SEVENTH GRADE

CURRICULUM

Religion

  • Knowledge of the Faith

  • Liturgical 

  • Moral Education

  • Teaching to Pray

  • Educating for the Life, Community, and History of the Church

  • The Church’s Missionary Life and Service

Language Arts

  • Literature - deepening appreciation of literature through novel studies, short stories, poetry; analysis of literary elements

  • Vocabulary within context of literature, root word study

  • Writing - Various types of expository and narrative; literary analysis and research paper

  • Conventions of standard English including conventions and vocabulary acquisition

  • Speaking and Listening skills

Social Studies

American History: Revolution through the Civil War

Seventh grade students will investigate the relationship of events, people, and ideas in United States history from the American Revolution through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Science

  • Structure, Function and Information Processing

  • Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems

  • Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

  • Growth, Development, and Reproduction in Organisms

  • Natural Selection and Adaptations

Math

Ratios and Proportional Relationships

• Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

The Number System

• Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.

Expressions and Equations

• Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.

• Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.

Geometry

• Draw, construct and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.

• Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.

Statistics and Probability

• Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.

• Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.

• Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.

Performance Objectives

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

4. Model with mathematics.

5. Use appropriate tools strategically.

6. Attend to precision.

7. Look for and make use of structure.

8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Mathematics (Alternate Accelerated – By recommendation of Teacher Only)

  • Pre-Algebra

World Language

  • High School Level I  Spanish – First Half

Art

  • Identify and utilize the Elements of Art in the creation of artwork.

  • Identify and utilize the Principles of Art in the creation of artwork.

  • Utilize media and method for 2-D Art.

  • Utilize media and method for 3-D Art.

  • Demonstrate safety awareness and care for art materials

  • Understand and appreciate the place of art in historical context and cultural heritage as it relates to, reflects, and documents history as well as current times.

  • Participate in the visual arts.

  • Evaluate, analyze, and describe their own works of art and the work of others.

P.E.

  • Demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

  • Apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

  • Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

  • Recognize the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

Music

  • Count, perform and identify rhythms of different values and in varying tempos.

  • Identify and distinguish components of melody and harmony.

  • Recognize themes and motifs in music

  • Discover aspects of tone production and quality of vocal and instrument families.

  • Learn basic harmonic structures.

  • Discover musical expressions through performing, composing and listening.

  • Study music history and its influence on culture.

  • Explore musical instruments.

  • Explore careers in the field of music.

  • Evaluate music critically through listening and performing.

  • Identify vocabulary and differentiate between musical styles.

Technology

  • Creativity and Innovation

  • Knowledge and Ideas

  • Models and Simulations

  • Trends and Possibilities

  • Original Works

  • Communication and Collaboration

  • Effective Communications and Digital Interactions

  • Digital Solutions – Contribute to Project Teams

  • Global Connections – Create Cultural Understanding and Awareness

  • Research and Information Literacy

  • Planning Strategies of Guide Inquiry Using Technology

  • Processing Locate, Organize Analyze, Evaluate Synthesize and Ethically Use Information

  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • Investigation

  • Collaboration

  • Digital Citizenship

  • Safety and Ethics

  • Leadership for Digital Citizenship

  • Impact of Technology

  • Technology Operations and Concepts

  • Understanding – Technology Terms, Processes, Systems and Applications

  • Application

  • Troubleshoot Systems and Processes

  • Transfer current Knowledge to Learning New Technologies

EIGHTH GRADE

CURRICULUM

Religion

  • Knowledge of the Faith

  • Liturgical 

  • Moral Education

  • Teaching to Pray

  • Educating for the Life, Community, and History of the Church

  • The Church’s Missionary Life and Service

Language Arts

  • Literature - deepening appreciation of literature through novel studies, short stories, poetry; analysis of literary elements

  • Vocabulary within context of literature, root word study

  • Writing - Various types of expository and narrative; literary analysis and research paper

  • Conventions of standard English including conventions and vocabulary acquisition

  • Speaking and Listening skills

Social Studies

  • American History: Industrial Revolution through 20th Century

  • Eighth grade students will connect social, political, religious, and economic issues in United States history from the Industrial Revolution through the 20th century.

Science

  • Structure and Properties of Matter

  • Chemical Reactions

  • Forces and Interactions

  • Energy

  • Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation

Math

The Number System

• Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers.

Expressions and Equations

• Work with radicals and integer exponents.

• Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.

• Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.

Functions

• Define, evaluate, and compare functions.

• Use functions to model relationships between quantities.

Geometry

• Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software.

• Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.

• Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones and spheres.

Statistics and Probability

• Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.

Performance Objectives

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

4. Model with mathematics.

5. Use appropriate tools strategically.

6. Attend to precision.

7. Look for and make use of structure.

8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Mathematics (Alternate Accelerated – By recommendation of Teacher Only)

High School Algebra I

World Language

  • High School Level I  Spanish – First Half

Art

  • Identify and utilize the Elements of Art in the creation of artwork.

  • Identify and utilize the Principles of Art in the creation of artwork.

  • Utilize media and method for 2-D Art.

  • Utilize media and method for 3-D Art.

  • Demonstrate safety awareness and care for art materials

  • Understand and appreciate the place of art in historical context and cultural heritage as it relates to, reflects, and documents history as well as current times.

  • Participate in the visual arts.

  • Evaluate, analyze, and describe their own works of art and the work of others.

P.E.

  • Demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

  • Apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

  • Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

  • Recognize the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

Music

  • Count, perform and identify rhythms of different values and in varying tempos.

  • Identify and distinguish components of melody and harmony.

  • Recognize themes and motifs in music

  • Discover aspects of tone production and quality of vocal and instrument families.

  • Learn basic harmonic structures.

  • Discover musical expressions through performing, composing and listening.

  • Study music history and its influence on culture.

  • Explore musical instruments.

  • Explore careers in the field of music.

  • Evaluate music critically through listening and performing.

  • Identify vocabulary and differentiate between musical styles.

Technology

  • Creativity and Innovation

  • Knowledge and Ideas

  • Models and Simulations

  • Trends and Possibilities

  • Original Works

  • Communication and Collaboration

  • Effective Communications and Digital Interactions

  • Digital Solutions – Contribute to Project Teams

  • Global Connections – Create Cultural Understanding and Awareness

  • Research and Information Literacy

  • Planning Strategies of Guide Inquiry Using Technology

  • Processing Locate, Organize Analyze, Evaluate Synthesize and Ethically Use Information

  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • Investigation

  • Collaboration

  • Digital Citizenship

  • Safety and Ethics

  • Leadership for Digital Citizenship

  • Impact of Technology

  • Technology Operations and Concepts

  • Understanding – Technology Terms, Processes, Systems and Applications

  • Application

  • Troubleshoot Systems and Processes

  • Transfer current Knowledge to Learning New Technologies

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