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7th Grade Curriculum

7th Grade Curriculum

Religion
Faith First – Church History
  • The History of the Church from the Apostolic Age to A.D. 1500
  • The History of the Church from A.D. 1500 to Present
  • Scripture passages to deepen students’ understanding of the biblical message
  • Seasonal lessons to celebrate seasonal feasts and the seasons of the Church’s liturgical year
  • Doctrine of the Church is reinforced from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Weekly attendance at Mass
  • Trimester Stewardship hours and projects
  • Reenactment of the Stations of the Cross
 
Benziger – Family Life
  • Family Relationships
  • Values and Virtues
  • Identity and Gender
  • Wellness and Life Choices
  • Chastity and Consequences
  • Civility and Love
 
Language Arts
Prentice Hall Literature
  • Literary forms – essarys, poetry, short stories, drama, and folk tales
  • Identify literary elements in poetry including similes, metaphors, hyperbole, rhythm, rhyme, figurative language
  • Characterization and theme in drama
  • Understanding plot, characterization, setting and theme in short stories
  • Point of view
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension and Critical Thinking
 
Sadler – Oxford Vocabulary Workbook
  • Vocabulary in context
  • Definitions
  • Strategies for decoding word meaning
  • Vocabulary for comprehension
 
  • Parts of Speech
  • Complements
  • Sentence Structure
  • Agreement
  • Using Verbs correctly
  • Verb Tense
  • The Clause
  • Paragraph writing
  • Essay writing
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry writing
  • Accelerated Reader - requires 5 novels per trimester
 
Novel- Anne Frank The Diary of A Young Girl
 
Mathematics
  • Decimals and Integers
  • Algebra: Equations and Inequalities
  • Exponents, Factors, and Fractions
  • Operations with Fractions
  • Ratios, Rates, and Proportions
  • Percents
  • Geometry
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Algebra: Patterns and Rules
  • Algebra: Graphing the Coordinate Plane
  • Displaying and Analyzing Data
  • Using Probability
 
Social Studies
Prentice Hall Medieval and Early Modern Times
  • The Roman Empire
  • The Byzantine Empire
  • Islamic Civilization
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Civilizations in the Americas
  • Civilizations in East Asia
  • Europe in the Middle Ages
  • Early Modern Europe
 
Science
Discovery Education Next Generation Science
  • Seventh graders will begin their study of scientific inquiry and gain hands on learning experience of the scientific method through laboratory investigation.
  • Students will discover aspects of life science by studying the simplest forms of life from bacteria and viruses, to cells and heredity, genetics, DNA/RNA, meiosis and mitosis, to larger organisms of the animal kingdom.
  • Classifying objects, making observations, forming hypotheses and valid experiments, collecting and interpreting data, and forming conclusions based o experiments are all skills introduced in seventh grade and carried forward into eighth grade.
  • Throughout the year, students are expected to maintain a formal science journal where they will record class notes, vocabulary, and lab experiments.
  • Each quarter seventh graders will have a formal lab write-up and at least one science diagram or hands-on project to complete.
  • Current events are also very important with regards to scientific discovery. Student’s will read and discuss articles found in Jr. Scholastics, Science World magazine to help keep them informed of currents theories and trends in science and technology.