7th Grade Social Studies
    Students will study the geography, history, economics and governments of Asia and Africa in seventh grade. Geographically, students will analyze the cultures, location, and environmental issues of these regions to further understand the way people live in these areas. Students will learn economic and government concepts and how each applies to Asia and Africa.  Additionally, they will examine modern economic and political systems in Asia and Africa.  Finally, students will study the history Africa and Asia; the historical focus is largely on the 19th century to present-day issues facing the regions.  
    7th Grade Social Studies Teachers  
    Mr. Alex Smith  770-667-2591 extension 492116 aesmith@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Ms. Stacy Dockter  770-667-2591 extension 492203 sdockter@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Ms. Erin Davena 770-667-2591 extension 492111 EDavena@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Ms. Amanda Whitaker 770-667-2591 extension 492133 awhitaker@forsyth.k12.ga.us  
    7th Grade Standards and Pacing Guide 
    Helpful Websites and Research
    Heritage Foundation:  Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom.  Ranks countries’ amount of economic freedom on a scale of 0 to 100 based on trade freedom, business freedom, investment freedom and property rights
    CNN:  United States and international news
    CIA World Factbook: Provides up to date information on countries, territories, and colonies found around the world. Information provided by the Central Intelligence Agency.
    Forsyth County Library: Home Page for Forsyth County’s Public Library
    History 101:  Information on various history topics
    Lonely Planet: Site is like a large online travel brochure. The site contains a wide variety of information and pictures about countries from around the world.
    Sheppard Software:  Interactive map activities.
    Citation Machine: Helps students make proper reference citations for papers. This link is set to take the student to MLA format. If the student needs APA format, he/she will need to make sure to click APA on the left side of the screen.
    Fact Monster: Kid friendly site for searching about information about a wide variety of information. Similar to Yahooligans.
    World Atlas: Site contains current information about countries and links to several different types of maps for countries from around the world.
    FOX News: United States and international news.
    Mr. Dowling.com: Contains information about different regions and countries from around the world. Includes information about history, culture, and current events.