Seventh Grade

Bible

Seventh grade students will study the nation of Israel, specifically the period of time relating to the prophets. Bible memory and prayer will be stressed, with a desire for relevancy in day-to-day living. The Seventh Grade Bible Curriculum will specifically deal with the topics listed:

  • A review of the OT from beginning through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, overview of various prophets, the three kings of the united Israel, feasts and special days

Math

Pre-Transition Math

The Pre-Transition Mathematics Curriculum continues to emphasize the use of the four basic operations in relation to positive and negative integers, fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, and percents. Students will work with the familiar topics of ratios, proportions, measurement and basic geometric concepts, but also probe deeper into the topics of probability, statistics, and the construction and interpretation of graphs and displays.

  • Identify and apply the basic properties of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to integers, simple fractions, mixed numbers, angle measurements, and lengths (both positive and negative).
  • Compare, order, convert, round, and find equivalent fractions, decimals, and percents (both negative and positive).
  • Measure lengths using the metric system.
  • Recognize and identify the relationship between acute, obtuse, right, complementary, supplementary, linear, and vertical angles.
  • Interpret and construct graphs and displays both with and without the use of technology.
  • Collect, organize, describe, calculate, analyze, and interpret statistical data and find the probability of an event.
  • Use, compare, and solve ratios, proportions, and simple equations.
  • Calculate area and volume of different geometric figures.
  • Identify and construct simple geometric figures.
  • Identify and describe the properties and transformations of simple geometric figures.

Transition Math

The Transition Mathematics Curriculum is meant to supplement an emphasis on numbers and operations with an introduction into pure algebraic and geometric concepts. Students will be reviewing the foundational knowledge of integers, fractions, and decimals, and begin working with variables and abstract representations. This will aid students as they will also be solving simple linear equations and inequalities, as well as working with basic geometric concepts and some statistics.

  • Order, compare, round, convert, perform arithmetic operations with, and understand rational numbers.
  • Represent concrete, real world patterns and relationships with variables, generalizations, expressions, equations, simple inequalities, if-then statements, and diagrams.
  • Solve, and graph basic linear equations and inequalities using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division properties.
  • Recognize and apply basic geometric properties to triangles, lines, and other simple shapes.
  • Find the area of triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, and other 2-dimensional figures.
  • Find the volume and surface area of 3-dimensional figures.
  • Interpret and calculate statistical data and variability

Social Studies

The Seventh Grade Social Studies Curriculum emphasizes the study of the eastern world. Throughout the year students will:

  • Discuss the use of water, energy, land, weather, climate, environments, and natural resources.
  • Identify populations, cultures, governments, and economies found in the western world.
  • Research the fertile crescent and its people.
  • Study the origins of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Muslims.
  • Apply critical thinking skills in evaluating cartograms.
  • Complete an overview of Turkey, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan.
  • Analyze the ways oil has impacted the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Discuss the current situation and progress in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Compare and contrast early and modern Egypt.
  • Illustrate the impact of the Nile River.
  • Explain the cause and effect of the apartheid.
  • Evaluate the achievements of India.
  • Study the oriental countries, Australia, and New Zealand.

Physical Education

The Seventh Grade Physical Education Curriculum closely follows the CSI Curriculum and its age appropriate goals for students. Middle School PE will prepare students for high school physical education by:

  • Requiring students to demonstrate mastery of various types of movement and skill activities.
  • Understanding and testing a wide variety of skills, activities, and rules for a wide variety of games and sporting activities.
  • Demonstrating fundamental skills for some new activities and mastery of certain simple and advanced skills for some activities practiced for many years.
  • Combining locomotor and manipulative skills into more specialized sport skills.
  • Understanding the principles of skill development.
  • Completing a health related fitness assessment and understand how that relates to overall personal fitness and wellness for life.
  • Demonstrating respect for differences, fair play, and sportsmanship in physical activity.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of proper stretching exercises and muscle strength and endurance exercises.
  • Assessing and monitoring physiological responses before, during, and after exercises.
  • Setting goals for improvement in both personal fitness and overall health and wellness.

As a result of studying health and wellness at CPCS, students will:

  • Develop an effective understanding for achieving and maintaining personal health and wellness standards that will inform decisions about good health throughout their lives.
  • Investigate and assess the relationship among body composition, body type, nutrition, use of tobacco, family history, and levels of physical activity.
  • Know and develop a greater understanding of being a steward of this great body God has given them and how to use it better for His glory.

Language Arts

The Seventh Grade Language Arts Curriculum focuses on improving skills from previous years, particularly in the areas of reading and writing. They learn to understand idioms and comparisons like similes and metaphors. They use a variety of reference sources to support their position on a topic, both written and oral. The stages of the writing process are applied in a variety of manners. Language Arts skills will be used in conjunction with other core areas of study.

  • Students use knowledge of word parts and relationships between words, as well as context clues, to determine precise meaning of words.
  • Read and understand a variety of nonfiction works.
  • A wide variety of nonfiction works are read and analyzed.
  • Students build and save ideas for current and future writing. They write coherently while preceding through proofreading, peer checking, and advising.
  • Writing is longer and varied, and continues to demonstrate proper conventions and command of Standard English.
  • Standard English conventions includes grammar, punctuation, capitalization and spelling.
  • Students deliver well organized oral presentations.

Science

The Seventh Grade Science Curriculum teaches students throughout the year to:

  • Design and conduct scientific inquiry using the appropriate tools to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
  • Develop critical and logical explanations, predictions, and models using evidence gathered.
  • Communicate scientific procedures and explanations.
  • Describe different types of motion and natural forces found on Earth.
  • Classify energy and explain how it transfers from different sources.
  • Construct explanations of the rock cycle and classify the different types of rocks and minerals found in the Earth’s crust.
  • Use knowledge and evidence to construct explanations for the movement on and under the Earth’s crust.

Music

Students will have the opportunity to select either band or choir during middle school.

Choral: Students sing two, three and four part harmony. Vocalization, interval training, in addition to part reading is emphasized.

Band: Students plays as an entire group and also by sections. Working on mastering their instrument with regards to tone and technique.

  • Study careers in the music industry.
  • Study American music style and performers.
  • “The Beat Goes On” study of rhythm and percussion ensembles.
  • Music theory—study of chords and progressions and music fundamentals.
  • Singing in unison and parts.

Computer

The Seventh Grade Curriculum (standards from IDOE Math, Reading, and Technology Education Curriculum) for computer class:

  • Consistently use home row touch typing in daily work
  • Use Microsoft Office to complete classroom work
  • Use Google Drive and its programs
  • Use various presentation software
  • Digital citizenship
  • Reflect on Christian beliefs and relationship with God
  • STEM activities
  • Java Scrip coding

Art

The Seventh Grade Curriculum for art class will include:

  • Learn the language of art and its connection to music and drama
  • Learn some of the many ways art contributes to our lives
  • Learn that art is a form of communication
  • Experience different media and tools used in creating art
  • Create art that relates to other subjects and cultures
  • Recognize shapes, lines, color, texture, and value in two-dimensional artwork
  • Recognize form in three-dimensional artwork as having height, width and depth
  • Recognize the elements and principles of art in works of art
  • Distinguish the characteristics of Modern art
  • Distinguish the characteristics of Christian art
  • Discern the difference between Christian art and non-Christian art
  • Begin to explore the contributions of Christian art to culture, historically and in the current culture
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