World History

Welcome to Seventh-grade World History

7th Grade World History SyllabusA.docx
7thParentnewsletter.docx

Suggested Supplies:

     1. Composition Books

     2.  pens/pencils, markers, and colored pencils are a plus

     3.  erasers and handheld pencil sharpeners

     4.  Positive Attitude :)

Why do we study history?

We learn our past to better our future! We learn about civilizations to know from where we've come. We learn about mistakes in the past so we don't repeat them. We learn about people who changed history to become better people ourselves. We study history because we can make a difference!

What will my child study in 7th Grade World History?
The state of Tennessee asks students to examine the geographic, political, economic, and religious structures of civilizations during the period 500 B.C. to A.D. 1800. 
Seventh-grade students will explore the social, cultural, geographical, political and technological changes that occurred after the fall of the Roman Empire and in Medieval Europe. Students will also study the period from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, including the Islamic world, Africa, China, and Japan, but with a heavier emphasis on western civilization in Europe during the Renaissance and Reformation. Students will compare and contrast the history and geography of civilizations that were developing concurrently throughout these continents during medieval times. They will examine the growth in economic interactions among civilizations as well as the exchange of ideas, beliefs, technologies, and commodities. Students will learn about the resulting spread of Enlightenment philosophies and the examination of new concepts of reasoning toward religion, government, and science that continue to influence our world today. Students will analyze geography’s influence on the development of these civilizations as they continue their study of world history and geography. Seventh-grade students will end the year by examining the Meso-American and Andean civilizations, and the age of European explorations. Appropriate informational texts and primary sources will be used in order to deepen the understanding of how these civilizations influence the modern world.

What are the units of study for this class?
The Fall of the Roman Empire

Islamic World, 400 A.D/C.E. – 1500s

Africa, 400 A.D./C.E. – 1500s

China, 400 A.D./C.E. – 1500s

Japan, 400 A.D./C.E. – 1500s

Middle Ages in Western Europe, 400 A.D./C.E. – 1500s

The Renaissance and Reformation

The Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution

The Age of Exploration