Social Studies


We’re looking forward to an exciting school year, in which students will deepen their knowledge of the world around them. Seventh grade world history will teach students about the social and cultural changes that occurred throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia, from the fall of the Roman Empire to the start of the modern era. The course aligns with California content standards for seventh grade history.  


As students learn about history, they will also build key skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Below is an overview of the upcoming school year, which lists each unit’s instructional focus.


4 weeks The Roman Empire: Becoming a Close Reader and Writing to Learn
4 weeks Sub-Saharan Africa: Reading Closely for Textual Details
3 weeks China in the Middle Ages: Gathering Evidence and Speaking to Others
3 weeks Medieval Japan: Making Evidence-Based Claims
4 weeks Meso-America: Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others
5 weeks Medieval Europe: Considering Perspectives and Supporting Opinions
3 weeks Renaissance: Building Evidence-Based Arguments
2 weeks Reformation: Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others
2 weeks Age of Exploration: Researching to Deepen Understanding
2 weeks Scientific Revolution and Age of Enlightenment: Making Evidence-Based Claims