7th Grade Courses.

Subject: Bible

Course: The Life of Christ through the Gospel of John

Textbook:

Seventh grade students continue their travels through the Bible using Route 66.
The lessons are typically covered at a rate of one per week, meeting the following course objectives:

  • Understanding of Scripture and its primary themes
  • Building a foundation for future studies, discovering each book’s context and how it relates to the other books of the Bible.
  • Learning to locate key events and characters in the Bible
  • Applying basic Biblical principles that will enrich the students’ lives
  • Challenging non-Christian students to examine their lives and make a commitment to Christ.

Subject: Spanish

Course: Spanish 1 Prep

In the explorative middle school Spanish program, the curriculum covers:

  • Communication: speaking, reading, writing, and listening in Spanish
  • Grammar: subject pronouns, conjugation of the verb Ser, express likes and dislikes with Gustar, noun article agreement, use adjectives to describe nouns and adjective-noun agreement, conjugate AR verbs and the verb ‘IR, use frequency adverbs, use tener que and hay que expressions, and tell time.
  • Biblical Integration: students are also responsible for reading, translating, memorizing, and/or talking about Bible passages and Christian songs in Spanish.

In addition to the items listed above, students will begin to study South American culture more closely. The selected text ha a rich cultural integration. Students will also contact and correspond with Spanish speaking students in South America.

Subject: Language Arts

Course: Elements of Literature First Course

Textbook:

Elements of Literature First Course
Elements of Language First Course
Grammar, Usage and Mechanics Workbook, First Course
Worldly Wise 3000, Book 7

Course Objectives: Skills developed during the sixth grade Introductory Course are strengthened further

Subject: Math

Course: Math 7

Textbook: Mathematics: Course 2, by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston

Seventh grade math courses focus on mathematic strands. Number theory, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis, statistics, and probability are developed as appropriate to each course. Each course progressively prepares students for high school math.

Subject: History

Course: Modern U.S. History

Textbook: Call to Freedom

Seventh grade students explore the history of our country’s heritage and founding principles in order to see God’s providential hand in the events of history.  We start the year with a unit on the fundamental elements of Geography.  The first semester focuses on how a colony in the New World became an independent country that eventually became a world power.  We discuss our Revolution, Constitution, Expansion, and eventual Civil War.  We finish out our year by learning about how we rebuilt and restructured our country.  We end with the United States entering and seeing WW1 to its conclusion.  As we explore early U.S. history, we also take time in each unit to examine what is happening in Georgia and how Georgia contributes and is impacted by global events.  This class gives students an appreciation of our state and national heritage so they can see God’s hand in the events of Georgia history and our nation at large.

Subject: Science

Course: Earth and Space Science

Textbook: Glencoe Earth Science, by Feather, Snyder and Zike

The Earth Science curriculum is designed to equip children to discover the amazing details and order of Gods’ creation.

Course Scope

  • Creation vs. Evolution: Scientific evidence supports Creation as truth about earth’s
  • beginnings.
  • Earth’s Materials: matter, minerals, and rocks
  • The Changing Surface of the Earth: Erosion and Weathering
  • Earth’s external and internal processes: maps, landscape, volcanoes, and earthquakes
  • You and the environment: energy resources, climate, and weather
  • Astronomy: the solar system, stars and galaxies