Mr. Terence N, Burke



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Mr. Terence N, Burke













































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 IMPORTANT! The weekly agenda will be posted at the bottom of this page beneath the syllabus.

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Welcome to 7th grade Social Studies  
Mr. Burke
A study of the world from 1400 to the present.

This is my 10th year at Rverwood Middle.

Previously, I taught five years at Smithfield Middle, so this is my 15th in Johnston County.

I received my BA in History from Elon University and subsequently attended Barton College for my teaching education courses.

I married my beautiful wife Melissa on 9/11 1999, so we are coming up on our 20th Anniversry.

My wife's (Clayton High alum) family is from Clayton, so I have deep roots and relatives all around the area.

I am originally from Virginia Beach, Va. We also lived in a rustic log cabin surrouded by mountains and trout streams in Boone, NC 

I really love history and current events, and look forward to opening up your child's eyes to the world around them.

I passionately believe that a strong foundation in social studies is essential in helping our children to become productive adults wherever their life takes them.

Scroll down for the current agenda.
All documents can be found below the agenda.

Each assignment will count as the following percentages of your overall grade.

Tests and Projects: 50%
Quizzes: 30%
Homework: Will be reflected in the assessment scores (see below).
End of Year Exam (EOY) counts as 15% of final grade for this year. This is JCS policy.
There will be three lesson quizzes before each chapter test. Approximately every 2.5 days there will be an assessment. per quarter.
Students will create study guides for each lesson. Study guides are expected to be taken home to review and for the parent/guardian to sign as acknowledgement that their child has reviewed the material.
This review is homework, and is essential for academic success.

Please check your student's agenda daily for updates!

Study Strategies

It cannot be said enough - STUDYING IS CRITICAL TO A STUDENTS SUCCESS! Students must study every night - at least Monday through Thursday (some Sundays). Think about it, teachers only see their students for 180 days - that's around 180 hours for an entire school year. That is only equivalent to 7.5 twenty-four hour days. Or 18 ten-hour days. Or 36 five-hour days. When you realize that there are 365 days in a year - or 8,760 hours - it helps put the idea of needing the extra time to study and remember needed concepts into perspective. Study techniques taught in middle school are building blocks for high school and college. Starting good study habits now will help you later in life. It does take more effort to study and to become organized; however, academic success will make you feel good about yourself and your parents smile.


My e-mail address is


Seventh Grade Social Studies

Mr. Terence Burke

Dear Students and Parents,

Welcome to Seventh Grade Social Studies! I am excited about the start of the new year and look forward to the opportunity to work with you. I hope that together we can make this an excellent experience for all.

Course Description

This course will cover the history, geography, governments, and economies of the world from the Age of Exploration (1400) to contemporary times.


Students will be required to complete all assignments on time and come to class prepared each day. I encourage daily discussion and students are expected to express their opinions and to share their knowledge. Students are also expected to follow the established class rules so I do not waste valuable time dealing with behavior problems.

In covering the class requirements, students will learn about cultures, religions, people, and places that they may not have been exposed to previously. Students are expected to be respectful of these differences.


Tests/Projects (50% of grade)

Chapter tests will be given throughout the year. Students will be given various projects throughout the school year.

Quizzes (30% of grade)

Quizzes will be given throughout the year. Quizzes will occur approximately every 2.5 days.

(20% of grade)

Students will have daily class work that will include creating maps, study guides, note taking, and discussion involving course material.


Homework is generally limited to studying for tests and quizzes, but may include approximately one other assignment per week. However, I would like to point out that I do expect all of my students to nightly review the material that was covered in class that day. I want to strongly emphasize that reviewing the material on a nightly basis is essential to achieving success in this course. This daily studying is considered homework! I expect all students come to class prepared and ready to participate.

Policy for Missed Work
Students have the responsibility to be at school and to make up work missed during time of any absence. I follow the county policy of two days to make-up work for every day of absence. It is the pupil’s responsibility to schedule a convenient make-up time. If you go out of town, or absent for any reason, I will expect you to be checking my site.

If you have any questions or concerns this year, please contact me at 359-2769. My school e-mail is: . I look forward to working with you during the coming year!

