SeventhGrade

SOCIAL STUDIES

Course Description: Seventh grade students will explore the social, cultural, geographical, political and technological changes that occurred after the fall of the Roman Empire and in Medieval Europe. Students will also study the period from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, including the Islamic world, Africa, China, and Japan, but with a heavier emphasis on western civilization in Europe during the Renaissance and Reformation. 

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The study of these civilizations will include the impact of geography, early history, cultural development, and economic change. The geographic focus will include the study of physical and political features, economic development and resources, and migration patterns.

The Fall of the Roman Empire

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Procession of a Salian knight, funerary relief. Coarse-grained marble, late 2nd century AD. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

China, 400 A.D./C.E. – 1500s

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"Under the Pine" 15th Century, Ink and traces of colors on silk mounted on paper with frame.  [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance and Reformation

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"Guiliano di Piero de' Medici" (1453-1478) by Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) c. 1478, tempura on panel, National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Islamic World, 400 – 1500 A.D.

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An illuminated Qur'an, Persia, Afsharid, copied by Hussain Tawfiq, dated A.H. 1162 [A.D. 1748]. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Japan, 400 A.D./C.E. – 1500s

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Ogata Korin, Wind God Edo Period, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution

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"Portrait of Sir Isaac Newton by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1702.  [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Africa, 400 A.D./C.E. – 1500s

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Depiction of Mansa Musa, ruler of the Mali Empire in the 14th century, from a 1375 Catalan Atlas of the known world (mapamundi), drawn by Abraham Cresques of Mallorca. 

 

 

 

The Middle Ages in Europe 400 – 1500 A.D.

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Dante and the Three Kingdoms by Domenico di Michelino, 1465, Public Domain

The Age of Exploration

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"Nova totius terrarum orbis tabula Amstelodami, ex officina G. a Schagen (1682), t'Amsterdam Gedruckt by G. van Schagen, by de Nieuwe Haerlemmer Sluys. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons