Seventh Grade

Seventh graders gain a global perspective through a study of World History, from the Age of Enlightenment to the present.

Father-and-son-studying-soil-and-environmentWhile immersed in subjects such as Far Eastern empires, the Industrial Revolution, and the Space Age, students will reflect and write about the people behind these events. Studying the literature of the time encourages a flexibility of thinking and perspective.

The Language Arts curriculum emphasizes composition skills and helps students express themselves clearly and creatively in writing. Students continue to develop their grammar skills through a detailed study of sentence structure and common writing pitfalls.

Art activities include art history, world music, pen and ink drawings, and collage.

In Earth Science, students make observations and perform experiments in astronomy, geology, meteorology, matter, and energy. Emphasis is placed on learning about the Earth’s natural resources and thinking through practical solutions to current environmental issues. In conjunction with experiential explorations, students write persuasive essays and conduct research.

The Math curriculum, redesigned in 2017, builds on previous knowledge with new content designed to prepare students for pre-algebra or algebra in 8th grade. Mental math and regular skill review help students gain confidence and flexibility of thinking. Lesson topics include signed numbers, graphing inequalities, probability, third and fourth roots, measurements of circles and triangles, functions, ratios and proportions, scientific notation, and graphing a line on a coordinate plane. Students who are confident with math skills and ready for a new level of challenge may elect to take Pre-Algebra in 7th grade.

Seventh Grade Overviews

 

Projects, Crafts, & Activities

  • Write a biography of Amelia Earhart
  • Memorize a Shakespearean sonnet
  • Interview people who lived through the Great Depression
  • Be a dictator for a day
  • Learn a freedom song from the Civil Rights movement
  • Keep a sky journal

Seventh Grade Curriculum Materials

  • Grade 7 World History
  • Grade 7 English
  • Grade 7 Earth Science
  • Grade 7 Math Coursebook
  • Grade 7 Math Workbook/Extra Practice Worksheets & Answer Key
  • Grade 7Teacher Manual

Supplements

  • Mama’s Bank Account
  • Journey to America
  • Helen Keller
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Lyddie
  • Goodbye, Vietnam
  • Zlata’s Diary
  • Summer of the Monkeys
  • A Single Shard
  • Seventh Grade Craft Kit

 

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