7th Grade Curriculum

English Language Arts

This class is intended to prepare the students for high school and beyond. Students will actively engage in a curriculum that is aligned with Common Core State Standards. Students will read great works of literature, learn the fundamentals of research based writing, and improve their grammar, vocabulary, writing, and literary analysis skills. 

Some of the specific skills your 7th grader will learn include:

  • Cite text evidence to support analysis of  literature as well as informational text
  • Argument, informative, and narrative essay writing
  • Gather relevant information from various sources and establish its credibility
  • Acquire and use academic and domain specific language 

Mathematics

The major math strands for seventh grade curriculum are number sense and operations, algebra, geometry and spatial sense, measurement, and data analysis and probability. These math strands are all critical lessons for a seventh grade math curriculum.

The math skills your 7 grader will learn:

  • Fractions, decimals, and percentages
  • Ratios and proportions
  • Algebraic equations and expressions
  • Inequalities
  • Percent and Consumer Applications
  • Geometric shapes and measurements like volume and area
  • Statistics and probability

Religion

It is very important that each and every student understands and values having a deep relationship with God. With weekly school mass, frequent access to the sacrament of Reconciliation, and consistent prayer, each student will be equipped with the tools needed to continue living out their faith as they continue through middle school.

In 7th grade, students will:

  • be provided an overview of Church history by addressing the Dark Ages through the Counter/Catholic Reformation. 
  • be breaking down and analyzing the final lines of our Apostles’ Creed regarding forgiveness of sins, resurrection from the dead, and life everlasting. Connect the seven sacraments to Scripture by articulating the significance of specific Scripture passages in relation to each Sacrament.
  • spend 15-20 minutes a day reading and personally praying with scripture using the Lectio Divina method. 

Science

Focus is placed on Life Science with investigation and experimentation standards taught in conjunction with content standards.

Topics Include:

  • Scientific Method
  • Cells
  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Classification
  • Human  Body
  • Ecology

Social Studies:

Students will study the rise and fall of empires, the diffusion of religions and languages, and significant movements of people, ideas, and products.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Roman Empire
  • Medieval Europe
  • Renaissance
  • Reformation
  • Age of Exploration
  • Enlightenment
  • Age of Reason