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Grade 7

Grade 7

Religion

Students continue to deepen their experience with God. Through daily writing in their prayer journals, students reflect on daily scripture readings. Students discuss with their class about the life and teachings of Jesus and how to apply Jesus teachings to our daily lives.

Math

Students use the College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM). Core Connections, a three-year sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a rigorous college preparatory algebra course. The principles of CPM course design problem-based lessons, collaborative student work, and spaced practice are based on the methodological research for teaching mathematics that leads to conceptual understanding. 

  • 7th Grade Math - Core Connections - Course 2
  • 7th Grade Honors Math - 8th Grade Math - Core Connections - Course 3 

ELA 

Student writing is based on novels read in class. Through a variety of literature students to write opinion papers and learn to cite and paraphrase text and use evidence to support their ideas.  As young writers, students hone their grammar and sentence structure with journal writing and practicing various different writing styles. Students continue to make inferences and compare and contrast characters from different novels. Students also construct speeches emphasizing on hooks and transitions and present them to the class.

Literature 

  • The Wednesday Wars
  • Where the Red Fern Grows 
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Teen

Science    

Students learn through direct teacher-led inquiry and independent investigation to explore and engage in the following areas: Science, Technology, and Engineering. At the beginning of the year, students begin a four month inquiry and apply the Scientific Method as they conduct experiments and participate in the annual Science and Engineering Fair.

  • Earth’s Water       
  • Earth’s Atmosphere
  • Elements of Weather         
  • Earth-Moon-Sun System
  • Biomes and Ecosystems     
  • Properties of Matter

Social Studies

Students explore how political, social, economic, cultural, and social factors have shaped World History and modern society. Critical thinking skills are strengthened through inquiry based learning and meaningful activities, discussions, and projects.  Towards the end of the year, students will take a field trip to Pittsburgh.

Topics of Study

  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • The Roman, Byzantine, and Mongol Empires Islamic advancements & presence into the West
  • The Renaissance and Protestant Reformation
  • European Exploration and Expansion
  • Pittsburgh Trip