This was taught in a summer school session. It establishes rules and procedures and goes a little bit into forms of government.

Lessons include:

  • Rules and Procedures
  • Social Studies and Problem Solving
  • Social Studies and Memory
  • Perfecting Partner Work
  • Geography
  • Government
  • Economics
  • Chronology
There are also quizzes to cover the information in this unit.

This resource is part of the Social Studies 7 course.

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This is an introductory lesson in 7th grade social studies. The Rules and Procedures lesson covers expectations, classwork, and homework for this course. This resource is part of Unit 0: Rules, Procedures & Themes and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This is a lesson for Social Studies 7. This Social Studies and Problem Solving lesson includes worksheets, classwork, and homework. Day 2 lesson plan: Why is social studies important? Because it helps us solve problems. Also includes some rules and procedures. Objectives: 1) SWBAT explain how to turn in homework and what happens if homework is not turned in on time. 2) SWBAT define 'social studies' perfectly and give intelligent examples of ways social studies can be used to solve problems. This resource is part of Unit 0: Rules, Procedures & Themes and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This lesson continues teaching procedures and expectations. It explores the effects that historical memory can have on the present. It includes Do Now, Classwork, Homework, and Lesson Plan. Objectives: 1) SWBAT transform the classroom into an environment designed for partner work. 2) SWBAT demonstrate the correct procedures for working with partners in 7th grade social studies. 3) SWBAT explain a third reason for using our social studies TOOLBOX. This resource is part of Unit 0: Rules, Procedures & Themes and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This is a lesson on procedures for partner work. It includes lesson plan, Do Now, Classwork, and Homework. This resource is part of Unit 0: Rules, Procedures & Themes and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This is the quiz day to end the first week of Social Studies 7. It covers mostly rules and procedures. This resource is part of Unit 0: Rules, Procedures & Themes and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This is an introduction to physical geography. Objectives: 1) SWBAT identify all continents and oceans from memory (if unable to do so already). 2) SWBAT identify from memory major global physical features from memory (if they've already mastered their continents). 3) SWBAT build their arsenal of stories/memories with an analysis of how geography can change the course of history. This resource is part of Unit 0: Rules, Procedures & Themes and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This lesson introduces government as a theme running through the class. Objectives: 1) SWBAT define democracy, monarchy, theocracy, legislative, executive, and judicial. 2) SWBAT compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of each type of gov. 3) SWBAT tell another empowering memory and draw another problem solving lesson from history. This resource is part of Unit 0: Rules, Procedures & Themes and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This is a lesson introducing economics, a theme running through the year. Objectives: 1) SWBAT describe how supply, scarcity, and demand create price. 2) SWBAT describe the relatively recent phenomenon of economic mobility. 3. SWBAT add another story / memory to our arsenal of problem solving techniques. This resource is part of Unit 0: Rules, Procedures & Themes and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This lesson introduces chronology as a theme throughout the semester. Objectives: 1) SWBAT describe the way we divide all of time at GCP. 2) SWBAT classify different people and events into the four major time periods. 3) SWBAT add the story of the Swahili Coast to our arsenal and break it down geographically, politically, economically, and chronologically. This resource is part of Unit 0: Rules, Procedures & Themes and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This is a quiz on themes of geography, government, and economics. This resource is part of Unit 0: Rules, Procedures & Themes and the Social Studies 7 course.
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