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"The history of the world is but the biography of great people" -Carlyle

Thank you!

I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone that used this site! Thank you to the parents, teachers, and students that have accessed this material. It has meant a lot to me to hear your kind words and to know that you are all doing well! Thank you to the Mental Health Advocates of WNY for including this website on their Resource Guide During COVID-19. You can access additional resources from them below. Thank you to everyone at UB's Graduate School of Education for supporting this project and including it on their website of Open Educational Resources to increase accessibility for parents. You can find more Open Educational Resources from them below. Finally, thank you to Marcene Robinson for including me in the article "Faculty find creative ways to teach amid distance learning". I have been excited to see how we have all been adapting in the past 6 months and look forward to the next steps!

This site is...

a website created by Mrs. Turowski during her 7th grade US history placement. 

It was created during my student teaching placement from March to May 2020 and was meant to help parents, teachers, and students outside of my student teaching placement school district (google classroom and packets were used in the school district) to access quality 7th grade US history content during COVID-19. 

I have decided to leave this site up as it still receives 50+ visitors each day.

Please click on the drop down menus above to access content. 

Lessons: I prepared lessons aligned to the New York State Social Studies Framework and Common Core that were short but meaningful. For each lesson I included a brief lesson plan that can be downloaded to help guide the lesson. The lesson have all the materials necessary in one document, except videos, which will appear on this website. These lessons have suggested modifications and accommodations for students at different levels of readiness. Follow on Twitter to be updated when new lessons are uploaded. 

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Note: I have screened all the content and everything I post is age appropriate for the average 7th grade student. However, I encourage you to review all materials and exercise your own judgment before showing them to your child.   

Important Moments in History

US Marshalls escort Ruby Bridges, the first black student to integrate an all-white elementary school in Louisiana, to and from school. Ruby was six years old at the time (1960)
US Marshalls escort Ruby Bridges, the first black student to integrate an all-white elementary school in Louisiana, to and from school. Ruby was six years old at the time (1960)

American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.

James Baldwin

People make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Harry S. Truman

It's always the small people who change things. It's never the politicians or the big guys. I mean, who pulled down the Berlin wall? It was all the people in the streets. The specialists didn't have a clue the day before.  Luc Besson
It's always the small people who change things. It's never the politicians or the big guys. I mean, who pulled down the Berlin wall? It was all the people in the streets. The specialists didn't have a clue the day before. Luc Besson
San Jose State University athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos, right, raised their gloved fists to protest racism in America at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico (1968)
San Jose State University athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos, right, raised their gloved fists to protest racism in America at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico (1968)

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.

 Dwight D. Eisenhower

A protest by residents of Love Canal, Niagara Falls, New York (ca 1978)
A protest by residents of Love Canal, Niagara Falls, New York (ca 1978)
Catholic and Protestant Archbishops carry the cross together on Good Friday in Ireland (2012)
Catholic and Protestant Archbishops carry the cross together on Good Friday in Ireland (2012)

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.

Thomas Jefferson

Christians join hands to protect Muslims as they pray during Cairo protests (2011)
Christians join hands to protect Muslims as they pray during Cairo protests (2011)
The 19th century graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband deny this Dutch cemetery the power of separating them
The 19th century graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband deny this Dutch cemetery the power of separating them

Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation.

Joe Barton

A Soldier's Farewell, Penn Station (1944)
A Soldier's Farewell, Penn Station (1944)
An Afghan man offers a US soldier tea near Kabul, Afghanistan (2009)
An Afghan man offers a US soldier tea near Kabul, Afghanistan (2009)
Terri Gurrola reunites with her daughter after serving seven months in Iraq (2007)
Terri Gurrola reunites with her daughter after serving seven months in Iraq (2007)
Christian Golczynski, 8, weeps at the funeral of his father, who died during the War in Iraq (2007)
Christian Golczynski, 8, weeps at the funeral of his father, who died during the War in Iraq (2007)
Horace Greasely confronts Heinrich Himmler in a 1940s German prisoner of war camp. In love with a German woman, Greasely escaped from the camp 200 times (1940s)
Horace Greasely confronts Heinrich Himmler in a 1940s German prisoner of war camp. In love with a German woman, Greasely escaped from the camp 200 times (1940s)
John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his father at JFK's state funeral (1963)
John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his father at JFK's state funeral (1963)


What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.

Victor Hugo

A South Korean man sheds a tear when parting with his North Korean relative (2010)
A South Korean man sheds a tear when parting with his North Korean relative (2010)