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Seventh Grade Scope

What Your Child Will Learn in Calvert's Seventh Grade Course

Below are highlights of the Seventh Grade curriculum. For the full course outlines, download the files below by right-clicking each link and choosing "Save Link As."

Download the Core course outline.

Download the Grammar/Composition/Spelling course outline.

Download the Calvert Math course outline.

Download the Math in Focus course outline.

Reading

  • Reading literary classics
  • Understanding literary devices

Spelling & Vocabulary

  • Reinforcing correct spelling through daily exercises and spelling strategies
  • Reviewing commonly misspelled words
  • Introducing cross-curricular words
  • Integrating spelling with phonics, vocabulary studies, reading, and writing
  • Enhancing vocabulary study

Composition

  • Mastering narrative and descriptive writing
  • Writing letters, poetry, and book reports
  • Developing research reports
  • Interviewing
  • Paragraphing

Grammar

  • Working on sentence and paragraph structure
  • Mechanics
  • Parts of speech
  • Diagramming simple, compound, and complex sentences
  • Grammar and usage

Mathematics

Calvert Math

  • Reviewing skills
  • Pre-algebra
  • Equalities and inequalities
  • Variables and formulas
  • Patterns and number theory
  • Complementary and supplementary angles
  • Statistics
  • Permutations and combinations
  • Multiplying and dividing integers
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Parallel and perpendicular line
  • Dependent events
  • Problem-solving skills

Math in Focus

  • Converting between fractions and decimals
  • Understanding rational and irrational numbers
  • Simplifying algebraic equations
  • Translating verbal descriptions to algebraic expressions
  • Using stem-and-leaf and box-and-whisker plots to describe data distribution
  • Understanding the difference between theoretical and experimental probability

Science

  • Understanding the characteristics of living things
  • Bacteria to animals
  • Motion, forces, and energy
  • Sound and light
  • Human biology and health

Technology

Lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tools are integrated with the curriculum, particularly Grammar and Science.

  • Networks
  • Word processing software
  • Validity and sourcing of Web searches
  • Hyperlinks
  • Desktop publishing
  • Databases

Poetry

  • Reading silently and orally
  • Memorizing, interpreting, and discussing elements of poetry

History

  • Comprehensive survey of world history after the fall of the Roman Empire
  • Critical analysis of political, economic, and social changes from ancient times to the American Revolution

Geography

  • Reviewing themes and map skills
  • North and South America; Europe; Russia
  • Focusing on climate, landforms, vegetation, minerals, demographics, and economy
  • Global issues

Art History

Surveying architecture from ancient to modern times using Hillyer and Huey’s A Child’s History of Art: Architecture

Art

Applying concepts from Art History, including creating trilithons and step pyramids and designing various buildings; drawing techniques

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