Social Studies

Grade7 Social Studies Resources

Study Central Young Explorers' Games The Romans British Museum Explorer Leisure and Entertainment: Theater
Dynasties of China Samurais The Arts of Japan BBC Viking Fun
Your Viking Name Tournaments & Jousting General Overview of the Renaissance General Overview of the Renaissance Renaissance Connection


Journey Through the Renaissance

Simplified map of Marco's travels Christopher Columbus Conquistador Timeline Ancient History
Ancient Rome's Influence 5:05 Roman Inventions 4:00 Ancient Rome's Decline 6:11 The Decline of the Roman Empire 2:36 Division and Collapse of the Roman Empire 1:15
Inside Byzantium 6:29 Silk 1:08 Blast Furnaces, Steel, and Porcelain 4:17 Paper and Printing 5:16
Chinese Decline 1:14 Ming Dynasty 1:43 The Forbidden City 2:40 Forbidden City5:55
Buddhism - the Middle Way of Compassion 10:18 Ancient Warriors (samurai) 5:29 End of the Samurai Era 1:38 Japan, Samurai, and the Scared Sword 9:37 Secrets of the Samurai 25:11
Shogun leads Feudal Japanese Society 3:36 Calligraphy 2:04 Chinese picture writing 2:35 Kung Fu 3:53 Countries, Islands, Peninsulas
Geography of Europe Introduction to Europe Introduction to the Dark Ages Landforms of Europe Medieval Era Review
The Vikings

An Introduction to the Renaissance 1:16

Dawn of the Renaissance 3:04 Historical Background, Beginnings, and Art 14:39 Italian City States 1:13
Life during the European Renaissance 2:00 The Later Voyages of Christopher Columbus 2:14 The Early Voyages of Christopher Columbus 2:31 The World of Isaac Newton 3:26 The Importance of Christopher Columbus 1:13

Ancient History - Mesoamerica (06:23)

The Maya 6:00 Maya Jade: Precious Mineral 2:35 Mayan Religion and Society 4:45
The Aztecs 7:53 Aztec Empire: Life in Tenochtitlan 2:26 Michelangelo 7:54 Michelangelo 2 3:33 Michelangelo's Sculptures 5:12