The focus of 7th grade Social Studies is world geography and cultures. This course will examine a variety of materials including a major unit introducing physical geography and the Five Themes of Geography. The Five Themes of Geography are Place, Location, Human Environmental Interaction, Movement and Region. All of the five themes will be covered in each of our units.
Students will also be engaged in an extensive research project which includes interpreting multiple research sources, note-taking, website development, and oral presentation. Included in our literacy initiative, students will read and reflect on two separate novels. Students will explore the history of different regions around the world. This class will also explore the economic systems of different nations with a focus on global interdependence.