Welcome

imagesWelcome to my 7th Grade Social Studies webpage!  I am beginning my 14th year teaching 7th grade Social Studies at BHMS.  I graduated from Kutztown University with a degree in Secondary Education concentrating in History as well as a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  In my spare time, I enjoy being with my 9 year old daughter, Libby, who is in 4th grade.   I also love to read, cook, and spend time with my friends and family.  

Contact Information:

janhus@bhasd.org

Schedule:

Period 1 Social Studies

Period 2 WIN/Team Meeting

Period 3 Social Studies

Period 4  Social Studies

Period 5A Social Studies

Period 5C Social Studies

Period 7 WIN/Coloring Club

Course Syllabus for 7thGrade Social Studies

Overview:  The seventh grade social studies curriculum focuses on map skills, physical and human geography, and historical facts about regions in the world.  The goal is for students to realize how and why different places of the world affect, depend on, and relate to one another both historically and throughout the world today.  Students will analyze the physical, human and cultural geography of Latin America, Africa, Southwest Asia, and Europe using the Five Themes of Geography and the Eight Elements of Culture.  Skills including reading maps, interpreting graphs, charts and diagrams, absolute and relative location and measuring distance using a scale bar will also be taught. Outline of Content: *Content listed below is subject to change based on the needs of the students.*

First Quarter

  1. Geography of the World
  2. Geography Handbook
  3. Looking at the Earth
  4. Water, Climate, and vegetation
  5. The World’s People and Culture
  6. The Five Themes of Geography

Assessments: Chapter/Unit tests and quizzes, map assessments, in-class projects and assignments Second Quarter

  1. Latin America
  2. Physical geography
  3.   Human geography
  4.   Historical overview of the region to present day

Assessments: Chapter/Unit tests and quizzes, map assessments, in-class projects and assignments   Third Quarter

  1. North Africa and Southwest Asia
  2.    Physical geography
  3.    Human geography
  4.    Historical overview of the region to present day

Assessments: Chapter/Unit tests and quizzes, map assessments, in-class projects and assignment Fourth Quarter

  1. Africa South of the Sahara
  2.    Physical geography
  3.    Human geography
  4.    Historical overview of the region to present day

Assessments: Chapter/Unit tests and quizzes, map assessments, in-class projects and assignments   Grading Structure/Procedure/Framework: The grade is based on the school district’s grading policy.