7th Grade Curriculum
Christ and Christianity – This Old Testament course involves a look at the origin and development of the Messianic hope in the redemption of mankind. Focus on personal Bible study continues throughout the course, and students engage in discussions of applying God’s principles. During each quarter the students memorize one verse each week that corresponds with the theme of that week.
World Studies II – Students are guided through an overview of world and cultural studies from The Renaissance to the present. Young people are challenged to think about the validity of Christianity in light of world thoughts and religion. The emphasis on geography that began during the sixth grade year will be expanded. Class discussions, guided critical reading, independent projects are integral components. An emphasis is placed on building critical thinking skills taught in 6th grade.
Pre-Algebra – Students are introduced to basic principles of algebra, including integers, expressions, solving equations, and graphing linear equations. The course is a survey intended to give students exposure to core algebraic concepts and develop abstract thinking skills.
Earth Science – This course involves the study of the celestial sphere, the atmosphere, and the hydrosphere. Course components include space exploration, weather forecasting, geology, and an examination of water and how it makes the Earth distinctive. Students explore the uniqueness of God’s creation and their responsibility to all aspects of their world
Explorations in English – English 7 covers a wide variety of new and review areas including vocabulary, grammar concepts, in-depth literature and novel studies, poetry, and creative writing. Emphasis is made on structuring sentences and paragraphs for book reports, paragraphs, summaries and essays. Grammar starts with review of punctuation and capitalization rules and progresses to a unit study of each part of speech. The knowledge of the parts of speech is incorporated with sentence structure for greater variation and interest in writing.
Latin I – Latin I introduces the Latin language through a study of Roman culture and grammar exercises. By building on concepts that gradually increase in complexity, students learn to read Latin at the elementary level. Of important note, students not only learn Latin but also a method of dealing with language studies in general. Once they understand that language is a process with a well-defined system they can learn to use that process to satisfy their own needs and to build on their own knowledge. The course seeks to demonstrate that language acquisition-and the intricacies of grammatical concepts-are within the grasp of every student. Specifically students must master the noun-case system and verb conjugations in the present, perfect, and future tenses. Students also begin to build strong vocabulary skills in Latin I as the complexity of their translations increases.