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Social Studies -7th Grade Lesson Plans

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7th Grade Social Studies Lesson Plans
Total Activities: 150

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Chapter 1: "Age of Exploration"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
First Inhabitants: The learner will identify and describe the culture of the first Americans and analyze how geography and climate influenced the way Native Americans lived. Cultures of North America nonscored 7001 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: First Inhabitants quiz
The Discovery of America: The learner will identify reasons for European exploration and colonization of the Americas. Early Exploration nonscored 7003 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: The Discovery of America quiz
Conquering the New World: The learner will describe how the Spanish explored and dominated the Americas. Exploring and Dividing the New World nonscored 7004 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Conquering the New World quiz
Colonization and Exploration: The learner will describe the establishment of Spanish colonies in the Americas and analyze the impact of exploration and colonization on the native peoples of the Americas. Spanish, French and English in the New World nonscored 7007 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Colonization and Exploration quiz
: Chapter Test: Age of Exploration


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Chapter 2: "English Colonization"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Early English Attempts: The student will descrbe the reasons and sucesses and failures of Englands first attempts to start colonies in North America. Roanoke and Jamestown nonscored 7011 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Early English Attempts quiz
Founding the English Colonies: Describe factors that led to the founding of the colonies, such as the escape from religious persecution, economic opportunity, release from prison, and military adventure. The Thirteen Colonies nonscored 7013 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Founding the English Colonies quiz
Colonial Life: The student will analyze why each geographic region of the colonies developed different industries and the affect of geography on daily life. Geography and Daily Life of the Colonies nonscored 7014 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Colonial Life quiz
: Chapter Test: English Colonization


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Chapter 3: "American Revolution Causes"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Struggle for Control: The student will describe the causes events and results of the French and Indian war. The student will explain the economic relationship between the colonists and Britian. Struggle For Control nonscored 7018 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Struggle for Control quiz
British Taxes: The student will evaluate the cause and effect relationship of British tax policies concerning the colonies. Mercantilism nonscored 7020 alertanswerkey
Taxes Imposed on Colonists nonscored 7021 alertanswerkey
Protests by Colonists nonscored 7022 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: British Taxes quiz
British Punishments: The student will analyze the British response to colonial actions of protest against British policy. The student will evaluate the cause and effect relationship of British tax policies concerning the colonies. Britain's Response nonscored 7023 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: British Punishments quiz
: Chapter Test: American Revolution Causes


quiz Test
Chapter 4: "The American Revolution"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Liberty or Death: Students will analyze the early calls for independence by colonists and the early battles of the American Revolution. Liberty or Death nonscored 7024 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Liberty or Death quiz
Military Campaigns: Students will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the British and the Americans, the Declaration of Independence and major battles of the American Revolution. Military Campaigns nonscored 7025 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Military Campaigns quiz
The Help of Many: Students will describe the contributions made by diverse individuals to the cause of American Independence. The Help of Many nonscored 7026 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: The Help of Many quiz
Victory for the Americans: Students will discuss the battles that led to the victory of the Americans over the British. Victory for the Americans nonscored 7027 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Victory for the Americans quiz
: Chapter Test: The American Revolution


quiz Test
Chapter 5: "Creation of U.S. Government"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Roots of American Government: Traces the creation of the American government from Ancient Greece to Shays Rebellion. Start of Government nonscored 7063 alertanswerkey
Influences on the Founding Fathers nonscored 7064 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Roots of American Government quiz
Creating the Constitution: Evaluates the major debates and compromises of the Constitutional Convention. Creating the Constitution nonscored 7065 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Creating the Constitution quiz
Governmental Structure: Explains the powers granted to Congress, the President, the Supreme Court, and those reserved to the states and describes the powers of government enumerated in the Constitution and the fundamental liberties ensured by the Bill of Rights. Evaluates the major debates and compromises of the Constitutional Convention. Structure and Function of the Government nonscored 7066 alertanswerkey
The Constitution Challenge nonscored 7067
Lesson Quiz: Governmental Structure quiz
: Chapter Test: Creation of U.S. Government


