This is a skills-based test for the unit we do on West Africa and Islam. This test allows students to demonstrate knowledge and ability to perform on questions about document analysis, map reading, timelines, and writing using evidence and arguments. These tests have helped my students walk away from 7th grade stronger in those skills and have prepared them for the CO state Social Studies assessment and PARCC which are heavily skill-based versus content knowledge. The second test included (with the star) is modified for lower readers.
*The map on the test- you will have to take a pen and add diagonal lines for the key/land or something so kids can clearly see the difference on the black and white copies you make.