7th Grade Homework-Archived

7th Grade  
Current discussion topics and tasks.  
2/27 Tell someone how Renaissance values inspired scientific advancements.

2/25 Finish your paragraph explaining how Leonardo da Vinci is an example of the Renaissance ideal. Offer sufficient evidence. Reread and revise your work.

2/14 Know the 6 Renaissance values, their definitions, and how to recognize those values in the world.

2/12 What are six values that drove societal, artistic and scientific innovation during the Renaissance?

2/7 Use the feedback given and your journal notes to correct all assessment responses indicated.

2/3 Use the learning targets and assessment emailed to you to guide your preparations for Wednesday's test on Medieval Europe.

1/31  Summative Assessment Medieval Europe on Wednesday.  Can you explain how feudalism became the dominant political and economic system across much of Europe?  Can you describe it as a political, economic and social system?  Can you explain how the Catholic Church came to be a worldly power?  What role did it play economically? Socially?  What were the Crusades? What impact did the Crusades have on Europe?  Why did feudalism decline

1/27 Can you describe how the Catholic Church was a political, economic and social power during the Middle Ages?  How did the Church come to play such a large role in societal affairs? 

1/16 Tell someone about the feudal system, and what life might have been like in western Europe during the Middle Ages.

12/19 Get ready for the annual geographic bee to be held on January 7, 2020

12/18 Show someone at home your Greco-Roman souvenir.

12/5 Government anagram and film preparation should be completed by tomorrow.  Forms of government assessment on Tuesday.

11/22 Complete your research and make a list of props and costume needs for your famous Greek.

11/19 Review your notes and formative assessment to prepare to show what you know about timelines and dating systems. Assessment Tuesday.

11/7 Tell someone ways the ancient Greeks influence both our language, and the architecture of our community. Do add your slide to the class slide show.

10/9 Review the assessment on dating systems which you will perform on Friday.

10/4 Tell someone about the different dating systems in use today.  How are the Christian and secular calendars similar?  Different?

10/1 Use the feedback to improve your essay. Revised essay and entire packet due tomorrow

9/30 Tell someone at home how agriculture dramatically changed the lives of early people.

9/26 What did the short simulation we did today teach you about how development of farming benefited Neolithic people?

9/20 Tell someone about the process of turning a stalk of dog-bane into cordage. What does this activity help you to understand about life during the Stone Age?

9/19 Tell someone about life in the Stone Age. How did the Neanderthal lifestyle differ from that of Neolithic Europe?  With which group would you prefer to spend a day? Why?

9/5 Tell someone the difference between a fossil and an artifact.

9/1 Tell someone at home some of the time periods we'll be "visiting" this term.

END 2018-2019
6/19 Look. Notice. Think. Wonder.  Consider keeping a notebook of thoughts, questions and sketches this summer.

5/28 Complete your "Pilgrim" list of names

5/22 Use the assessment and your journal to prepare for your Age of Exploration Show What You Know on Friday. Can you provide an oral answer for each "blank"?

5/14 Complete the explorer research by Thursday. Consider wearing garb or bringing in a prop or two as you introduce your explorer to your peers.

5/7 Annotate the second primary source to determine Columbus' first impressions of the indigenous Caribbeans.

4/11 Ask various people if they've ever heard of Marco Polo? Ibn Battuta? What do they know?

4/8 Add other trade goods to the Silk Road map. Choose those of greatest importance and value.

4/2 If you could explore any place, where would you go?

3/28 Review your progress on the essay or test summative assessment.  Take time to plan additions you will add to your response tomorrow.

3/25  In what ways did the Renaissance change the world?

3/20 Enjoy the first day of Spring. Get outside. Look for signs of Spring.

3/19 Tell someone at home about Martin Luther and the "crime" he committed on all Hallow's eve in 1517.  What impact did his actions have?

3/5 How did social values shift during the Renaissance?  How did these values influence society, culture and innovation?

2/25 Use your copy of Friday's medieval Europe assessment to prepare to perform your best.

2/15 How were the Crusades a serendipitous event? 

2/13 Tell someone the difference between a crusade and the Crusades.

2/8 What role did the Catholic Church play in medieval Europe?

2/5 Tell someone how feudalism was an economic, government and social system. 

2/4 Come ready to learn more about feudalism by participating in a brief simulation.

1/31 Color each migration route a different color. Remember to color the legends/keys as well. Notice the distance traveled and where. Notice the span of years and the numbers of groups.

1/22 How did medieval people provide for their security?

1/18 Work a minimum of 15 minutes per night on some aspect of your project. Product due Thursday.

1/14 What question and answer did you find most interesting in today's preliminary round of the Geo Bee?  Continue project work.

1/10 Work a minimum of 15 minutes per night on some aspect of your project.

1/7 Ask a parent to sign your project rubric and discuss possibilities.

12/19 Wear good shoes and WARM clothing for our walking tour of Greek revival architecture tomorrow.

12/18 Practice matching all political power terms with their definitions. Check your matches with your journal. Wear good shoes and WARM clothing in case we do our walking tour of Greek revival architecture tomorrow.

12/17 Match the definitions: democracy, direct democracy, representative democracy, aristocracy, tyranny.

12/11 Tell someone several reasons Eleanor Roosevelt is notable.

12/10 Complete the Greek symbols matching sheet.

12/7 Be sure your household knows about the changes in Thursday's field trip.  Write down your plan to demonstrate the learning target:  I can determine which aspects of ancient Greek culture and society are most present in our own society.

12/5 Return your signed permission slips for the 12/13 field trip.

11/30 What aspects of Greek civilization do you find intriguing? 

11/29 What do you want to learn about Ancient Greece?

1/28 Tell someone at home the general characteristics of all civilizations.

11/13 Tell someone at home the difference between a nomadic and agrarian lifestyle.

11/8 What inferences would an archaeologist make about you if they unearthed your bedroom?

11/6 Try using your new vocabulary to wow your friends.  Can you work paleolithic or neolithic into conversation?

11/2 Use the assessment and your journal to prepare to show what you know about dating systems, fossils and artifacts on Tuesday.

10/30 Tell someone at home what you learned about time, time periods and calendars today.

10/23 Tell someone at home about the EU and its mission.  What country recently voted to exit the EU?  Why might they have done so?
10/10 Use the study tips that work best for you to prepare for the European political map assessment #2 on October 16.

10/3 Map assessment on the countries of Europe on the main peninsulas October 10.  The rest of the countries on October 16.  Check out the fun new digital map games on my learning links.

10/2 Use mnemonic devices, digital tools and other strategies to learn the names and locations of the nations of Europe.

CONTEST OPTION.  Visit the Veterans of Foreign War 
website for information on the patriotism essay.

10/1 Impress someone at home with your ability to list the countries of Europe.

9/25 European country physical geography TEN CLUES due Thursday.
Use the checklist as your guide to success.

 9/18 Use the digital and journal-based study tools to prepare for the physical features of Europe assessment on the 25th.

 9/12 Come ready to create a more detailed mental map of Europe at the start of class tomorrow.

9/7 Show someone at home the 6 major peninsulas of Europe.  How many countries can you name for each?