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7th Grade Overview

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7th Grade Class Page

 

Seventh Grade Overview

 

Big Question: What does it mean to be human?

Culminating Project: Architecture as Activism

What does it mean to be human? Throughout the year, in all subject areas, students investigate this question.  They look at the varied histories, cultures, geography and current issues in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East through the perspectives of the people.  They examine the role of the individual in shaping world history and our future.  How can we use our power as individuals to make a difference?  Students design and implement an action and awareness plan utilizing sustainable architectural design to address a particular issue facing humans today.  

 

Core Classes

  • Social Studies: This year in Social Studies, we study Asia, Africa, and the Middle East; we look at cultural trends, events, accomplishments, and key individuals. While studying these topics, we go further to understand how human beings and human nature can shape history. More...

 

  • Language Arts: In Language Arts, students are asked to consider what it might be like to see the world through another’s eyes. We begin by examining our own misconceptions about Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. More...

 

  • Pre-Algebra: In mathematics, students examine how individual decisions about resources can impact larger societies. For example, students create simulations based on the One-Child Policy in China to see how family planning decisions impact the growth and resources of a country. More...

 

  • Science: In science, students examine what it means to be human by looking at how chemistry affects their standard of living, how photosynthesis and cellular respiration establish our dependence on plants, and how our bodies are structured for their function. More...

 

  • Spanish: In Spanish this year, students take a closer look at five Spanish-speaking countries. The focus is on the culture specific to their region, society and history as well as discovering what makes each one unique. More...

 

Enrichment Classes: 

These classes enrich the learning experience through a variety of topics and activities.

 

  • Visual Arts: Throughout history, humans have used art as a way to express who they are and what they believe in. In art class, students analyze contemporary and historical meanings in specific artworks through cultural and aesthetic inquiry. More... 

 

  • Music  The primary focus in seventh grade music will be to enhance the curriculum through song and rhythm. More...

 

  • Middle School Fitness: Middle School Fitness introduces students to the Mind-Body-Spirit connection and explores the notion that a truly healthy person is one who understands and nurtures their mental, physical, and emotional being. More... 

 

  • Service: The 7th Grade Service Learning program, "Perspectives on Poverty," explores the guiding question of what it means to be human by exposing students to the complex issue of poverty. More...

 

  • Students may choose from a variety of elective course offerings, such as cooking, current events, sports, fashion, and technology over the winter trimester.

 

 

 

 

 

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