Thank You,

Terence N. Burke

I have read and understand this document ______________________________
( parent signature)
I have read and understand this document_____________________________
(student signature)

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________SUPPLY LIST IS IN FILES!!!!!!!!


 WEEEKLY AGENDA for 2019-20

IMPORTANT!! NOTES IN FILES ARE IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER. FOR THIS WEEK'S MAP AND NOTES, LOOK UNDER GEOGRAPHY!!!!!!! Please focus on the current week! Do not jump ahead as future weeks are not confirmed and are subject to great change!


Week of 8/26-30:

M: Day One Orientation/HW-Have parent read and sign syllabus,please return bottom portion

T: World Map/HW-study map (MAP is posted in files)

W-latitude and longitude/HW-study map and all notes (Geography NOTES are posted in files)

Th: Geography activity/HW-same as above

F: Chromebook Practice for Tuesday/HW- study for Tuesday's Test









WEEK Of 9/3-6:

T: Geography Quiz

W: Renaissance Intro. reading /ppt./HW-study notes (notes and ppt are active in files!!)

TH/F: Dorian


Week of 9/9-13:

M: Finish Ren. Intro & Begin Ren. People/HW-study notes QUIZ ON INTRO. this Wednesday!!!!

T: Renaissance People/HW: study notes Renaissance Important People notes are in Files!!!!!!!!!!

W: Intro. Quiz

Th: DaVinci & Invention rough draft/HW: finish rough draft & study notes Invention Rough Draft Instructions are in Files!!!!!! DaVici notes are in files!!!!!!!!

F: Invention of the Future project


Week of 9/16-20

M: Finish Renaissance Inventions/HW-study notes ASSESSMENT ON RENAISSANCE FRIDAY!!

T: Renaissance Politics, Economics, Social Structure/HW-Study notes** Today's notes are active in files!!!!

Below is a link to a Renaissance Review Game!!


W: Finish Renaissance/HW-study notes

Th: Review

F: Renaissance Assessment

WEEK of 9/23-27:

M: Reformation Crossword & Intro./HW-study notes

T: Reformation PPT./HW-study notes

W: Reformation & Counter-Reformation/HW-study notes

TH: Work on study guides/HW-Study notes

F: Junior Scholastic Reading Article Analysis/HW-study notes


Week of 9/30-10/4:**Assessment this Thursday!! Reformation & Counter Reformation notes are in files!! Study Guide is also in files!! Below is a link for a Jeopardy Review Game!!


Here is another:


M: Finish Counter Reformation/HW-study notes 

T: Refomation Flyer/HW-study notes

W: Review/HW-study for tomorrow's assessment

TH: Reformation Assessment

F: Begin Age of Exploration


WEEK OF 10/7-10/11:

M: Discovery ED Biography

T: Finish AoE Intro Notes (ACTIVE IN FILES!!!!!!)/HW-study notes Quiz Thursday

W: AoE 3 G's/Study Notes (ACTIVE IN FILES!!!!!)

TH: AoE Intro Quiz-AoE 3 G's/HW-Study Notes

F: Individual Explorers/HW-study notes

____________________________________________________PANORAMA SURVEY

M: Finish AoE Explore's Bio's (Active in files!!)/HW-study notes 3 G's Quiz Wednesday!!!!

T: Guns, Germs, and Steel/HW-study Notes

W: 3 G's Quiz/HW-study notes

TH: Transatalntic Slave Trade Reading and notes (Q's)(ACTIVE IN FILES)/HW-study notes 

F: Transatlantic Slave Trade




M: Finish Slavery and St. John Slave Revolt Activity/HW-study for Thurday's Test

T: Effects of AoE (NOTES ARE ACTIVE) and Study Guide/HW-study for test  Below are 3 links for Jeopardy Review Games:






Here is Kahoot:https:



W: Review/HW-study for test

TH: AoE Test

F: Begin Age of Absolutism/HW-study notes

__________________________________________________________Week of 10/28-11/1:MAP QUIZ is FRIDAY!! Map is in files under AoA Map

M:Age of Absolutism Reading and Map/HW-study map

T: AoA Intro Notes/HW-study map & notes


W: AoA Terms/HW-study map & notes

TH: AoA Countries/HW-study map & notes

F: AoA Countries & Map quiz/HW-study notes

__________________________________________________________!11/4-11/8:ALL AoA Teacher notes and study guide are active in files!!

