Seventh Grade Curriculum

Language Arts
Reading & 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,
    propositions, correlative conjunctions,
    interjections
Sentences: complex, implied subject,
    direct and indirect objects,
    diagramming, independent and
    dependent clauses
Capitalization and punctuation

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


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: PC, 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


Bible
Beginnings of the great controversy
Creation and the fall of man
Flood and destruction of the world
Sanctuary service
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


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 Reasons: 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

 

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

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

Mathematics
Converting common fractions to decimal
    fractions
Exponents
Factoring: prime and composite
Geometric figures and angles,
    classification and measurement
Fundamental operations of whole
    numbers, fractions, decimals, and
    mixed numbers
Integers
Problem solving and application
Percent: meaning of and problems using
Concepts of similarity, angles,
    congruence, and symmetry
Statistics: mean, media, mode, sampling


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