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Chapter 6: "Early Years of the Republic"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Washingtons Presidency: Describes the precedents established by George Washington, including the cabinet and two terms of the presidency. Washington's Presidency scored 7068 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Washington's Presidency quiz
Issues Facing the Nation: Analyzes the major issues facing Congress and the first two presidents. Issues Facing the Nation nonscored 7069 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Issues Facing the Nation quiz
Political Parties: Compares the beliefs of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton that resulted in the emergence of two political parties. Analyzes the major issues facing Congress and the first two presidents. Political Parties nonscored 7070 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Political Parties quiz
: Chapter Test: Early Years of the Republic


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Chapter 7: "Age of Jefferson"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Thomas Jefferson: Discusses Jeffersons life prior to the presidency and explores his early years in office. The Man, the President nonscored 7071 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Thomas Jefferson quiz
America Doubles in Size: Analyzes the causes and effects of the Louisana Purchase. America Doubles in Size nonscored 7072 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: America Doubles in Size quiz
Trade Troubles: Evaluates Jefferson's embargo policies and the effects on the American economy. Analyzes the causes and effects of the Louisana Purchase. Trade Troubles nonscored 7073 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Trade Troubles quiz
War Fever: Students will examine the causes and issues surrounding important events of the War of 1812. Analyzes the causes and effects of the Louisana Purchase. War Fever nonscored 7074 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: War Fever quiz
: Chapter Test: Age of Jefferson


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Chapter 8: "Growth and Expansion"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Industrial Revolution: Examines the impact of the Industrial Revolution on American economy and society. Industrial Revolution nonscored 7075 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Industrial Revolution quiz
Internal Improvements: Describes how the effects of geography, climate, canals, river systems, economic incentives and frontier spirit infuenced the distribution of people, goods and services. Internal Improvements nonscored 7076 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Internal Improvements quiz
Domestic and Foreign Affairs: Analyzes Clay's American System and examines the influences on the principle relationships between the United States, Mexico, Canada and the European powers. Changing Role of Government nonscored 7077 alertanswerkey
Developing Foreign Policy nonscored 7078 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Domestic and Foreign Affairs quiz
: Chapter Test: Growth and Expansion


quiz Test
Chapter 9: "Jacksonian Democracy"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Road to the Presidency: Describes Jackson's early years, military career, presidential election and philosophies. Early Years nonscored 7079 alertanswerkey
Jackson Takes Office nonscored 7080 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Road to the Presidency quiz
Jacksons Policies: Examines issues faced by Jackson such as the Bank of the United States, the tariff crisis, and Indian removal policies Challenges of Power nonscored 7081 alertanswerkey
Equality for All? nonscored 7082 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Jackson's Policies quiz
: Chapter Test: Jacksonian Democracy


quiz Test
Chapter 10: "Manifest Destiny"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Quest for the West: Defines Manifest Destiny and discusses the types of people who moved west. The Quest Begins nonscored 7083 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Quest for the West quiz
Mexican Cession: Evaluates the relationships between Mexico and Texas and the problems associated with annexing Texas to the United States. Defines Manifest Destiny and discusses the types of people who moved west. War with Mexico nonscored 7084 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Mexican Cession quiz
Western Travel: Examines the motives of several groups who migrated west. Defines Manifest Destiny and discusses the types of people who moved west. Trails West nonscored 7085 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Western Travel quiz
: Chapter Test: Manifest Destiny


