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Unit 2: Empire

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This is a 15-day unit on empire for 7th grade Social Studies.

Lessons include:

  • Muslim Empire
  • Imperialism
  • Settler vs. Non-Settler Colonies
  • Tragedies of Imperialism
  • Rural to Urban Migrations
This unit also includes a project, review, and a test.

This resource is part of the Social Studies 7 course.

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This is the schedule for a 15-day unit on empire. This file is only the schedule; other lessons are grouped in the collection. Essential questions include: 1) Are we the earth's masters, or are we its slaves? 2) Is there a difference between being an American and being a Southerner? 3) Does money make the world go around? 4) How long should it take for friends to get over an argument? This resource is part of Unit 2: Empire and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This folder include files for a layered curriculum unit on empire. Students pick from a menu of possible assignments, which are organized into "layers." Each assignment has a different point value, which set so that students have to do certain basic assignments and get more choice on the high-level ones. This resource is part of Unit 2: Empire and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This folder includes the Do Now and Homework for first day of the layered curriculum unit on the Muslim Empire. During classwork time, students choose assignments from their menu. This resource is part of Unit 2: Empire and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This folder includes resources for day 2 of the layered curriculum unit on the Muslim Empire. This resource is part of Unit 2: Empire and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This folder contains resources for Day 4 of a layered curriculum unit on the Muslim Empire. This resource is part of Unit 2: Empire and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This folder contains resources for day 5 of a layered curriculum unit on the Muslim Empire. This resource is part of Unit 2: Empire and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This lesson is an introduction to imperialism. Objectives: 1) SWBAT explain the why many Europeans thought it was OK to take over Africa. 2) SWBAT use our new mnemonic device to help me remember those beliefs. This resource is part of Unit 2: Empire and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This is a lesson that compares and contrasts settler and non-settler colonies. Objectives: 1) SWBAT compare and contrast settler and non-settler colonies in the European Empire. 2) SWBAT use their new mnemonic device to remember the names of all European countries that conquered parts of Africa. This resource is part of Unit 2: Empire and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This lesson is a station activity on diamond mines, slave trade, forced labor on African plantations, construction of African railroads. Objective: SWBAT step inside the shoes of Africans living under imperialism by describing four of the biggest tragedies from this time period. This resource is part of Unit 2: Empire and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This is a lesson on rural to urban migrations. Objectives: 1) SWBAT analyze the reasons why many Africans moved from the countryside to the cities. 2) SWBAT describe the challenges and disappointments most Africans found once they made it to the cities. This resource is part of Unit 2: Empire and the Social Studies 7 course.
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Students draft a letter to the United Nations and take a quiz on the first 4 lessons in this unit. This resource is part of Unit 2: Empire and the Social Studies 7 course.
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Objectives: 1) SWBAT edit their partner's letter for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and strength of argument. 2) SWBAT use our final mnemonic device to remember the names of all the European countries that conquered Africa during imperialism. This resource is part of Unit 2: Empire and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This lesson includes a Do Now (crossword puzzle) and questions for Jeopardy for use on review day, before the Empire unit test. This resource is part of Unit 2: Empire and the Social Studies 7 course.
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This folder includes the test for the Empire Unit. This resource is part of Unit 2: Empire and the Social Studies 7 course.
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