Curriculum Guide - 7th grade
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Category: 7th grade

Percussion Ensemble

Full Year Course   This ensemble is for students in grade 7 and 8 who are not in Band Ensemble and are interested in learning techniques and performance skills on pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments. The ensemble will perform globally diverse music styles and genres, as well as, their own class composition. This course will take place during the school day and will require an on-campus performance.      Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 14

Advanced Visual Art, Grades 7-8

Full-year course   This course is offered to students in grades 7 and 8 interested in expanding their learning process through visual arts. Students will explore advanced artistic techniques and methods while refining their creative skills. Also, students will explore more of a creative license to develop their creativity and interests while learning about historical  art periods and artists of the world.     Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 14

English 7

Students in seventh grade Language & Literature focus on the four Language Arts components: writing, reading, speaking and listening. Students in this course are expected to do the following: engage in independent, self-selected readings as well as teacher-assigned readings; read for meaning and thematic analysis in literature; make associations and connections between literature and real-world concepts; learn to analyze different types of selections (such as short stories, novels, primar... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

American History, Grade 7

Students in seventh grade will learn about the history of the United States. From the first Americans up to the 20th Century. As we learn about history, we will be looking at various perspectives on the impact of major events in the past. We will learn about the country's history through 8 historical themes:  Patterns of Population   Power    Trade and Exchange   Access to Resources    Expressing Identity    Science, Technology and the Envir... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Math 7

Seventh-grade integrated math focuses on building skills in all five of the mathematics standards – Number System, Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. We will focus on building computation skills, problem-solving strategies, improving communication with a mathematical focus, and reflecting upon the findings. The course will stress the essential role of mathematics within the school and in society: mathematics as a universal language, promoting analytical reasoning and pro... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Life Science, Grade 7

In seventh grade Life Science, the students explore three disciplinary core ideas 1) From  Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes 2) Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits, and 4) Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity. They will study topics such as characteristics of living things, classification, cell transport, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, human body systems, and genetics. Throughout each unit, the students participate in a variety of hands-on activities and ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Mandarin, Grade 7

The goal of the course will keep practicing daily conversations to compare and contrast different cultures around the world. Students will also keep learning word structure, sentence grammar, paragraph structure with comprehensive readings to analyze and be a good problem solver; write short essays with all kinds of topics; understand dialogues by native Chinese speakers with complicated listening. The course will be expected to frequently present your own ideas and understand all examples in... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Spanish, Grade 7

In our 7th grade course, students are challenged to build on what they learned in 6th grade in order to communicate with increasing complexity over topics related to self, daily life, and community. Our units this year revolve along content related to describing ourselves and others, school and leisure routines, events in the community, home and chores, and traditions. At this level, students are expected to express themselves by using words, phrases or short sentences (sometimes memorized). ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

French, Grade 7

The MYP French Grade 7 commits the students to a higher level of language acquisition and deeper cultural understanding of French-speaking countries. Lessons will include grammatical structures, commonly used vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and pronunciation. Instruction focuses on the development of the students' speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills in French. The year is organized into main units such as: recent past, clothing, shopping, directions, body parts and daily routi... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Visual Arts, Grade 5 - 8

Trimester Course , Grades 5-8  Visual Arts courses in Middle School at Lausanne encourage learning around the creative cycle – an ongoing process of sensing, planning, creating and evaluating work. The Elements of Art and Principles of Design focus on developing the foundation for creative ideas. In addition, students will use various media such as drawing, painting, sculpting, handicrafts. Also, students will learn about art history and artistic techniques/processes to investig... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Theatre Arts II

Trimester Course   Seventh-grade and Eighth-grade students explore theatre as a form of self and cultural expression. Through improvisation and basic playwrighting, students will learn how the theatre can serve as a narrative for the world around us.     Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Advanced Performing Arts

Full year course    This course is geared towards the student who is interested in sharpening their performing skills.  In this course, seventh and eighth grade students will experience all aspects of the performing arts.  Advanced Performing Arts students will explore singing, dancing and acting as well as analyzing theatrical literature and theatre history. Assignments will be project based.   Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Concert Band

This course offers the opportunity to further instrumental music or band instruction begun in Middle School. Students will also continue their study of basic music theory skills, the keyboard, and music history. As students elect to continue the study of music, the student will be presented with greater challenges technically and musically. Emphasis is placed upon technical development and authentic stylistic interpretation of literature in addition to understanding the elements of music (i.e... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Design Curriculum – Grades 5 – 8

As a part of the interdisciplinary approach within the Middle Years Programme, the Design Model is integrated into the delivery and assessment of all core subject material. Within all subjects, students will inquire and analyze, develop ideas, create solutions, and evaluate.  The Design instructor will work alongside Core Subject instructors to help support projects and labs which enhance the learning experience.   Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

STEAM Design Lab, Grade 7, 8

STEAM intertwines the multiple disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math into one curriculum.  Through experimentation and problem solving, students encounter real world applications of design. This unique department allows students to engage fully in every stage of the process – from conception and design to its physical production.  If students can dream the idea, STEAM possesses all the technology and tools to bring their visions to fruition.   Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16