Our Seventh Grade Program focuses on children that are twelve to thirteen years old. Our program has a touch of excitement with Social Studies guiding students in a trip around the world as they study history from the fall of Rome to the Renaissance. Science delves into oceans, astronomy, weather, and mineral, all helping the student form a solid, biblical worldview.
Students continue to grow in their reading and math skills, including multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, ratios, percentages, shapes, basic geometry, and more!
Many of the items in this package are
7th grade includes:
Who Is My Neighbor? (And Why Does He Need Me?) Volume 3
Who Is My Neighbor? And Why Does He Need Me? helps children understand what it means to be salt and light to the world (Matthew 5:13-14).
This study will encourage kids to develop a Christlike servant attitude based on these biblical truths:
*God created me to be a blessing to the world
*God chooses to work through me
*I can make a difference at home, in my community, and at church
*The church is God’s family
*The church is one body with many gifts and I am an important member of Jesus’ body.
World’s Story 2: Middle Ages Set
World’s Story 2 guides students
This curriculum has two parts: the student book and this teacher guide. Students will cover 28 chapters, 5 artist
Daily Grams Grade 7
Daily Grams contains 180 reviews covering capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech (general review) and sentence combining. This practice develops strong compound and complex sentence construction skills, which is one of the most necessary components for effective and elegant written communication. Each Daily Grams review page only takes about 10 minutes a day, but what a valuable ten minutes – keeping grammar skills sharp and developing sentence writing competence.
Writing Strands: Intermediate 1
Students completing this course will learn to express their feelings in writing, organize their thoughts into cohesive sentences, develop outlines, organize specific writing prompts, and more.
Topics addressed in this one-year course include:
- Recognizing and listing the main parts of
- Organizing information in paragraphs and writing topic sentences
- Turning an image into a verbal description
- Learning the appropriate use of tense
- Learning how the attitudes of narrative voices affect a reader’s reactions
- Controlling sentence length to help readers understand the material.
A suggested daily schedule is provided, as well as worksheets that are three-hole punched and perforated, and the addition of a reading and literature component that helps students look more deeply into the Bible and other books they select.
Hidden Treasure of Glaston
It’s a time of trouble and political upheaval. The fighting between the Archbishop of Canterbury and King Henry is over, nobles have been exiled, and justice is, at times, administered by mobs. It is at this time that two friends find faith through their adventures. Follow the boys through friendship and danger as they experience the legends of King Arthur and the Holy Grail, meet old hermits, and become involved with mysterious manuscripts.
Widge, a poor orphan, is commanded by his frightening master to watch Shakespeare’s Hamlet and write down the entire play word for word. Widge works himself into the theatre where Shakespeare’s cast rehearses and performs, and is taken in by the actors, who treat him as one of their own. As he secretly copies the lines, he begins to wonder if pleasing his master is worth betraying his new friends. See how Widge discovers such things as friendship, family, and home while getting an inside look of the Shakespearean era.
Violence and unrest are sweeping through Roman Britain. Justin and Flavius find themselves caught up in the middle of it all when they discover a plot to overthrow the Emperor. In fear for their lives, they gather together a tattered band of men and lead them into the thick of battle, to defend the honor of Rome. But will they be in time to save the Emperor …
Tree-ear is a homeless orphan. He has spent months secretly observing master potter Min and dreams of someday making beautiful pottery. One day, he accidentally breaks a pot. To pay for the damage, he goes to work for Min. This story takes place in twelfth-century Korea.
Pentime Cursive Grade 7
This program is designed to teach children handwriting with a minimum of assistance.
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.
Grade 7 (CLE Math)
Math LightUnit 701 tests and reviews concepts that should have been mastered in sixth grade to verify readiness for the Math 700 level.
The remaining LightUnits introduce new skills and concepts in incremental, continuously reviewed steps. We teach the metric system simultaneously with the U.S. system of measurement.
Math 700 themes, one distinct theme per LightUnit, are based on Christian occupations and a Biblical worldview of business, family, and personal finances. This practical emphasis on realistic problem-solving is balanced with continued advancement in geometry and pre-algebra.
We assume student proficiency in the basic facts and the four mathematical operations, but still provide daily practice to keep skills fresh, along with mastery drills on geometry formulas, definitions, and other math facts.
The Teacher’s Guides give teaching tips, extra practice, solutions, LightUnit answers, and alternate LightUnit tests. Answer keys are optional if the Teacher’s Guides are purchased.
General Science 1: Survey of Earth & Sky Set
Four titles from the best-selling Wonders of Creation Series are combined for a full year of study. The focus of the course delves into oceans, astronomy, weather, and mineral, all helping the student form a solid, biblical worldview. Combined with the teacher guide, you will have a detailed calendar for each week of study, reproducible worksheets, quizzes and tests, and answers keys to help grade all assignments.
This is the suggested course sequence that allows two core areas of science to be studied per semester. You can change the sequence of the semesters per the needs or interests of your student; materials within each semester are independent of one another to allow flexibility.
