Seventh Grade Curriculum

Language Arts
Reading & Literature
Read independently
Word analysis: etymology
Comprehension: author's intent,
    summarizing, paraphrasing, compare
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

Appropriate vocabulary and use
Parliamentary procedure
Conduct interviews and surveys

Assigned words
Organized study plan
Spells correctly written work
Critical thinking: fact versus opinion,
    nonverbal clues, persuasive words

Mechanical writing
Composition: writing across the
Parts of Speech: collective, appositive
    noun, transitive and intransitive,
    passive and active voice verbs;
    demonstrative, intensive and relative
    pronouns, adjectives, adverbs,
    propositions, correlative conjunctions,
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

Watercolor and pastel
Sculpture and drawing
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


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

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
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
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,
Interpersonal skills: cooperation,
    sportsmanship, leadership, respect

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

Converting common fractions to decimal
Factoring: prime and composite
Geometric figures and angles,
    classification and measurement
Fundamental operations of whole
    numbers, fractions, decimals, and
    mixed numbers
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
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
Force, motion, and energy