7th grade Social Studies is a very interesting and exciting class! It is not just history or geography. We will begin the year by studying the ancient world of Greece and Rome. Then, the time periods of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Reformation/Exploration will be studied. With the study of each civilization, we will focus on their government, religion, social organization, and cultural and scientific achievements. A common theme will also be to look at historical events and issues from the multiple perspectives of people living at the time, rather than with our current values and perspectives. Throughout this class, we will focus on improving our reading/comprehending of non-fiction and writing skills.