This is a review game essential for reviewing 7th Grade Social Studies standards in preparation for the CAP assessment. It is perfect to play prior to the CAP assessment however it is great for all 7th Grade Social Studies classrooms as an end-of-year review game or review for a final exam. It is a power point Jeopardy template. Each answer page has a home link at the bottom. While in power point play mode, the home button automatically takes you to the home screen.
Don't have the CAP? Not in Ohio? This content covers contents such as: Ancient Greek and Rome, Medieval Europe and feudalism, the Mongols, Trade Routes (Silk Road, Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, and Trans-Saharan Trade), West African civilizations (Ghana and Mali), the Reformation and Renaissance, and Age of Exploration. Check out the standards below to see if it meshes with your state standards! I can see this also being a great review for high school but doesn't exactly go quite as in-depth as you might want at that level. I would definitely play this with my high-school class. Up to you. Note that many of the Social Studies state standards are very similar and while these standards are 7th grade specific in Ohio, the time period may represent a different grade in your state.
Sadly, there aren't many resource, at times even textbooks/workbooks, for 7th grade Social Studies content in Ohio. This game can easily help guide your instruction and content for the year.
The Columbian Exchange (e.g., the exchange of fauna, flora and pathogens) among previously unconnected parts of the world reshaped societies in ways still evident today.
European economic and cultural influence dramatically increased through explorations, conquests and colonization.
The advent of the trans-Saharan slave trade had profound effects on both West and Central Africa and the receiving societies.
Empires in Africa (Ghana, Mali and Songhay) and Asia (Byzantine, Ottoman, Mughal and China) grew as commercial and cultural centers along trade routes.
The Reformation introduced changes in religion including the emergence of Protestant faiths and a decline in the political power and social influence of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Renaissance in Europe introduced revolutionary ideas, leading to cultural, scientific and social changes.
Achievements in medicine, science, mathematics and geography by the Islamic civilization dominated most of the Mediterranean after the decline of the Roman Empire. These achievements were introduced into Western Europe as a result of the Muslim conquests, Crusades and trade, influencing the European Renaissance.
Mongol influence led to unified states in China and Korea, but the Mongol failure to conquer Japan allowed a feudal system to persist.
Germanic invasions helped to break up the Roman Empire and set the stage for the development of feudal and manorial systems. Later invasions helped establish Mongol dominance in central Asia and led to the destruction of the Byzantine Empire by the Turks.
The civilizations that developed in Greece and Rome had an enduring impact on later civilizations. This legacy includes governance and law, engineering and technology, art and architecture, as well as literature and history. The Roman Empire also played an instrumental role in the spread of Christianity.
Historians and archaeologists describe historical events and issues from the perspectives of people living at the time to avoid evaluating the past in terms of today's norms and values.