Mr. Valine's 7th Grade Social Studies

Welcome to Mr. Valine’s 7th grade social studies!

In this class we will study world history from approximately 300 C.E. (A.D.) to 1600 across many locations on Earth. Some of these include Rome, Byzantium, Western Europe, the Middle-East, West Africa, China, Japan, and the Americas. The primary textbook is Medieval and Early Modern Times. We will also use the History Alive! textbook for seventh grade in class along with many supplemental resources.

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Email is the best way to contact me. I will make every attempt to respond promptly, but please allow up to 24 hours for a reply. Feel free to contact me for any reason at bvaline [at]


Students will be expected to come to class everyday prepared to learn. They must bring the following items to class everyday:


  1. Binder with tabbed section for social studies

  2. Composition notebook for bell ringer warm up activities

  3. School planner

  4. Pencils & binder paper


A copy of the textbook Medieval and Early Modern Times  will be sent home during the first few weeks of school and remain as an at-home copy until the end of the year. Copies will be provided for use in class.

Wish List

1. Colored copier paper (any color is fine)

2. Tissue boxes (for my sneezing students)

3. Flair pens





Classroom News and Information

Updated Fri, Mar 16th
Updated Thu, Mar 1st

Retake day to be announced in class.

Updated Fri, Feb 9th

Pages from Table of Contents (ToC)

  1.  iMapping Africa
  2. "Road to Timbuktu" video Questions
  3. Islamic Influences
  4. Islamic Influences
  5. Study Guide
  6. Atlantic Slave Trade Cornell Notes
  7. Story of Sundjata / Music
Updated Fri, Feb 9th

Review chapter 3 of textbook to study.

Updated Fri, Feb 9th
Updated Tue, Jan 23rd
Updated Tue, Jan 23rd