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"Excellence in Education"

# 7th Grade School Curriculum

I. Reading (Literature based)

1. Classic novels and plays
• Basic literary elements
• Vocabulary development
• Essay writing
• Student performances

II. Math (Pre-Algebra)

1. Integers
1. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
2. Solving equations with integers
3. Two-step equations
4. Variables on both sides of an equation
5. Solving inequalities
6. Solving inequalities with more than one operation
7. Problem solving
2. Ordered pairs and graphing
1. Number lines and inequalities
2. Ordered pairs
3. The coordinate system
4. Graphing equations
5. Slope and intercepts
6. Linear inequalities
3. Rational numbers
1. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
2. Properties of addition and multiplication
3. Rational numbers named by decimals
4. Multi-step equations and inequalities
4. Ratios, proportions, and percents
1. Using proportions
2. Using decimals in percent problems
3. Discounts and interest
4. Percent of increase or decrease
5. Problem solving using percents
5. Geometry
1. Points, lines, and planes
2. Rays and angles
3. Congruent segments and angles
4. Constructing parallel and perpendicular lines
5. Polygons, quadrilaterals, and triangles
6. Congruent and similar triangles
6. Measurement
1. Changing metric units
2. Mass and capacity
3. Customary units
4. Time and temperature
5. Polygons and perimeter
6. Circles and circumference
7. Area and volume
1. Rectangles, parallelograms, triangles, trapezoids, and circles
2. Three dimensional figures
3. Surface area of prisms, cylinders, pyramids, and cones
4. Volumes of prisms, cylinders, pyramids, and cones
8. Probability and statistics
1. Probability of independent and dependent events
2. Gathering and recording data
3. Mean, mode, and median
9. Squares, square roots, and polynomials
1. Finding square roots
2. Simplifying square roots
3. Problem solving using the Pythagorean Theorem
4. Graphing irrational numbers
5. Adding and subtracting polynomials

III. English

1. Principles of grammar
2. Sentence structure
3. Paragraph writing
1. Narrative
2. Descriptive
3. Persuasive
4. Expository
4. Research paper

IV. Life Science

1. Scientific method
2. Cell structure & function
3. Genetics
4. Diversity
5. Evolution
6. Classification
7. Simple organisms
8. Animal life
9. Systems of the human body
10. Ecology

V. United States History

1. Native American tribes
2. Claims and explorations of European countries
3. Colonial times to the American Revolution
4. Government
5. Current events

VI. Vocabulary

1. Meaning
2. Usage
3. Context clues

VII. Religion

Development of a friendship with Jesus

1. The importance of reading and reflecting on the bible, especially the Gospels
2. Jesus is truth in his life and teachings. Students are encouraged to form consciences according to Christ’s values.
3. His death and resurrection, the source of eternal life for all

VIII. Computer

Advanced computer skills development

1. Individual user name and password
2. Textbook "Discovering Computers"
3. Typing Tutor
4. Microsoft Word project
5. Microsoft Excel project
6. Microsoft PowerPoint project
7. Educational games

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