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Chapter 11: "Reform Movements"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
African American Struggle: Students will examine the life of slaves and free African Americans and the abolitionist movement. African American Life nonscored 7086 alertanswerkey
Abolitionism nonscored 7087 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: African American Struggle quiz
Women Take a Stand: Students will examine the role of women in the 1800s and the fight for equal rights. Students will examine the life of slaves and free African Americans and the abolitionist movement. Rights for Women nonscored 7088 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Women Take a Stand quiz
Reforming American Society: Students will recognize causes and effects of various reform movements, inlcuding religion, education and mentally ill/prison reform and the temperance movement. Students will examine the role of women in the 1800s and the fight for equal rights. Students will examine the life of slaves and free African Americans and the abolitionist movement. Concerns for All nonscored 7089 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Reforming American Society quiz
: Chapter Test: Reform Movements


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Chapter 12: "Causes of the Civil War"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Growth Causes Conflict: Students analyze the consequences of Manifest Destiny in upsetting the balance of power in the United States government and the compromises reached to maintain balance between the North and South. Slavery in the Territories? nonscored 7090 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Growth Causes Conflict quiz
Compromise Ends: Discusses how compromises can no longer be reached and the issues that continue to divide the North and South. Students analyze the consequences of Manifest Destiny in upsetting the balance of power in the United States government and the compromises reached to maintain balance between the North and South. The Crisis Deepens nonscored 7091 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Compromise Ends quiz
On the Brink of War: Analyzes the issues that cause the South to secede from the Union. Discusses how compromises can no longer be reached and the issues that continue to divide the North and South. Students analyze the consequences of Manifest Destiny in upsetting the balance of power in the United States government and the compromises reached to maintain balance between the North and South. The South Secedes scored 7092 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: On the Brink of War quiz
: Chapter Test: Causes of the Civil War


quiz Test
Chapter 13: "The Civil War"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
A Nation at War with Itself: The learner will evaluate the military strategies and resources available in both the North and South. Two Nations? nonscored 7093 alertanswerkey
The War Takes on a New Purpose nonscored 7094 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: A Nation at War with Itself quiz
Soldiers and Civilians: The learner will investigate the lives of soldiers, and civilians including the contributions of women and African Americans. The learner will analyze the effects of new war technology, limited medical technology and the invention of the camera. The Battlefield and the Home Front nonscored 7095 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Soldiers and Civilians quiz
The War Comes to an End: Learner will analyze the final battles of the war and the terms of the Confederate surrender. Turning and Ending Points nonscored 7096 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: The War Comes to an End quiz
: Chapter Test: The Civil War


quiz Test
Chapter 14: "Reconstruction"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Restoring the Union: Evaluates the various plans for Reconstruction. Reuniting nonscored 7097 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Restoring the Union quiz
The Effects of Reconstruction: Evaluates the political gains of African Americans in the South under Reconstruction. The South Under Construction nonscored 7098 alertanswerkey
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same nonscored 7099 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: The Effects of Reconstruction quiz
Westward Movement: Describes the migration west after the Civil War. Problems Faced By Native Americans in the West nonscored 7100 alertanswerkey
Settlers in the West nonscored 7101 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Westward Movement quiz
: Chapter Test: Reconstruction


quiz Test
Chapter 15: "Immigration and Industry"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Immigration: Evaluates the immigrant experience in the United States in the late 1800s. One Nation, Many Faces nonscored 7102 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Immigration quiz
Industry in America: Discusses the changes in industry that occurred during the late 1800s. Changes in America nonscored 7103 alertanswerkey
Workers and Their Rights nonscored 7104 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Industry in America quiz ActivityNo3
: Chapter Test: Immigration and Industry


quiz Test
Chapter 16: "United States as a World Power"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
An Era of Reform: Analyzes civil service reform and agricultural movements such as the Grange, Populist and Progressive movements. National Politics nonscored 7105 alertanswerkey
Progressive Movement nonscored 7106 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: An Era of Reform quiz
Overseas Expansion: Evaluates the United States policy of imperialism, yellow journalism, muckraking and involvement in the Spanish American War. Imperialism Takes Root nonscored 7107 alertanswerkey
A New Role in the World nonscored 7108 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Overseas Expansion quiz
: Chapter Test: United States as a World Power


