Middle School Grade 7 Curriculum
English Language Arts 7 provides the time, instruction and opportunity for students to develop into strategic, critical and responsive communicators. The class offers a variety of reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing experiences.
Grade 7 math integrates numbers, geometry, statistics, probability, algebra and patterns, uses word problems and real life situations where mathematics is used. Students learn to communicate mathematical thinking orally, visually and in writing.
Medieval Israel is studied together with religion and culture in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia from as early as 700 AD. Followed by study of the Renaissance and the Age of Exploration.
Science 7 students learn to analyze observations, identifying sources of error and drawing conclusions which indicate reflection. Students also develop an understanding of the role science plays in our everyday lives. The curriculum focuses on Earth Science.
Grade 7 students use a wide variety of art materials, tools and media, and are encouraged to use the environment and their imagination in their work. Students make initial sketches and learn that artwork requires thought, planning, effort and revision.
Grade 7 students are able to learn a string instrument and subsequently deepen their music theory study and focus on learning proper tone production.
Grade 7 students enjoy music through singing, dancing and playing both games and instruments. Reading music and following the conductor are essential skills.
Students learn about fitness and its benefits through studying and participating in a wide range of physical activities. Activities include team games (ball handling and fundamental skill development), individual sports (gymnastics, swimming, surfing, tennis and dance) and fitness (circuit training, stretching and warm-up exercises) .
Additional Languages ( i.e.French/Spanish/German/Hebrew )
Every student whose academic standards allow an additional language, have the choice of French, Spanish, German or Hebrew. (Minimum amount of children needed.)
The middle school additional language program aims to develop and improve comprehension, expression and grammar. Vocabulary, grammar and research are integrated into the program according to the student’s level. Students learn about customs through cultural activities.
All Grade 7 students are required to take Mandarin lessons with Additional Languages (French/Spanish/German/Hebrew) also being offered in Grade 8.