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Grade 7 Social Studies - Week Two

Printable Version - Week Two Learning Board (in PDF)

7th Grade Social Studies

Week 2 April 6 – 10

 
 Social Studies Objectives: Students will be able to:  
  • evaluate impact of Industrialization on the world today  
  • explain multiple causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution on America and the World  
  • generate and use questions to create evidence-based claims  
  • recognize how attitudes changed and stayed the same over time  
  • evaluate the content and usability of primary and secondary source material  

Lessons 

Lesson 1 Lesson 1 Option 1: Read “The Industrial...Growth of Cities” and answer the eight questions at the end of the reading; Option 2: Watch “America: The Story...cities” and answer Video Guide question while you watch /video guide 

Lesson 2 Lesson 2 Political Cartoon Activity: Analyze each cartoon individually and answer the questions for each in your learning journal. Then, try your hand at creating a political cartoon representing a current global issue. Political cartoon 

BrainPOP 

Create a free BrainPOP account. 

Have an adult with an email account select “Get Free Access” 

After you have created a Free family access account, Log in and search for these videos for this week – Industrial Revolution, Railroad History, Assembly line, Thomas Edison, Immigration 

Lesson 3 See Independent Civic Action Project. 

Lesson 4 Using the Urban Rural Population chart, convert the Bar Graph data into a Pie-Charts. Use 1880, 1920, 1960, and 1990 as your data points and create a Pie-Chart for each year. Note: Pie-Charts deal mostly with percentages, and you will have to estimate totals for America and for Urban and Rural numbers and convert Urban and Rural numbers into percentages of the population 

Independent Civic Action Project 

Is social distancing a civic action? Why or Why not? As members of a community, how can our actions bebeneficial? How is our community and/or country helped by our actions? 

Be prepared to develop your ideas into future projects. 

 

Enrichment Activities 

Using the resources available to you (including your knowledge), create and draw a 2-Panel Political Cartoon. One panel needs to comment on events in the late 1800s or early 1900s, for example Industrialization and Growth of Cities; the other panel is to comment on the impact of your chosen topic on today. 

During your exercise time, look around your environment and note how many items were manufactured in a factory setting. When done, write a paragraph or two in your notebook that discusses the influence of manufacturing on our daily lives. 

Current Events:  https://www.cnn.com/cnn10 

Historical Texts 

U.S. Census Bureau Population Graph 1790-1990 population graph

Assessments 

Check Yourself: List 3 ways the Industrial Revolution changed America and the World, provide evidence. 

Describe how Immigration supported the Industrial Revolution in America. In 3 or 4 sentences, use evidence from the documents and the videos 

Vocabulary

Assembly line: process of making a product, while it moves down a line, each worker is responsible for one part of the assembly 

Mass Production: making large amounts of a products in a short amount of time. 

Exclusion: to be left out or banned. 

Natural resources: things used for industry, such as coal, oil, natural gas, lumber and other minerals. 

Urban city 

Urbanization: growth of cities 

Rural: countryside, farmland, small towns. Ex. Safford, Avra Valley. 

Emigrate: to permanently move from one country to another 

Emigrant: a person who moves from one county to another 

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