Our district adopted the Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook this year, found on the DiscoveryEd online portal. As the trainers for this Techbook even say, it is "not a curriculum" but rather "a resource." To that end, my colleagues and I have had to create a variety of worksheets to support the activities in the Techbook as well as quiz questions for reading passages that can be uploaded to Socrative or Kahoots or even used on Google Forms. Some of the resources have been retyped from the original pdf format into a Word doc or spreadsheet with minor format and directions changes. ALL resources I have created are for Grade 7, World Geography chapters TO ACCOMPANY the DiscoveryEd online Techbook. There is no direct text from the chapters themselves. For that, you will need an account with Discovery Education.
This resource is an activity assignment based on the one from the Techbook. Our district adopted this curriculum assigning the Americas to the 6th grade, so as a 7th grade teacher, I was missing the links to South America "earlier in the year learning" required for this activity. I substituted information only from Europe to make it more cohesive. Also, I expanded it to include more requirements and clearer directions for the presentation. The final product is a "Board" which could also be a poster and a presentation to the class of findings.
Imagine you are a conservationist who wants to educate people about the effects of deforestation. You are creating an exhibit for your local history museum. You will be creating a Board that shows the causes and effects of deforestation yesterday and today. In this activity, you will research the causes and effects of deforestation in industrial Europe.