Social Studies

BMS – SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT

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6th and 7th Introduction to American Studies

 7th grade Curriculum Link

Online Textbook

Topics Covered
I.     Basic Map Skills and the Five Themes of Geography 
II.    Early European Exploration and Colonization 
III.   Causes of the American Revolution 
IV.   Battles of the American Revolution 
V.    The Declaration of Independence 
VI.   Dilemmas for the Early Government 
VII.  The Constitution of the United States 
VIII. The New Republic and Westward Expansion 
IX.   Causes of the American Civil War 
X.    The Civil War 
XI.   Reconstruction 

8th Grade

Curriculum Link

Online Textbook

Topics Covered
I.    The Ancient Americas, 500-1500
II.   African Kingdoms and the Rise and Spread of Islam, 500-1500
III.  Middle Age China and Japanese Feudalism, 500-1500
IV.  The Fall of Rome and Rise of Byzantium (500-1450)
V.   New Europe: The Early Middle Ages, Spread of Christianity, and Feudalism (500-1000)
VI.  Conflict and Crusades: Europe's Political and Religious Unrest (700-1500)
VII. Changing Europe: The Revival of Trade and the Breakdown of Medieval Society (1000-1500) 
VIII. Introduction to the Renaissance (1300-1500)



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