Students begin an introductory course in Spanish with an emphasis on Spanish culture, geography, and the development of speaking skills.
This course places an emphasis on providing a sound foundation in grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills. The use of short stories and novels, such as The Giver, are utilized to develop reading comprehension and a love of reading.
The sixth grade course in World History is designed to provide a look at the advances in world civilization from 5000 BC to the present. The study is generally confined to the Eastern Hemisphere. Areas of focus are the Neolithic Period, Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, India, China, Rome, Africa, Medieval Europe, and the Emerging Renaissance. Geography, multiculturalism, cultural diffusion, religion, and global interdependence rank as key themes for this course.
Physical Science is a two semester course. The first half of the year is spent discussing properties of matter, composition and the energy associated with those changes. The second half of the year is spent exploring Newtonian Mechanics; including motion, simple machines, energy conservation, waves and sound. Students use cross-curricular skills to explore real world problems. Exit Topics: Atomic Structure Simple Machines Bonding/Chemical Reactions/Kinematics Balancing Equations Conservation Laws Phase Changes and Energy Waves and Sound Trends in the Periodic Table
This fast-paced accelerated course covers half of the 7th grade curriculum and the entire 8th grade curriculum. This course: ratios and proportional relationships including percents; real numbers including exponents; expressions, equations, functions, and inequalities in one and two variables; geometric concepts including angles, parallel lines, Pythagorean theorem, transformations, congruence and similarity, volume and surface area; investigation into probability and statistics. Students who complete this course successfully will be in our algebra class in their 8th grade year.
OBJECTIVE: To develop a better understanding of the concepts of faith. ACTIVITIES: Awareness of relationships with God, self and others, the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation in these relationships, develop an awareness of Jesus Christ as a real person and as a model, analyze how modern works use themes, patterns, and character types from tradition Bible stories. Applying the corporal and spiritual works of mercy into daily life, analyzing social justice issues and understanding the influential role of Christians. Look at the Gospels as sources of value principles, Lives of the Saints.
Music in the seventh grade focuses on the traditional roots of Western music. Students learn about the orchestra and other playing ensembles. They learn basic rhythm and notation, and they also study major composers in music history.
The focus of this course is to continue to build the foundation necessary for the success in the study of Algebra. Students will concentrate on the following domains: integers and rational numbers, expressions, equations and inequalities, ratios and proportional relationships, geometry, and statistics and probability.
This course covers the history of the United States from pre-Revolutionary times to 1860. Topics covered include the geography of the Americas, American Indians, European and English Colonization, The American Revolution, the Republic, the Jeffersonian Era, Growth and Expansion of the American Nation, the Jacksonian Era, the North and the South and the Reform Age. Woven into this chronological presentation will be the study of the history and role of communication, transportation, lighting, clothing and art.
This course is designed to help students look at the everyday world around them realistically and abstractly. They will learn the emotional influence of the elements on works of art and recreate these emotions in their own work. Projects for this course include: Continuous Line Contour Drawings of a Still Life (using warm and cool colors), Positive/Negative Space Designs (using every day objects from the kitchen drawer and tool box), 3 D Silhouettes (watercolor and paper cut-out designs working with a theme and focusing in on a subject of choice), Postage Stamp Design, Changing the Emotion of a Famous Painting with Color to Create a New Emotion, Designing a Space City of the Future.