Grade 7

Scope & Sequence Grade 7

Math  Grade 7 (PACEs 1073–1084)

   The student:

Reads, writes, and works with whole and mixed numbers, integers, and proper and improper fractions.

Learns the proper mathematical terminology—dividend, multiplicand, product, simplify, minuend, quotient, numerator, and denominator; changes fractions and decimals to percents; finds the number when a percent is known; finds the mean, mode, median, range, and rank; and interprets graphs, stem and leaf plots, and box and whisker plots.

Is introduced to business and consumer arithmetic—profit and loss, commission, discounts, bills and receipts, and invoices with discounts; ratios, proportions, and percents.

Reviews geometric concepts and finds perimeter, circumference, and surface area.

Learns Biblical principles of finance, budgeting, saving, investing, and bank services.

Reviews English and metric units of length, volume, weight, and temperature.

Reviews basic geometry concepts and symbols and uses a protractor and compass to find perimeter and area of shapes and solids.

Is introduced to equations—variable, sets, and set notation; vocabulary; symbols; and word problems.

English  Grade 7  (PACEs 1073–1084)

   The student:

Identifies, reviews, and diagrams simple, compound, and complex sentence patterns.

Reviews eight parts of speech and studies prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.

Is introduced to infinitives and gerunds.

Reviews principal parts of regular and irregular verbs—perfect tenses; conjugation of all six tenses; progressive verb forms; transitive and intransitive verbs; and subject-verb agreement.

Increases noun study—exact, compound, collective, plural, and possessive.

Develops use of personal pronouns—nominative, objective, and possessive case; demonstrative, interrogative, relative, reflexive, and indefinite pronouns.

Applies adjectives as indefinite pronouns, nouns, participles, and predicate adjectives.

Develops writing and communication skills through use of sentence variety, outlining, paragraph writing, composition writing, and proofreading.

Works with paragraph structure—indenting, main idea, topic sentence, summary, dependent and independent clauses, and phrases.

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE.

 

Basic Literature  Grade 7

   The student reads:

George Mueller by Faith Coxe Bailey, George Mueller provided for thousands of orphaned children. He never asked anyone except God for their needs, but all needs were miraculously met.

D.L. Moody: Greatest Evangelist of the 19th Century by Faith Coxe Bailey, the life story of the great American Evangelist used by God to found Moody Bible Institute.

Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliott, the story of five missionary men who were killed by the Auca Indians they wanted to win to Christ, and the subsequent developments in the lives of the families involved.

By Searching by Isobel Kuhn. Isobel Miller abandoned God for worldly pursuits. When her world shattered, she sought and received peace from God and served with her husband as a missionary to China.

Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss, the story of the Robinson family marooned on a desert island. As they explored their surroundings, they learned not only to survive but also to enjoy their new home.

Social Studies  Grade 7  (PACEs 1073–1084)

   The student:

Is introduced to different professions and vocations.

Art and Media                  Education                     Protective Service                  

Business, Management, and Finance                  Government and Law

Construction and Mechanics                                 Engineering

Homemaking                     Transportation             Christian Service

Healthcare                         Science                       Computer Science

Hospitality, Service, and Food Preparation            Agriculture

Office and Administrative Support

Is encouraged to think about a career based on God’s will for his life, considers if he is glorifying God with his talents, and ponders how to prepare for the future.

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE.

The second half of this grade level allows for the appropriate state history course. 

Science  Grade 7  (PACEs 1073–1084)

   The student:

Continues exploring the skeletal and muscular systems, different types of viruses, bacteria, algae, and fungi.            

Studies characteristics of birds and mammals and botany—the needs, conducting, and reproductive systems of plants.

Learns about simple and complex invertebrate animals, the structure and characteristics of vertebrates, embryos, inherited traits, gene functions, and alterations.

Studies ecology—balance and cycles of nature, biomes, effects of water and air pollution, and how pollution can be controlled.

Increases vocabulary with the introduction of new words in each PACE.

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE and expands his ability to use each of these Godly traits in real-life situations.

Word Building  Grade 7  (PACEs 1073–1084)

   The student:

Reviews word studies—synonyms, homonyms, antonyms, heteronyms, commonly misspelled words, Greek word parts, and words of Spanish and French origin.

Expands grammar usage—regular and irregular verb forms, forming adjectives from nouns and adverbs, interjections, complete subject, and complete predicate.

Integrates thinking and writing with correct punctuation.

Reviews, memorizes, and learns abbreviations—days of the week, months, states, and capitals.

Continues to study phonics rules—different sounds of s and c, ending sounds, prefixes and suffixes, diphthongs, and accent and syllable division.

Writes about the character traits taught in each PACE.

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