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Unit 1: The Global Heritage of the American People Prior to 1500

Unit 1: The Global Heritage of the American People Prior to 1500

You are about to teach 7th grade Social Studies in NYS and have started to look at the curriculum map to start planning for the year. You have probably skimmed the amount of content that you are required to teach your wonderful new students. At this point, if you are anything like me, you are already overwhelmed, nervous and confused. Don’t worry, I’ve been there and I will help to get you through this.

Unit 1: The Global Heritage of the American People Prior to 1500 is broken up into 4 sections. Let me be clear, this in no way insinuates that there will only be 4 lessons in this unit. The four sections that are included in this Unit are:

History and the Social Sciences: The Study of People

Geographic Factors Influence Culture

Iroquoian and Algonquian Cultures on the Atlantic Coast of North America

European Conceptions of the World in 1500

If you follow the link provided to you for each of these sections, it will give you ideas for what content to include in your lesson plans for each section and how to differentiate instruction in order to challenge all students in the classroom. If you are interested in finding a full lesson plan or PowerPoint on them, follow the links below:




http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers differentiated instruction lesson plans that are based on the NYS Social Studies Standards. Check it out!

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Kasha Mastrodomenico