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World History: Grade Seven Social Studies Notebook
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Uncovering the Past
Section 1: Studying History ................................................................................................................................................ - 3 Section 2: Studying Geography .......................................................................................................................................... - 5 World Map.......................................................................................................................................................................... - 8 -
Chapter 2: The Stone Ages
Section 1: The First People............................................................................................................................................... - 10 Section 2: Early Human Migration ................................................................................................................................... - 12 Working with Maps: Neolithic Village .............................................................................................................................. - 14 -
Chapter 3: Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia Map ........................................................................................................................................................... - 16 Section 1: Geography of Fertile Crescent ........................................................................................................................ - 17 Section 2: The Rise of Sumer............................................................................................................................................ - 17 Working with Maps: City State......................................................................................................................................... - 20 Section 3: Sumerian Achievements.................................................................................................................................. - 21 Section 4: Later Peoples of Fertile Crescent .................................................................................................................... - 23 Graphic Organizer: Mesopotamian Advancements & Achievements.............................................................................. - 26 -
Chapter 4: Egypt
Egypt Map…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..- 28 Section 1: Geography of Ancient Egypt..……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. - 29 Section 2: The Old Kingdom ............................................................................................................................................ - 29 The Gods of Ancient Egypt..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..- 32 Section 3: The Middle and New Kingdoms ...................................................................................................................... - 33 Section 4: Egyptian Achievements ................................................................................................................................... - 36 Graphic Organizer: Egyptian Accomplishments…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..- 38 -
Chapters 5, 6: India & China
India & China Map ............................................................................................................................................................ - 40 India: Section 1-5: Geography, Empires, Achievements.................................................................................................. - 41 Working with Maps: Planned Cities ................................................................................................................................. - 44 China Section 1-5: Geography, Dynasties, and Contacts ................................................................................................. - 45 Graphic Organizer: India & China Accomplishments..…………………….…………………………………………………………………………..- 49 -
Chapters 8,9: Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece Map......................................................................................................................................................... - 51 Section 1: Geography and Beginnings.............................................................................................................................. - 52 The Gods of Ancient Greece..…………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………..…………..…..- 54 Section 2: The City-States ................................................................................................................................................ - 57 Section 3: Persian & Peloponnesian Wars ....................................................................................................................... - 60 Section 4: Hellenistic Greece............................................................................................................................................ - 63 Section 5: Greek Achievements ....................................................................................................................................... - 65 Graphic Organizer: Greek Accomplishments .…………………….……………………………………………………………………………………….- 67 -
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Chapters 10, 11: Ancient Rome
Roman Empire Map.......................................................................................................................................................... - 69 Section 1: Geography and Rise of Rome .......................................................................................................................... - 70 Section 2: The Roman Empire .......................................................................................................................................... - 73 Section 3: The Fall of Rome.............................................................................................................................................. - 75 Graphic Organizer: Roman Accomplishments .…………………….……………………………………………………………………………………..- 77 -
Chapter 12: The Islamic World
Section 1-4: Beliefs, Empires, & Impact ........................................................................................................................... - 79 -
Chapter 13: Early African Civilizations
Section 1-4: Geography, Ghana, Mali, Songhai, Zimbabwe….……………………………………………………………………………………..- 82 -
Chapters 14, 15: Medieval China & Japan
Section 1-4: Dynasties, Achievements, & Growth ........................................................................................................... - 84 -
Chapter 16: Early Americas
Section 1-3: The Maya, Aztecs, and Incas ........................................................................................................................ - 86 -
Chapter 17: The Early Middle Ages
Medieval World Map........................................................................................................................................................ - 89 Section 1-4: Rise of Christianity, Charlemagne, Feudalism, the Vikings .......................................................................... - 90 -
Chapter 18: The High & Late Middle Ages
Section 1-5: Catholic Influence, Crusades, Monarchies, Challenges ............................................................................... - 96 World Religions .............................................................................................................................................................. - 102 -
Lined Pages…………………………………………………………………………..........................................................…………………………….-103-

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Presentation Notes

Chapter 1: Uncovering the Past: Section 1: Studying History

Section Focus: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________

The Study of the Past: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________

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The Study of Legends: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Knowing You & Your World: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Knowing History: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Key Terms & People: archaeology: ___________________________________________________________________________ artifact: ________________________________________________________________________________ primary source: _________________________________________________________________________ secondary source: ______________________________________________________________________
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Presentation Notes

Chapter 1: Uncovering the Past: Section 2: Studying Geography

Section Focus: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Geography: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Physical Geography: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Locations: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________

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Maps: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Regions: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Natural Resources: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
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Geography and Culture: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Geography and History: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Key Terms & People: geography: _____________________________________________________________________________ landforms: ______________________________________________________________________________ climate: ________________________________________________________________________________ environment: ___________________________________________________________________________ region: _________________________________________________________________________________ location: _______________________________________________________________________________ scale: __________________________________________________________________________________ legend (key): ___________________________________________________________________________ natural resources: _______________________________________________________________________
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World Map
Complete the map according to the directions on the following page.

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Find and label these locations:  Step 1: In Green - Label the 7 Continents of the World:
o North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica  Step 2: In Blue - Label the major water ways of the World:
o Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Black Sea
 Step 3: In Red - Label the following Countries: o United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, China, Japan, India, Iraq, Egypt, South Africa, Greece, Italy, Spain
 Step 4: In Brown - Label the following land forms: o Rocky Mts., Andes Mts., Sahara Desert, Himalayas, Congo Basin
 Step 5: In Black - Label the following cities: o Washington D.C., Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Tokyo, Beijing, Cairo, Baghdad, London, Paris, Madrid, Rome
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Presentation Notes

Chapter 2: The Stone Ages: Section 1: The First People

Section Focus: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Hominids and Early Humans: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Stone Age Tools: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
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