7th grade World History Syllabus
Contemporary Cultures: 1600 to the Present
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World History: Journey Across Time. Glencoe McGraw Hill. 2005. Used in class only, not issued to students.
South Carolina Standards Reinforcement Guide. Issued to students and used DAILY in class.
Composition notebook (Provided by Teacher)
2” three ring binder
#2 pencils and pens
Seventh grade social studies will focus on Contemporary Cultures: 1600 to the Present. Students will study the
geography, history, economy, government, and current issues of the world’s regions. To access the parent’s guide to SC
standards go to the following website: http://www.sceoc.org/guides-to-scc-standards.htm
Examine the history of societies that developed from 1600 to the present.
Address the continuing growth of political and economic ideas that shape the world we live in.
Assignments and activities include projects, tests, quizzes, in-class work, weekly reviews and homework assignments and
maintaining social studies binder.
Grades will be determined using the following percentages:
60% tests/projects/notebook, 30% quizzes and 10% reviews/daily grades.
1st 9 weeks
Unit 1: Colonial expansion of European powers and their impact.
Unit 2: Absolute monarchies and constitutional government.
2nd 9 weeks
Unit 3: Independence movements that occurred from 1770-1900
3rd 9 weeks
Unit 4: Causes and effects of world conflicts in the early twentieth century.
Unit 5: international developments during the Cold War
4th 9 weeks
Unit 6: Significant changes and advancements from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day.