Welcome to 7th Grade Social Studies!"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George SantayanaWebsites/Resources:Britannica SchoolBritannica Image QuestiCivics GamesCrash Course Video Guide: : Click here to access the Crash Course Videos

Civil War Storybooks:


Civil War Storybook Requirements

Civil War Battle Template


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Mr. P's battle page template.

Week of Sept 25:

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Week of Sept 18: (next week's video)


Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Strengths and Weaknesses of the North and South

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Global Citizenship


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Monday, August 21, 2017: FINAL POSTS!


Hello 7th Grade! Here are the discussion questions for the final week with school starting on Wednesday. Remember, you must have all questions completed to participate in the Ropes Course field trip on Friday! Get er done!


22.5: Gettysburg: A Turning Point (5 questions) (We will finish the rest of the packet back at school, you do not need to read ahead unless you want to because you love social studies!!!!)
1. What does 'emancipation" mean as stated in the text?
2. What is the Emancipation Proclamation?
2. What impact did Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation have on the North? On the South?
3. How long did the Battle of Gettysburg last?
4. According to the text, how was the loss of this battle signification for the South?

I can't wait to see you all on Wednesday for the start of our year together. It's going to be a great year!
See you then!
Mr. P

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hello 7th Grade! My apologies for the late postings for Week 3, but here you go!

Directions:
1. You may answer these however you want, on paper, Word, Google Docs. The only requirement is that you must have the question written before your answer. You can copy the questions from here and paste them into another document or you can just retype them. Your choice.

2. All of your answers must be in complete sentences and your answer must restate the question. For example, if the question reads, "In your opinion, what is the best flavor of ice cream?" An example of a good answer would be: " In my opinion, the best flavor of ice cream is chocolate." Make sure you answer them in complete sentences.

22.3: Bull Run: A Great Awakening
1. Who is Rose Greenhow and what impact did she have on the Civil War?
2. Who won the Battle of Bull Run? How did this battle affect the North?
3. What are two other ways women helped out during the Civil War?

22.4: Antietam: A Bloody Affair
1. The North and Abraham Lincoln had a strategic plan to win the Civil War. What are two steps of the North's "Anaconda Plan"?
2. Based on the text, why is Ulysses S. Grant known as "Unconditional Surrender" Grant?
3. Why does the authors of the text say that the Battle of Antietam was a "defeat for both armies"? Provide one textual example to explain your reasoning.

Email me if you have any questions! There will be one more posting next Monday, so make sure to check back!
Mr. Petersen



Monday, August 7, 2017

Hello 7th Grade! I hope you had a great week and are enjoying every ounce of summer vacation. I know I am!

Here are the questions for Week 1/Week 2 for your readings on "The Civil War".

Directions:
1. You may answer these however you want, on paper, Word, Google Docs. The only requirement is that you must have the question written before your answer. You can copy the questions from here and paste them into another document or you can just retype them. Your choice.

2. All of your answers must be in complete sentences and your answer must restate the question. For example, if the question reads, "In your opinion, what is the best flavor of ice cream?" An example of a good answer would be: " In my opinion, the best flavor of ice cream is chocolate." Make sure you answer them in complete sentences.

Here are the questions for this week, there are 5.
22.1: Introduction
1. Based on the text in this section, which side is the Union and which side is the Confederates?
2. According to the text, what is a 'civil war'?

22.2: North versus South
3. The North had many advantages when they started the war. What are two of the North's strengths as identified in the text?
4. Southern generals had a difficult decision, Robert E Lee, for example. According to the text, what was such a difficult decision for General Lee?
5. What did the South lack that made it difficult for them to transport troops and supplies?

See ya next week!
Mr. P

I hope you are enjoying your summer! I know I am! So much that I am currently on vacation and forgot to pack the discussion questions for Week 1: The Civil War. So, what does that mean? It means you do not have discussion questions for Week 1. I will combine Week 1 with Week 2 and post next Monday for you to respond to. However, if you want to get a jump, I would suggest reading the first three sections of The Civil War packet and annotate/highlight things you find important. I will be pulling questions from the text, so you can get a jump on the reading!


Check back next Monday, August 7. Have a great week!

Mr. P