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This book treats all of the topics listed in New York's Core Curriculum and provides plenty of opportunity for students to interact with key concepts and facts to maximize their learning. 

Mastering New York's Grade 7 Social Studies Standards is reasonably priced for today's challenging economic environment and more focused on New York State's Core Curriculum than more costly national textbooks.

Major Historical Development sections are written in a student-friendly style at a reading-level that students can easily comprehend. The book provides a concise survey of U.S. history from pre-Columbian times to Reconstruction. The text is not just aligned with New York State's Core Curriculum, but completely embodies it. Compare any page of the Core Curriculum with the text of this book and judge for yourself. Maps, photographs, and graphic organizers clarify events and developments.

The book applies the latest educational research to help your students realize their full potential in learning. Based on the principles of How People Learn, the book includes chapter openers, word walls, and essential questions act as advance organizers; every key concept is fully explained and reinforced with Applying What You Have Learned activities, and Learning with Graphic Organizers. Finally, Study Cards, and Concept Maps at the end of each chapter help students review and see connections.

Includes more than 50 pages of test-taking strategies¿including techniques for answering each type of multiple-choice and constructed-response questions.

  • An entire chapter shows students how, to answer DBQs step-by-step. Students learn how to interpret historical documents and visual data, how to answer the scaffolding questions in Part A, how to interpret the ¿action words¿ used in the Task, how to organize information from the documents, and how to plan and write their essays. In addition, there are five complete DBQs for student practice.
  • Special Looking At features at the start of each content chapter provide a foundation for understanding major themes, such as geographic terms, the fundamentals of government and economics, and key turning points in history.
  • Many of the Classroom Ideas of New York's Core Curriculum are directly integrated into the book in the form of Applying What You Have Learned activities. Many activities call for students to look online or to utilize resources in their school or local pubic library.
  • Testing Your Understanding sections reinforce learning and provide practice questions just like those on the Intermediate-Level Social Studies Test.
  • A practice final examination provides further experience in answering multiple-choice, constructed-response, and document-based questions. Every question is identified by its place in New York State's Core Curriculum.

Written by nationally-recognized experts on testing and social studies, including a New York City "Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year" and a Stanford Ph.D in history with extensive experience in teaching in New York and in writing test items for New York State. Please note that this book is only sold in sets of ten. A set of ten books costs $99.50. In New York State, these books are only sold to schools and school districts.

Teachers Guide and Answer key available. here.

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