7th Grade Courses

Courses in this section:

Bible 7
English 7
History of the Ancient World
Science 7
Saxon 2 (Math)
Saxon 3 (Math)
Latin 7: First Form Latin
Logic 7
Physical Education 7
 

Bible 7

BIBLE 07

This class is the daily component of the MCS Holistic Spiritual Formation Program. The three components of the MCS Spiritual Formation plan are Chapel Services, Bible Classes, and Service/Ministry experiences. These components are designed to set a minimum  requirement for students, and it is our desire that students will exceed each of these standards.  These standards will be used to determine a student’s grade (pass/fail) in Bible class each year,  and will be a factor in determining Character Award selections during the student’s Senior year.  In the Bible Class part of this program, students will daily complete Bible reading, participate in class discussions and complete daily reflective journaling in the area of Biblical content, spiritual reflection and virtue application.

 
Class supplies needed:

Composition Notebook

Bible

 

 

English 7

ENG-07

This course is designed to lead students through several classical works of ancient literature in order to shape both their worldview and understanding of the ancient world. Students will practice expressing their thoughts and responses through various forms of writing and open dialogue. Alongside History 8, the variety of texts studied will give students the opportunity to view historical events, beliefs, and characters through a literary lens for analysis and interpretation according to a biblical worldview. This course functions as a partnership with Ancient Humanities 7.

 
Class supplies needed:

1.5” Binder

Notebook Paper

Folder

 

 

History of the Ancient World

HIST-07

Ancient History and Humanities introduces students to enduring literary works and ideas from the ancient world. In conjunction with English 7, representative texts in poetry, drama, history, and philosophy will be read with an eye to  worldview analysis, the development of ideas, historical significance, and literary merit. In the process, students will contemplate enduring questions that bear on human flourishing, virtue development, and Christian living.  Students will apply logic skills and participate in discussions surrounding the great ideas. Students will learn basic content knowledge of the time period, while learning the geography of the regions in focus.

 
Class supplies needed:

1.5” binder with paper

Pens and pencils

Highlighter

Fine dry erase marker with dry erase eraser

 

 

Science 7

SCI-07

7th Grade Science focuses on different topics such as the life around us, the wonder of cells, and our Earth’s atmosphere, climate and environments. Learning and assessment will be conducted through hands-on activities, labs, projects, class discussion, lectures and different forms of technology. By the end of this course, students will have obtained a better understanding of how our world works, a great appreciation for the way in which God created it, and the skills to be a critical thinker.

 
Class supplies needed:

2” binder (minimum; can vary in size) with 3 tab dividers and looseleaf paper

Colored Pencils or various colored highlighters (for note-taking)

 

 

Saxon 2 (Math)

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This course is a 7th-grade level course that is designed for math mastery through a spiral format. This means that as students learn new material they will spiral back and practice previously learned material. Students will focus on number sense, geometrical concepts, equations, and basic graphing. They will improve their math facts, have small investigations into new concepts, and build a strong math foundation for upcoming years.  Students will begin to build perseverance and consistency through daily homework and practice.

Prerequisite:  Placement according to Saxon 2 readiness testing.
 
Class supplies needed:

2” binder with 4 tab dividers and looseleaf paper

Calculator: TI:30x, please, no Casio brand

Scissors and glue stick

Compass and Protractor

Students will be required to put a heavy duty book cover on their textbook.  A homemade cover from a brown paper grocery bag is ideal.  Cloth covers do not provide adequate protection.

 

 

Saxon 3 (Math)

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This course is an 8th-grade level course that is designed for math mastery through a spiral format. This means that as students learn new material they will spiral back and practice previously learned concepts. Students will focus on number sense, geometrical concepts, equations, and basic graphing. They will improve their math facts, have small investigations into new concepts, and build a strong math foundation for Algebra 1.  Students’ perseverance and consistency will be challenged by depth of content and through daily homework and practice.

Prerequisite: 7th grade students may be placed in Saxon 3 based on Saxon 3 readiness testing.

 
Class supplies needed:

2” binder with 4 tab dividers and looseleaf paper

Calculator: TI:30x, please, no Casio brand

Scissors and glue stick

Compass and protractor

Pencil

Colored Pencils

Students will be required to put a heavy duty book cover on their textbook.  A homemade cover from a brown paper grocery bag is ideal.  Cloth covers do not provide adequate protection.

 

 

Latin 7:  First Form Latin

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In this class, students will be introduced to Latin concepts and lay a foundation for future years of language learning. In this year students will learn six tenses of the first two verb conjugations, five noun declensions, first and second declension adjectives, and adverbs. Students will learn a minimum of 200 Latin vocabulary words, 20 Latin phrases, 36 verb tense endings, and 50 noun declension endings as well as additional words used to have simple conversations with others in Latin.

 

Class supplies needed:
4 fine-tip dry erase markers
Pencils or erasable pens
Heavy duty plastic folder with pockets and three prongs. Example: Amazon Basics Heavy Duty Plastic Folders with 2 Pockets for Letter Size Paper, Pack of 6  (if students would prefer, a ½ inch three-ring binder could also be used).

 

Logic 7 (semester class spread over course of the year)

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In Logic 7 students will be introduced to formal logic, especially in the area of logical fallacy. Students will participate in logic exercises and discussions to begin to develop logical reasoning skills. In developing logic and critical thinking, students learn how to use and interpret language to reason well. They study logic as the science of thinking, as something found in God’s nature, and which guides all areas of human inquiry.

 

Class supplies needed:

2” binder with 3 tab dividers and looseleaf paper

Scissors and glue stick

Colored pencils

 

 

Physical Education 7 (semester class)

PE-07

Madison Christian School’s Physical Education Program is a vital part of the school’s mission of educating the whole child, encouraging students not only to exercise their physical bodies but also to experience, explore, challenge, express and perform. The program is directed at lifelong learning and lifelong recreational sports rather than intramural competition. The course introduces students to a wide variety of team games, individual games, and lifetime fitness. The focus of the Junior High Physical Education Program is to provide an opportunity for the students to participate in a wide variety of physical activities and experiences that promote the mastery of the core skills introduced at the elementary level. This course will build a framework for lifetime activities and healthy living.

 

Class supplies needed:

Fitness/gym clothes

Gym bag

Tennis shoes

Water bottle