Seventh Grade Curriculum

Religion – Bible (ESV)

  1. Doctrine/Bible study taught by a pastor
  2. Contemporary issues and application of God’s Word to our daily lives taught by Lutheran teachers
  3. 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. Persuasive writing and logic using The Lost Tools of Writing curriculum
  3. Research skills and report writing major part of curriculum

Literature – Selected Novels

  1. In depth study of six to 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

Journalism (1st Semester)

  1. Parts of a newspaper
  2. Jobs in journalism
  3. Writing, analyzing, and editing news articles and headlines
  4. Conducting interviews
  5. Study of persuasive and advertising techniques
  6. Create a print advertisement
  7. Write and publish news articles for the school newspaper

Math – Saxon – Course 2, Supplemental Algebra Workbooks

  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

Texas History – Anderson, Wooster, De Leon. Texas & Texans

Culminates in Texas Tour

  1. Caddo, Karankawa, Caohuiltecans
  2. Spanish and French Explorers
  3. Spanish Texas and the Mission System
  4. Mexican Texas and the First Colonies
  5. Republic of Texas
  6. The Lone Star State
  7. Confederate Texas and the Civil War
  8. Twentieth Century Texas

Middle School Latin I – Richard LaFleur. Wheelock’s Latin

  1. Rules of Latin Grammar
  2. English Definitions
  3. Principal Parts and Stems
  4. Inflection and Parsing
  5. The Indicative Mood
  6. Case Uses
  7. Clause Structure
  8. Sentences by Real Latin Authors

Life Science – Bob Jones

  1. Units of study include classification of living organisms, cellular functions, ecology, human anatomy and physiology
  2. Lab activities to improve scientific reasoning and observation skills
  3. Introduction to dissection techniques


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


  1. Recognition and use of various elements of art, color, line, shape
  2. Study of famous artists and their works
  3. A variety of curriculum resources are utilized, including Arts Attack, Masterworks art book, and other supplemental and online materials.

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
  2. Sports skills, rules, and games:  volleyball, basketball, softball and other sports
  3. Track and field events in preparation for field days
  4. Fitness testing in the fall and spring


  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