BCPS Research Models
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Middle School: Social Studies

Grade 6

  • Amazon Rainforest (Slam Dunk)  
    How does the Amazon rainforest meet the economic wants of people throughout the world?
  • China's Economy  (Slam Dunk) 
    How would you ensure that China continues to have economic growth in order to increase standard of living for the people of China? 
  • NEW Early Chinese Dynasties (Slam Dunk)
    How did the contributions of early Chinese dynasties influence Asian and European cultures?
  • India: Economic Development (Slam Dunk)
    How would you economically develop South Asia in order to raise the standard of living?
  • NEW It's All Greek to Me (Slam Dunk)
    Which of the ancient Greeks’ achievements have had the greatest impact on the way we live today?
  • Journey to Japan (ORM)
    How do traditional values, beliefs, and institutions play a role in today's Japanese society?
  • NEW Roman with the Times (Slam Dunk)
    Which of the ancient Romans’ achievements have had the greatest impact on the way we live today?

Grade 7

  • Africa: Economic Development (Slam Dunk)
    How would you economically develop an African country in order to raise the standard of living? 
  • Age of Reason (Slam Dunk) 
    How did the Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution change people's perceptions of the world?
  • NEW Islam's Influence (Slam Dunk)
    How did the religion of Islam shape cultures and the expansion of empires?
  • NEW Later Chinese Dynasties (Slam Dunk)
    How did the contributions of later Chinese dynasties influence Asian and European cultures?
  • NEW Native People (Slam Dunk) PDF | PowerPoint*
    How did native people of North America interact with one another?
  • NEW Medieval Europe (Slam Dunk) PDF | PowerPoint*
    How did a particular group or institution influence culture during the Middle Ages?
  • NEW Medieval Inventions (Slam Dunk) PDF | PowerPoint*
    How did inventions during the Middle Ages impact medieval life and world history?
  • NEW Tokugawa Period of Japan (Slam Dunk) 
    How did the Tokugawa Period impact the lives of the Japanese people?

Grade 8

*PDF versions of Slam Dunks have been created to enable direct links to some BCPS digital content. If you wish to modify the Slam Dunk lesson, edit the PowerPoint file, and then save it as a PDF and post the PDF on a Lesson Tile.