quiz Test
Chapter 17: "World War I"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Causes of World War I: Examines the issues and problems that led to war in Europe and the reasons the United States entered the war. Tensions Build in Europe nonscored 7116 alertanswerkey
Reasons for United States Involvement nonscored 7117 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Causes of World War I quiz
The Great War: Describes the battles, people and outcomes of World War I. The War to End All Wars nonscored 7118 alertanswerkey
Picking Up the Pieces nonscored 7119 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: The Great War quiz
: Chapter Test: World War I


quiz Test
Chapter 18: "Roaring Twenties"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Post War Challenges: Evaluates the return to normalcy, Red Scare, rise of the KKK, and the economic climate of the 1920s. Domestic and Foreign Concerns nonscored 7120 alertanswerkey
Business Boom nonscored 7121 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Post War Challenges quiz
Changing Way of Life: Discusses the Jazz Age, Harlem Renaissance, Prohibition and women's suffrage. Searching for Identity nonscored 7122 alertanswerkey
Leisure Time Fun nonscored 7123 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Changing Way of Life quiz
: Chapter Test: Roaring Twenties


quiz Test
Chapter 19: "The Great Depression"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Economic Problems & Solutions: Discusses the causes of the depression and the New Deal programs. Causes of the Great Depression nonscored 7133 alertanswerkey
The New Deal nonscored 7134 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Economic Problems & Solutions quiz
The New Deal and Beyond: Describes the Second New Deal, daily life during the Great Depression and criticism of the New Deal programs. The New Deal and Beyond nonscored 7135 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: The New Deal and Beyond quiz
: Chapter Test: The Great Depression


quiz Test
Chapter 20: "World War II"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Stepping Stones to War: Describes the rise to power of dictators in Europe. Rise of Fascism nonscored 7125 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Stepping Stones to War quiz
World War Wages: Analyzes the start of the war and reasons for United States involvement. War Is Declared nonscored 7126 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: World War Wages quiz
Winning the War: Analyzes the economic and social challenges faced during the war and the aspect of human tragedy caused by the war. Analyzes the start of the war and reasons for United States involvement. Economic and Social Challenges nonscored 7127 alertanswerkey
Victory and Human Tragedy nonscored 7128 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Winning the War quiz
: Chapter Test: World War II


quiz Test
Chapter 21: "The Cold War"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Americanism v. Communism: Discusses the concept of the Iron Curtain and the spread of Communism. The Iron Curtain Falls nonscored 7129 alertanswerkey
Expansion of Communism nonscored 7130 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Americanism v. Communism quiz
Closer to Home: Analyzes the launching of Sputnik, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the conflict with Vietnam. Cold War Heats Up nonscored 7131 alertanswerkey
The Cold War Turns to Military Action nonscored 7132 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Closer to Home quiz
: Chapter Test: The Cold War


quiz Test
Chapter 22: "Changing Times in America"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Civil Rights Era: Traces the development of the Civil Rights Movement from Brown v. Board of Education through the 1970s The Fight for Equality Continues scored 7110 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Civil Rights Era quiz
Political Climates: Describes the problems and accomplishments of the Nixon, Ford and Carter administrations. The Nixon Administration nonscored 7111 alertanswerkey
The Ford and Carter Years nonscored 7112 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Political Climates quiz
: Chapter Test: Changing Times in America


quiz Test
Chapter 23: "Modern America"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Modern Presidents: Describes the economic and foreign policies of the United States under twelve consecutive years of Republican presidents. The Reagan Years nonscored 7113 alertanswerkey
Republican Reign Continues nonscored 7114 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Modern Presidents quiz
A New Era: Evaluates the policies of the Clinton administration. Changing Role of Government nonscored 7115 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: A New Era quiz
: Chapter Test: Modern America

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