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Mahomet-Seymour Schools

 Curriculum

Social Studies - Grade 7

One Land, Many People

 

The learner will be able to explain why millions of Americans came to America.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how newcomers made their way in America.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss how native-born Americans responded to Americans.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain why American cities grew.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the different groups that lived in cities.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how people tried to improve cities.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how cities changed in the late 1800's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to name the sports the Americans enjoyed.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how music influenced American life.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how the country's education system improved.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify what American's read.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to name the American painters who won acclaim.

 

  

 

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Call for Reform

 

The learner will be able to describe how government fought corruption in the late 1800's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the steps taken by Congress to regulate big business.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how the muckrakers changed the mood of the public.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the Progressive movement.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how women won the right to vote.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss the other opportunities women gained.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how women tried to ban the sale of alcohol.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how Theodore Roosevelt became president.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the reforms that Roosevelt supported.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss Woodrow Wilson's policies as President.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how life from Black Am. got worse in the 1890's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss how black leaders fought discrimination.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the problems faced by black, Asian, Mexican and Native Americans.

 

  

 

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America Looks Overseas

 

The learner will be able to explain why some Americans called for expansion overseas in the late 1800's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how the United States gained Alaska.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how the U.S. increased its influence in the Pacific.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain why Latin America was important to the United States.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the causes of the Spanish-American War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain why Americans were divided over the peace treaty.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how the United States built the Panama Canal.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss the policies of Latin America followed by the United States.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain why the United States invaded Mexico in 1916.

 

  

 

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World War One

 

The learner will be able to discuss the tensions that existed among European nations in 1914.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how the murder of Archduke Francis Ferdinand led to war.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how Americans felt about war.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain why the United States declared war on Germany.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how Americans supported the war effort.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain why the Allies were in a desperate condition in 1917.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how Americans helped in the final battles of the war.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe what the costs of World War 1 were.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain what the Fourteen Points were.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss how the Allies differed on goals for the peace.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain why some Americans objected to the Versailles Treaty.

 

  

 

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The Roaring Twenties

 

The learner will be able to identify Harding's goal for the nation.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss how Coolidge differed from Harding.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the foreign policies that the United States followed.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain why business boomed in the 1920's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the new business methods that were developed.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe what Prohibition was.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss how women's lives changed in the 1920's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how Americans spent their leisure time.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain what the Harlem Renaissance was.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the sports that were popular in the 1920's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain why some writers criticized American society.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the groups of Americans who did not share in the Coolidge prosperity.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain why many Americans want to limit immigration.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss problems black Americans faced after the war.

 

  

 

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The Great Depression

 

The learner will be able to identify the causes of the Great Depression.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how Hoover responded to the depression.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain why Roosevelt won the election of 1932.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how FDR handled the banking crisis.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the major programs of the New deal.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain why some people criticized the New Deal.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss how the New Deal helped workers and older Americans.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain what caused the Dust Bowl.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how the depression affected women.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how FDR reached out to help minorities.

 

  

 

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World War II

 

The learner will be able to describe how dictators gained power in Italy and Germany.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the events that led to the outbreak of WW II.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe what the Untied States did when WWII began.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how the Untied States helped the Allies.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe what happened at Pearl Harbor.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how Americans organized for war.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain why women were urged to take paying jobs.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss how the war affected different ethnic groups in America.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss the setbacks faced by the Allies in 1942.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the major turning points in the war.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain what V-E Day was.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the American plan of attack in the Pacific.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how the United States used its secret weapon.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss what the costs of WW II were.

 

  

 

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