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This is a 7th grade social studies curriculum originally taught at KIPP: Gaston College Prep in Gaston, NC. Units include: Unit 0: Rules, Procedures & Themes Unit 1: Belief Systems Unit 2: Empire Unit 3: Battles for Independence I Unit 4: Battles for Independence II Unit 5: Genocide Unit 6: China Unit 7: Middle East Unit 8: DBQ (Document Based Question) Writing Unit 9: Development Unit 10: DBQ Week This course also includes a packet of work to be completed during spring break, as well as enrichment lessons on jazz.


  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > World History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10


World History empire independence genocide china middle east development jazz document based questions



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2008-08-07.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This is an excellent collection of resources for teaching World History. There are units with detailed lessons plans and valuable materials to support each activity. Each unit is filled with a variety of activities including mapping, writing, debates, readings, movies, skits, quizzes, final assessments and much much more. Some of the highlights include learning about Independence in India through watching the movie Gandhi and participating in a Socratic seminar and studying about Empires by working with small groups on a layered curriculum activity. The lessons are geared towards a specific classroom at the middle school level, however, with some modifications much of the curriculum can be easily adapted to any Social Studies classroom at the middle or high school level that is covering World History. To learn more about the specific units and lessons, you will find that many of them are reviewed individually.

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