7th Grade Social Studies

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 6/1

Chapter 10: lesson 1 A New Party in Power: Reading Essential pages 125-128
Write your answers for the questions on your worksheets (#1-9 and Check for understanding) on a google doc. Submit in google classroom.
Reading Essential pages will be shared with you.

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 5/25

Chapter 10: lesson 1 A New Party in Power pp. 268-271

  1. Read lesson 1:  Write definitions for highlighted words.

Answer the following questions.

  1. What do you see in today’s campaigns that is different from the way politicians campaigned in 1800?

  2. Look at the Election of 1800 map.  Which areas tended to support Adams?

  3. Why do you think Adams and Jefferson both had their support concentrated in particular regions of the country?

  4. What will prevent this kind of tie from happening again?

  5. List different ways Jefferson reduced the role of the federal government?

  6. How did Chief Justice Marshall broaden the federal powers with McCulloch v. Maryland?

  7. What was the Court’s decision in Worcester v. Georgia?

Complete Lesson 1 Review  questions 2-4

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ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 5/18

Chapter 8 : The Constitution, pp. 206-217

Open book test page 217

Must complete #1 and choose 10 other questions to answer.

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ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 5/11

Lesson 2: Government and the People pp. 212-215

  1. Write definitions for highlighted words in section.

  2. Answer the following questions:

1. How many people are in the House of Representatives now?

2. How many people are in the Senate?

3.  What are the terms of a member of the House of Representatives and Senators?

     3.   What are the roles played by the president and other members of the Executive branch?

     4. What are some of the basic freedoms that are guaranteed by the Constitution?

     5. Who are New Jersey’s Congressmen (House of Representatives) and Senators now?

      6.   Write a  biography for each of our two Senators representing NJ.

Complete: Lesson 2 Review page 215, questions 2-6

Email all work to me by email

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 5/4

Principles of the Constitution

  1. Content Vocabulary: define

  • Popular sovereignty

  • Limited government

  • Enumerated power

  • Reserved power

  • Concurrent power

  • Separation of powers

  • Implied power

  • Popular sovereignty

  • Limited power

  • Enumerated power

  • Reserved power

  • Concurrent power

  1. Amending the Constitution

Proposed amendments may be recommended by two ways:

1.

2.

  1. Ratification of amendments may be done in 2 ways.

1.

2.

  1. Lesson 1 Review: Complete questions 2-4 page 211

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 4/27

Hamilton and Burr assignment 

Website: https://www.hamiltonburr.org/lesson/  (click on link) for information

  1. Cast of Characters: The historical figures/read and write notes on the following during this time period  (click on link)  https://www.hamiltonburr.org/characters

  • Alexander Hamilton

  • Arron Burr

  • Marquis de Lafayette

  • John Adams

  • Thomas Jefferson

  • James Madison

  1. Two-Party System: Federalists vs. Democratic Republicans

  • Write notes on the two paragraphs

  • Copy the chart comparing the Federalists and Democratic-Republicans

  1.  The causes of the feud between Hamilton and Burr

Write notes

  1. Read the Duel

  2. Watch the video of the 200th  anniversary of the duel  (start it at 23 minutes.  Write a summary about the reenactment.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?182637-1/hamilton-burr-duel-200th-anniversary   (click on link)

  • ** EXTRA CREDIT:  NAME THE PERSON YOU KNOW THAT GREW UP IN WEEHAWKEN, NJ NEAR THE DUEL SITE?

Please type your name on your assignments

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 4/20

Rediscovering Alexander Hamiliton: His contributions to the U.S. and his role during George Washington’s presidency.

  1.  By using the U.S. Bills handout, identify the men and the buildings on the back, of the money (will be sent to you)

 Fill in the chart for the bills:

Name of person and office on the

 Front                                                             Value What is on the back?

                              

  1. Introducing Alexander Hamilton

https://nj.pbslearningmedia.org/asset/rah11_vid_alexgeorge/

  • Research Hamilton’s  contributions to the U.S. and his role during George Washington’s presidency.

