7th Grade

Our Seventh Grade Program focuses on children that are twelve to thirteen years old. Our program has a touch of excitement with Social Studies covering ancient and medieval history, the Renaissance and Reformation, and concludes with the rise of modern nations. Science introduces the history of science, scientific inquiry, experimentation, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, fossils, the fossil record, life, classification of life, the human body, energy, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the lymphatic system, the reproductive system, the urinary system, and the nervous system. 

Students continue to grow in their reading and math skills, including multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, ratios, percentages, shapes, basic geometry, and more!

7th grade includes:

Principles of Mathematics

Focus is on multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, ratios, percentages, shapes, basic geometry, and more!

Math is a real-life tool that points us to God and helps us explore His creation, yet it often comes across as dry facts and meaningless rules. Here at last is a curriculum that has a biblical worldview integrated throughout the text and problems, not just added as an afterthought.

The Road Less Traveled

The seventh-grade reader The Road Less Traveled presents examples of others whose early choices affected their lives. Selections include character-building parables from nature, stories of pioneer trailblazing, examples of living for others, incentives for seeking true treasures, and exhortation to humility.

Mary’s Meadow Curriculum (Discovering Nature Series)

Students will get an up-close look at gardens, gardening skills, small garden creatures, garden plants and much more through the stories (by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing) and related activities.

Art With a Purpose

Simple step-by-step art lessons for children in grade 7. It covers advanced shading with soft lead colored pencils, grid drawing, calligraphy, paint mixing and painting, and sketching.

Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow

Christianity has recently come to Iceland, but it is a time of transition between old customs and Jesus’ teachings. Rolf’s father puts the value of human life ahead of ill-gotten gain, a decision that ultimately costs him his life and caused Rolf to be unjustly outlawed. The tale describes Rolf’s response to this injustice. 

The Lost Prince of Samavia

Marco is only 12, but he is years beyond his age. He has never seen his homeland of Samavia, as he has traveled across the European continent all his life with his father, Loristan, and their servant, Lazarus. Samavia lies in ruins as two warring parties fight over the crown, the crown that rightfully belongs to the Lost Prince. It is said that for the past five hundred years, the royal line of Samavia has been in hiding, bound by the oath of the Forgers of the Stone. The Lost Prince waits for just the right moment to assume his rightful position as King of Samavia. Marco and his father take up their dying country’s cause and dream of seeing its secret king crowned. A dangerous plan takes father and son on different journeys.  

Language Lessons for the Secondary Child Volume 2

This volume continues on through the variety of skills taught in volume one with lessons that are a bit more advanced and lengthy, with a particular focus on famous historical speeches for copywork and dictation exercises.

Understanding the Old World

Covers the geography and history of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Includes map skills and timeline activities. Covers ancient and medieval history, the Renaissance and Reformation, and concludes with the rise of modern nations.

Explorer Globe – 12″ diam/blue/raised rel/met

12″ diameter globe featuring raised relief and metal base.

Spelling – Grade 7

34 lessons. Each lesson includes a list of 20 “New Words” and 5 “Review Words,” except every sixth lesson, which is completely review.

The main emphasis of this course is the study of Latin word elements*roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Learning to spell is the primary goal throughout, and the meanings of roots and affixes are helpful in expanding a student’s vocabulary.

Each lesson also has a review section that exercises phonetic and word-building concepts covered in earlier grade levels of this series. The last section of each lesson gives a brief history of the English language, providing some of the reasons for the modern spellings, pronunciations, and meanings of many English words.

Bible – God Visits His Chosen Family

Grade 7 begins a survey of New Testament history, covering the events of Jesus’ earthly ministry and the beginning of the New Testament church. The pupil studies the sequence of Jesus’ birth, ministry, death, resurrection, and ascension, comparing the four Gospel records to better understand the overall picture. Messianic prophecies in the Old Testament take on new meaning as the pupil considers the significance of Jesus’ life and teaching. He learns how the church began and how God worked though His people to spread the Gospel “into all the world.”

Story of Brahms in Words and Music CD

 DID YOU KNOW…

Brahms is the third of the famous “Three B’s of Music.” (Do you know the other two?)

Brahms was so critical that he destroyed at least twice the number of pieces he published.

Playing with lead soldiers was one of his favorite pastimes.

When a critic pointed out a resemblance between one of his symphonic themes and one by Beethoven, he remarked: “any idiot can see that.”

