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Seventh Grade

Ancient world history is the theme that weaves through the sixth grade curriculum. We study many early and diverse cultures. We try to bring these ancient cultures to life through hands on projects, research assignments, videos, and an end of the year buffet from around the world. We make an effort to experience a taste of each country through many special activities such as weaving, mosaics, Greek Food Day, Pottery Day, calligraphy, cultural music, dress and language. Our field trips include Glencairn Museum and Bryn Athyn Cathedral.

One of the highlights of our year is attending a special Veteran’s day celebration with other area sixth graders. The students get to meet the veterans and experience the stories of dedication and patriotism.

What will my child learn?Bible

  • Total Credits: 1
  • Life of Christ: In addition to attending Bible classes three times a week, students are required to attend a chapel service every Monday and Friday. Parents are welcome to attend these services, which begin at 11:25 am.
English (Academic and Honors**)
  • Total Credits: 1
  • Grammar: Study all parts of speech, capitalization, punctuation.
  • Literature: Study an anthology of writing pieces by well-known authors.
  • Novels: Read and analyze a variety of novels throughout the year, including The Call of the Wild, Sounder, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Westing Game.
  • Composition: Various writing assignments including, narrative writing, creative writing and personal writing.
  • Spelling, Vocabulary, and Poetry: 28 spelling lists; 280 vocabulary words, various poetry forms will be studied.
  • **Honors English courses move at an accelerated pace, cover an increased amount of novels and an increased frequency of writing assignments.
Math
  • Pre-Algebra, Credits: 1
  • Expressions & Equations
    • Addition
    • Subtraction
    • Multiplication
    • Division
  • Decimals
    • Addition
    • Subtraction
    • Multiplication
    • Division
  • Integers
    • Addition
    • Subtraction
    • Multiplication
    • Division
  • Number Theory
  • Rational Numbers
    • Addition
    • Subtraction
    • Multiplication
    • Division
  • Equations & Inequalities
  • Ratio, Proportion & Percent
  • Geometry
  • Area and Volume
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Honors Pre-Algebra: Students will develop an understanding of expressions, inequalities, and equations while focusing on how algebra can be introduced into ratios, geometry, probability, percentages, graphing, and word problems. In addition, students will do weekly mental math drills to maintain basic skills.
Computer
  • Microsoft Word
    • Create, edit, and format documents
    • Insert pictures, tables, and charts
    • Create resumes and research papers
  • Microsoft Excel
    • Create, edit, and format spreadsheets
    • Insert pictures, tables, and charts
    • Create formulas
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Create, edit, and format presentations
    • Insert pictures, videos, tables, and charts
  • Microsoft Access
    • Create, edit, and format databases
History
  • Geography covering Themes of Geography, North America, South America, and Northern Europe.
  • Days Held: M-F
  • Electives: Individual / Group Presentations
Life Science
  • Credits: 1
  • Measurements, the Scientific Method
  • Organization of Living Systems & Classification of Living Things
  • Carbon Compounds in Living Things
  • Physical Variables of Land & Freshwater Habitats
  • Ecosystems, Food Chains, Food Webs and Biomes
  • Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells, Plant vs. Animal Cells
  • Cell Transport, Comparing Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis
  • Types of Protozoans, Comparing Bacteria and Protozoans & Viruses
  • The Cell Cycle
  • Laws of How Traits Are Passed on to Offspring, The Steps of DNA Replication
  • Taxonomy
  • Algae and Fungi, Plants, Animals
  • Invertebrates and Vertebrates
  • The Circulatory, Respiratory and Organ Systems
  • Structure of Bone, Skeletal/Muscle Partners as Simple Machines
  • Nerve Impulses, How the Eye Works, How the Ear Works

Intro to Spanish

  • Words that are similar in English and Spanish; How to say “the” in Spanish
  • How to make things plural
  • Indefinite articles
  • How to express actions; How to ask questions and say no in Spanish
  • How to count in Spanish
  • Telling time in Spanish
  • ER , -AR, and –IR verbs
  • Adjectives – how to describe things in Spanish
  • Professions and trades; the verb ser
  • Expressions with estar; uses of ser and estar
  • Days and months
  • The verb tener; expressions with tener
  • Weather expressions; Seasons; the verb hacer
  • Possessive adjectives
  • What to say when you like something; the verb gustar
Electives
  • Full list of electives to come