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Coach Pearson

Welcome to 7th Grade US History!   


First Nine Weeks

Unit 1: Geography (USII. 2a, 2b, 2c)

  • Regions

  • States and important cities

Unit 2: Reconstruction (USII. 3a, 3b, 3c, 4c)

  • Legislation

  • Important figures

  • Jim Crow Laws

Unit 3: Westward Expansion (USII.4a)

  • Technology

  • The Western Frontier

  • The Rise of Transcontinental Life

Second Nine Weeks

Unit 4:  The Gilded Age (USII. 4b, 4d)

  • Immigration

  • The Rise of Industry / Problems of Prosperity

Unit 5: The Progressive Era (USII.4e, USII.5a, 5b)

  • Progressives and Reformers

  • Imperialism / Spanish American War

  • Roosevelt Corollary

Unit 6: World War I (USII.5c)

  • Neutrality

  • Home Front

  • Wilson’s Failed Peace Plan

Third Nine Weeks

Unit 7: The Roaring 20’s (USII.6a, 6b, 6c, 6e)

  • 1920’s overview

  • New Technologies

  • Harlem Renaissance

  • The Great Migration

  • Jazz Age

Unit 8: The Great Depression (USII. 6d)

  • The Economy Collapses

  • FDR and the New Deal

Unit 9: World War II (USII.7a, 7b, 7c, USII. 8a, 8b)

  • Neutrality and Appeasement

  • War on the Home Front

  • Winning the War

  • Atomic Strategy


Fourth Nine Weeks

Unit 10: The Cold War (USII.8c, 8d)

  • The Reorganization of Europe/ Marshal Plan

  •       NATO/ Warsaw Pact

  • Korean War

  • Bay of Pigs/ Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Vietnam / Domino Theory

Unit 11: Civil Rights (USII.9a)

  • Brown v. Board of Education

  • Boycotts, marches, Sit-ins, Civil Disobedience

  • Massive Resistance

  • The Changing Role Women

Unit 12: The 1960’s to Present (USII.8e, USII.9 b, 9c, 9d)

  • Globalization

  • New Technologies


Course Text: The American Journey Chapters17-32


The grading policy for this course will follow Roanoke City Public School’s grading scale as follows:

90-100 = A

80- 89 = B

70-79 = C

60-69 =D

59 and below = F


Students will be assessed often throughout the duration of this course.  They will take and end of the year SOL test in June.


Grades are averaged as follows

Tests – 75%

Quizzes – 10%

Class work – 5%

Projects – 10%



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