Seventh Grade Curriculum

Algebra 1A

The purpose of Algebra 1A is to create a solid foundation in the understanding of algebraic concepts. Students will learn how to do calculations involving variables and how to solve equations and inequalities. Students will learn to communicate using correct mathematical terms, when asked to explain their various reasoning process for different types of mathematical problems. Students will study various careers in mathematics and how they relate to algebraic concepts studied on class. Students will show their work and learn how to check back over their work for accuracy.

Course content includes:

  • Rational Numbers
  • Equations in One Variable
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Algebraic Expressions, Equations and Functions
  • Inequalities in One Variable
  • Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Percent of Change, Sales Tax, Discounts
  • Graphing Relations and Functions
  • Systems of Inequalities and Equations
  • Solving Compound Inequalities and Multi-Step Inequalities
  • Inequalities Involving Absolute Value
  • Elimination Using Multiplication
  • Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables

Life Science

The objective of Life Science is for students to gain an understanding of the basic concepts of life science and be able to apply those concepts to the world around them. Students will be introduced to scientific approaches to problem solving and analysis and will be able to identify and use scientific methodology. Students will gain an understanding of laboratory safety, scientific measurements, and basic laboratory skills that will enable them to do experiments in the classroom. Students will learn to design controlled experiments and will be responsible for designing at least one laboratory experiment.

Course content includes:

  • Cell Structures and Processes
  • Classification and Diversity of Organisms
  • Organisms and Their Environment
  • Evolution and Natural Selection
  • Heredity
  • Organ Systems of the Body

U.S. History

Seventh Grade U.S. History is a study of the United States History concentrating on the period of time between 1750 (the French and Indian War) through 1876 (Reconstruction).

Course content includes:

  • Colonial Life
  • The Revolutionary Era
  • Nationalism to Sectionalism
  • Reformation
  • Expansion
  • The Civil War
  • Reconstruction

English 7

Students will continue the process of developing the powers of communication: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Style, grammar, mechanics, and syntax are studied through individual writing and editing, as well as practice exercises. Students will improve oral communication skills through group discussions, as well as through individual projects and presentations. Through reading models and examples, the students can discover what makes effective writing-communicating with the reader. Research skills acquisition is a strong component in this course. This course encourages autonomous learning and exploration as well as the growth of creative, reflective, and communication skills through practical work.

Course content includes:

  • Essay Writing
  • Writing Activities
  • Literary Terms
  • Novel Studies
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Poetry
  • Grammer
  • Journaling
  • Usage and Mechanics
  • Genre Study
  • Short Stories

Spanish

Grade 7 Spanish offers a review of the material studied in sixth grade in addition to new topics of conversation and culture. Vocabulary building and conversation skills are stressed. Practical conversational topics incorporate verb conjugations and grammar.

Course content includes:

  • Cognates and Similarities Between English and Spanish
  • Definite and Indefinite Articles
  • Pluralization
  • Family
  • Classroom Vocabulary
  • Subject Pronouns
  • -AR, -ER, -IR Verbs
  • Numbers 1-30
  • Telling Time
  • Adjectives
  • Days, Months, Seasons, Date
  • Parts of the Body
  • SER, ESTAR
  • Clothing
  • Spanish-Speaking Authors and Artists
  • Culture

Technology

Course content includes:

  • Computer Hardware and Operating Systems
  • Computer Softward Programs
  • Relationship Between Science and Technology
  • Social, Ethical, and Human Issues Resulting From Technology
  • Role of Technology in History
  • Informed Technological Design
  • Nature and Operation of Systems
  • Nature and Forms of Technology

Choir

The focus of the class is on public performance. Music skills are introduced throughout the literature being studied at the time. Music from all periods will be introduced. Students are expected to attend all performances. Grading falls heavily on class participation and performances.

Physical Education

Physical Education is a vital component for the development of a student’s physical, mental, and social well-being. It is our mission to provide an equal opportunity to our students, through planned activities, for physical development in the areas of strength, flexibility, coordination, endurance, balance, agility, range of motion, and power. Our diverse program will allow students the opportunity to develop individual skills and introduce new, enjoyable experiences for life- long physical fitness and well-being.

Health

At this grade level instructor begins to introduce the American Red Cross course in First Aid. Students will learn how to assess life-threatening conditions such as seizures, asthma, allergic reactions, stroke, consciousness, etc. They will learn how to plan for appropriate medical care, and coping strategies to promote the very best outcomes.