Social Studies - Grade 7

I. The World: Changing Interrelationships
      A. Social Status
           1. Role Play: The Gods Must Be Crazy
           2. Chart / Summary: What is Minority?
           3. Graph / Speech: Economic Equality?
           4. Research / Letter: Slavery Justified

           5. Compare / Contrast: Social Structure
           6. Discussion: Status Symbols of Africa
           7. Collage: American Status Symbols

      B. People and Their Environment
           1. Letter: Wish You Were Here
           2. Diary: Modern or Prehistoric?
           3. Chart: Modern or Prehistoric?
           4. Map: Exploration / Exploitation Delayed
           5. Booklet: Survival Guide
           6. Catalog: Flora of the Sahara
           7. Essay: Tsetse Fly
           8. Maps: Climate, Vegetation, Population

      C. Artistic Expression
           1. Story / Presentation: Oral History
           2. Discussion / Examples: African Art
           3. Essay: Masks: Uses and Styles
           4. Coloring Book: African Art
           5. Dance: African Symbolism
           6. Compose: African Music

      D. Strong Beliefs: Change and Conflict
           1. Research: African Taboos
           2. Discussion: Dr. Livingstone I Presume...
           3. Skit: Worthless Gold
           4. Interview: Apartheid
           5. Panel Discussion: Diamond Boycott
           6. Report: Boundaries: Tribal vs. Political
      E. Commercial Contact: Change and Conflict
           1. Essay: Swahili Language / Culture
           2. Editorial: Boer War
           3. Report: Cattle or Computers?
           4. Map: Ocean of Sand
           5. Story: Silent Trade
           6. Cause-Effect Statements: Slave Trade
           7. Presentation: Slavery Viewpoints
           8. Chart / Graph / Map: Trade Goods
           9. Drawing: Trans-African Animal
         10. Argument: Africa Common Market

II. South Asia, East Asia, Australia and Oceania: Winds of Change

      A. Interdependence: People and Environment
           1. Map / Model: Great Wall of China
           2. Recipes: Asian Ingredients
           3. Article: Climbing Mount Everest
           4. Ikebana: A Moment in Time
           5. Captioned Map: Influence of Two Rivers
           6. Solutions: Poverty Problems
           7. Map: Products of Australia
           8. Bulletin Board: Monsoons
           9. Poem: Indigenous Plants / Animals
      B. People Contact: Change and Conflict
           1. Plan: Polynesian Settlement
           2. Diary: Marco Polo in Japan
           3. Report: British Colonization in India and Australia
           4. Interview: War Veteran
           5. Analysis: Automobile Industry
           6. Pantomime: Debts to the Orient
           7. Drawings / Essay: Effects of War

      C. Present Builds on Past
           1. Play: Pitcairn Island
           2. Bulletin Board: Confucius Says
           3. Time Line: Domino Theory
           4. Teach: How to Use an Abacus
           5. Eulogy: Japanese Warrior
           6. Interview: Non-violent Protestors
           7. Story: Maoris of New Zealand
           8. Play: Asian Folk Tales
III. Americas: Continuity and Change

      A. Similar Needs Met Different Ways
           1. Essay: Early Native American Religions
           2. Chart: New World, Old World
           3. Storybook: Inca and Aztec Legends
           4. Graph: Agricultural Production
           5. Song: Argentine Cowboys
           6. Collection: National Flags
           7. Oral Report: Holidays
      B. Positive Development: Cooperation

           1. Play: Holidays
           2. Debate: "Better Off"
           3. Bulletin Board: Melting Pot or Salad Bowl?
           4. Essay: Latin American Instability
      C. Strong Beliefs: Change and Conflict
           1. Editorial: Revolutionary Heroes
           2. Play: Local Self-Government
           3. Debate: United Canada?
           4. Story: Christianity and European Culture
           5. Report: Revolution Comparison
           6. Headlines: U.S. and Latin America Relations
       D. Interdependence: People and Environment
           1. Invention: Rube Goldberg Machine
           2. Diorama: Native American Adaptations
           3. Map / Essay: Large Cities: Where and Why?
           4. Display: Native American Dwellings
           5. Invention: Hurricane Damage Prevention
           6. Report: Benefit of Rain Forests
           7. Research: Natural Phenomena Shape the Americas
           8. Announcement: Acid Rain
           9. Proposal: Over-Population Solutions
         10. Map: Primary Occupations of Canada


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