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Seventh Grade Social Studies

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Seventh Grade Social Studies


7th Grade Social Studies

Links being verified 2/23/2014

Geographical Perspectives
Location
  1. Map of the Continents and Oceans - Each area can be clicked on to go to another page with information about the area selected.
  2. Explore your world - Geography maps and games.
  3. Facts and symbols of the States - Detailed information about every state.
  4. U.S. Presidential Election Maps - Find the differences between the electoral and popular vote. Good for map reading skills. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
Place

  1. Climographs -. To view a climograph for one of the U.S. cities listed below, click on the city name or the corresponding dot on the map. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  2. Contour Map of the Earth's Crust - Contour map of the thickness of the Earth's crust
  3. World Atlas Map - Identify major rivers, landforms, latitude and longitude
  4. Population Density Map of India
  5. Population Density Map of U. S. || Index - years from 1960 to 1990
  6. Edible Resource Map - Lesson plan
  7. Line Graphing - Create your own graph depicting rainfall with this worksheet.
Physical Features
  1. Physical Features of Europe - online Quiz
Region

  1. Regional Climate of the US - You can find out about the different climates in the continental United States. Choose a region on the map below. By clicking on it, you'll be taken to a page that will describe the region's climate [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  2. Geological Map of Tennessee - generalized map
  3. Map of Tennessee with physical features and quiz
Understanding Physical Shaping

  1. Soil Erosion - An introduction to Soil Erosion; click the links on the left that are in blue to get details of each topic.
  2. Weathering and Erosion - online quiz
  3. Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker - Activity site that lets you manipulate tectonic plates
Human/ Environment Interaction
  1. Elementary Environmental Science -Internet links with lessons and activities.
Natural Resources

  1. Renewable and Non-renewable Resources - excellent site for class discussions. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  2. Renewable Natural Resources - There's lots of reasons to use natural renewable resources. Learn about them here.
Environment Modification
  1. Environmental Issues - Environmental Proptection Agency (EPA): learn about your environment and how you can help protect it for the future
  2. Environmental Lesson Plans - Landfills, packaging and transporting municipal solid waste and hazardous waste, and more.

Adaptation

  1. Why Are Microbes Such an Evolutionary Success Story? - Evolution in action
  2. Species, Speciation and the Environment - This site can be used for classroom discussions
  3. The Lesson of Easter Island - the history of Easter Island is a grim warning to the world.
  4. How Humans Have Adapted - Information on various Indian tribes and how they adapted to their environment.
Environmental Hazards
  1. Disasters - a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters
Over Population
  1. Population and the Environment - Article about the implication of over population
  2. Population and the Environment - On October 12, 1999, the UN announced the birth of the six billionth person into the world. Ben J. Wattenberg's article in New York Times Magazine evaluates the various arguments for and against the 'population explosion'.
  3. Threats to Wildlife - As our population and needs grow, we are leaving less and less room for wildlife

Modifying Environment

  1. Adapting to Climate Extremes - How humans adapt
  2. Adaptation to Survive - Lesson plan [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  3. Is Humanity Destined to Self-Destruct? -The following discussion identifies some of the trends and forces that raise serious questions regarding the future toward which human society may be tending.
  4. Albuquerque's Environmental Story - Cities are people; not people in a statistical sense, but in a living sense. Everything in a city, for better or for worse, is a creation of human intellect. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]

Climate and Landforms

  1. Global Change - How climate affects our globe.
  2. Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability - Article about how the climate affects seas and oceans [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  3. Effects of climate change bode ill for Northwest - Article on the affect of climate change
Historical And Cultural Perspectives.
Cultures and Cultural Diversity
  1. Amish Lifestyles in America - How people of the same region maintain different ways of life
  2. Amish Photo Gallery - Pictures of the Amish way of life
  3. "Canadian" as an Ethnic Category - Read about the diversity of Canada's culture.
  4. Valuing our Differences - [Note: based on 2012 calendar] Calendar of events from different cultures. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
Religions
  1. Major Religions of the World - Numbers of each category.
  2. The Pope and His Peers - [a WebQuest] Using a variety of Web-based resources, students will research a leader of a world religion of their choice, then compare their findings. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  3. Where to do Research on Religions - Tenets of Major Religions
  4. The World's Major Religions and Belief Systems
  5. World Religions - Religion is like the fashion. One man wears his doublet slashed, another lace, another plain; but every man has a doublet. So every man has his religion.We differ about trimming. John Seldon, Table-Talk: Religion (a. 1654)
  6. Comparative Analysis of Religion - From a Christian Perspective
  7. Religions of the World - many links and activities

Cultural effects on the environment

  1. Industrialization's Effects on Culture and the Environment - lesson plan with handouts

Time, Continuity, and Change

  1. America's Story - read about Amazing Americans;visit "Join America at Play," where you'll see a film of an early break-dancer from 1898;Ever hear of a "cloth sandwich"? You'll know what I'm talking about when you read the stories in this section. Many stories from the past.
  2. Earth Trends and Impacts - urbanization is reshaping the physical and social environment, as it fuels economic growth and spurs environmental degradation.
People, Places Events
  1. Patterns of Human Settlement - Lesson plans on left side.
  2. Human Settlement - lessons and charts
  3. Water and Population - Water may be the resource that defines the limits of sustainable development
  4. Earth Trends - comprehensive online database, maintained by the World Resources Institute, that focuses on the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world.

Civics and Government

Basic Concepts

  1. Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government- Basic Civics lessons about government, symbols, judicial branches and more.
  2. Government Types - activity on types of government
  3. Forms of Government - hangman game
  4. Types of Government - Jeopardy type game
  5. Congress for Kids - Learning about government doesn't have to be boring. Congress for Kids gives you access to interactive, fun-filled experiences designed to help you learn about the foundation of our federal government and how its actions affect you
  6. Political World Leaders - Do you know the heads of countries? Find them here
  7. Government in the United States - Online interactive quiz that is graded online to test knowledge of government [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
American Ideals, Citizenship
  1. Women's Rights and Issues
  2. Child Rights - The Convention on the Rights of the Child has 54 articles which set out the rights of every child in the world
  3. Foundations of American Government - quizzes on all areas
  4. Citizenship - All aspects of being a citizen covered
  5. U S Citizenship Quiz
  6. United States Citizenship - making immigration and naturalization forms easy


 

 

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