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7th Grade Homeschool Social Studies Curriculum

7th Grade Homeschool Social Studies Curriculum
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At Time4Learning, we believe that giving students the essential tools and knowledge to think analytically about history and society will help them become productive citizens and make informed decisions. By providing the lesson plans, activities, and assessments, we make teaching 7th grade social studies straightforward and stress-free.

On this page you will discover what 7th graders are learning in social studies,  get a handle on the general 7th grade social studies objectives, and find out how Time4Learning’s seventh grade social studies curriculum helps homeschool families achieve their goals for this important year of education.

What Do You Teach in 7th Grade Social Studies?

Depending on the education laws in your state, a typical course of study for 7th grade social studies will include geography, Earth’s features, the various economic and political systems around the world, and global cultures. In many cases, homeschool families will have a lot of flexibility in how to approach this subject.

Time4Learning offers the courses below for parents to choose from:

At Time4Learning, we recommend the World Cultures and Geography course for 7th grade. However, parents can select any course they prefer.

Social Studies Objectives for Seventh Grade

A good 7th grade social studies curriculum should provide your student with the skills and perspectives they need to become active, informed citizens and contributing members of local, state, national, and global communities in the digital age.

Overall, your 7th grade social studies lessons should move your middle schooler toward:

  • Identifying, locating, and describing Earth’s major climates and ecosystems
  • Discussing modern environmental issues
  • Analyzing how cultural diffusion occurs
  • Using social studies skills to access, interpret, and apply information from various sources

7th Grade Social Studies Lesson Plans

  • What Is Civics?
  • Methods Used to Study Civics
  • Civics in the United States Today
  • Character Building
  • Making Informed Decisions
  • Using the Internet as a Research Tool
  • Political Cartoons
  • Multiple Perspectives
  • What is a Nation?
  • Functions of a Government
  • Types of Government
  • Government Philosophies
  • Concepts of Democracy
  • Governments in the Colonies
  • Revolutionary Documents
  • Creation of the Constitution
  • Ratifying the Constitution
  • The Preamble
  • Structure of the Constitution
  • Constitution Fundamentals
  • Amending the Constitution
  • The Bill of Rights
  • Amendments 11-27
  • Organization of Congress
  • Powers of Congress
  • How a Bill Becomes a Law
  • The Presidency
  • The Vice President of Succession
  • Presidential Departments and Experts
  • Agencies and Commissions
  • The Federal Courts
  • The Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court Decisions
  • National vs. State Government
  • State Executive Branch
  • State Legislature
  • State Court System
  • County Government
  • City Government
  • Town and Village Government
  • Community Concerns
  • Tribal Sovereignty
  • Organization of Tribal Government
  • Tribal Government and the United States
  • Creating a Government Budget
  • Managing the Budget
  • Sources of Government Revenue
  • Cumulative Exam
  • What is a Citizen?
  • The American Citizen
  • Citizen Characteristics
  • Citizen Rights
  • Extending Civil Rights for All Citizens
  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Being an Active Citizen
  • Sources of American Law
  • Civil Law vs. Criminal Law
  • Court Procedures and Outcomes
  • Rights of the Accused
  • Juvenile Courts
  • Family and Personal Responsibility
  • Education and the Community
  • Media and Citizenship
  • Qualities of an Effective Leader
  • Effective Leaders in American History
  • Effective Leaders Today
  • Career Choices and Influences
  • Employer and Employee Needs and Wants
  • Impact of Technology on Employment
  • Careers in Government and Economics
  • History of Political Parties
  • Major Political Parties
  • Other Political Parties
  • Political Party Organizations and Campaigns
  • Getting Involved
  • Citizens and Voting
  • Pursuing the Right to Vote
  • Elections and the Electoral College
  • Public Opinion
  • Interest Groups
  • Mass Media
  • New Technologies
  • Introduction to Economics
  • The Economic Way of Thinking
  • Factors of Production
  • Economic Systems
  • Modern Economies
  • Adam Smith and the US Economy
  • Supply
  • Demand
  • Markets and Prices
  • Money
  • Private Financial Institutions
  • The Federal Reserve
  • Credit and Interest
  • Personal Finances
  • Business Types and Entrepreneurs
  • US Stock Market
  • Labor Unions
  • Measuring the Economy
  • Government and the Economy
  • Public Goods and Services
  • Consumer and Property Rights
  • Global Economics and Development
  • Changing Economies
  • International Trade
  • International Interdependence
  • United States Foreign Relations
  • United States Foreign Policies
  • The United Nations
  • Global Challenges
  • Cumulative Exam

Why Choose Time4Learning’s Seventh Grade Social Studies Homeschool Curriculum?

Time4Learning can be an invaluable partner when you are teaching 7th grade social studies in your homeschool.  Our online curriculum helps meet each of the above goals using a combination of multimedia lessons, printable resources, and graded activities.

Specifically, for 7th grade, Time4Learning offers a choice of two middle-school-level social studies courses. World Cultures and Geography, which helps students understand the Earth’s physical and human diversity; and Civics, Government, and Economics, which gives your homeschooler the opportunity to explore the structure of the United States government on a national, state, and local level.

Learn more about our online seventh grade curriculum, designed to help your child learn and master their fundamental concepts.

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