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7th Grade

Religion

·         To illustrate that Scripture teaches us about the person of Jesus and what following Jesus and living the Good News means

·         To form their conscience according to the teaching of Scripture, Jesus, and the Church, so that they can make correct moral decisions

·         To respond to the challenges of  world hunger, poverty, war/peace, inequality, discrimination and anti-life issues

·         To imitate Christ and desire to imitate the saints’ faith

·         To understand the importance of prayer, its purposes and various types of prayer

Health

·         Drugs and Alcohol

o   Understand the effects of drugs and alcohol on choices and behavior

o   Recognize the signs of risky or harmful behavior

o   Identify factors that affect school success

·         Diseases

o   Learn the risk factors and characteristics of the following diseases and disorders:  asthma, eating disorders and dental problems

o   Learn the sign, symptoms, and treatments for non-communicable diseases

·         Healthy Christian Spirit

o   Learn how to demonstrate virtues of truthfulness, trust and friendliness

o   Discuss how to encourage others

o   Explain the importance of volunteering and service to your community

Science:

·         Cells: trace the development of the cell theory, explore and describe the structures and functions of an animal and plant cell, describe examples of different types of cells, describe homeostasis, describe the cause and transmission of bacterial and viral diseases

·         Organ systems: describe how organisms have specialized organ systems that interact with each other to maintain dynamic internal balance, describe levels of organization for living systems

·         Reproduction, heredity, adaptation and survival: distinguish and describe the difference between asexual and sexual reproduction, describe heredity as the passage of genetic information from one generation to the next compare features of organisms for the adaptive, competitive and survival potential, describe the unity of organisms by studying their similar internal structures, chemical process , describe that genetic information is contained in genes and that traits are determined by one or more genes

·         Ecosystems: Use examples to show that populations of plants or animals consist of all individuals that occur together in a region, diagram the flow of energy through ecosystems, identify and classify key biotic and abiotic interactions in an ecosystem and factors that affect population density

English

·         To use English language structures and conventions to communicate effectively

·         To write independently; record and develop ideas

·         To understand the writing process

·         To use rules for correct usage, capitalization and punctuation to clarify and enhance meaning.

·         To comprehend and implement the importance of structure and usage conventions to communicate successfully.

·         To use new vocabulary correctly in written and oral language.

·         To use technology in all phases of writing

·         To participate in and support parish, school and civic communities through written language

·         To develop active and critical listening skills to evaluate, compare and analyze ideas.

 

Literature

 

  • The student will recognize, read, and comprehend a variety of genres.
  • The student will form conclusions and support those conclusions with text evidence.
  • The student will identify plot, setting, style, tone, and mood, as well as other standard literary elements
  • The student will analyze character, character’s point of view, and the moral criteria that govern character choices.
  • The student will connect events and characters in literature with their own world

and experiences.