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Grade 7 - Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

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What does every day social studies inquiry look like?

Check out this 7th Grade Social Studies Lesson in our Marrying Social Studies and ELA Video Series "Say-Mean-Matter"​


2021-22 Virtual Specialist Videos


​Content Resources

7th Grade Georgia Standards of Excellence for Social Studies

Teacher Notes

Seventh Grade Teacher Notes - Southern and Eastern Asia
Seventh Grade Teacher Notes – Southwest Asia
Seventh Grade Teacher Notes - Africa

Teacher Content Videos

Government Understandings


Hinduism and Buddhism – 7G12


Judaism, Christianity, and Islam 7G8c


Korea and Vietnam – 7H3e


Student Video Dictionary

These are short, classroom appropriate videos for World History and 6th and 7th grade World Studies.

Instructional Resources

7th Grade Curriculum Map

Seventh Grade Curriculum Map

Sample Units

Unit 1: Connecting Themes 
Unit 2: Southwest Asia Today Source Set
Unit 3: Impact of the Environment and Economy on Southwest Asia
Unit 4: Origins of Modern Southwest Asia Source Set
Unit 5: Southern and Eastern Asia Today Source Set
Unit 6: Impact of the Environment and Economy on Southern and Eastern Asia Source Set
Unit 7: Historical Background of Southern and Eastern Asia
Unit 8: Africa Today
Unit 9: Impact of the Environment and Economy on Africa Source Set
Unit 10: Connecting Africa’s Past with Africa’s Present Source Set
Unit 11: Your Financial Future

Distance Learning Resources

Unit 2: Location, Location, Location…of SW Asia (Middle East)

Unit 8: Water in Africa

Instructional Activity Videos

Colonization and Independence of Africa


Government Systems


Africa Environmental and Social Issues


Southern and Eastern Asia Geography


Southern and Eastern Asia History


Southwest Asia: Geography, People, and Environmental Issues


Personal Money Management


Social Studies Labs


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