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The Seventh Grade

Subjects

  1. English and Spelling
  2. Writing
  3. Reading
  4. Mathematics
  5. Science and Computer
  6. History
  7. Geography
  8. Religion
  9. Fine Arts
  10. Foreign Languages
  11. Physical Education and Health
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CURRICULUM

ENGLISH and SPELLING

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

  1. Preparatory experiments in speech
  2. Studying the paragraph
  3. Writing a paragraph
  4. Polishing a paragraph
  5. Letters and the telephone
  6. A good citizenship club
  7. Dramatizations
  8. Living Life through books

GRAMMAR

  1. Nouns
  2. Pronouns
  3. Adjectives
  4. Verbs
  5. Adverbs
  6. Prepositions, conjunctions and interjections
  7. Phrases
  8. Sentences

WRITING

  1. The emphasis will be on composition and writing skills and will be taught along with English.

READING

  1. The emphasis will be on reading literature, novels, poetry, mythology as well as drama.
  2. Reading comprehension skills will also be stressed.

MATHEMATICS

  1. The emphasis will be on mastering computations with whole numbers, decimals, integers, fractions as well as percentages.
  2. Algebra amd trigonometry are introduced.

SCIENCE and COMPUTERS

  1. The student will study biology including plants, animals, with emphasis on the human body.
  2. Computer science will also be discussed with emphasis on the inside of the computer.

HISTORY

  1. The student will continue Catholics in American History following the Civil War.

GEOGRAPHY

  1. Student will study the European Countries.

RELIGION

BIBLE HISTORY

  1. History of Jesus Christ - His birth and infancy through His ascension

CHURCH HISTORY

  1. How the Holy Roman Empire was established and the Church prospered under Charlemagne
  2. How the Empire founded by Charlemagne came to an end and how the Church survived the downfall
  3. How the Church flourished during the Age of Chivalry
  4. How the Church brought holiness and beauty into the lives of the people and fostered charity and education
  5. How great perils beset the Church and endangered her unity

CATECHISM

  1. For the 7th grade, the student can use the Advanced Sections of the book 100 Activities. These sections teach the Profession of Faith; The Celebration of the Christian Mystery; Life in Christ and Christian Prayer.

FINE ARTS

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

  1. The Student will learn beginning Latin

PHYSICAL EDUCATION and HEALTH

  1. The student will learn to swim at an advance level
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READING LIST

RELIGION

  1. 100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini; published by Ignatius Press
  2. First Communion Bible St. Joseph Edition
  3. Illustrated Bible History by Ignatius Schuster, D.D.; published by Tan Books
  4. The Story of the Church by Rev. George Johnson, Rev. Jerome D. Hannan and Sister M. Dominica; published by Tan Books

English

  1. Voyages in English 7 by Rev. Paul E. Campbell and Sr. Mary Donatus Macnickle; published by Loyola University Press

Reading and Literatue

  1. The Catholic Vision Book Series
  2. The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
  3. Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank and Ernestine Gilbreth
  4. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  5. Goodbye Mr. Chips by James Hilton
  6. Holes by Louis Sacher
  7. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  8. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  9. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  10. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  11. Rascal by Sterling North
  12. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  13. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Vernes

These are books that our son has either read or books that I have personally read. Please feel free to suggest more books for our list.

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