UNIT PLANNING OVERVIEW FOR QUARTER: First __________________________
COMPLETE WITH HOME CONNECTION
Teacher Name: Patock
Grade Level: 7th
Subject: Social Studies
Topic Description: Early United States History through Pre-Civil War
Common Core Standards
RH1: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
RH2: Determine the central ideas of information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior opinions.
Students will understand: How early Native Americans lived;
The effects of early European Explorers;
The establishment of the 13 colonies by the English
Examine how Native Americans lived compared to Europeans.
Discuss how European explorers affected the lives of people in the Americas and Europe.
Examine the successes and failures experienced by early colonists.
Students will know…
That Native Americans had a different philosophy of life than Europeans;
That European explorers were looking for economic gain when discovering the Americas;
The difference between mercantilism and a free market economy;
Spain dominated the world’s economy during the early days of empire in the Americas;
The influence of Spain, Portugal, England and France in the Americas;
The difficulties establishing a colony.
Students will be able to…
Students should be able to take the information that is learned and connect it to everyday life. This includes practical knowledge of the economy, government systems and how the past is still seen throughout today’s world in which they live..
Classroom assignments: 30%
Students will be graded on the following types of assignments:
Small group in class assignments
One project for the quarter: Student may choose to work individually or with one partner/ Projects that will ask student to either produce a power point type presentation.
Parents can assist by doing the following: Discuss the use of money in our society;
Discuss past cultures and what they have given to our present society;
Discuss how architecture we have in Chicago has been influenced by past societies;
Discuss how various religions have influenced our society;
Discuss how weather affects our agriculture.