Alexander Hamilton was a good writer and was praised for his use of words.

Assignment: You are to write a newspaper article, letter, poem, song (send me a video singing or giving a speech) that includes 8-10 facts about him.   Use the proper writing format for your work. 

          Share your work with Mrs. Amato

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 4/6

Chapter 7: lesson 3: A New Plan of Government

Assignments for the week of April 6-9, 2020  Write your name on all assignments

Part I.

  1.  Read pages 194-199 and define vocabulary

Answer the following questions:

  1. What is an economic depression?

  2. What were two reasons that trade decreased at this time?

  3. What did the Confederation government need to do with the little money they had?

  4. Why was the Confederation government too weak to deal with the country’s economic problems?

  5. What was the purpose of the manumission law in Virginia?

  6. What problems did free slaves face, even in states such as PA and NJ?

  7. Who was called the “Father of the Constitution” and what made his contribution valuable?

  8. What is a compromise?

  9. What did the Great Compromise state about the upper house and lower house of legislature?

  10. In what ways was the Great Compromise an agreement in which each side gives up something?

  11. Why did the South want to count enslaved people as part of their population?

  12.  What was the drawback for the South in counting the enslaved populations?

  13. What was the Three-Fifth Compromise?

  14. What is a bill of rights?

  15. Why did some delegates believe a Bill of Rights was necessary?

The Virginia and New Jersey Plans

  1. In what ways were the two plans similar?

  2. Explain how proportional representation favored larger states?

Answer questions:  page 191 1-6

View video:Constitutional Compromises: Crash Course Government and Politics #5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCCmuftyj8A  Write notes on video as you view it

Send all completed work together.

All work is to be sent to me via email/share with google docs to review and grade.

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 3/30

7th Grade: complete all work on google docs.

Chapter 7:  Lesson 2: Forging a New Constitution pp. 184-191      March 30-April 3

Part I

1.Read and take notes on pages 184-191  include all vocabulary words.

2.Complete questions 1-5  # 6 Your answer should identify key points in the Great Compromise

3.Make a chart:  write what each of the following framers contributed to the Constitutional Convention.

  •  George Washington

  • James Madison

  • James Wilson

  • Edmund Randolph

  • Benjamin Franklin

  • Gouveneur Morris

Part II.  Virtual Field trip to Constitution Center in Philiadelphia, PA

https://constitutioncenter.org/learn/hall-pass

Watch the following videos and write facts (bullet points)  for each video. Click on the video to view.

  • Constitutional Convention: A Tour of Signers Hall

  • The Bill Rights- List the Bill of Rights

  • Separation of Powers

  • The Legislative Branch

  • The Executive Branch

  • Judicial Branch

All work is be sent to me via email/share with google docs to review and grade.

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 3/23

  • Read Chapter 7 Lesson 1

  • Define vocabulary words

 

     Answer the following questions:

  1. Look at the Capitals of the United States chart p. 177:

  1. What was the first capital of the United States?

  2. Why do you think the United States had so many different capital cities during the period shown?

    2. What powers did Congress have under the Articles of Confederation?

    3. What were the weaknesses of the Articles?

    4. What might be  the result of Congress not having power to tax?

    5.  What was the Ordinance of 1785?

    6.   What did the Bill of rights in the Northwest Ordinance include about religion and slavery?

    7.  Look at image of settlers on page 181:  Think about how life was for the settlers moving into new territories.

Write a letter from as a settler to a relative explaining what life is like in the territories, including any challenges the settlers faced.

     8.   What were Continentals ?  What does it mean that they depreciated?

     9.  How did  the weaknesses lead to financial issues for the Confederation government?

    10. Why were the Great Lakes a strategic location for forts?

    11. Why was an agreement with Spain blocked by Southern states?

 

  • Complete p. 183 Lesson 1 review  questions 3-6

 

Share/email completed assignments by Thursday 3/26/20  pamato@stleosschool.org  Assignments will be graded.