7th Grade Announcements

Geography and World Cultures

During the first week of school each student received a SS Guide and the HW Policy for GMS. Please read, discuss, and return the signed forms promptly.  Once the signatures have been checked these forms will remain in the student's SS binder for the remainder of the year.  Also, each student will complete and return a Student Information Sheet. The main purpose of this sheet is to provide me with contact info and to help me learn more about each student -- likes, dislikes, motivation, etc.

Please check your child's grade sheet for the most up-to-date grade.  Also, please verify that grade using the HCPSS Parent Portal.  Grades are updated on the HCPSS Parent Portal approximately three times a quarter.

Quizzes and tests will be announced approximately three to five days ahead of time. Students will be instructed to record the quiz/test date in their Agenda Book.  The dates will also be posted on the dry-erase board located in my room and on this web page.  Refer to the individual study guides for specific information.

  • Up-dated items/dates are in bold lettering.  
  • Click on the globe icon for the study guide.

Students are required to return all quizzes and tests with a parent/guardian signature.

Outline Maps

National Geographic’s MapMaker 1-Page Maps program allows you to customize one-page maps to download and print.  Use the printed outline maps to study for your quizzes.  Select the NGS logo for the web site.


Quarter 1

  1. The first quiz of the 2016-2017 school year will be given September 20 (new date: Sept. 21).  The quiz will focus on the physical geography of Europe and Russia and the application of skills and processes as they relate to the study of geography. The study guide will be given out/posted approximately a week before the quiz date. Quiz 1 will be returned 9/27. All students are required to show their parents/guardians the quiz, have the parents/guardians sign it, and return it the next day. Those students who scored below a 70% are also required to correct their mistakes.  Quiz 1, Version 2 will be given 9/29 to all students.


  1. The second quiz for Quarter 1 will be given October 21. The focus will be on Ancient Greece and reading timelines.  There will be a binder check the day of the quiz. 


  1. The test for Quarter 1 will be given November 3 and 4.  The test will cover ALL objectives taught in the first quarter.  There will be a small binder check the day(s) of the test.


Quarter 2

  1. A mini-quiz on the location of countries and regions of Europe, Eurasia, and Northern Asia will be given December 1.  Study your political map and use the sites below for practice.


  1. The first quiz for Quarter 2 will be given January 5. The focus of the quiz will be on the political divisions of Europe, Eurasia, and Northern Asia and the time period of the Middle Ages. There will be a binder check the day of the quiz.
  1. The test on Quarter 2 material (Modern Europe) will be given at the beginning of 3rd Quarter.  Students need additional time to master the material.




Quarter 3

  1. The test on Quarter 2 material (Modern Europe) will be given at the beginning of 3rd Quarter.  Students need additional time to master the material. Date of the test is Feb. 7. There will also be a binder check on Feb. 7.


  1. A mini-quiz on the location of countries and capitals of Latin America will be given Friday (Feb. 17).  Study your political map and use the sites below for practice.


  1. The first quiz for Quarter 3 will be given March 22.  The focus will be on the political divisions of Latin America, the physical features of Latin America, and the ancient civilizations of Latin America (Maya, Aztec, and Inca).  There will be a binder check the day of the quiz.  



  1. The test on Quarter 3 material will be given 04/05 and 04/06. The test will cover all objectives taught in the Third Quarter.  There will be a binder check the day(s) of the test. A hard copy of the study guide was given out and the guide was attached to an email I sent home this past week.



Quarter 4

  1. A mini-quiz on the location of states/provinces/territories, capitals, and regions of the USA will be given 5/4. Study your political map and use the sites below for practice. Second mini-quiz on USA and Canda will be on 5/9.


  1. The first quiz for Quarter 4 will be given 5/12. The focus will be on USA and Canada -- geography (political, physical, and economic), and population patterns.
  1. The test for Quarter 4 will be given 6/6 and 6/7.  The test will cover all objectives taught in the fourth quarter. There will be a binder check the day(s) of the test.





© Susan D. Apple 2014