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By Office Staff
September 17, 2008
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The following is a listing of Seventh Grade's curriculum. The list is broken up into nine-weeks, content and skills.

 

1st Nine Weeks

Math

Numbers and Numeration
  • Working with Whole Numbers
  • Place Value
  • Working with Decimals
  • Expanded Form
  • Comparing and Ordering Numbers
  • Rounding Numbers

Addition and Subtraction

  • Whole Numbers
  • Decimals 

Multiplication and Division

  • Multiples of 10,100,1000
  • Multiplying Two and Three Digits
  • Decimals
  • One, Two, and Three Digit Divisors
  • Zero in the Quotients 

Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities

  • Mathematical Expressions
  • Translating Expressions
  • Equations and Inequalities
  • Properties of Addition and Multiplication 


Math (Pre-Algebra)

The Tools of Algebra

  • Numerical Expressions
  • Variable Expressions
  • Order of Operations
  • Properties
  • Equations 

Integers

  • Absolute Value
  • Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Integers
  • The Coordinate System 

Equations

  • The Distributive Property
  • Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
  • Solving One-Step Equations
  • Solving Two-Step Equations
  • Writing Two-Step Equations
  • Word Problems
  • Using Formulas 

Science

Introduction to Life Science

  • What is Science?
  • Scientific Inquiry 

Living Things

  • What is Life?
  • Classifying Organisms
  • Discovering Cells
  • Looking Inside Cells

**Lab - (plant cells,amoeba, etc. - cell cakes)

Cell Processes and Energy

  • Chemical Compounds in Cells
  • The Cell in its Environment
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Cell Division

**Lab - (extracting DNA from a banana)

Genetics: The Science of Heredity

  • Mendel's Work
  • Probability and Heredity
  • The Cell and Inheritance
  • The DNA Connection

Changes Over Time

  • Darwin's Theory
  • Evidence of Evolution
  • The Fossil Record

Religion

  • Looking at Jesus as a Historical Figure
  • Authorship of the New Testament
  • The process of the formation of the New Testament

 

American History

Geography, History, and Social Science

  • Thinking Geographically
  • Lands and Climates of the United States
  • The Tool of History
  • Economics and other Social Sciences 

Exploration and Colonization

  • Government and Citizenship
  • House of Burgess
  • Seeking Religious Freedom

The Thirteen Colonies

  • The New England Colonies
  • The Middle Colonies
  • The Southern Colonies
  • Roots of Self-Government
  • Life in the Colonies 

Crisis In the Colonies

  • The French and Indian War
  • Turmoil over Taxation
  • From Protest to Revolution

English

Summer Reading Review:

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Spear

  • Independent Reading
  • Classroom Discussion
  • Student-Led Cooperative Learning
  • Responding to Literature (Selected Material)
  • Journal Writing
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Six Traits Writing
  • The Writing Process
  • Integrated Grammar Workshop
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Standardized Test Taking Strategies


2nd Nine Weeks

Math

Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities

  • Inverse Operations
  • Solving One-Step Equations
  • Order of Operations

Intgers

  • Using Integers
  • Comparing and Ordering Integers
  • Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide Integers

Number Theory

  • Solving Inequalities
  • Exponents
  • Powers of 10
  • Divisibilty
  • Prime and Composite Numbers 
  • Prime Factorization
  • Greatest Common Factor
  • Least Common Multiple

Fractions

  • Simplest Form
  • Improper Fractions and mixed numbers
  • Ordering Fractions
  • Adding Fractions
  • Subtracting Fractions

Pre-Algebra

Factors and Fractions

  • Monomials
  • Exponents
  • Prime Fractorization
  • Greatest Common Factor
  • Simplifying Algebraic Fractions
  • Multiplying and Dividing Monomials

Rational Numbers

  • Writing Fractions as Decimals
  • Rational Numbers
  • Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers
  • Adding and Subtracting Like Fraction
  • Least Common Multiple
  • Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions
  • Solving Equations with Rational Numbers


Science

Chapter 7

  • Viruses, Bacteria, Protists, and Fungi

 

