7th Grade

Seventh graders will explore the foundations of modern civilizations, fundamental math concepts, essential grammar and writing skills, and life science. Each subject expands on previously learned information in preparation for more complex courses ahead. Literature introduces students to a whole new reading level, using themed units to present great works of fiction and teach literary criticism.

BIBLE

The Academy of Excellence has invested in a tailored curriculum for Bible in grades 1-12 that

  • Lifts up Jesus Christ by keeping the spotlight on Him and His Redemption through every Bible account.
  • Shapes Biblical Worldview emphasis by the ongoing use (in all walks of life) of the Creation-Fall-Redemption lens.
  • Helps teach best practices for reading through direct instruction using the Word of God at a level readable by the students themselves.
  • Unifies all diverse groups by giving an approach that keeps everyone learning the same sections of Scripture at the same time.
  • Provides resources that do not overwhelm our students who struggle with English and reading.
English

presents clear instruction in writing and grammar, including an overview of the Writing Process and many focused writing activities. It covers all eight parts of speech, the five basic sentence patterns, usage concepts such as agreement, and mechanics. Adjective clauses and complex sentences are also introduced. Writing projects include a biographical sketch, an in-class essay, a letter to the editor, and a book report.

Students receive continued instruction in:

  • Parts of Speech & Verbals
  • Sentence Structure
  • Word usage
  • Mechanics
  • Writing Skills & Projects
  • Study & Reference Skills

 

 

Literature

offers a diverse compilation of stories, poems, and essays from a variety of authors and genres grouped by theme to develop critical thinking skills. Vocabulary glosses explain unfamiliar words within the literature selections. Thinking Zone pages throughout the book ask questions to encourage the student to think about literature on at least four levels: comprehension, interpretation, analysis, and appreciation.

Students encounter:

Themes – courage,  nature & man, family

Genres – fables, drama, poetry, short story, biography, essays, hymns,  Scripture

Cultures – American, English, Russian

Questioning – analysis, literal, critical, appreciative

 

Vocabulary

demonstrates how languages such as Greek and Latin have contributed to modern English. Games, puzzles, and reinforcement activities keep your students’ interest while building their vocabulary.

MATH

BJU  Fundamentals of Math covers mathematical concepts such as fractions, percents, probability, statistics, and integers and also introduces students to algebra. The educational materials aims to demonstrate to students how to apply math in everyday life and how to use math to fulfill the biblical dominion mandate. The educational materials also enhances critical thinking skills by challenging students to think of different ways to solve problems.

SCIENCE

Life Science by BJU Press provides a thorough overview of the life sciences exploring the living world from cellular biology and genetics to zoology and ecology.

Foundations – modeling, limitations, biblical v. naturalistic

Heredity & Origins – mitosis & meiosis, reproduction, DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, genetics, stem cell technology, Creationism, Flood & fossils, history of evolutionary theory

Microbiology & Plants – bacteria, viruses, protozoa, algae, fungi, & plant growth, structure, & reproduction; classification, life cycles

Animal Kingdom – vertebrates, invertebrates, metamorphosis, classification, reproduction

Environment – ecosystems, organism relationships, extinction, conservation, pollution

Human Body – complex design, anatomy, body systems, disease

HISTORY

The World Studies by BJU Press provides a fresh look at the civilizations of the world through the lens of a Christian worldview. It begins with a brief review of history from Creation to the coming of Christ and progresses in a chronological journey around the world studying the ebb and flow of empires, cultures, Christianity, and world religions, concluding with an examination of the trends of the emerging 21st century. These civilizations are explored with regard to their Geography, History, Government, Economics, Religion, and Culture.