Seventh Grade, Texas History (Social Studies)
Welcome to our learning community. This year in seventh grade Social Studies you will explore the rich historical, sociological, political, economic, and physical elements of the State of Texas.
At the end of this course a student will understand his/her place in this rich history as a citizen of both Texas and the nation.
As an active member of this learning community students are expected to work cooperatively with other members. Students are expected to keep a notebook (Cornell Notes) as they develop good note taking and research skills. There will be a weekly note book check taken as a test grade.
Students are challenged with constant rigorous, self-directed academic inquiry as we move through the subject content and learn 21st century skills, effectively integrating technology at every level. All activities are aligned to help students have an easy transition into eighth grade U.S. History and beyond.
Unit 1: Regions of Texas and the Indigenous Populations prior to European Exploration
Unit 2: Explorers and Settlers/Spanish Colonial Period
Unit 3: Mexican Texas and Anglo Colonization
Unit 4: Mexican Texas Revolution
Unit 5: Republic of Texas 1836-1845
Unit 6: Young State
Unit 7 Civil War and Reconstruction
Unit 8: Texas Government
Unit 9: Local Government
Unit 10: Challenging Growth and Texas in the Modern Era
Daily Grades: 20%; Quizzes:30%; Test/Projects: 50%
(There is a Unit Test and Major Project for each Unit. The daily grades and quizzes are used in preparation for these major grades as we progress through the eighth grade Social Studies TEKS. There is not homework required for this class..)
A student must bring a notebook and pencil to class daily.