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Mimir Learning
Current Curriculum

Thank you for your interest! We are working tirelessly with educators & experts to develop the activities and resources necessary to launch our pilot curriculum.

We have outlined the units to look forward to, and hope to have them available in their entirety soon. In the meantime, we invite you to check out some of our model activities or contact us directly to be involved in the design process!

Conflicts Between

the Church and State

7th Grade World History

Unit Outlines and Standards 

To the right are the proposed units for our 7th grade social studies curriculum. Below each title, you can see the social-emotional focus for each unit, as well as links to social studies content and skills for each unit. For more information about SEL, please visit casel.org, or check out our printer-friendly resource here. 

We are currently using  Montana Content Standards for Social Studies and California's Appendix C: History–Social Science Content Standards, although our content can satisfy the requirements of many state standards. As our we build out our resource bank, we intend to the connections between our content and standards beyond these two states. 

Unit One: Transition to the Middle Ages 

Guiding Question: How do the words we use impact the meaning of the things we say?

 

SEL Focus:

Self-Awareness

California Content Standards: 

7.1 Students analyze the causes and effects of the vast expansion and ultimate disintegration of the Roman Empire.

Tennessee Content Standards: 

7.12- 7.14 The Byzantine Empire 400-1500s CE

Montana Content Standards and Practices:

Key Focuses: Students will

- identify the cultural roots of major world regions

- analyze how people's perspectives shaped the historical
narratives they created

 

Additional Focuses- SS.CG.6-8.1, SS.CG.6-8.2, SS.CG.6-8.7, SS.E.6-8.1, SS.E.6-8.2, SS.G.6-8.1, SS.G.6-8.2, SS.G.6-8.3, SS.G.6-8.4, SS.G.6-8.6, SS.H.6-8.4, SS.H.6-8.6​

Unit Two: Europe in the Middle Ages 

Guiding Question: How can we care for people in meaningful ways?

 

SEL Focus:

California:

7.6 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Europe.

Tennessee Content Standards:

7.27-7.37, 7.39 Middle Ages in Western Europe 400-1500s CE

Montana Content Standards: 

Unit Three: Early Civilizations of MENA

Guiding Question: How can we build inclusive communities?

SEL Focus:

California Content Standards:

7.2 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Islam in the Middle Ages.​

Tennessee Content Standards:

7.15- 7.20 Southwest Asia and North Africa 400-1500s CE

Montana Content Standards: 

Unit Four: West African Empires

Guiding Question: How do we shape our own narratives?

 

SEL Focus:

California Content Standards:

7.4 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the sub-Saharan civilizations of Ghana and Mali in Medieval Africa.

Tennessee Content Standards:

7.21- 7.26 West Africa 400-1500s CE

Montana Content Standards: 

Unit Five: African Civilizations in the East and South

Guiding Questions: How can we incorporate ideas?

SEL Focus:

Montana Content Standards: 

Unit Six: Medieval Dynasties of China 

Guiding Question: How do we build strong socieities?

SEL Focus:

California:

7.3 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of China in the Middle Ages.

Montana Content Standards: 

Unit Seven: Early Japan

Guiding question: How can we make the most of our limitations?

SEL Focus:

California:

7.5 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Japan.

Montana Content Standards: 

Unit Eight: South American Civilizations 

Guiding Question: How are we influenced by our environment?

SEL Focus:

California:

California: 7.2 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Islam in the Middle Ages.​

Montana Content Standards: 

Unit Nine: Mesoamerican Civilizations

Guiding question: How do we establish our identities?

SEL Focus:

California:

California: 7.2 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Islam in the Middle Ages.​

Montana Content Standards: 

Unit Ten: North American Cultures

Guiding question: How do our choices impact others?

SEL Focus:

California:

California: 7.2 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Islam in the Middle Ages.​

Montana Content Standards: 

Unit Eleven: The Historical Record

Guiding Question: How do we promote ideas?

SEL Focus:

California:

7.8 Students analyze the origins, accomplishments, and geographic diffusion of the Renaissance.

Montana Content Standards: 

 

Unit Twelve: Transition to the Modern Era 

SEL Focus:

California:

7.9 Students analyze the historical developments of the Reformation.

Montana Content Standards: 

Unit Thirteen: Early Global

Guiding Question: How should we define success?

SEL Focus:

California:

7.11 Students analyze political and economic change in the sixteenth,
seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries (the Age of Exploration, the
Enlightenment, and the Age of Reason).

Montana Content Standards: 

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