Seventh Grade Curriculum


Religion
A student will be able to:

  • appreciate the rich heritage of the Catholic tradition and prayers
  • realize the importance of reading and reflecting on the Bible, especially the Gospels
  • recognize value of prayer
  • learn a process for making decisions according to Christ’s values
  • gain a greater appreciation of the life Jesus won for us by his death and resurrection
  • continue preparation for Confirmation

Social Studies

The students will integrate skills in relationship to history, geography, citizenship, economics, and humanities by:

 

  • identifying major turning points in American history from the 15th to the 20th century
  • exploring what it means to be a citizen of the United States with concentration on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution
  • celebrating the diversity of our nation and the contributions which different groups made to the development of our country
  • examining American participation in global affairs throughout our nation’s history
  • continuing to develop skills in map, graph, and chart interpretation
  • developing an understanding of the interrelatedness of economics and political systems
  • learning how to participate actively in the role of leaders as stewards of our world

 

ILA

A student will be able to:

  • construct meaning as he/she engages with the text
  • use critical and creative thinking processes
  • synthesize information, draft conclusions, and make interpretations
  • write about a variety of topics in more than one form (expository, informational, descriptive, persuasive, poetic)
  • use conventional and electronic sources to research, gather, and organize data
  • paraphrase notes
  • discover the meaning of words through research, the study of content clues and usage
  • use figurative language and analogies to expand meaning
  • develop strategies to ensure conformity to standard English conventions of writing

 

Math

A student will be able to:

  • choose and apply strategies for solving problems
  • use all operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers
  • understand the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents
  • explain how changes in data affect statistics in a given situation
  • identify, describe, compare, classify, and construct geometric figures
  • use and apply formulas to find missing elements
  • solve equations
  • relate math topics to practical real-life issues

 

Science

The students in Science classes will explore the Standards set for Science and develop an appreciation for life as sacred and God-given. Curriculum over a two year period

 Student will be able to:

Physical Science

  • Explain Atoms – Structure
  • Structure and Properties of Matter
  • Chemical and Physical Changes
  • Motion and Forces
  • Energy and its Interaction with Matter

 

Life Science
Identify and explain:

  • The Cell
  • Reproduction and Heredity/Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Interdependence of Organisms
  • Matter and Energy
  • New Organization of Life Systems
  • Behavior of Organisms

Earth Science
Understand:

  • Composition of Earth and the Dynamics that Shape it
  • Origin and Evolution of the Universe
  • Space Exploration

 

  • Introduction to the History, Nature of Science, and Social Perspectives
  • To do experiments in all areas of the curriculum


 Assessment

Students will experience:

  • continual assessment of achievement in understanding concepts, not just periodic tests of factual information
  • assessments that match core content topics that are articulated in the Curriculum Guidelines
  • Multiple types of assessment which include cooperative assignments, class participation, research projects, portfolios, open-ended questions, and problem-solving opportunities

Our Seventh Grade Program Also Features:

  • Participation in Leadership Team and Announcement Team
  • Opportunities for social interaction throughout the year – eg: dances, prayer partners, organized sports

 

Art

A student will be able to:

  • recognize and use various media, materials and tools to produce different visual effects in works of art
  • apply the knowledge of the elements and principles of art in their own two-dimensional and three-dimensional work
  • create works of art inspired by art history and the great masters

 

Computer

A student will be able to:

  • continue to access the school network with a user name and password
  • perfect typing skills
  • research on the internet
  • work more on developing skills for Microsoft Excel, Power Point, and Word
  • use a variety of computer programs to enhance classroom curriculum

 

Library
A student will be able to:

  • visit on an alternating week schedule to check out a library book for enjoyment reading and a book to supplement classroom assignments
  • use the Dewey Decimal System

 

Music

A student will be able to:

  • perform on instruments, alone and with others
  • improvise melodies and variations
  • read and notate music
  • listen and analyze all types of music
  • have fun and move to music
  • sing and praise God with Church songs

 

Health

A student will be able to:

  • understand the food pyramid and Dietary Guidelines
  • Read food labels with an understanding of the nutritional value
  • plan a menu following the food pyramid
  • identify Fats, Proteins, Carbohydrates, Vitamins and Minerals

Physical Education

A student will be able to:

  • evaluate and increase individual physical fitness
  • know the rules and be able to play with competence in a variety of individual and team sports
  • explore teamwork and cooperation through physical activity

Spanish

A student will be able to:

  • identify grammar including verbs (ir, ser, estar and gustar) and possessive adjectives
  • identify vocabulary including numbers one to one million, professions, feelings, months, years, body, weather, holidays and foods
  • identify different Spanish speaking cultures

 

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