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1 7 th Grade Social Studies Yearlong Curriculum Map SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/MID-NOVEMBER Unit: Native Americans, Early Encounters & Colonial Development This unit studies the ways in which the physical environment and natural resources of North America influenced the development of the first human settlements, the culture of Native Americans and the variation of Native American societies across North America. CDOS: 3.a. 7: Students understand the material, human and financial resources needed to accomplish tasks and activities DOK Level 1: Identify DOK Level 2: Infer, Cause & Effect DOK Level 3: Cite evidence DOK Level 4: Connect, Analyze Thinking Maps: Tree Map, Flow Map, Multi-Flow Map, Bubble Map, Bridge Map Data Based Deficits Addressed: Social Studies Standards 1 & 2 Essential Question: How do issues of power, wealth and morality influence exploration and colonization.

2 MID - NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Unit: The Road to Independence This unit studies the ways in which growing tensions over political power and economic issues sparked a movement for independence from Great Britain as well as the critical role New York played in the course and outcome of the American Revolution. CDOS: 3.a. 7: Students understand the material, human and financial resources needed to accomplish tasks and activities DOK Level 1: Identify DOK Level 2: Infer, Cause & Effect DOK Level 3: Cite evidence DOK Level 4: Connect, Analyze Thinking Maps: Tree Map, Flow Map, Multi-Flow Map, Bubble Map, Bridge Map Data Based Deficits Addressed: Social Studies Standards 1, 4 & 5 Essential Question: Did the American Revolution accomplish its goals?

3 JANUARY/FEBRUARY Unit: A New Nation: The United States Constitution This unit studies the political and economic struggles faced by the newly independent states under the Articles of Confederation and how those challenges resulted in a Constitutional Convention, a debate over ratification, and the eventual adoption of the bill of Rights. CDOS 3a. 6: Students select and communicate information in an appropriate format (e.g. oral, written, graphic, pictorial, multimedia) DOK Level 2: Classify/Compare & Contrast/Cause & Effect DOK Level 4: Analyze, Synthesize Thinking Maps: Tree Map, Flow Map, Multi-Flow Map, Double Bubble, Bridge Map Data Based Deficits Addressed: Social Studies Standard 1 & 5 Essential Question: Why do people create, structure and change governments?

4 MARCH/APRIL Unit: A Nation Grows: Expansion & Reform This unit studies the ways in which the United States, driven by political, cultural & economic motives, expanded its physical boundaries to the Pacific Ocean between 1800 and It further explores the ways in which this settlement decimated and displaced Native Americans as the frontier was pushed westward. CDOS 3a. 6: Students use technology to acquire, organize & communicate information by entering, modifying, retrieving & storing data. DOK Level 2: Classify/Compare & Contrast/Identify Patterns/Cause & Effect DOK Level 4: Analyze, Synthesize, Evaluate, Interpret Thinking Maps: Tree Map, Flow Map, Multi-Flow Map, Brace Map Data Based Deficits Addressed: Social Studies Standards 1 & 3 Essential Questions: How do issues of power, wealth and morality influence growth?

5 MAY/JUNE Unit: A Nation Divided This unit studies the ways in which Westward expansion, the industrialization of the North, and the increase of slavery in the South contributed to the growth of sectionalism. It further explores the Constitutional conflicts between advocates of States rights and supporters of federal power and the resulting increased national tension. It examines the ways in which the failure of attempts to compromise split the nation and resulted in the Civil War. CDOS 3a. 6: Students use technology to acquire, organize & communicate information by entering, modifying, retrieving & storing data. DOK Level 2: Classify/Compare & Contrast/Identify Patterns/Cause & Effect DOK Level 4: Analyze, Synthesize, Evaluate, Interpret Thinking Maps: Tree Map, Flow Map, Multi-Flow Map, Brace Map Data Based Deficits Addressed: Social Studies Standards 1, 3 & 4 Essential Questions: Was the Civil War inevitable?

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