7th Grade World Geography
Students will be working on map skills, studying the development of civilization in the Eastern Hemisphere, and then the expansion of civilization out of those earlier civilizations.
Map Skills will be centered around the following basic skills: finding cardinal and intermediate directions, interpreting a key, measuring of distances, and latitude/longitude.
The development of civilizations in the Eastern Hemisphere will center around the study of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, and China. As civilizations begin to expand in the Eastern Hemisphere we will be learning about the Israelites, Phoenicians, Lydians, Maurya Empire, Gupta Empire, China's Great Dynasties, Greece, and the Roman Empire.