The following materials are included with the seventh grade package:
- World History 7
- English 7
- Earth Science 7
- Oak Meadow Grade 7 Math Coursebook
- Oak Meadow Grade 7 Math Workbook and Answer Key
- Please note that the Seventh Grade Teacher Manual is included in this Package.
- Mama's Bank Account
- Journey to America
- Helen Keller
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Amelia Earhart
- Goodbye, Vietnam
- Zlata's Diary
- Summer of the Monkeys
- A Single Shard
Please note the seventh grade craft kit is NOT included in this package.
In English, the seventh grade curriculum emphasizes composition skills and helps students express themselves clearly and creatively in writing. Students continue to develop their grammar skills through a detailed study of sentence structure and common writing pitfalls.
Seventh graders gain a global perspective through a study of world history. Students reflect and write about the people behind significant historic events. Studying the literature of the time encourages a flexibility of thinking and perspective. Art activities include art history, world music, pen and ink drawings, and collage.
In earth science, students make observations and perform experiments in astronomy, geology, meteorology, matter, and energy. Emphasis is placed on learning about the Earth's natural resources and thinking through practical solutions to current environmental issues. In conjunction with experiential explorations, students write persuasive essays and conduct research.
Seventh grade math builds on previous skills in a carefully scaffolded approach. The coursebook includes step-by-step explanations and examples designed to develop skills and prepare the student for higher level math. Regular skill review lessons give students time to gain confidence and familiarity with the material. The accompanying math workbook includes worksheets, tests, and extra practice worksheets organized by skill to allow students to customize their learning experience. Skills include simple and compound interest, signed numbers, graphing inequalities on a number line, probability in a series, third and fourth roots, circumference and area of a circle, applying and transforming formulas, applying and identifying functions, ratios and proportions, scientific notation, and graphing a line on a coordinate plane.
Projects, crafts, and activities include:
- Write a biography of Amelia Earhart
- Memorize a Shakespearean sonnet
- Interview people who lived through the Great Depression
- Be a dictator for a day
- Learn a freedom song from the Civil Rights movement
- Keep a sky journal