Appling Middle School

Classes / Homework

Social Studies (Period 6)

Instructor
Kelly McCormack
Department
7th Grade

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. Students will compare and contrast the history and geography of civilizations that were developing concurrently throughout these continents during medieval times. They will examine the growth in economic interactions among civilizations as well as the exchange of ideas, beliefs, technologies, and commodities. Students will learn about the resulting spread of Enlightenment philosophies and the examination of new concepts of reasoning toward religion, government, and science that continue to influence our world today. Students will analyze geography’s influence on the development of these civilizations as they continue their study of world history and geography. Seventh grade students will end the year by examining the Meso-American and Andean civilizations, and the age of European explorations. Appropriate informational texts and primary sources will be used in order to deepen the understanding of how these civilizations influence the modern world.

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Dances coming up!

Just a reminder of upcoming events:
Homecoming Dance is on Thursday, December 7.
Snowflake Dance is Friday, December 8. 
More information will come soon!

Announcements

Happy Sunday to all! Tomorrow and Tuesday in our math classes we will be taking the district wide assessment to check everyone's skills from what we have learned thus far. 
Please make sure your students laptops are fully charged for this test! (it is an online assessment)
 
Tutoring for this week is as follows: (2:15-3:15 pm)
Tuesday: Math Help
Wednesday: Homework Help
If you need an extra form let me know, I can send that home with your students. I have already noticed a difference in my students who have come to tutoring because it gives them some one-on-one help :) 
 
We will be having a test on Friday for both Social Studies and Math if all goes as planned!
Social Studies: Section 1 & 2 test over China's geography and the Sui, Tang, and Song dynasties.
Math: Combining Like-Terms
 
As per usual, let me know if you need anything extra from me or if you have any questions. The grade book should be up to date and more will be added through the week!
 
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! I am excited to see all of your kiddos tomorrow morning! :) 
 
-Mrs. McCormack

AFRICAN EMPIRES SECT 1 & 2 QUIZ TOMORROW

Happy Monday! I hope fall break treated all of you well :)
Before fall break our social studies class finished the study of African Empire: Ghana and the geography of Africa. Today we had a review day with review games and a study guide with correct answers given. Your students should be prepared for the quiz tomorrow with their study guides to look over tonight! :) 
-Mrs. McCormack

AFRICAN EMPIRES SECT 1 & 2 QUIZ TOMORROW

Happy Monday! I hope fall break treated all of you well :)
Before fall break our social studies class finished the study of African Empire: Ghana and the geography of Africa. Today we had a review day with review games and a study guide with correct answers given. Your students should be prepared for the quiz tomorrow with their study guides to look over tonight! :) 
-Mrs. McCormack

7th Grade Picnic: Friday, Oct 6th

Hey parents! Our grade is having a picnic on Friday to enjoy the pretty weather and celebrate fall break coming up! :) Please send back to school the yellow form that I sent home with your students! They need it signed with the lunch selection chosen. This is very important and is due on Wednesday. I gave this out on Friday of last week. I still need half of my home rooms forms.
Thanks!
Mrs. McCormack

Upcoming Tests/Quizzes

Math:
Math Facts quiz on Thursday
Test over all operations involving fractions and decimals on Friday.
 
Social Studies:
Test over sections 3&4 on Friday.

Go Jim Go!

Our School is participating in a fundraiser for Le Bonheur Children's hospital. It is a competition between homerooms to see which class can raise the most money. As of now, our homeroom has raised 12 dollars. Let's give what we can to support this local hospital!! Taking donations until Wednesday of next week. Check or cash! Thanks in advance! :) 

Social Studies Test

Due to guidance taking the place of Social Studies today, I have moved the Arab World Sections 1&2 test to Monday. They have their study guides and vocabulary flashcards to be looking over this weekend! Have a good day off tomorrow :)

Parent/ Student Contract

Parents, all of your students should have brought home a Parent/Student Contract for you both to sign and return to school. In case they have lost it, I am attaching it here.
Please have your students bring these back to their homeroom teachers ASAP!!!

Tuesday Test-Social Studies

 Social Studies:
 
We will be having our unit test over the Roman Empire on Tuesday! The kids are ready and I look forward to see how they apply their learning! :)
I sent home a study guide over the weekend that we already went over in class! I hope they feel prepared and ready for the test.
Any questions?
Don't hesitate to email me!
 
-Mrs. McCormack