Introduction to History:  Unit 1
Guiding question:  How do I become a student of history?


Build Your History Skills:  Click on the link below.
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Class Readings:


annotation_guidelines.docx
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Class Syllabus: 


history_7_syllabus.docx
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Assignments:

Trace Your Own Global Connections!

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Everything comes from somewhere, and your job is research that “somewhere.”  You live in a global society whether you are aware of it or not, and you are regularly interacting with the world and its people around you.  Have you ever wondered where your t-shirt is from, or, your pencil, perhaps?  Have you ever reflected on the number of people you know who were not born in the U.S.?  Now, you will have the opportunity to track your own connections.



STEP 1 (Identification):  Identify 10 global connections in your life.  These may be people in your life who are from other countries, objects you own that were made in other countries, souvenirs that you’ve brought back from visits abroad – use your imagination!  Write and explain these seven connections on a piece of paper.  You may hand-write it or type it.


STEP 2 (Map):  Now that you have tracked your connections, you will plot them on a world map.  Use your textbook to locate them.
•    Use a star to mark where you are now
•    Use a red dot to mark where your connections (friends, items, foods, clothes, etc.) are from.


STEP 3 (Written Response):  Write a short paragraph – 3 to 5 sentences – about what you learned from completing this activity.  Did anything surprise you?  

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grapies_intro.docx
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hist7_worldmap.docx
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Links:


MyWonderfulWorld.org

Mongols, Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire, Ming and Qing Empire, The Enlightenment Era, and the Age of Revolutions