First Day of School

7th Grade Social Studies

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Parents, we survived day one! We had a few kinks in the schedule, but we marched on. Please return the forms that were sent home with your students. It is important that all information is up to date. Thank you!


Our focus...

Africa, Southwest Asia (Middle East), Southern and Eastern Asia

Seventh grade is the second year of a two year World Area Studies course. Seventh grade students study Africa and Asia. The goal of this two year course is to acquaint middle
school students with the world in which they live. The geography domain includes both physical and human geography. Theintent of the geography domain is for students to begin to grasp the importance geography plays in their everyday lives. The government/ civics domain focuses on selected types of government found in the various areas in order

to help students begin to understand the variety of governments in the world. The economics domain builds on the K-5 economics;however, the focus shifts from the
United States to how other countries answer the basic questions of economics. The history domain focuses primarily on significant events in each region from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. (Taken from georgiastandards.org)


Four areas of study...

In each of the geographic regions mentioned above, we will examine the Economics, Government, Geography, and History. It is my aim to have students achieve an understanding beyond memorization of facts for the CRCT. I want them to see the bigger picture of how these four elements have an impact beyond the borders of the countries we are studying.


Communication

It is my aim to keep in contact with you all to let you know what it going on in the class. If at any time you need to contact me, please do so. My email is lcooper@peachschools.org and can be reached by phone or text at 478.396.6068. Thank you for sending me your wonderful children!