Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Seventh Grade. Moving Southward and Westward

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Nevada Standards

NV.CC.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
NV.H1.0. People, Cultures, and Civilizations - Students understand the development, characteristics, and interaction of people, cultures, societies, religion, and ideas. At a minimum, students will maintain previous content and attain the following:
United States & Nevada: Westward Expansion
H1.[6-8].10. Describe the role of farming, railroads, and mining in the settlement of the West.
H1.[6-8].7. Explore the lure of the West and the reality of life on the frontier as it relates to communication, farming and water issues, mining, and ranching.
H1.[6-8].9. Discuss the characteristics of American culture.
NV.H2.0. Nation Building and Development - Students understand the people, events, ideas, and conflicts that lead to the evolution of nations, empires, distinctive cultures, and political and economic ideas. At a minimum, students will maintain previous content and attain the following:
United States & Nevada: Nationalism
H2.[6-8].15. Describe the colonization, immigration, and settlement patterns of the American people, i.e., the role of economic incentives, the effects of physical/political geography, and transportation systems.
United States & Nevada: Westward Expansion
H2.[6-8].16. Define the concept of Manifest Destiny and explain the events that led to the expansion of the United States.
NV.S1.0. Social Studies Skills - As students become increasingly sophisticated and informed thinkers, they are provided opportunities to develop and apply skills that enhance critical thinking processes by developing and applying 21st Century Skills.
Content Literacy
S1.[6-8].1. Read texts by using reading strategies (i.e., prior knowledge, key vocabulary words, context clues, main ideas, supporting details, and text features: pictures, maps, text boxes).
S1.[6-8].2. Read to identify cause and effect relationships, compare and contrast information, fact v. opinion, and author bias.
S1.[6-8].3. Apply reading and writing strategies to construct and express knowledge.
S1.[6-8].4. Use reading and writing to respond to historical literature.

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