Seventh Grade Catholic Homeschool Curriculum

Grade 7 Catholic Homeschool Curriculum
Art 7 for Young Catholics

Art

In this art appreciation course, students will study New Testament scenes by renowned Victorian artist, James Tissot. Inspired by the visions of Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich, each picture in Art 7 for Young Catholics is accompanied by commentary and meditations written by the Catholic artist.
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English

Students study outlining in depth and learn principles that will enable them to outline compositions of any length as they read and write. Using the English 7 for Young Catholics text-workbook, students build on their previous knowledge of punctuation, the eight parts of speech, phrases, clauses, and sentences. Students are introduced to relative pronouns, adverbial objectives, complex sentences, and learn to diagram sentences containing adjectival and adverbial subordinate clauses.
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Our Catholic Legacy, Volume II

History

Our Catholic Legacy, Volume II helps students appreciate the richness of our Catholic heritage. Students learn about Michelangelo, St. Catherine of Sienna, Queen Isabella of Spain, St. Joan of Arc, Rembrandt, Cardinal Mindszenty, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and others. Also included in the course is Maps, Charts, and Graphs G: The World. Topics covered include using an elevation map, reading a population map, and using a map and a graph together.
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Saxon Math 76

Math

Using Saxon Math 76, students improve their skills in working with fractions, decimals, and percents. They show proficiency in working with time, money, and area; exhibit skill in basic geometry and graphing; and improve their accuracy and understanding in problem-solving. Students simplify expressions containing parentheses, perform operations with signed numbers, solve word problems with powers and roots, and learn about statistics and probability.
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We Sing of Our Land

Music

In We Sing of Our Land, children learn musical notation. They will learn a collection of over 100 songs, including songs for every liturgical season, and parts of the Mass in Latin.
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Reading 7 for Young Catholics: Thinking Skills

Reading

Seventh grade reading builds students’ abstract thinking and analysis skills. The Reading 7 for Young Catholics: Thinking Skills and Reading 7 for Young Catholics: Comprehension workbooks are central in introducing new literary elements: conflict, motifs, and theme. Students learn to identify these and other literary elements in classic short stories and in episodes from the life of St. Margaret Mary, preparing them to analyze full-length novels for these elements later, in high school. Each of the four book reports uses the five-paragraph format done in previous years. This year the student incorporates a thesis statement into the essay to tie it together. Click here to see your book report options. Simply specify which titles you would like in the comments section of the online enrollment.
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Religion 7 for Young Catholics

Religion

As they continue to work through The St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism No. 2 as well as Religion 7 for Young Catholic, students build their understanding of the Creed, the Commandments, the Sacraments, the creation of the angels and of man, grace, and the Holy Spirit. Special emphasis is placed on the study of the Sacrament of Confirmation with the book Confirmation Preparation for Young Catholics. In Bible History: The New Testament, students grow in their knowledge of major events, people, and teachings in the life of Jesus Christ from the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles.
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Science 7 for Young Catholics

Science

Science 7 for Young Catholics introduces students to chemistry, physics, aeronautical engineering, geology, and rocketry. Students do hands-on activities that require only household items. Apologia’s Exploring Creation with General Science  is available as an alternate choice for an additional fee.
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Spelling 7 for Young Catholics

Spelling

Students learn to spell by completing 36 lessons with exercises on the makeup and definition of the words, and then read the words in sentences and paragraphs. Stories focus on the saints and other influential Catholics throughout history. In Spelling 7 for Young Catholics, students cover such concepts as double letters, multi-syllables, consonant digraphs, diphthongs, prefixes and suffixes, science-specific words, and words from Greek, French, Spanish, and Latin.
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Vocabulary 7 for Young Catholics

Vocabulary

In Vocabulary 7 for Young Catholics, students begin each lesson with a fun and entertaining story. Each story introduces 15 new vocabulary words which are the basis for the week’s lesson. There are 24 delightfully engaging story/lessons in all. Each captivating story uses a clever twist to further engage the student. The endearing art of Ben Hatke increases the impact of the stories and helps capture the student’s attention. Crossword puzzles, a popular and rewarding way to recall the words students have learned, are part of each week’s lesson.
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Seventh Grade Lesson Plans

The detailed Lesson Plans walk you through day-by-day instructions and activities with your student.

Art English History Math Music Reading Religion
Science Spelling Vocabulary