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7th Grade World History


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Greece

Beginnings

  •          Minoans
  •          Mycenaeans
  •          The Trojan War

The City-States

  •          The Polis
  •          Sparta
  •          Athens
  •          Persian Wars
  •          Decline of City-States

Cultural Contributions

  •          Religious Beliefs: Gods and Goddesses
  •          Greek Gods Interviews
  •          The Olympics
  •          The Theater
  •          Scientists and Philosophers

The Hellenistic Period

  •          Philip II of Macedonia
  •          Alexander the Great
  •          End of the Empire

Rome

Beginnings

  •          Founding of Rome
  •         The Etruscans
  •          Etruscans and Romans

The Roman Republic

  •          Government
  •          Roman Military               
  •          Punic Wars                 
  •          Hannibal Barca
  •          Attempts to Save the Republic
  •          The Generals
  •          Julius Caesar
  •          End of the Republic

The Roman Empire

  •          The Rule of Augustus
  •          Pax Romana and Roman Law
  •          Roman Daily Life
  •          Fall of the Roman Empire

Christianity

  •          Christianity and Rome
  •          Constantine and Theodosius

The Germans

  •          Goths and Vandals
  •          The End of the Empire

The Franks

  •          Clovis
  •          Charles the Hammer
  •          Battle of Tours (Compare and Contrast)
  •          Charlemagne "Charles the Great"
  •          The Christian Empire

The Vikings

  •          The Land
  •          Misconceptions about the Vikings
  •          Daily Life of the Vikings
  •          Religion of the Vikings

The Byzantine Empire

  •          Constantinople
  •    Justinian and Theodora

The Spread of Islam

  •          Beginnings of Islam
  •          Mohammad
  •          Koran and Five Pillars of Faith
  •          Contributions of the Arabs

Feudal Society

  •          Land and Government
  •          Nobility
  •          The Castle
  •          Knighthood
  •          The Manor
  •          Freemen and Serfs

The Church

  •          Catholic Influence
  •          Inquisition
  •          Learning and Universities
  •          The Crusades

Rise of Trade and Towns

  • Trading Centers
  • Merchants
  • Living Conditions
  • The Rise of Guilds