7th Grade Curriculum

SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS
- Physics
- Chemistry
- Human Physiology
- Geometry
- Introduction to Algebra

LANGUAGE ARTS
- Essays, Expository Writing, Research Papers 
- Take notes out of a lecture review, write rough drafts, proofread material, edit and transcribe final revisions
- Reading and writing poetry
- Grammar skills
- Independent and group reading of class-assigned fiction
- Book reports

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY
- Renaissance, the Age of Discovery & the Reformation
- Geography of Africa and South America

ART
- Painting
- Clay Modeling
- Perspective Drawing
- Freehand Drawing

WORLD LANGUAGES
- Alternating 6-week blocks of German and Spanish

HANDWORK
- Patternmaking and Sewing
- Conceive and create garments including translation from 2-D flat pattern to 3-D hand-crafted apparel

MUSIC
- Students participate in band or orchestra
- Recorders and singing with class teacher
- Students sing in combined chorus

DRAMA
- 7th grade play: Builds on some aspect of the curriculum, often an historical figure, such as Queen Elizabeth I
- Individual speaking parts

GYM & EURYTHMY
- Team sports for strategic collaboration, teamwork & coordination
- Eurythmy explores movement to music & poetry

FIELD TRIPS & COMMUNITY EVENTS
- Adventure Challenge: High ropes course. Three to four day trip to a camp in Wisconsin. 
- Opportunity to take challenging physical risks in a secure, safe environment

 

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7TH GRADE CURRICULUM: STUDENT BLOCK BOOK EXAMPLES

Study of The Renaissance, The Age of Exploration, The Scientific Revolution and The Reformation