7th Grade Social Studies

Monday, June 2nd
  1. Finish Current Issues Assignment (description below)
  2. Click here to take the 7th Grade Course survey!
  3. If you finish both of these tasks, play  GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

Thursday, May 29th

Choose one current issue that is interesting or important to you.  This could be an event that you came across on Flocabulary or the New York Times Learning Blog, or, another event that you know about from another source, such as  Junior Scholastic or the news.  The event can be a global, national, or local one.

Create one of the following products to educate the rest of the class about your event.  Include the 5 Ws in your product:  Who, What, Where, When, and Why it is important.  You should also explain why we should care about this event, as well as why you chose it.  We will present these products on Tuesday, June 3rd.

1. Powerpoint

2. iMovie

3. Powtoon

4. Prezi

5. Mini "Ted Talk" (this would be an oral presentation)

6. Comic strip (at least 8 images, with captions)

7. Persuasive essay (~ 1 page typed)

8. Poster

9. Brochure or folded booklet

10. Magazine collage with captions

11. Rap or song (you will need to perform it)

12. Write and distribute a survey; create graphs to show the results

13. Write a letter to a MT senator or representative urging them to vote a certain way on the issue

14. Write a letter to the editor to be submitted to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Wednesday, May 28th


1.     Students will investigate a current global, national, or local issue that is important to them.

2.     Students will create a product that informs others about an important current event.

New York Times Learning Blog
2. Choose one article to read from the site.  Answer the 6 questions related to the article on the site.
3. Choose a current events video from Flocabulary.com


1.     Go to flocabulary.com

2.     Click on the “Login” link in the upper right corner

3.     Username= Extra Student

4.     Password= Monforton

5.     Sometimes it takes you to an error page even after entering the correct password- if this happens, just exit out of Safari, go back to Flocabulary.com, and it will have you already logged in.

6.     Click on “Songs and Videos”

7.     Click on “Week in Rap”

8.     Watch Video and click on links to learn more about each topic.  

If you finish , start on tomorrow's assignment.

Just for Fun!

GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

Review the geography of Latin America by Visiting these two websites:

Tuesday, February 10th
Introduction to Europe
1. Familiarize yourself with the geography of Europe by clicking here.
2. Test your knowledge of the political and physical geography by taking the Traveler IQ Challenge on Europe.

Monday, February 3rd: Exploring the Renaissance

After checking your responses to the reading in class, choose from the following websites to explore the Renaissance:
1. Renaissance Connection: Explore innovations, arts and a timeline of the Renaissance.
2. Leonardo Da Vinci's Studio: Learn more about this artist of the era.

Friday, Dec. 20th
Label your 5 favorite traditions on a map of the world.  Include an illustration for at least 3 traditions.

Choose 5 locations to label on your map.  For each location, write one way that its representation of Santa is different from the U.S.

3. Explore the Smithsonian Holiday Music Map to listen to different music from around the world!

Thursday, December 19th
Complete the following steps in order.  If a response is needed, record on your own piece of paper.
1. Familiarize yourself with the current geography of Europe by completing this map labeling activity.
2. Interactive map of the Byzantine Empire:
  • Click on the different time periods and circles on the map.
  • List 3 objects that were created during the time of the empire.  For each object, record one fact that it teaches us about the time period.
3. World History Map : Click forwards to A.D. 500.  Click on the Europe pointer, then record 3 facts about this time period.

Finished? Go to the sites listed below.

2. Geography quizzes at Lizard Point Geography.

Unit 3: World's People: Culture, Population, and Globalization
Current Assignment:   The Debate Over Globalization”

Learn About ItGlobalization, in its simplest form, means a more connected world. Driven by international trade and aided by information technology, globalization is the movement and integration of goods and people among different countries. There are advantages and disadvantages to globalization, all of which have economic, social, political, and cultural impacts.

Use the Internet to find out more! – Visit the following Internet resources to conduct your own research and to learn more about the issues in the debate over globalization.

 If you have lost or misplaced your assignment description sheet, it is attached at the bottom of this page.

Internet Resources:

BBC on Globalization for students  This is an excellent place to start! Make sure to click "next" to see all of this information; it will provide you with a nice list of positive and negative effects.

National Geographic: Visuals and Written Information on Globalization



Worldbank on Globalization



Unit Resources and Enrichment Opportunities

1. Current Events
Choose an activity from the New York Times Learning Blog (such as 6 Qs About the News, What's Going on in this Picture?) and complete it to use as an option for your current events presentation, or as a way to earn additional credit.

2. Culture, Population, and Globalization:
 Visit the following sites.  Create a response to the information that you learn on the site from the list below, or propose your own:
  • Written response: 1. Choose a purpose (to persuade, explain, inform, evaluate) and then a text organization pattern (compare/contrast, cause-effect, problem-solution, chronological) and write a paragraph to respond to the information presented.
  • Research Response: After viewing the information, what questions are raised in your mind?  Write 3 that you would like to research and try to find your answer.
  • Visual Response: Create a 3-D note guide (foldable), a labeled diagram, a comic strip, or an illustrated timeline.

Classrooms from throughout the World

Interactive Colors in Culture

What the World Eats

worldmapper.org : A collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest

Reverse Culture Shock: 16 People On Things They Couldn’t Believe About America Until They Moved Here

Unit Assignments:

Where do You Stand? See project description sheet titled, "Population Research Assignment" below. Due Monday, 11/18

Just for Fun!

GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

Visualizing How Our Population Grows to 7 Billion- Video/ Article from NPR

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