7th Grade

Students will:
* Synthesize Bible, books, internet resources, reference ​materials to learn about and to grow in faith
* Learn and master the ACRE vocabulary (Assessment ​of Catechesis in Religious Education)
* Understand and respect the Jewish roots of Catholic ​traditions
* Examine the effects of historical events in the Church’s ​history
* Implement the characteristics of being a disciple of ​Jesus into real life situations
* Understand and appreciate symbols and liturgical ​seasons
Students will:
* Discuss and reflect on human dignity from ​conception till death
* Recognize and accept gender, racial, and religious ​differences.
* Identify methods to live the theological virtues of ​faith, hope, and love
* Understand the importance of self-control as a whole ​person, physically and spiritually
* Define and evaluate the role of dating at the Junior ​high level and later and appropriate ways to express ​affection in friendship and dating
* Recognize and appreciate that sexual activity has ​meaning and purpose in marriage
* Recognize Christian marriage and parenting are a ​loving and life-giving vocation
* Recognize growing in love is a life-long process, ​guided by the spirit of Jesus
* Receive the tools they need to protect themselves ​from those who might harm them through Virtus ​program
Students will:
* Participate in Lesson 3: Boundaries
* Participate in Lesson 4: Telling Someone You Trust
* Participate in Lesson 7: Internet Safety
* Participate in Lesson 8: Creating and Following Family ​Rules
Students will:
* Solve multi-step problems using step-by-step problem ​solving methods
* Use calculators, computers, and other technology
* Compute accurately
* Solve consumer related problems
* Analyze and interpret statistics and graphs; work with ​data analysis
* Solve problems using operations with rational numbers
* Solve using measurement, precision, and conversion
* Solve algebraic equations and inequalities, solve and ​graph linear equations be able to translate from English ​terms to algebraic equations
* Work with ratio, proportion, percent, spatial thinking and ​geometry
Students will:
* Read, write, speak, listen for a variety of purposes
* Understand different genres
* Use mass media (newspapers, magazines, internet, etc.)
* Conduct research and cite sources (locate ​observe/gather, analyze, conclude)
* Possess technical skills: read/write/present
* Increase vocabulary and reading rate with multi purpose ​reading.
* Read and understand literary genre (drama, poetry​ mythology, short stories, etc.) and literary devices (symbolism, imagery flashback, allusion)
* Write/deliver three-part research based informative themes/presentations and write/speak to state opinions
* Listen/read to analyze others’ points of view and learn
* Conduct research and cite sources
* Grow in knowledge and practice of correct grammar
SCIENCE (Life/Physical)
Students will:
* Solve problems using the scientific method (research, ​hypothesis, experimentation, findings, conclusion
* Conduct research (field research, library and online ​research)
* Using scientific equipment appropriately and safely
* Apply knowledge of the relationships between humans, ​the environment, and the earth’s resources to improve the ​environment
* Learn the periodic table of elements
* Understand that all living organisms are composed of ​cells
* Understand that a typical cell of any organism contains ​genetic ​instructions that specify traits
* Understand that the anatomy and physiology of plants and
​animals illustrate the complementary nature of structure ​and function.
* Discover concepts related to waves, magnetism, and ​electricity, forces and motion
Students will:
* Analyze the causes and effects of expansion and ​disintegration of the Roman Empire
* Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, ​and social structures of civilizations of Islam in the ​Middle Ages
* Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious and ​social structures of the civilizations of China in the ​Middle Ages
* Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious and ​social structures of the sub-Saharan civilizations of Ghana ​and Mali in Medieval Africa
* Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious and ​social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Japan
* Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious and ​social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Europe
* Compare and contrast the geographic, political, economic, ​religious and social structures of the Meso-American and ​Andean civilizations
* Analyze the origins, accomplishments and geographic ​diffusion of the Renaissance
* Analyze the historical developments of the Reformation
* Analyze the historical developments of the Scientific ​Revolution and its lasting effect on religious, political and ​cultural institutions
* Analyze political and economic change in the 16th, 17th ​and 18th centuries
Students will:
* Improve keyboarding skills to 25 words per minute ​with accuracy
* Create, manipulate and import student created graphics
* Build charts, graphs and formulas in a spreadsheet ​format
* Develop PowerPoint presentations using appropriate ​background elements, slide transitions, clip art, digitized ​sounds and graphs
* Create and understand the importance of a database
* Learn to use internet to enhance all subject areas
* Be taught to practice internet safety
Students will:
• Understand/appreciate the cultural/historical context ​of art understand the elements of design
• Explore the lives, styles and contributions of various ​artists throughout history
• Be able to experiment with a wide variety of ​materials/media/processes
• Create unique artwork
Students will:
* Participate in weekly activities that promote physical ​fitness, body awareness, sportsmanship, and development ​of motor skills
* Learn about proper nutrition participate and learn the ​fundamentals of organized sports
* Participate in the Inland Catholic Schools League (ICSL) ​Fall and Winter sport teams