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7th Grade Social Studies Teacher Guide
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This resource accompanies our Rethink 7th Grade Social Studies course. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning. 

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Curriculum
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
AMBER GARVEY
Date Added:
10/12/2022
The Abolition Project
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This site looks at those who fought for the ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the emancipation of enslaved Africans in the British colonies. The site has been designed to provide background information, lesson ideas and tools for teachers and learners.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
East of England Broadband Network
Author:
East of England Broadband Network
Date Added:
02/26/2019
African Americans in North Carolina Educator Notebook
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Containing more than 50 articles from the award-winning Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine and over 40 lesson plans, this multidisciplinary Educator Notebook will enrich your exploration of North Carolina and American history with diverse perspectives. This resource's link takes you to a very short form that gives you free downloadable access to the complete PDF book.

Subject:
Social Studies
American History
Turning Points in American History
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
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Activity/Lab
Bibliography
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Reference Material
Author:
NC Museum of History
Date Added:
11/17/2021
Anne Frank: Writer
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This lesson concentrates on Anne Frank as a writer. After a look at Anne Frank the adolescent, and a consideration of how the experiences of growing up shaped her composition of the Diary, students explore some of the writing techniques Anne invented for herself and practice those techniques with material drawn from their own lives.

Subject:
Reading Literature
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEments
Author:
MMS
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Chronicling America: Uncovering a World at War
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This lesson provides students with tools to analyze primary source newspaper articles about the Great War (1914"“1917) in order to understand public opinion regarding the U.S. entry into the war from multiple perspectives.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Author:
Cheryl Caskey & Naomi Peuse
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Citizenship: A History of People, Rights, and Power in Britain
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This exhibition explores what it has meant to be a citizen throughout a millennium of British history. Click through to find full documents from each time period, as well as a quiz page.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
06/09/2017
Civil War Letters-What was it really like to live during the Civil War?
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In this lesson, students will read letters written during the Civil War. Referring to their knowledge about the Civil War, they’ll develop a clear understanding of the message of the letter. They will edit the letters for mechanics and create a dramatic reading based on their letter. Then students will create their own Civil War dramas, using a fictional letter they create.

Subject:
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Kennedy Center ArtsEdge
Author:
Maureen Carroll
Rebecca Haden
Date Added:
04/04/2018
Colonial Broadsides and the American Revolution
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Drawing on the resources of the Library of Congress's Printed Ephemera Collection, this lesson helps students experience the news as the colonists heard it: by means of broadsides, notices written on disposable, single sheets of paper that addressed virtually every aspect of the American Revolution.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Author:
MMS
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Contagion: Responding to Infectious Disease
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Students will hear about the economic, political, and social impacts of disease. Students hear about the shifting role of the state when it comes to coping with epidemics. They will listen to renowned U.S historians discuss how people understand the causes and experiences of disease in their own time. The historians delve into the impact of smallpox in New York at the turn of the 20th Century, and explore how diseases ravaged camps of slaves behind Union lines during and after the Civil War. Segments can be listened to seperately.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
BackStory Radio
Author:
Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Crime and Punishment
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This exhibition covers the themes of crime, prevention, and punishment during different time periods. There are 12 galleries altogether, each with a key question, a worksheet, and a number of case studies.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
06/09/2017
The Crime of the Bystander in the Holocaust
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Why did the German people and the rest of the world allow the Nazi dictatorship to establish itself, label certain groups as "different" or "human", remove individual rights and freedoms from those groups, and violently persecute those sections of society? In this lesson, students explore these questions and more as they use the Holocaust as a context for exploring the dangers of remaining silent, apathetic, and indifferent in the face of oppression of others.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
06/09/2017
Declare the Causes:  The Declaration of Independence
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Students read and discuss the Founding Fathers of our country indulgence in gripe sessions. In fact, a list of grievances comprises the longest section of the Declaration of Independence; however, the source of the document's power is its firm philosophic foundation. You can capitalize on the inclination of your students to complain to increase student awareness of the precedents behind the Declaration of Independence. Students will summarize the contributions of the "Founding Fathers" to the development of our county as well as explain how key historical figures exemplified values of American democracy.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Author:
Edsitement
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Exploring Russian Folktales
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In this lesson, students are introduced to the genre of folktales and engage in a study of several Russian folktales. They are asked to read the tales aloud, and then to fill in a chart about each one. Next, they analyze the charts, answering questions about the folktales’ setting, main characters, and "uniquely Russian" attributes. They also compare and contrast Russian folktales with folktales they may have heard as young children. The lesson culminates with a writing assignment in which students will analyze the folktales or create their own.

Subject:
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Kennedy Center ArtsEdge
Author:
Julie Steimel
Date Added:
04/04/2018
Exploring the Lessons of the Holocaust through the Story of Survivor Peter Stein
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In this lesson, students will view the short documentary about current North Carolina resident Peter Stein, a Holocaust survivor who was born in 1936 in Prague, Czechoslovakia to a Jewish father and a Catholic mother, just two years before Nazi occupation. His father was forced into slave labor and later deported to Terezin (Theresienstadt) - a work and death camp - and managed to survive, but his family of eight were all killed. Through the platform of Peter’s moving story, students will explore the realities of life in Terezin, while comparing this to the 1944 propaganda campaign Hitler launched with Terezin at its core. Based on Peter’s insights and words of wisdom, students will then explore what they believe the most important lessons of the Holocaust are by creating their own mural.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
02/08/2017
FDR's "Four Freedoms" Speech
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One of the most famous political speeches on freedom in the twentieth century was delivered by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his 1941 State of the Union message to Congress. This lesson examines the rhetorical use of "freedom" with the objective of encouraging students to glimpse the broad range of hopes and aspirations that are expressed in the call of and for freedom.

Subject:
Reading Literature
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s “Learning to Read”
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In this lesson students do a close reading of “Learning to Read,” a poem by Francis Watkins Harper about an elderly former slave which conveys the value of literacy to blacks during and after slavery. The activities also prompt students to examine the nature of literacy in the 21st century and the value they put upon it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Author:
Laurel Sneed
Date Added:
04/04/2014