7th Grade

7b

Religion

  • A continued recognition that all is created out of God’s love and is dependent upon God
  • A continued emphasis on the centrality of the Eucharist and an understanding of how Christ empowers us for mission
  • A deeper understanding of divine revelation and divine inspiration
  • A deeper appreciation for prayer as the primary way we come to know God and share in community
  • An increased ability to read, understand and apply Scripture to life
  • A thorough exploration of the Nicene Creed
  • A basic understanding of Catholic dogma and doctrine in light of the creed

Social Studies

  • Identify the nations that claimed land in North America
  • Identify the colonies that formed and what to their founding
  • Analyze the American Revolution
  • Interpret all major American documents (Declaration of Independence, Constitution)
  • Analyze the formation of the United States’ governments (as well as political parties)
  • Identify major events in the development of the U.S. up to and including reconstruction
  • Investigate the wars fought from revolution to Civil War Pass the immigration test

Science

  • Forces and Pressure
  • Circulation and The Heart
  • Work and Energy
  • Machines
  • The Atmosphere
  • Breathing and The Respiratory System
  • Cells
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Laboratory experiences include the “Planetary Science” FOSS kit.

Math

  • Integers and equations
  • Factors and fractions
  • Rational numbers
  • Ratio, proportion, and percents
  • Linear equations, inequalities and functions
  • Right triangles
  • Two and three dimensional figures
  • Statistics and probability
  • Polynomials and nonlinear functions

Literature

  • Evaluate author’s message
  • Understand bias in literature
  • Envision setting and action in a play
  • Identify genre and its elements
  • Make inference and predict future outcome

Language Arts

  • Students will exhibit mastery in identification and correct use of all parts of speech in written communication
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to identify various writing styles and begin to exhibit their own particular writing style
  • Students will exhibit mastery in proofreading skills for their own work and other’s work
  • Students will demonstrate their knowledge of writing a research paper and present such information to their peers using presentation techniques
  • Students will continue to expand their written and oral vocabularies through various exercises, weekly quizzes and oral presentations

Art

  • Materials and Techniques:
    Reinforce the above, adding linoleum/mono printing, assemblage, linear perspective, sewing, color theory: primary, secondary, intermediate, complementary, mono chromatic, warm & cool colors. They will cover the principals of design, & produce graphic symbols
  • Subjects:
    Landscapes, famous visual/musical artists, logos, independent projects, their environment

Computer

  • Computer Literacy
  • Introduction to Video Production (storyboarding, filming, editing)
  • Robotics (constructing, programming)

Band & Chorus

  • Basic Skills:
    • Identify basic parts of the instrument
    • Demonstrate the proper care of the instrument
    • Use proper playing posture: total body, arm, hand, wrist, and finger positions
  • Tone Production:
    • Produce sounds demonstrating characteristic tone quality
    • Use proper breathing technique, play with good embouchure
    • Define and interpret through performance dynamics
  • Pitch:
    • Identify and define flat, sharp and natural signs
    • Use alternate fingerings where applicable
  • Tuning and Intonation:
    • Identify and utilize tuning mechanisms of the instrument
    • Demonstrate ability to tune a given pitch
    • Improve intonation by making appropriate adjustments in embouchure posture and breath support
  • Musical Concepts:
    • Count and perform rhythmic patterns combining various notes and rests
    • Count and perform musical selections in a wide variety of time signatures
    • Name and interpret through performance the lines and spaces on the staff in the clef pertaining to the instrument
    • Name and interpret through performance accidentals, phrasing, breath marks
    • Name and interpret through performance repeat signs, solo/soli/tutti divisi/unison, accent, staccato, first and second ending, DaCapo al Fine
    • Name and interpret through performance variations in dynamics Name and interpret variations in tempo

Physical Fitness:

  • To be able to perform the physical skills with some degree of proficiency.
  • To be able to verbalize what exercise is and why it is needed.
  • To describe what cardiovascular exercise is and and relate it to everyday activities
  • Students will be able to play a team game displaying the following skills with proficiency:
    • Running
    • Throwing
    • Dribbling
    • Passing
    • Guarding
    • goal keeping
    • To demonstrate teamwork and fair play during a game.
    • To play the game effectively

Spanish

  • All students learn how to pray Hail Mary and Our Father in Spanish. They also sing Spanish children’s songs.
  • Lean Ser and Estar verbs Por and Para
  • Learn past tense of Er and Ir verbs
  • Learn Affirmative commands, reflexive verbs
  • Spanish Presentations on topics about Spanish countries and customs
  • Useful phrases for traveling, ordering foods and getting around