7th Grade School Curriculum
I. Reading (Literature based)
 Classic novels and plays
 Basic literary elements
 Vocabulary development
 Essay writing
 Student performances
II. Math (PreAlgebra)
 Integers
 Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
 Solving equations with integers
 Twostep equations
 Variables on both sides of an equation
 Solving inequalities
 Solving inequalities with more than one operation
 Problem solving
 Ordered pairs and graphing
 Number lines and inequalities
 Ordered pairs
 The coordinate system
 Graphing equations
 Slope and intercepts
 Linear inequalities
 Rational numbers
 Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
 Properties of addition and multiplication
 Rational numbers named by decimals
 Multistep equations and inequalities
 Ratios, proportions, and percents
 Using proportions
 Using decimals in percent problems
 Discounts and interest
 Percent of increase or decrease
 Problem solving using percents
 Geometry
 Points, lines, and planes
 Rays and angles
 Congruent segments and angles
 Constructing parallel and perpendicular lines
 Polygons, quadrilaterals, and triangles
 Congruent and similar triangles
 Measurement
 Changing metric units
 Mass and capacity
 Customary units
 Time and temperature
 Polygons and perimeter
 Circles and circumference
 Area and volume
 Rectangles, parallelograms, triangles, trapezoids, and circles
 Three dimensional figures
 Surface area of prisms, cylinders, pyramids, and cones
 Volumes of prisms, cylinders, pyramids, and cones
 Probability and statistics
 Probability of independent and dependent events
 Gathering and recording data
 Mean, mode, and median
 Squares, square roots, and polynomials
 Finding square roots
 Simplifying square roots
 Problem solving using the Pythagorean Theorem
 Graphing irrational numbers
 Adding and subtracting polynomials
III. English
 Principles of grammar
 Sentence structure
 Paragraph writing
 Narrative
 Descriptive
 Persuasive
 Expository
 Research paper
IV. Life Science
 Scientific method
 Cell structure & function
 Genetics
 Diversity
 Evolution
 Classification
 Simple organisms
 Animal life
 Systems of the human body
 Ecology
V. United States History
 Native American tribes
 Claims and explorations of European countries
 Colonial times to the American Revolution
 Government
 Current events
VI. Vocabulary
 Meaning
 Usage
 Context clues
VII. Religion
Development of a friendship with Jesus
 The importance of reading and reflecting on the bible, especially
the Gospels
 Jesus is truth in his life and teachings. Students are encouraged
to form consciences according to Christâ€™s values.
 His death and resurrection, the source of eternal life for all
VIII. Computer
Advanced computer skills development
 Individual user name and password
 Textbook "Discovering Computers"
 Typing Tutor
 Microsoft Word project
 Microsoft Excel project
 Microsoft PowerPoint project
 Educational games
