Weekly Overview

Weekly Topics

 The focus of this week’s instruction is to deepen students’ understanding of:

  • The relationship and attitudes toward men and women between John and Abigail Adams by reading their letters to each other
  • The attitudes toward gender through the eyes of John and Abigail Adams in 1776
  • The Women’s Rights Movement and how things have changed since the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
  • The impact of geographical features on the development of the early civilizations and how their lives have changed once they began to settle in one area
  • The geographical features and impact of Spanish conquests on the development of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations.

Standards Covered

7.RL.KID.1-Analyze what a text says explicitly and draw logical inferences; cite several pieces of textual evidence to support conclusions.

7.RI.KID.2-Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary.

7.RI.KID.3-Analyze the relationships and interactions among individuals, events, and/or ideas in a text.

7.RL.CS.4-Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including allusions to other texts and repetition of words and phrases.

7.RL.CS.5-Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.

7.RL.CS.6-Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.

Additional Terms

tyrants                                  impunity                                              intimation                           coarse

repeal                                   latitude                                               petition                                disciplines

concessions                       emblematic                                       

Materials List

The following materials list will be used for the entire four weeks: Materials List.

Weekly Assessment

Alternative Video Links

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