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SEVENTH GRADE CURRICULUM

ENGLISH CURRICULUM

 

GOALS:

The student will:

1.      apply and write sentences correctly using subjects in unusual order and complements – subject and objects of verbs

2.      select and define the different types of nouns (concrete, abstract, collective, compound, predicate, indirect and direct) used correctly in writing

3.      distinguish and interpret the different forms of pronouns (reflexive, intensive, interrogative, demonstrative, pronoun-antecedent agreement, indefinite-pronoun agreement) in writing

4.      analyze verb types (transitive, intransitive, principle parts of verbs, progressive form, perfect tenses) and use them correctly in writing

5.      recognize and use predicate adjectives and other words used as adjectives correctly in writing

6.      identify and describe adverbs in sentences and use them in writing; recognize double negatives

7.      define correlative conjunctions and use them in writing

8.      identify and use verbal phrases (gerunds, participles, infinitives) correctly in writing

9.      write and identify sentences with different kinds of clauses (independent, dependent, adjective, adverb, noun)

10.  recognize and use complex and compound-complex sentences in writing

11.  apply the writing process in rough draft form, revisions, editing, proofreading, resulting in a final research project utilizing software programs for development of footnotes and bibliography

12.  identify the parts of a sentence and visually represent the parts

 
 
 
MATH CURRICULUM

 

 

GOALS:

The student will:

  1. simplify numerical expressions in horizontal form, apply order of operations using multiple steps with multiple quantities with decimals and fractions; apply the Comparison Property to decimals and fractions; apply Scientific Notation to macro and micro numbers; and translate words to variable expressions
  2. reduce all combinations of fractions, find equivalent fractions through solving, and express fractions as terminating or repeating
  3. convert fractions to decimals to percents, and apply  properties
  4. classify angles and triangles, and find area and perimeter of quadrilaterals, polygons, and circles applying a formula or formulas
  5. apply formulas to find discount, mark-up, sale price, percent of a number, the whole amount, percent of increase and decrease from word problems
  6. solve proportions using ratios, and solve word problems using proportion
  7. apply the Comparison Property, simplify variable and numerical expressions involving integers and some rational numbers
  8. define parts of an equation and use algebra terminology, solve equations using Transformation of Multiplication, Addition, and Division in one step transformation solving
 
 
READING/LITERATURE CURRICULUM
 

GOALS

The student will:

  1. apply post-reading strategies to support comprehension of grade level text
  2. identify and explain use of basic literary techniques
  3. analyze the plot of events in a grade-level text using details from the work
  4. describe the works of various American authors through author studies and post reading discussions
  5. research and analyze the cultural background of fiction using various internet resources
  6. show an appreciation for various literary genres through independent reading projects
  7. create a book project using technology

 

 

RELIGION CURRICULUM

 

GOALS

The student will:

  1. write a personal prayer journal
  2. identify the characteristics of each Gospel writer
  3. recognize and recall stories about Jesus’s birth and early life in Matthew and Luke
  4. identify the twelve apostles and Mary and depict their symbols in a drawing
  5. read and interpret stories of the Kingdom, as in the parable of the mustard seed
  6. note details about the five stories that show Jesus performs miracles in the New Testament: Wine Overflowing (John 2:1-12), Rising from Paralysis (Mark 2:1-12), Stilling a Storm (Mark 4:35-41), Deviled Ham (Mark 5:1-20), Awakened from Death (Mark 5:21-43), share other stories listed as miracles
  7. act in accordance with the Ten Commandments by writing examples of keeping and not keeping the commandments: scandal, abortion, suicide, euthanasia, prejudice, racism, ageism, sexism
  8. apply appropriate examples to explain each Beatitude
  9. show respect for property (seventh and eighth commandments)
 
 
SCIENCE CURRICULUM
 

GOALS:

The student will:

1. explain how mass and weight is different

2. list and describe the three types of motion

3.      explain how speed and velocity are different

4.      explain inertia and its effects on motion

5.      explain how friction affects moving objects

6.      explain how mass, force and acceleration are related

7.      define and give examples of conductors and insulators

8.      explain the characteristics of an electric and parallel circuit  

9.      explore the properties of light

10.  describe the main parts of an animal and plant cell

11.  define the main functions of cell parts

12.  describe how cells reproduce 

13.  understand what DNA is, how the information is used, and how DNA controls traits

14.  compare and contrast an inherited behavior and a learned behavior

15.  be able to independently navigate the science textbook to complete assignments online

 

 

 
 
SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM

 

 

GOALS

The student will:

  1. evaluate the contributions of early civilizations of North America
  2. explain the importance of the exploration, early settlement, and colonization of America by European nations
  3. research the causes for the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution
  4. interpret the key events of the American Revolution and the Patriot and Loyalist viewpoints        
  5. compare and contrast the Articles of Confederation with the U.S. Constitution
  6. understand the principles of the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights
  7. evaluate the need for westward expansion and how it was accomplished
  8. examine the events of the war of 1812 and their effect on U.S. and British relations
  9. write a summary based on research articles from the internet