week quarters) You don't even need a textbook!
1. Begin with students taking notes on the graphic organizer via the PPT
2.Complete practice worksheet
1.Have students take notes on vocabulary
2.Complete practice together or independently
3.I also like to do Google image searches for various maps and hold classroom directions on reading maps. It’s great interactive tool, students like to come up to the SmartBoard and point out answers to questions.
4.Interactive Map project
Economics: Cost-Benefit Analysis
1.Students should record vocabulary words and definitions
2.Students should complete notes on the provided graphic organizer as you go through the PowerPoint on Cost-Benefit Analysis
3.Complete guided practice together for Cost-Benefit Analysis
4.Complete independent practice to check for understanding on cost-benefit analysis
5.Complete activity in groups for cost-benefit analysis
6.Complete formative assessment on cost-benefit analysis
Where Civilizations Begin
1.Brainstorm graphic organizer for what a person needs to survive.
2.Brainstorm graphic organizer on what a river provides.
3.Teacher directed notes on what is needed for a civilization to begin and flourish.
4.Students will complete a small group project where they will create a civilization with all the necessary elements.
1.Vocabulary Activity: this is a great opening activity to introduce the topic of Ancient Greece to your students.
2.Mythology paper on either a God/Goddess or a myth to promote student interest
3.Teacher directed notes on Greece with graphic organizer
4.Formative Assessment on Geography
5.DBQ: Ask students to determine, based on documents, what was important to Greeks.
6.Essay on Greece Culture
7.Video and website links included