Seventh Grade Curriculum

Religion – Bible (ESV), Luther’s Small Catechism

  1. Confirmation for students who are members of Faith Lutheran Church taught by Pastor
  2. Doctrine/Bible study for non-member students taught by religiously trained instructor
  3. Contemporary issues and application of God’s Word to our daily lives taught by Lutheran teachers
  4. Memorization of key Bible passages and parts of Luther’s Small Catechism

English – Elements of Language – Holt/Rinehart/Winston – Lost Tools of Writing

  1. Basis of English grammar, mechanics and usage
  2. Creative writing taught in conjunction with English/Literature
  3. Practice writing skills in persuasive, narrative, descriptive, and expository essays
  4. Research skills and report writing major part of curriculum

Literature – Selected Novels

  1. In depth study of at least seven selected novels
  2. Study of poetry
  3. Students present a Shakespearean theatre production each year
  4. Recognizing characteristics of various literary genre
  5. Literary elements and devices
  6. Comprehension and analysis of text
  7. Research reports are a major part of the curriculum

Math – Saxon – Course 2

  1. Introduction to the concepts and terminology of algebra
  2. Geometric principles; angle measurement and relationship; geometric construction
  3. Graphing equations
  4. Exponents, scientific notation, prime factorization
  5. Equations, inequalities, properties of real numbers, functions, order of operations
  6. Data collection and display; statistics, probability
  7. Texas History – Holt/Rinehart/Winston

  8. Begins with early inhabitants, Native Americans, and traces the development of Texas under the different nations that claim the land we know as Texas today.
  9. Students take a four day Texas History Tour

Latin – Latin Alive! – Book 1 Classical Academic Press

  1. Parts of speech and their counter parts in English
  2. Sentence structure
  3. Vocabulary enrichment
  4. Conjugation of verbs
  5. Declining of nouns

Life Science – Christian Schools International

  1. Goal is to uplift God as the Creator and sustainer of the universe
  2. Enhance understanding of the creation
  3. Prepare students for high school Biology
  4. Instruction emphasizing scientific inquiry
  5. Students encouraged to hypothesize, make observations and analyze data
  6. Emphasis on lab activities to reinforce/clarify concepts
  7. Computer based labs, dissection activities
  8. Participation in Science Fair
  9. Field trips related to topics of study

Computer

  1. Type to Learn III
  2. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  3. Use of the Internet for research
  4. Performing science experiment simulations

Fine Arts Electives (Choose 1-2 electives)

  1. Intermediate Band
  2. Strings
  3. Choir
  4. Handbell Choir

Physical Education

  1. Development of life fitness skills; exercise, power walking, running, tennis, bowling, swimming, golf, etc.
  2. Sports skills, rules, and games:  volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis, bowling
  3. Track and field events in preparation for field days
  4. Fitness testing in the fall and spring

Enrichment

  1. Choir/Band Concert
  2. Christmas program/Fall musical
  3. Field Trip
  4. Scholar Bowl Competition
  5. Shakespearean Theatre production
  6. Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Math Contest
  7. Sports teams:  football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, golf
  8. Student Council
  9. Texas History Tour/Outdoor Education trip
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