Story of Tchaikovsky in Words and Music CD

 DID YOU KNOW…

Though among the most popular composers, Tchaikovsky is known by just a few pieces in the United States.

Tchaikovsky’s music is very Russian even though he only rarely used actual folk songs in his works.

Swan Lake, one of the greatest ballets of all time, was originally written as an entertainment for his sister’s children.

His two popular concertos- for piano and for violin- were initially regarded as unplayable and were rejected by the intended performers

7th grade with alternate math includes:

Pre-Algebra Math

Pre-Algebra covers negative numbers, order of operations, solving for the unknown, and other topics.

7th grade with alternate science includes:

Exploring Creation w/ General Science SET

This course touches on the basics in several areas of science. The 16 modules in the hardcover student text are designed to be covered in 32-36 weeks. These modules introduce the history of science, scientific inquiry, experimentation, simple machines, archaology, geology, paleontology, fossils, the fossil record, life, classification of life, the human body, energy, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the lymphatic system, the reproductive system, the urinary system, and the nervous system.

General Science Notebooking Journal

User-friendly companion that provides space for answering On Your Own and Study Guide questions as well as for developing Lab Reports. Study helps include graphic organizers and a Module Summary for each module (fill-in-the-blank). Digging Deeper sections provides an opportunity for practical applications and writing activities. For the teacher, there are grading rubrics for lab reports and suggested answers for some of the graphic organizers. The History of Science module includes a nicely done timeline.

General Science Lab Kit

Kit contains: safety goggles, vegetable oil, corn syrup, piece of cork, blue food coloring, balloons, baking soda, funnel, pencil, sheets of paper, thumbtacks, yarn, cardboard, cardstock, paper clip, flashlight w/ batteries, spoons, table salt, scissors, facial tissue, soap bar, chewing gum, black pepper, tweezers, toilet paper, wooden ruler, bamboo skewers, alum, cotton string, washers, black construction paper, magnifying glass, sand, plaster of Paris, bowls, lima beans, paper towels, limestone rock, steel wool, foil baking pan, small shovel, modeling clay, paper plate, petroleum jelly, seashells, index cards, pipe cleaners, colored beads, rubbing alcohol, iodine, masking tape, nylon stocking, rubber bands, chicken bouillon cube, pen, crayon, yeast, plastic bags, butter knife, plastic bandage, tealight candle, vinegar, matches, mirror, straws, oral thermometers, saltine cracker, antacid tablets, stopwatch, flexible tubing, red food coloring, tea bag, coffee filter, practice golf ball, toothpicks, blindfold, and printouts.

There are still a number of items you will need to gather from around your home, but the list will be much shorter if you use this assembled kit which will save you time, money, and gas by putting supplies at your fingertips.

Optional Add-ins:

Must be ordered with a kit either Distance Education or Online.

Zola’s Introduction to Hebrew

More than half of the Bible is written in Hebrew. For Bible study purposes alone, this fact warrants learning the language. This text, originally intended for an adult audience at Bible colleges and seminaries, emphasizes pronouncing and reading Hebrew. Hebrew is complex and this text does not formally introduce grammatical concepts, nor does it follow a direct, traditional language learning method. The primary goal is to read and learn written text rather than communicating in Hebrew.

The first 6 chapters introduce each consonant letter of the alphabet. Since vowels are not delineated in the Hebrew alphabet, the additional 6 chapters teach the vowels as classes. Then, starting as Jewish children do, students will learn to read the Shema in Hebrew and then work through the 10 Commandments, Sabbath and other blessings, daily worship prayers and blessings and then end with the Hebrew names for God.

The author, Zola Levitt, a Jewish Christian, recommends following this pattern when studying the lessons: pray, review daily (30 minutes per day); use graph paper to practice the letter forms and make flashcards.

Create Calligraphy Instructional Workbook Kit

Everything a beginner needs to know about italic calligraphy! Capital and lowercase letters are presented in groups: straight, branching, elliptical, diagonal, and so on. Numbers, punctuation, italic variations, spacing, and consistency are also discussed. There are twenty removable practice pages and seven removable lining guides. Lining guides are placed underneath white paper to help you maintain a straight line and a proper slant. Helpful information (such as standard layouts and designs, formal vs. informal invitations, when to use abbreviations, etc) is provided so you can start your own envelope, invitation, and greeting card projects! The kit includes three calligraphy markers (black/fine, green/extra fine, red/broad).

This is appropriate for students in grades 3 – 12.

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Tuition billed seperately ($28 a month for 10 months).


 

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