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WELCOME! to 7th grade social studies

Welcome to 7th grade social studies at Oakland Middle School. I am Ashley Young and I have been teaching middle school for 15 years. I have been blessed to be in Rutherford County Schools for 10 of those 15 years. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to email me anytime. Have a great year!
  1. 1. Chinese culture influenced Japan in the areas of religion, writing, and architecture.  
  1. 2. Early Japanese architecture, government structure, and language were all influenced MOST by China.  
  1. 3. Buddhism was popular in China and spread to Japan by missionaries.  
  1. 4. A conclusion that can be drawn from Chinese and Japanese writing systems is that they are related to one another and look similar.  
  1. 5. An important effect of Islamic expansion in the 700's CE on the civilization of Europe in the Middle Ages was that it helped keep knowledge alive from classical civilizations.  
  1. 6. Some of the world's best-known masterpieces, such as those created by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, were protected in Italy during the Renaissance.  
  1. 7. An interest in classical civilizations of Greece and Rome was the key idea of the Renaissance.  
  1. 8. The Renaissance was a period of discovery and creation 
  1. 9. Leonardo da Vinci was responsible for producing the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.  
  1. 10. Gutenberg’s printing press was an influential invention during the Renaissance that helped spread ideas.  
  1. 11. Leonardo da Vinci was also an inventor that studied the principles of flight and created sketches of some of the first gliders and parachutes.  
  1. 12. Ones of Michelangelo’s famous works of art includes the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.