7th Grade Courses

Language Arts 2

The purpose of this course is to provide grade 12 students, using texts of high complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness. In this course, you will learn reading, writing, and critical thinking skills through the study of literature and the composition of both analytical and creative written works. Specifically, the literature we will study in this class will be divided into four themes: Heroism, Chivalry, Satire, and Knowledge.

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Unit 1 Informational Media

  • Lesson 1 Setting a Purpose for Reading
  • Lesson 2 Writing a Summary
  • Lesson 3 Previewing and Reviewing
  • Lesson 4 Revising a Summary
  • Lesson 5 Understanding Text Structure
  • Lesson 6 Why do we read?

Unit 2: Biographies

  • Lesson 1: Activating Prior Knowledge
  • Lesson 2: Writing an Autobiographical Narrative
  • Lesson 3: Connecting and Making Inferences
  • Lesson 4: Revising an Autobiographical Narrative
  • Lesson 5: Identifying Sequence
  • Lesson 6: How Can We Become Who We Want To Be?

Mathematics 2

This course is designed to assist students as they make the transition between the concrete subject of arithmetic and more abstract subjects like algebra and geometry. This is accomplished by working with variables, variable expressions, equations, inequalities, and formulas. Subjects covered in earlier math courses such as fractions, ratios, percents, exponents, roots, and probability are studied in further depth for greater mastery.

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Unit 1: Mathematics Review

  • Use a 4-step plan to solve problems
  • Evaluate powers and exponents
  • Evaluate square roots
  • Simplify expressions using order of operations
  • Solve simple algebraic equations
  • Recognize patterns in sequences
  • Use the metric system

Unit 2: Integers

  • Identify integers
  • Evaluate absolute value
  • Perform operations on integers
  • Write numbers using prime factorization
  • Find the greatest common factor of two numbers
  • Find the least common multiple of two numbers

M/J United States History

Economics course consists of the following content area strands: Economics and Geography. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of the concepts and processes of the national and international economic systems. Content should include, but is not limited to, currency, banking, and monetary policy, the fundamental concepts relevant to the major economic systems, the global market and economy, major economic theories and economists, the role and influence of the government and fiscal policies, economic measurements, tools, and methodology, financial and investment markets, and the business cycle.

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Unit 1: Introduction to Economics

  • Lesson 1: Fundamental Economic Concepts
  • Lesson 2: Economic Systems
  • Lesson 3: Demand & Supply
  • Lesson 4: Markets, Decision-Making and Market Structure

Unit 2: Economic Issues and Institutions

  • Lesson 1: Employment, Wages and Labor
  • Lesson 2: Sources of Government Revenue & Government Spending
  • Lesson 3: Financial Markets

 

M/J Life Science

Students in grade seven continue to deepen their knowledge of the life, earth, and physical sciences through more complex investigations and explanations. The concepts they study become increasingly abstract in a developmentally appropriate manner to allow for the slow, incremental development of these cognitively complex ideas. Seventh graders also continue to develop their investigative skills by generating their own questions, recognizing and explaining the relationships among variables, and critiquing the conclusions that are drawn from scientific investigations.

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Unit 1: The Study of Living Things

  • Lesson 1: The Study of Living Things
  • Lesson 2: It’s Alive!! Or Is It?
  • Lesson 3: Light and Living Things

Unit 2 Project: Cells, Heredity, and Genes

  • Lesson 2-1: Cells: The Basic Units of Life
  • Lesson 2-2: The Cell In Action
  • Lesson 2-3: Heredity
  • Lesson 2-4: Genes and DNA