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Category Archives: social studies

Ancient India Links 11/07/2013

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.


Ancient India Links 11/06/2013

Ancient India Links 02/21/2011

Ancient Rome Begins

We are about to embark on our last unit of the year.  It is amazing that school is almost over!  I know you guys want it to be over, but we’ve had some fun times this year.

Anywho…the Ancient Rome unit begins tomorrow and we are going to have a jam packed couple weeks of learnin’ before we start our stop-motion project.

To get you ready for Rome…and stop-motion…check out this video made by a couple students last year. This shows the story of Romulus and Remus, which we’ll be reading on Wednesday.

Take Your 7th Grader to Work Day

For those of you taking the day off for whatever reason tomorrow, please be advised that you will still be responsible for any work that you miss.  AND you will still take the test on Friday.

Please visit the room 4 tab to access Chapter 31 and the Reading Notes.

Welcome Back…

Welcome back to school!  Hope everyone is glad to be back!

Believe it or not, our ancient Greece unit is almost over.  I’ve scheduled a test for April 23rd. We still have a few chapters to discuss, but I know we can do what we need to do.  Please visit the room 4 tab to download any materials that you may need.

Enjoy this quick video clip…

Athens vs. Sparta notes

Here are the notes we took from today’s class. Don’t forget about the short quiz tomorrow.

Athens vs Sparta Notes

Ancient Greece Quiz Study Guide

For those of you interested…I’ve posted a study guide for the 15-question quiz that we will take on Thursday. There are probably more questions on the study guide than there are on the quiz.  The study guide may be useful to you.  No…there won’t be a surprise if you complete this study guide.

Download Here: Chapters 25-27 Study Guide

Governments in Ancient Greece

Over the past two days, we’ve discussed 4 different governments that swept through ancient Greece.

Monarch: ruled by ONE king or emperor

Oligarchy: ruled by a GROUP of wealthy aristocrats

Tyranny: ruled by ONE tyrant who claims the throne by force

Democracy: ruled by the people

Please check out the room 4 tab for any downloads you may need.

The Mycenaeans

Today, we found out the differences between the Minoans and the Mycenaeans.  Both, the Minoans and the Mycenaeans made some major contributions to Greek culture and society.

Make sure you read the Mycenaean reading: The Mycenaeans

…And complete the Mycenaean RAFT:  Mycenaean RAFT