Textbook: History Alive - The Medieval World & Beyond
(Students are not assigned a textbook. One is available upon request).
Students in grade seven study the social, cultural, and technological changes that occurred in Europe, Africa, and Asia in the years 500 -1789 A.D. (C.E.). Students study the history and geography of great civilizations that were developing concurrently throughout the world during medieval and early modern times. They examine the growing economic interaction among civilizations, as well as, the exchange of ideas, religious/political beliefs, technologies, and commodities. This curriculum is taught in an interactive style with each unit including an activity, mapping, timeline, note taking, vocabulary & visual piece. The following is a list of the standards to be covered during the course of this year. All units are structured to satisfy the California Content Standards for World History:
• Roman Empire’s Contributions & Fall.
• Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of:
♦ Medieval Europe,
♦ Medieval Arabia,
♦ Medieval China,
♦ Medieval Africa,
♦ Medieval Japan,
♦ Maya, Aztec & Inca,
♦ and Europe’s Renaissance
• Reformation & Counter-Reformation
• Scientific Revolution
• The Age of Exploration
• The Enlightenment
• The Age of Reason
Each unit generally consists of mapping, notetaking, vocabulary, web-quest, activities, writing, test, project, videos, music videos and/or raps, art, and other teaching methods to meet the learning modalities of all students.