Curriculum - Grade 7

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BIBLE+

Beginnings of the great controversy
Creation and the fall of man
Flood and destruction of the world
Apostasy, repentance, reformation of the Hebrew people
Life of Jesus from birth to resurrection
Early Christian church to Reformation
Disappointment of 1844, Three angels' messages
Millennium, New Jerusalem
Second coming of Christ
Controversy ended

 
ART

Watercolor and pastel
Sculpture and drawing
Graphics
Color theory
Architecture: history and construction
Elements and principles of design
Forms in composition
Proportion and perspective
Still life and scapes: sea, land, city, sky
Major individual project
Art history and appreciation

 
COMPUTERS

Socioeconomic impact
Computer types: IBM, Apple
Modem, fax, networking, bulletin boards
Keyboard: speed, accuracy
Database management
Columns, tables, graphs
Desktop publishing: review and practice
Menus
Criminal misuse of computer and program
Operating systems: review and practice
Protection programs for virus

 
LANGUAGE ARTS

Reading and Literature
Read independently
Word analysis: etymology
Comprehension: author's intent, summarizing paraphrasing, compare content
Wide variety of literature
Compare literary forms and types
Literary elements: rhyme, rhythm, and figurative language
Analysis of media: reliability, accuracy, point of view
Read in the content area
Abstract vocabulary development
Words that persuade, dissuade, entertain, enlist

Speaking
Appropriate vocabulary and use
Parliamentary procedure
Conduct interviews and surveys

Spelling
Assigned words
Organized study plan
Spells correctly written work

Listening
Critical thinking: fact versus opinion, nonverbal clues, persuasive words

Writing
Legibility
Mechanical writing
Composition: writing across the curriculum
Parts of Speech: collective, appositive noun, transitive and intransitive, passive and active voice verbs; demonstrative, intensive and relative pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, correlative conjunctions, interjections
Sentences: complex, implied subject, direct and indirect objects, diagramming, independent & dependent clauses
Capitalization and punctuation

Study Skills and Reference
References: periodicals, Readers Guide, Bible commentaries
Setting goals, priorities, schedules

 
MATHEMATICS

Exponents and scientific notation
Order of operations
Fundamental operations of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers
Development and use of formulas
Problem solving and application
Graphing: ordered pairs and inequalities
Geometric concepts: terms, constructions, Pythagorean Theorem
Inequalities: introduction
Ratio, proportion, and percent
Integers
Absolute value
Statistics: mean, median, mode, range

 
MUSIC

Complex rhythmic patterns
Minor scales
Music and instruments of the romantic period
Sight reading, two-part songs
Meter changes
Simple chord progressions
Write simple major key signature
Recognize music of Eastern cultures
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal

 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Motor skills
team sports, tumbling stunts, track and individual activities

Concepts
safety, games strategies, environmental responsibility, sports history

Fitness
testing, agility, running and jogging, cardiovascular endurance, heart rate monitoring

Positive attitudes
self-worth, self-control, honesty, humility, patience

Interpersonal skills
cooperation, sportsmanship, leadership, respect

 
SCIENCE & HEALTH+

God's universe: galaxies, stars, solar systems
Genetics
Viruses and bacteria
Fungi and protists
Invertebrates, insects, anthropoids
God's plan for sexuality
Sexual issues and responsibilities
Sexually transmitted diseases
The immune system and HIV infection
Machines
Force, motion, and energy

 
SOCIAL STUDIES+

Eastern hemispheres
Greek and Roman civilizations
Civilizations of the Americas: history of Bermuda
Medieval societies: Europe, Japan
Growth of Islam
Renaissance and Reformation
Age of Reason: Enlightenment
Industrial Age and Scientific Revolution
Comparison of political systems
Technological progress and implications
World trade and resources
World geography, environment
Contemporary problems and issues
Economics: free trade versus central planning
Map and globe skills
Community service and ADRA
Brotherhood
Impact of religious differences

 

+ Subjects may alternate for grades 5 and 6 and for grades 7 and 8. Materials are adapted to the appropriate grade level.