Social Studies 7

54437 NY

Students in Social Studies 7 will explore geography and the history of the United States up to the modern era. Students will be introduced to various study methods, including primary and secondary sources. They will study geography and early history of the United States. Students will examine the development of America's independence and the struggle of a nation divided during the Civil War. Topics in this course include:

  • An introduction to social studies and geography

  • Colonialism

  • Imperialism

  • Lifestyles of colonists

  • Declaring independence from England

  • U.S. expansion

  • The Civil War and Reconstruction

After completing the course, students should be able to answer a variety of economic questions and demonstrate social studies skills.


  • Answer the question "How has geography affected settlement patterns?"

  • Understand the importance of exploration.

  • Identify explorers who led to the colonizing of the Americas.

  • Describe the colonial lifestyle.

  • Explain the importance colonists placed on being represented in government and the ultimate declaration of independence from England.

  • Explain the reasons for the division between the North and the South.

  • Analyze the causes and effects of the Civil War, including Reconstruction.

State: New York
Grade Level: 7
Category: History & Social Sciences
Course Length: Year