Ep. 24 Five Foundations of the Italian Renaissance Test Prep and Topic Intro for 7th Grade

December 26, 2016

Episode 24 Episode #7007 features a 7th Grade Social Studies and History exploration of the Renaissance in Italy and Europe. This episode explores the economic and social changes of the Middle Ages and the enabling of art to take center stage in many wealthy cities. We answer five central, essential questions of the Renaissance, including:

  1. How did the reopening of the Silk Roads affect Europe?
  2. Why did many Renaissance paintings look more realistic than earlier works?
  3. How did cities play a role in spreading Renaissance ideas?  
  4. Name and explain the significance of one advance in art, and one advance in science, during the Renaissance. (2)(7.8.5)
  5. What were two effects of the printing press on European society? (2) (7.8.4)

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Ep. 22 Feudalism in Europe and the Middle Ages Quiz Prep

December 6, 2016

Episodw 22. Feudalism in Europe. Have a quiz coming up on the Middle Ages of Europe? This podcast can help you study! Take a listen to our 7th grade episode on Feudal Europe and hear how the system of control and government shifted from the Roman Empire to the daily life in the hectic times from 500-1500 C.E. in Europe. Thanks for listening and sharing the Hauger History Podcast!

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Ep. 19 Japan Land of the Rising Sun 7th Grade

November 10, 2016

Episode 19. Japan - Land of the Rising Sun, we explore early Japanese culture and history from 300 B.C.E. to around 1100 C.E. discussing the importance of Geography including challenges of isolation and benefits of rain for wet-soil farming, the reign of Prince Shotoku, the later reign of the Shogunate, and importance of bushido, Buddhism, and trade partners. 

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Ep. 18 Mongol invasion and Influence in China

November 3, 2016

Episode 18 of the Hauger History Podcast: The Mongols were more than Barbarians. Did you know they extended roads and canals, and opened the country up to trade? It wasn't all bad, it wasn't all good. As we find: history is the same. There is a give and take, and we take a look at the Mongol influence on China circa 1200 in this 7th grade edition of the Hauger History podcast. 


7003 The Empire of Ghana

October 3, 2016

Ep. #7003: Welcome to 300 A.D. in the Empire of Ghana. Load up your camel for trading, and lets take off across the desert in this 7th grade edition of the Hauger History podcast.

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You must trade to get paid. From the West Coast of California to the Western part of Africa, today we are discussing the foundations of the Empire of Ghana.


Ep. 7 Legacy of Rome Quiz

September 11, 2016

Ep. #7 Legacy of Rome Study Guide 7th Grade Social Studies – Mr. Hauger        (Subscribe)    

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  • The Roman Empire built all of the following except

a.     Hadron Collider        b. aqueducts c. amphitheaters       d. roads


  • A Republic is a form of government where ___________ elect representatives.

a.     Kings             b. Monarchies                      c. citizens                   d. workers


  • The ruling leaders of the Roman Empire that made laws were the (Congress / Senate)
  • (Many / All) people were represented in government and had voting rights in Rome.
  • In Rome people were considered (guilty / innocent) until proven (guilty / innocent).
  • Romans stressed the importance of bravery and being a good citizen, called (Stoicism / Strongmanism)
  • Which Leader divided the Roman Empire?

a.     Samson          B. Diocletian             c. Constantine          d. Constantinople


  • The first emperor of Rome was _______________. He took the name Augustus Caesar.
  • About how long was the Roman peace, or Pax Romana? _______ years
  • Romans were entertained in huge crowds at the _________________.
  • Constantine was the first Roman Empire to de-criminalize and promote ________________.
  • Rome owed much of its innovations to the creations from ______________ culture.
  • What are three reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire?





  • Name three challenges that any Roman ruler would have faced?





  • How did conflict inside Rome affect its unity overall? 
  • What was the biggest challenge that Rome faced in your opinion, and why?
  • How did Rome's size lead to its decline?
  • What are three significant contributions from Rome that we benefit from today?

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Ep. 3 Fall of the Roman Empire

August 31, 2016

Ep. #3: #7001, the first podcast of the 7th grade, covers the Fall of the Roman Empire, including summaries of:

  • The Catholic and Orthodox Church split
  • Constantine
  • Economic and Social difficulties
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Changing of the capitol city
  • Justinian Code
  • The difficulties of ruling an empire
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7.6 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Europe. 
1. Study the geography of the Europe and the Eurasian land mass, including its location, topography, waterways, vegetation, and climate and their relationship to ways of life in Medieval Europe. 
2. Describe the spread of Christianity north of the Alps and the roles played by the early church and by mo

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