Chapter 8 

Plants

  • The Plant Kingdom
  • Plants Without Seeds
  • The Characteristics of Seed Plants
  • Gymnosperms and Angiosperm
  • Plant Responses and Growth 

*Lab - Plant Press

 

Chapter 9

Sponges, Cnidarians, and Worms

  • What is an Animal?
  • Animal Symmetry
  • Sponges and Cnidarians
  • Worms 

*Lab - Worm Dissection

 

Chapter 10

  • Molluscs, Arthropods, and Echinoderms

 

Chapter 11

  • Fishes, Amphibians, and Reptiles

*Lab - Perch or Frog Dissection

 

Chapter 12

  • Birds and Mammals

* Lab - Feather under microscope

 

Chapter 13

  • Animal Behavior

*Lab - Hermit Crab Behavior

 

Religion

  • The Geography and Customs of Israel
  • A break down of the Four Gospels
  • Beginning of the New Testament 
  • John the Baptist and Infancy Accounts

American History

World War I

  • War In Europe
  • From Neutrality to War
  • Americans in Battle
  • The Failed Peace

Government, Citizenship, and the Constitution

  • Goals and Principles of the Constitution
  • How the Federal Government Works
  • State and Local Governments
  • Rights and Responsibilities

English
 
Novel The Pearl by John Steinbeck

  • Current Event Articles 
  • Literary Strategies
  • Literary Analysis
  • Test-Taking Stragies
  • Graphic Organizers 
  • Narrative Writing - Halloween Stories, Keeping Christ in Christmas
  • AR Reading Program Begins
  • Poetry with Oral Presentation
  • Classroom Discussion
  • Student-Led Cooperative Learning Circles
  • Responding to Literature
  • Six Traits Writing
  • Writing Workshop with Grammar Integration
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Standardized Test Taking Strategies
  • Terra Nova Preparation


3rd Nine Weeks

Science

Zoology

  • Characteristics of:
  • Reptiles
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Other animals


Religion

  • Looking at Christ being fully divine and fully human
  • The power of Jesus. 
  • Miracles (Types and those used for salvation)
  • Parables (Forgiveness, Responsibility, and right Judgment)
  • Bible Use

 

American History

The World War II Era

  • The Gathering Storm
  • World War II Begins
  • Americans in Wartime
  • The Alli's Turn the Tide
  • The End of the War

The Cold war Era

  • The Cold War Begins

English

Novel THE PEARL by John Steinbeck

  • Current Events Articles
  • Oral Presentation
  • Literary Strategies
  • Literary Analysis
  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Graphic Organizers
  • AR READING PROGRAM BEGINS
  • Classroom Discussion
  • Student-Led Cooperative Learning Circles
  • Responding to Literature (Selected Material)
  • Journal Writing
  • SIX TRAITS WRITING
  • Writing Workshop with Grammar Integration
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Standardized Test Taking Strategies
  • TERRA NOVA PREPARATION

 


4th Nine Weeks

 

Science

  • Anatomy (Human Body)
  • Major systems (Cardiovascular)
  • Blood

 

Religion

  • The New Covenant (Paschal Mystery, Triduum)


Begin Creed Book

  • Church of Christ
  • Being a Catholic, a way of life.
  • Jesus in every Age.
  • Jesus and Art 

American History

The Cold War Era

  • The Korean War Period
  • Regional Conflicts
  • The War in Vietnam
  • The Cold War Ends
  • Economics and the Social Sciences

English

Novel THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London

  • CROSS CURRICULUM RESEARCH PROJECT
  • Oral Presentation
  • Current Events Articles
  • Literary Strategies
  • Literary Analysis
  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Graphic Organizers
  • AR READING PROGRAM BEGINS
  • Classroom Discussion
  • Student-Led Cooperative Learning Circles
  • Responding to Literature (Selected Material)
  • Journal Writing
  • SIX TRAITS WRITING
  • Writing Workshop with Grammar Integration
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Standardized Test Taking Strategies
  • TERRA NOVA PREPARATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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