Seventh Grade Social Studies
7th Grade Social Studies
Links verified 10/18/10
Geographical Perspectives Location
- Map of the Continents and Oceans - Each area can be clicked on to go to another page with information about the area selected.
- Explore your world - Geography maps and games.
- Facts and symbols of the States - Detailed information about every state.
- U.S. Presidential Election Maps - Find the differences between the electoral and popular vote. Good for map reading skills.
- Climographs -. To view a climograph for one of the U.S. cities listed below, click on the city name or the corresponding dot on the map.
- Contour Map of the Earth's Crust - Contour map of the thickness of the Earth's crust
- World Atlas Map - Identify major rivers, landforms, latitude and longitude
- Population Density Map of India
- Population Density Map of U.S .
- Edible Resource Map - Lesson plan
- Line Graphing - Create your own graph depicting rainfall with this worksheet.
- Physical Features of Europe - online Quiz
- Regional Climate of the US - You can find out about the different climates in the continental United States. Choose a region on the map below. By clicking on it, you'll be taken to a page that will describe the region's climate
- Geological Map of Tennessee - generalized map
- Map of Tennessee with physical features and quiz
Understanding Physical Shaping
Human/ Environment Interaction
- Elementary Environmental Science -Internet links with lessons and activities.
- Why Are Microbes Such an Evolutionary Success Story? - Evolution in action
- Species, Speciation and the Environment - This site can be used for classroom discussions
- The Lesson of Easter Island - the history of Easter Island is a grim warning to the world.
- How Humans Have Adapted - Information on various Indian tribes and how they adapted to their environment.
- The Disaster Area - Disasters come in many shapes and sizes. Most are related to the weather. Some are predictable -- like a hurricane. Some, like an earthquake, surprise us. It's good for you to know about the different kinds of disasters so you can be prepared. Quizzes, games, lessons and more.
- Population and the Environment - Article about the implication of over population
- Population and the Environment - On October 12, 1999, the UN announced the birth of the six billionth person into the world. Ben J. Wattenberg's article in New York Times Magazine evaluates the various arguments for and against the 'population explosion'.
- Population and Environment - Simply put, more people, taking up more space, needing to use more natural resources, and engaging in ever-growing material consumption, create profound challenges for our ability to protect the resources on which all life depends
- Adapting to Climate Extremes - How humans adapt
- Adaptation to Survive - Lesson plan
- Is Humanity Destined to Self-Destruct? -The following discussion identifies some of the trends and forces that raise serious questions regarding the future toward which human society may be tending.
- Albuquerque's Environmental Story - Cities are people; not people in a statistical sense, but in a living sense. Everything in a city, for better or for worse, is a creation of human intellect.
Climate and Landforms
Historical And Cultural Perspectives. Cultures and Cultural Diversity Religions
- Major Religions of the World - Numbers of each category.
- The Pope and His Peers - Using a variety of Web-based resources, students will research a leader of a world religion of their choice, then compare their findings.
- Where to do Research on Religions - Tenets of Major Religions
- The World's Major Religions and Belief Systems
- World Religions - Religion is like the fashion. One man wears his doublet slashed, another lace, another plain; but every man has a doublet. So every man has his religion.We differ about trimming. John Seldon, Table-Talk: Religion (a. 1654)
- Comparative Analysis of Religion - From a Christian Perspective
- Religions of the World - many links and activities
Cultural effects on the environment
- Industrialization's Effects on Culture and the Environment - lesson plan with handouts
Time, Continuity, and Change
- America's Story - read about Amazing Americans;visit "Join America at Play," where you'll see a film of an early break-dancer from 1898;Ever hear of a "cloth sandwich"? You'll know what I'm talking about when you read the stories in this section. Many stories from the past.
- Earth Trends and Impacts - urbanization is reshaping the physical and social environment, as it fuels economic growth and spurs environmental degradation.
People, Places Events
- Patterns of Human Settlement - Lesson plans on left side.
- Human Settlement - lessons and charts
- Water and Population - Water may be the resource that defines the limits of sustainable development
- Earth Trends - comprehensive online database, maintained by the World Resources Institute, that focuses on the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world.
Civics and Government
- Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government- Basic Civics lessons about government, symbols, judicial branches and more.
- Who's the Boss? - Types of Government activity
- Government Types - activity on types of government
- Forms of Government - hangman game
- Types of Government - Jeopardy type game
- Congress for Kids - Learning about government doesn't have to be boring. Congress for Kids gives you access to interactive, fun-filled experiences designed to help you learn about the foundation of our federal government and how its actions affect you
- Political World Leaders - Do you know the heads of countries? Find them here
- Government in the United States - Online interactive quiz that is graded online to test knowledge of government
American Ideals, Citizenship
- Women's Rights and Issues
- Core Rights of Freedom -Great site individualizes each right for discussion.
- Child Rights - The Convention on the Rights of the Child has 54 articles which set out the rights of every child in the world
- Foundations of American Government - quizzes on all areas
- Citizenship - All aspects of being a citizen covered
- Another Citizenship Test
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