Welcome to Team Oak Social Studies!
My name is Ms. Genova and I am SUPER excited to be your Social Studies teacher this year! This page will serve as a place where you can find electronic copies of what we do in class, upcoming events, and fun extras that relate to what we are learning. If you ever need to get into contact with me, just send me an email at email@example.com
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We are going to have an awesome year!
Hello! My name is Jennifer Genova and I am super excited to be teaching Social Studies on Team Oak this year. This is my 9th year at Woodbury Middle School and my fourth year in 7th grade. My favorite color is purple, I love cats, and I am pretty sure I survive solely off of pumpkin spice coffee and spaghetti squash.
Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Connections to History and Social Science in Grade 6 and Grade 9.
In Grade 6 students learned about how where people live determines how they live. Students also study the development of complex societies with a focus on geography and government. Grade 7 connects to this both thematically and chronologically as we begin our historical study with the development of Religions in the Middle East and the end of the Roman Empire. We continue the focus on cultural developments in the Post-Roman world with our study of Barbarians and the Middle Ages. In grade 8, students focus on American History, taking the foundations laid in the Grade 7 study of Renaissance and Reformation Europe and connecting how European Imperialism grew out of ideas and conflicts developed in those eras.
Grade 7 World Religions and European History Through 1700
In Grade 7, students focus on the development of Western Culture and history beginning with an overview of the Abrahamic Religions, the growth and development of the Islamic World, a study of Europe after the Fall of Rome and into the Middle Ages, and culminating with a study of the Cultural, Political, and Religious shifts of the Renaissance and Protestant Reformation. Students contend with questions such as the following: “How do belief systems influence the behavior of individuals?”, “What happens when Empires collapse or collide?”, “What causes the establishment and destruction of social/political systems?”, and “How does material culture demonstrate the values/understandings of a culture or society?”.
Topic 1: World Religion
Topic 2: Growth of the Islamic World
Topic 3: Middle Ages
Topic 4: Renaissance
Topic 5: Reformation