Assessment IS THURSDAY!!


M:AoA countries/HW-study terms quiz is tomorrow!

T: Quiz and England and France/HW-study notes REMEMBER STUDY GUIDES ARE DUE THURSDAY!!!!

W: Review/HW-study for Assessment!!!

TH:AoA Assessment

F: Scientific Revolution/HW: study notes

AoA Jeopardy



AoA Kahoot 



Week of 11/12-16:

M: Veteran's Day

T: Scientific Revolution

W: Jr. Scholastic

TH: Scientific Revolution/HW-study notes

F: SR/HW-study notes**Notes are active in files!!


Week of 11/18-11/22:SR Assessment will be this week!!

M: SR Webquest**It is in files under SR Webquest. IF YOU ARE ABSENT YOU STILL MUST COMPLETE IT!!!!!!!!!!! /HW-Study all SR notes

T: Vesalius/Harvey& SR Flashcards/HW-study all SR NOTES **SR flashcard notes are in files due Friday!

W: Begin Enlightenment/HW- study notes

TH: Enlightenment/HW-study notes**SR Kahoot is below:


F: SR Assessment & Flashcards due (only 19 questions)/HW-study notes 


Week of 12/2-12/6:Enlightenment Assessment on Friday!

M: The Enlightenment/HW-study notes*Files are active under Enlightenment!!Study Guide will be due this Friday! It is in files!!

T: More Enlightenment*Files are active under Enlightenment pt.2/HW-study notes

W:Study Guide & Enlightenment Philosophers mini project/HW-Rough draft of Enlightenment Philosopher Project Due tomorrow at Beginning of class.

study notes

TH: Mini Project/HW-study notes for tomorrow's assessment*Kahoot is below:


F: Enlightenment Assessment


Wek of 12/9-12/13:American Revolution Assessment will be on Friday!!

M: Libert Kids: 8 facts per episode in complete sentences.



T: American Revolution/HW-study notes

W:American Revolution/HW-study notes ** Notes are active in files!!

Th: Finish AR & Review/HW-study for tomorrow's assessment!! Kahoot link is below!


F: AR Assessment  


Week of 12/16-12/20:

M: French Revolution (FR) Readings and timeline/HW-study notes

T: Intro. to FR/HW-study notes daily quiz is tomorrow

 1. Why did Louis help the Americans (2) ? 2. Name the three Estates. Identify specifically. 3. Which Estate paid all of the taxes? 4. Who were the bourgeoisie ? 5. Define Revolution

W: FR continued Daily FR Quiz/HW-study notes


Th: FR coninued Daily FR Quiz/HW-study notes

F: WW I Christmas/HW-study notes



M:FR (Reign of Terror)/study notes

1/7 Daily Quiz Questioins:

1) He was the leader of the Reign of Terror

2) This machine was used for beheadings.

3) This committee was formed to enforce the large scale executions.

4) Who were King and Queen of France at the beginning of the Revolution?

5) They were the most radical and ruthless of the political groups.

W: Latin American Revolutions/HW-study all notes *Look in files under LA Revolutions 

National Geographic Link:

Th: Review is tomorrow/HW_1st/2nd must finish LA REV as HW tonight!  **HERE ARE TWO JEOPARDY GAMES!!





F: FR & LA Asessment MOVED TO MONDAY!!

Kahoot Link is below (remembr to study your notes):

I am considering alllowing students to use their notes on tomorrow's assessment. They have all been accessible since last week. No notes, no big deal, you just take the assessment without them. I do not want to here I left them at home they have been on my site since last week! Remember! I have given you 3 review games, as well as notes. 