Quarter 1: Ocean
The oceans may well be Earth’s final frontier. These dark and sometimes mysterious waters cover 71 percent of the surface area of the globe and have yet to be fully explored. Under the waves, a watery world of frail splendor, foreboding creatures, vast mountains, and sights beyond imagination awaits. Now this powerful resource has been developed for three educational levels! Learning about the oceans and their hidden worlds can be exciting and rewarding the abundance and diversity of life, the wealth of resources, the latest discoveries, and the simple mysteries that have intrigued explorers and scientists for centuries. A better understanding of our oceans ensures careful stewardship of their grandeur and beauty for future generations and leads to a deeper respect for the delicate balance of life on that God created on planet Earth.
Quarter 2: Astronomy
The universe is an amazing declaration of the glory and power of God! Beautiful and breathtaking in its scale, the vast expanse of the universe is one that we struggle to study, understand, or even comprehend in terms of its purpose and size. Now take an incredible look at the mysteries and marvels of space in The New Astronomy Book! If you watch the stars at night, you will see how they change. This speaks to the enormity and intricacy of design in the universe. While the stars appear timeless, they instead reflect an all-powerful Creator who speaks of them in the Bible. Many ancient pagan cultures taught that the changing stars caused the seasons to change, but unlike these pagan teachings, the Book of Job gives credit to God for both changing stars and seasons (Job 38:31-33). When Job looked at Orion, he saw about what we see today, even though he may have lived as much as 4,000 years ago.
Quarter 3: Weather
From the practical to the pretty amazing, this book gives essential details into understanding what weather is, how it works, and how other forces that impact on it. Learn why storm chasers and hurricane hunters do what they do and how they are helping to solve storm connected mysteries. Discover what makes winter storms both beautiful and deadly, as well as what is behind weather phenomena like St. Elmo’s Fire. Find important information on climate history and answers to the modern questions of supposed climate change. Get safety tips for preventing dangerous weather-related injuries like those from lightning strikes, uncover why thunderstorms form, as well as what we know about the mechanics of a tornado and other extreme weather examples like flash floods, hurricanes and more. A fresh and compelling look at wild and awesome examples of weather in this revised and updated book in the Wonders of Creation series!
Quarter 4: Mineral
Minerals are a gift of God’s grace. Every day we touch them, seeing the diamond in an engagement ring or a copper chain with a cross on it. Minerals are touched on in video games like Minecraft® and Mineral ValleyTM, making them more a part of our daily experience. Salt, one vital mineral, helps maintain the fluid in our blood cells and is used to transmit information in our nerves and muscles. Also, Jesus told his followers that we are the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13), something thus needed for health and flavor. Here is a God-honoring book that reveals the first mention of minerals in the Bible, symbolic usages, their current values in culture and society, and their mention in heaven.
Create an Underwater Coral Reef (Wild Environmental Science Kit)
Create a beautiful chemical coral reef while learning basic chemistry and ocean ecology. Kit includes chemicals and most supplies to make a coral tank. Included are Sodium Silicate, Magnesium Sulfate, Plaster of Paris, food color dyes, square tank (2 1/4’” x 2 1/4”) with lid, large, curved tank (approx. 6.5” x 1.5”) with lid, seascape sticker, 4 small beakers, stirring sticks, large beaker, tweezers, large and small spoon, and gloves. The kit also includes safety goggles, pipette, syringe, and a flexible tube. You will need to provide paper or plastic cups for mixing plaster, plastic film, paper towels, dishwashing detergent, and a disposable plastic container to hold 400 ml of liquid.
Explore One Gemini – 70mm AZ Telescope
Ample 70mm aperture will reveal lots of lunar details, planetary features like Jupiter’s cloud belts or Saturn’s rings and some of the brightest Messier objects.
Two interchangeable Plossl eyepieces give you magnifications of 26.9x and 72x.
Mount’s slow-motion control cable allows for fine adjustments to the telescope’s position.
The full-size tripod is fully adjustable and includes an accessory tray for holding an extra eyepiece.
Use the red dot finder and included star map to locate observing targets.
Daily Mind Builders – Science
This 144-page book is comprised of intriguing activity pages to wake up sleepy brains for the day’s lessons. Each activity page takes about 5-15-minutes to solve and develops the most important reading comprehension skill found on all standardized reading tests. Synthesizing disparate information and using the result to produce a reasonable conclusion is an essential skill assessed on standardized reading tests. This comprehension skill usually determines a student’s reading score–and every Daily Mind Builders™: Science activity develops this skill.
The first puzzle is a short, true mystery. Its solution requires careful reading, inferential reasoning, and deductive thinking. The second puzzle involves deductive thinking, and is designed to build vocabulary and associative thinking skills. This puzzle uses a process of elimination involving the meanings of words or relationships between words.
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.
All Glory, Laud, and Honor Christian Hymns CD
All Glory, Laud, and Honor is a CD of A Capella Christian Hymns spanning seventeen centuries.
7th grade with alternate math includes:
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.
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.
Tuition billed separately ($30 a month for 10 months).