Interactive Guide Grade 7

CHC Typical Course of Study Seventh Grade

MATHEMATICS • Powe rs: negative exponents, scientific notation • Cube roots, complex fractions • Prime factorization, unit multipliers • Rational and irrational numbers, real numbers • Geometry: complementary and supplementary angles, angle bisectors, polygons (interior/ exterior angles, diagonals), Pythagorean theorem, surface area, area of semicircles, volume of cones and spheres • Algebraic concepts and procedures: absolute value, coefficients, polynomials, simple quadratic equations, solving inequalities, functions (linear, nonlinear, rates) • Graphing: quadrants, parabolas, hyperbolas, inequalities, slope-intercept form LANGUAGE ARTS • Increased reading comprehension • Literary elements: setting, character, plot, theme • Literary devices: subplots, types of conflicts, dramatic irony • Spelling and vocabulary development • Parts of Speech: transitive/intransitive verbs, irregular verbs, progressive verbs, reflex/ intensive pronouns • Usage: complex sentences, collective nouns, indefinite pronouns, troublesome words, diagramming • Mechanics: conjunctions, Latin abbreviations, commas and conjunctions, parenthetic expressions • Composition: essays, reports, dialogue, narrative, interviewing sources, etc.

SCIENCE • Measurement, collections, basic chemistry • Cells, protists, fungi, plant growth and reproduction, animal classification • Skeletal, muscular, digestive, circulatory, respiratory, excretory, endocrine, and nervous systems • Nutrition, disease, animal behavior and reproduction, ecology HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY • From the coming of Jesus Christ, through the achievements of medieval Christendom, to the threshold of the Enlightenment projects of the 18th century • The effect on human civilization wrought by the Christian Faith • Emperors, martyrdoms, Christian Empire, Germanic Kingdoms in the West • Founders of Christendom, rise of Islam, building of Christendom • The Middle Ages, medieval reformation, achievements of feudalism • Protestant Reformation, Catholic Renewal, Religious War RELIGION • Deeper understanding of the teachings of Holy Mother Church • Participation in the life of Christ through celebrating the liturgical seasons • Virtue course with practical applications • Challenge of a living faith: service to others, sacrifice, obedience, prayer, charity ELECTIVES

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