Week of 1/13/-17:

M: Assessment

T: Napoleon: The Glory of France **These questions are in files!! Here is a link to the video for students who were absent:

W: Napoleon/HW-study notes

Th: Napoleon/HW-study notes

F: Napolen Accomplishments/Blunders/HW-study notes****** Napoleon PPT is active in files!!!!


Week of 1/20-24

M: MLK Holiday/HW-study notes **Assessment will be on Friday!! 

T: JS article analysis/HW-study

W: Finish Napoleon/HW-study notes**A copy of notes highlighted for assessment is in files=study guide 

Th: Napoleon Wanted Poster/HW-Poster rubric is in files!!

F: Napoleon Assessment


Week of 1/27-1/31

M: Legacy of Napoleon & Congress of Vienna (CoV)/HW-study notes (Teacher's copy is in files!!!!) 

T: Unification of Italy & Nationalism/HW-study notes

W: Unification of Germany/HW-study notes (Teacher's copy is in files!!!!) (study guide is also in files!!!!! It is due on Friday!!!!!!!)

Th: Study Guides and Review/HW:study notes

Surprise!!!! Kahoot below:

F: Quiz & Waterloo Dance!!!!!!!!!!


Week of 2/3-2/7:

M:Industrial Revolution (IR) Before and After/HW-study notes Quiz Friday on notes through Edmund Cartwright!!

T: Inventors/HW-study notes

W: More Inventors/HW- study notes IR Teacher's Copy PPT is active in files!! So are the Guided reading notes that go along with it!! IR Study Guide is also in files, so you can get a start on it!!

Th: Finish IR pt.1/HW: study notes

F: Quiz & Child Labor Readings & Questions 


Week of 2/10-14: IR Test is moved to next Tuesday!

M: CL Readings & Q.s (on my site!!!)/HW-study notes

T: Child Labor and Effects of IR/HW-study notes

W: Children of The IR/HW-study notes

TH: Effects of the IR/HW- study guides have been on my site since last week!!-study all IR notes

F: Effects of IR *Teacher copy of these notes active in files!!/HW-study for Tuesday's Test


Week Of 2/17-21

**Here is link for IR Kahoot:

M: Review Day/HW-finish study guides

T: IR Test-IR study guides are due!!!!!!!!

W: Imperialism Stations (notes)/HW-srudy notes

Th: Finish Stations/HW(study notes) Stations are active in files!!

F: Snow Day/HW-study notes


Week of 2/24-28: All Imperialism in Africa Study Guide is active in files!!

M: Imperialism in Africa/HW-study all notes

T: Imperialism in Africa/HW-study notes

W: Guns, Germs,and Steel/HW- study notes

Th : Scramble for Africa/HW-study notes

F: Imperialism in Africa Quiz


 Week of 3/2-3/6: Imperialism Test is Friday, 3/6

M: European Imperialism in Asia (China)/HW-study notes

T: Imperialism in India/HW-study notes Here are two Jeopardy Review Games:

W: Finish Imperialism/HW-study notes All Imperialism notes and study guide are active in files!!!!

Th:Review Day/HW-study notes

F: Test


Week of 3/9-13: WW I map quiz on Friday!!

M: WWI Background Reading & Map/HW-study map

** filled in and blank copy of WW I map are in files!!

T: Field Trip Day/HW-study map

W: Causes of WW I/HW-study notes and map 

Th: Causes of WW I/HW-study map **Causes notes are in files!!

F: Map Quiz

**Follow this link to find all information for you classes: email me work for this class.

Week of 4/20: New material will be presented from here on out. Please make sure thay you are completing your daily work. This will not be graded, but rather reviewed for accuracy, and progress will be observed and recorded.

Here is the link for this week's assignments. Please email results/pictures are preferred.



Here is the link again:


Week of 4/27-5/1:

This is all on the JCS site. Be sure to follow the directions! Remember, we have not used Google classroom all year. I was planning on opening an account this weekend, but it appears that people are figuring thing out, so we will keep having you email your work. This is super important, so that you will be prepared for 8th grade. Remember, I have high expectaions for all of you, so do your best. I will review the material with you during our Google Meet times. Here is the JCS link one more time.:


I have also just activated several WW II PPT's in files! 

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