Note:  This spring
(2006), the Social
Studies portion of the
MCAS tests will be in
practice form (will
not count).  It will be
administered  to 7th
grade students
only,
and will cover the
material being taught
this year and in 6th
grade.
This year your child will be learning about Geography and
World Cultures
.  You may notice that the Social Studies
Frameworks for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts actually
lists this as a 6th grade course.  DO NOT BE ALARMED!  This
is only a
suggestion from the state.  Each individual district is
permitted to create their own pathways, as long as all of the
Social Studies subjects are completed by High School
graduation.  This pathway was chosen by the High School &
Middle School Social Studies teachers, and Asst.
Superintendent Devine.
*Class participation; Can the student clearly explain
the concepts discussed?
*Tests and Quizzes (multiple choice / Open Response)-
can the student find appropriate information to support
his/her answer to the key question?
*Homework: Can the student extract information from
the text and our notes, and write a thoughtful response
in complete sentences?
Smartboard & Powerpoint Presentation  Internet,
GOOGLE EARTH SOFTWARE,
SETERRA SOFTWARE,
Textbook, Notes, Handouts, Globe, pull-down maps, and
Transparencies.
Of the eight traits that form culture, which two are the most
important in defining
YOU and YOUR CULTURE?
Vocabulary
Click HERE for map links.
"WELCOME TO GEOGRAPHY"
Why is my child learning this?
Click the link below for the
district curriculum and state
standards.
Hello Parents!
Assessment
Materials
Mr. P's Class
Key Question
Chicopee Public Schools Grade 7
Curriculum.
Lesson One