Mrs. Lee's Social Studies Class

7th grade social studies

Summer Academy

Physical and Political Geography


Geography of Europe


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Red Scarf Girl Book Study Extra Credit opportunity.

You have one week from the date your book was assigned to complete the extra credit opportunity. It is work 25 extra credit points.

The following must be complete in order to redeem the extra credit points.

Chapter Questions for Book Study

If you do not want to wait for a book, you may check out the book from the library or buy online for about $7.00.

The Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-Li Jiang


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Monday-finish documents A-G

Tuesday-start the essay outline

HOMEWORK: finish all documents and complete essay outline through the body paragraphs

Wednesday-Finish Rough Draft

HOMEWORK: finish final draft

Thursday-edit and complete FINAL Draft

Friday-Start map of SE Asia

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Who is the Economic Giant of AFrica? South Africa vs. Nigeria

DBQ Resources

Glossary for documents

Ways to Cite Evidence

Analysis sheet 2nd, 3rd, 7th p

Analysis sheet 1st and 6th p


Document Hints

DBQ essay Rubric



  1. Look at all the data first!
  2. Choose a piece of evidence that can answer the question
  3. keep it simple
  4. Cite evidence using a citation
  5. Include the actual data from the document and include information about both countries
  6. fill out your analysis sheet completely
  7. Make sure your argument explains how it would make the country an economic giant
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South Africa and Apartheid Project

Apartheid and South Africa

Apartheid Project Rubric 2019-2oad8p3
Extension Menus
1. Photo Documentary Book

Your job is to document the fight against apartheid. Research events that show how the people of South Africa fought apartheid and find pictures to create a photo documentary book. Requirements:
__ 10 pictures with captions describing the event
__ citation of sources
__ completed on paper in book format or printed powerpoint in book format
__pictures in color or black and white

2. Awards Ceremony Presentation

Your job is to plan an awards ceremony for an Anti Apartheid activist. Write a speech about the person’s accomplishments and create a guest list (Who would you need to make sure attended. Can include people living or deceased.) Make sure to turn in a sample invitation and a copy of speech.
__ speech minimum 1 page
__ guest list (minimum 10 invites
__ sample invitation
__ citation of sources
__ filmed or live presentation

3. Apartheid Activist  Fat Head
Create a fathead of a famous anti apartheid activist in South Africa.
___ Create a fat head of your leader using butcher paper
__complete the “character profile” sheet for the leader on the fathead
__ include a one page bio of your person
__ citation of sources

Apartheid Menu for print



  1. Photo Documentary 

Britannica Imagequest

Citations should be on a separate sheet of paper in the following format: (You may copy and paste onto a word doc)

Name of the photo:



2. Awards ceremony presentation

Biography In Context  – use this link to look up one of the  activists under “Suggested activists”

invitation template maker -use this link to make an online invitation (see me before exiting out)

Event Invitation

Citations should be on a separate sheet of paper in the following format: (You may copy and paste onto a word doc)

Name of website:

Date of information/article:

3. Anti Apartheid Activist Fat Head

Character Profile Sheet -use this template to label your fat head

Biography Outline Sheet -use this to help write your biography

Citations should be on a separate sheet of paper in the following format: (You may copy and paste onto a word doc)

Name of website:

Date of information/article:


Suggested  Anti Apartheid Activists 

See the source image Winnie Mandela

See the source imageAlbertina Sisulu

South Africa Nadine Gordimer Nadine Gordimer

See the source image Desmond Tutu

See the source image Oliver Tambo

Donald Woods

See the source imageSteve Biko


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African History- Indepedent WebQuest

Webquest print out

WebQuest – History & Civics of Africa
Directions: Use the websites below to answer the questions. Make sure answers are in complete sentences.

SS7H1 (Hold control while you click the link to open it)
o 1) What was the cause of most of Africa’s borders today?
o 2) Which European powers played roles in colonizing Africa during the 1800s and 1900s?
o 3) Which resources did the Europeans discover within the interior of Africa?
o 4) How is it possible that the Europeans were able to bring positive activities to Africa during the colonization period? (Hold control while you click the link to open it)
o 5) What is nationalism?
o 6) How did nationalism transform the identities of Africans?
o 7) What do you think these various nationalist movements led to across Africa? (Hold control while you click the link to open it)
o 8) How were non-white South Africans treated during the apartheid era?
o 9) During the apartheid era, which groups were established to separate South Africans based on race?
o 10) How did South Africa change in 1994?
o 11) Why was Nelson Mandela’s election as president of South Africa so significant?
o 12) Why would South Africa continue to suffer with so many problems even though apartheid was eliminated over 20 years ago? (Hold control while you click the link to open it)
o 13) Why did proponents of the Pan-African movement want to eliminate the presence of the European colonists?
o 14) Who initiated the Pan-African movement?
o 15) Why will it be so difficult to unify the nations of Africa together?


Independent final project materials -please print if you need another copy

Movie Directions and Topic Sheet

Movie Maker Grading checklist-1sxc7zl

Movie Maker Story Board—-must be done and reviewed by teacher prior to starting movie


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Scramble for Africa Webquest

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Monday- Religion VS Ethnicity Review , Start African Ethnic groups chart

Tuesday-Finish Chart, complete ethnic group map, complete Ethnic group Paper Slide

Wednesday- Watch paper slides, take Ethnic group quiz

Thursday-Unit VI Pre Test , Start European Partitioning Cloze Notes and Identify social, political and economic reasons for colonization

Friday-Scramble for Africa Webquest

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Monday-U.S Involvement Gallery Walk and Assessment

Tuesday-Complete Map of Africa

Wednesday-Biome Map of Africa

Thursday -Biome/population distribution presentation and graphic organizer

Friday-African geography task card challenge and map quiz

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Monday-Par vs Pres review by playing “Shake it off” game, start gov rap

Tuesday-No School

Wed-Finish Gov rap, Start government chart for Turkey, Israel and Saudi Arabia

Thursday- finish chart, start comprehension questions

Friday-Review Guide


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