Grade:  7

Subject: Visual Art

Goals:

  1. Students will recognize, identify, and utilize the elements of art:  line, shape, color, texture, and form.
  2. Students will recognize, identify, and apply the principles of design:  balance, contrast, emphasis, rhythm, and unity.
  3. Students will create art in two and three dimensions using a variety of media, techniques, and processes.
  4. Students will demonstrate proper use, care, and storage of tools, materials, and equipment.
  5. Student will create projects based on the artistic traditions of various artists, cultures and time periods.
  6. Students will apply appropriate art terminology in viewing, responding to and evaluating artworks.
  7. Students will value what has been created by self and others and understand the value of differences in individual expression.
  8. Students will relate the visual arts to other subject areas of the curriculum.

Subject:  Computer Education

Goals:

  1. Students will practice keyboard skills.
  2. Students will compose using word processor and presentation software.
  3. Students will create spreadsheet and chart using appropriate software.
  4. Students will troubleshoot malfunctioning computer and printer.
  5. Students will discuss common use of technology in daily life and responsible use of it.
  6. Students will evaluate the accuracy and appropriateness of online resources.
  7. Students will set up user password.

Subject:   English

Goals:

  1. Students will use correct grammar and mechanics in writing across the curriculum.
  2. Students will write sentences using a variety of sentence structures.
  3. Students will write effective essays and a research paper.
  4. Students will incorporate figurative language into their creative writing.
  5. Students will identify and use correctly the various parts of speech

Subject:          Language Arts (English) – Honors

Goals:

  1. Students will compose original stories, poetry, essays, reflections, and research.
  2. Students will compose writings of a variety of genre of their choice during periods of free writing.
  3. Students will use the writing process to construct published pieces.
  4. Students will demonstrate the 6+1 traits in their original pieces.
  5. Students will demonstrate their understanding of proper mechanics by proofreading their own writing and becoming a peer editor.
  6. Students will use revision skills to enhance grammar and vocabulary, as well as to elaborate sentence structure.
  7. Students will demonstrate their understanding of grammar by diagramming sentences.
  8. Students will practice word analogies.
  9. Students will demonstrate vocabulary development by applying new vocabulary in their speaking and writing.
  10. Students will integrate writing skills into personal pieces, including but not limited to the magic 3, figurative language, repetition for effect, specific detail for effect, expanded moment, hyphenated modifiers, full-circle ending

Subject:  Math-A

Goals:

  1. Students will further develop and build upon math concepts of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, geometry, measurement and percent and algebra.
  2. Students will build upon basic math skills through computation practice.
  3. Students will be introduced to integers.
  4. Students will expand upon algebraic thinking.
  5. Students will continue to use problem solving skills through real life applications and consumer math.
  6. Students will be introduced to the coordinate plane.

Subject:   Math

Goals:

  1. Students will further develop and build upon math concepts of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, geometry, measurement, percent, and algebra.
  2. Students will build upon basic math skills through computation practice.
  3. Students will be introduced to integers.
  4. Students will expand upon algebraic thinking.
  5. Students will continue to use problem-solving skills through real life applications.

Subject:  Music

Goals:

  1. Student will learn harmony and harmonic progressions as a function of scales.
  2. Student will sing in parts from octavo.
  3. Students will learn mixed meters and polyrhythm.
  4. Student will learn periods of Music History 1. Baroque, 2. Classical, 3. Romantic  4. 20th and 21st Century.
  5. Students will learn African and African-American influence on American Jazz.

Subject:  Physical Education

Goals:

  1. The students will develop a positive respect for self and others.
  2. The students will demonstrate good sportsmanship and cooperation.
  3. The students will apply knowledge of skills and strategies to individual and team activities.
  4. The students will recognize the benefits of overall body physical fitness
  5. The students will determine cause and effect relationships between health behaviors and disease and/or illness.

Subject:  Reading

Goals:

  1. Students will further develop reading comprehension skills.
  2. Students will identify elements of literature.
  3. Students will build and expand their vocabulary.
  4. Students will demonstrate effective discussion and cooperative learning strategies.
  5. Students will write original poetry in a variety of forms.
  6. Students will apply reading comprehension strategies to nonfiction selections.

Subject:  Religion

Goals:

  1. Students will have a deeper understanding of who Jesus is and will desire to follow Him.
  2. Students will know what it means to follow Jesus in their daily lives.
  3. Students will have a greater appreciation of the life Jesus won for us by his death and Resurrection.
  4. Students will come to a stronger commitment to Christ through their preparation for Confirmation.
  5. Students will share their time and talent in the community.
  6. Students will become more aware of their responsibility to social justice issues.
  7. Students will commit themselves to membership in the Catholic Church through the sacrament of Confirmation,
    the final sacrament of initiation.
  8. Students will be introduced to saints who have experienced the power of Christ in their lives, and have lived the mission through their witness.
  9. Students will understand the Catholic Church’s position on Family Life issues

Subject:  Social Studies

Goals:

  1. Students will gain and understanding of how the United States formed into the diverse country it is today.
  2. Students will know the reasons for the United States becoming an independent country and how the government was begun.
  3. Students will understand how the country was expanded to present day dimensions.