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Mrs. Lucht

Bible

Mrs. Toliver

Social Studies

Mrs. Carrington

English

Mrs. Guerrero

Spanish

 

 

7th Grade Curriculum

  • Bible: Bob Jones
  • Language Arts: Wordly Wise, Shurley English, Essay Architect
  • Literature: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, and Crispin by Avi
  • Math: Pre Algebra, Saxon Course 3, Algebra, McDougall Littell
  • Science: Bob Jones, Life Science
  • Social Studies: Bob Jones
  • Spanish: Prentice Hall/Pearson

Field Trips & Highlights

  • Asian Art Museum
  • Renaissance Faire
  • Woodleaf Spiritual Retreat (Yound Life Camp)
  • California Academy of Science or Tech Museum
  • Science Fair

 

Bible

7th grade Bible at SRVCA spends much of the year on the Old Testament. We study individual characters from the Old Testament and a character trait that applies to the story we are reading. For example, we’ll study Isaac and how he demonstrated meekness towards his parents and the Lord. Along with learning the cultural and historical context of each individual, the students will discuss how they can apply that particular characteristic to their own lives. We will also spend one day per week in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. On those days the students will learn how to budget, balance and checkbook and stay out of debt. The biblical approach that Dave Ramsey brings gives the students excellent insight into the importance of managing money.

Language Arts

7th Grade English encompasses the areas of reading, critical thinking, writing, and speaking. Students will continue to build their grammar skills, vocabulary, literary analysis and interpretation, formal and creative writing, and speech. Students will increase their understanding of different genres of literature and practice their use of new vocabulary words. Students will have a series of writing units designed to help them understand the structure of various writing forms such as narrative, argumentative, and informational. Students are encouraged to apply Christian perspective and principles when writing, and analyzing literary works. Classwork and homework includes responses to literature or nonfiction text, reading comprehension questions, independent home reading, annotation, vocabulary, essays, and group projects. 

Math

Seventh grade students are enrolled in one of three math classes: two Saxon Course 3, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra. Small student-teacher ratios and leveled math classes allow students to master developmentally appropriate concepts with confidence. Units of study may include fractions, decimals, percentages, positive and negative numbers, equations, inequalities, geometry, area, volume,square roots, triangles, probability, statistics and polynomials.

Science

Life science will cover the general biology topics of zoology and botany. We will explore fundamental life science concepts and basic investigative skills. The purpose of this course is to develop an awaremess of the unique relationship of the Bible, life sciene and the world. All hands-on activities stress the scientific method of problem solving and allow students to see how experimentation and observation are the bases of scientific investigation. 

Social Studies

Beginning with the fall of Rome, Seventh grade social studies covers the Byzantine Empire, the Rise of Islam, Medieval cultures including Africa, Asia, Mesoamerica, and Europe, the Renaissance and Reformation; all from a Christian perspective. This information is covered through a variety of activities including class lectures, reading, writing, student presentations, simulations, games, map work, and critical thinking activities. 

Spanish

7th Grade Spanish begins to focus on learning the skills accomplished in a high school Spanish I class including: Spanish grammar, written and oral presentations, and discussions about the culture of Spanish speaking peoples.