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The Annual 7th Grade Trip to 

Springfield, IL


Allergies:
All chaperones will be made aware of students with serious allergies attending.  Parents should not allow for their child to bring with them any peanut related snacks.  The group of chaperones will carry two EpiPens at all times. Restaurants will be made aware of serious allergies and chaperones will double check with the restaurant manager to ensure the food is safe to eat for all students.  In addition, we encourage parents to review the itinerary and make the necessary phone calls ahead of time.  
Units of Study
  • Unit Question - When is conflict excused as means to an end?
  • Historical Context - Renaissance, Reformation, Early Explorers, Age of Exploration, Old World meets the New Word
  • Final Assessment – Columbus vs. Taino People Debate
  • Unit Question - Are contemporary socio/political beliefs a direct reflection of those held by our earliest colonial forefathers?
  • Historical Context – The Quakers, Puritans, Separatists, New England Colonies, Middle Colonies, South Colonies, Triangular Trade (slavery)
  • Final Assessment - Colony Brochure
  • Unit Question – Why do people rebel?
  • Historical Context – The American Revolution, Taxation without Representation, Enlightened thinkers, General George Washington
  • Final Assessment - Unit 3 Exam – The Meaning of Liberty & The American Revolution or The American Revolution (Top 5) Podcast
  • Unit Question - How do citizens (both individually and collectively) influence government policy?
  • Historical Context - Birth of a Nation, Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists, Articles of Confederation, Constitution  
  • Final Assessment - Constitution Exam (Federal & State)
  • Unit Question -  How do economic needs and wants affect decisions of individuals, groups, and institutions (political and social)?
  • Historical Context - Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, Manifest Destiny, Missouri Compromise, 3/5ths Compromise,  John Brown, Kansas Nebraska Act, Compromise Collapse
  • Final Assessment - War of 1812 Quiz
  • Unit Question - What is power and how is it gained, used, and justified?
  • Historical Context – Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee
  • Final Assessment – Unit Exam - Civil War Test