7th Grade History
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Welcome to 7th Grade,
US 20th Century History!
   

Throughout the year, we will learn about the "good, the bad, and the ugly", recognizing that even with all our ups and downs, what an AMAZING country we live in!
            
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Below is a brief synopsis of the current unit, so you can engage in family discussions at home around the topics we are studying in class. In addition, you can scroll to the bottom of this page to find files that will include helpful documents such as study guides, class activities, assignment grading rubrics, and sometimes links that may provide some fun and useful additional information.

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Don’t forget to check the monthly calendars for test dates and other important events! 

The 1920s Unit Test will be the Friday (November 16) before Thanksgiving Break, so if you are planning on leaving school early, please schedule a time to take the test with your teacher before the break. Also, know that groups will be performing their 1920s Radio Shows the Wednesday (November 14) before break, so do plan to be there for that educationally fun event!

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Unit 3 finds us celebrating the end of the "War to End All Wars" in what is known as the "Roaring Twenties", the "Jazz Age", "Dance Age", and the Prohibition Era. We will learn the meanings behind these nicknames and other ways America was changing dramatically. As America enjoys its post-war prosperity, there will be many new inventions, the radio being arguably one of the most impactful on American culture. We will also see the rise of national celebrities and innovators in aviation, sports, and the arts, to name a few. These figures will make an impact on our culture and history that continues to this day. Women will demand the right to vote, and African Americans and other minorities will start to push for a “place at the table”. While we begin to look at some of the racial tensions that are a part of our story as a country, we will also see how people have always fought back against prejudice, to rise above it, and create something better. This will be seen particularly in our study of the Negro Leagues, Jazz musicians, the Great Migration, and the Harlem Renaissance!

 


Miss Connelly ‚Äč
econnelly@asd20.org

Miss Hemphill
themphill@asd20.org