7th Grade

7th Grade Religion

  • The New Testament, with special focus on the Gospels and Jesus’ life
  • The foundation of the Church and the sacraments
  • Study Scripture, including those passages involving parables, miracles, beatitudes, social justice, and life and dignity
  • Incarnation
  • Eternal life
  • Disciples and Apostles
  • Mary, Mother of God
  • Catholic Social teaching and virtues (cardinal and theological)
  • Ascension

 

7th Grade Language Arts

  • Literature (material covered)
    • Prentice Hall Literature (anthology)
    • The Wednesday Wars
    • The Old Man and the Sea
    • Catherine, Called Birdy
    • And Then There Were None
    • D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths (selected myths)
    • Shakespeare mini-unit, introduction with a focus on Hamlet
    • Units on Middle Ages (research paper), Ernest Hemingway, Annie Dillard (descriptive writing assignments), Agatha Christie, and Poetry

 

  • English ​
    • Voyages in English: Writing and Grammar
    • Personal Narrative
    • How to Article
    • Descriptive Writing
    • Persuasive Essay
    • Expository Essay
    • Business Letter
    • Research Paper
    • Vocabulary in Action

7th Grade Math

Middle School students are placed in Math classes.  Each section ranges in size from 10 - 15 students per class. Smaller classes allow for more individualized instruction. 

Honors
The program is accelerated to include 8th grade objectives. Books and resources are fully adapted for all kinds of math learners. Smaller classes allow for more individualized instruction. Each 40-minute class covers a Warm-Up, Homework Check, New Lesson Concept, Lesson Practice Problems, and jump-start into Homework.

Curriculum Concepts

  • Real Numbers
  • Exponents and Scientific Notation
  • Proportional and Non-proportional Relationships
  • Writing and Solving Linear Equations
  • Functions
  • Solving Systems of Linear Equations
  • Transformations-Congruence and Similarity
  • Angle Relationships in Parallel Lines and Triangles
  • The Pythagorean Theorem
  • ​Volume

Standard
The Program utilizes the Saxon Math Series. It reinforces and monitors progress on a regular basis. Each 40-minute class covers a Warm-Up, Homework Check, New Lesson Concept, Lesson Practice Problems, and a jump-start into Homework. Smaller classes allow for more individualized instruction. 

Curriculum Concepts

  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Measurements
  • Data Analysis
  • Probability
  • Problem Solving

 

7th Grade Science

  • Galaxies
  • The Sun and Stars
  • Comets, Meteors, Asteroids
  • Planets
  • Earth and the Moon
  • Natural Disasters
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Weather and ClimateAtmosphere

 

7th Grade Social Studies

  • Medieval Europe
  • The Feudal System
  • The Nation of Islam
  • The Crusades
  • Chinese Dynasties
  • Japanese Shoguns