LHC - 7th Grade Course Descriptions 19-20
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Language Arts Grade 7Year LongLanguage Arts Grade 7 is a course based on the English/Language Arts Indiana Academic Standards along with the integration of the Indiana Common Core Standards. This course involves three common units over the course of the year: Informational Text, Story Elements, and Persuasion. Throughout the common units, students will have a variety of instruction emphasizing reading of fiction and nonfiction texts; writing narratives, persuasive essays, as well as nonfiction text dependent essays. Students will also work on speaking, listening, and presenting skills. Students learn about and conduct research throughout the year.** Honor level classes are offered by recommendation only.
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Mathematics Grade 7Year LongGrade 7 Mathematics will include learning concepts that cover number sense, computation, beginning level algebra, geometry and measurement. Problem solving will be integrated in each of these concepts.** Honor level classes are offered by recommendation only.
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Science Grade 7Year LongStudents in seventh grade science will study three main themes in science: the scientific method, physical science, and Earth science. The scientific method unit will lay the foundation for every experiment the students complete. It will help students develop the critical thinking skills necessary to organize, analyze, and create their own experiments. Earth science will give students insight into the Earth's structure, explain how plate tectonics has changed the Earth, and how the movement of rocks aids in the process. Finally, physical science will focus on the law of conservation of energy, Newton’s laws of motion, and how humans impact the environment. Based on test scores in elementary school, there will be some students selected for honors 7th grade science. Those students will master both 7th and 8th grade standards in a single year. Then, they will enroll in biology, a credit-bearing high school coarse.
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Social Studies Grade 7Year LongStudents in 7th Grade Social Studies will study the history, governments, geography, economies, organizations, current issues, and cultures of the Eastern Hemisphere. Important areas of study will include: early civilizations, the 5 major world religions, Chinese history, Japanese history, Korean history, Indian history, African history, Australian history, and important events in the Middle East since World War II. Link to our Standards - http://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/standards/socialstudies/ss-2014-gr7-20140718.pdf "
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Visual Arts Grade 79 WeeksStudents will develop their artistic skills by learning art history, cultures of Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. They will discuss art and make art. Students will learn and practice the techniques of painting, drawing, clay techniques and other mixed media.
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Business Grade 7SemesterStudents will be able to develop and integrate Google documents, file organization, spreadsheets, and multimedia presentation platform tools to enhance learning with professional creativity to increase productivity in developing projects. Students will also be introduced to basic HTML using an online coding platform.
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Health and Fitness Grade 7SemesterHealth & Fitness students will be provided experiences in individual & team sports, and rhythmic activities. The course will also focus on lifetime fitness activities that will improve the five fitness components. These include: flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance and body composition. The course will also include a six week health classroom component in which healthy relationships, current teen issues/internet safety, and reproductive health will be taught.
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Band Grade 7Year LongBand provides students the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument. These include percussion, woodwinds, and brass instruments. Solo and ensemble activities are designed for students to develop the basic musicianship including tone production, technical skills and intonation. Activities include improvising, reading, composing and sight reading music.**Students will be expected to participate in performance opportunities outside of the school day for a performance grade.
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Choir Grade 7Year LongChoir provides students the opportunity to sing alone or with others. Students will learn how to read, write and compose music. Students will listen and analyze music. Students will analyze and evaluate their own performances. **Students will be expected to participate in performance opportunities outside of the school day for a performance grade.
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Orchestra Grade 7Year LongOrchestra provides students the opportunity to learn to play a string instrument. Students may select violin, viola, cello, or bass. Solo and ensemble activities are designed for students to develop basic musicianship including tone production, technical skills, and intonation. Activities include improvising, reading, composing and sight reading music. **Students will be expected to obtain an instrument, music department uniform, and participate in performances outside of the school day for a performance grade.
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Exploring Music Grade 79 WeeksExploring Music course is designed to enable students to respond to music, and integrate music study into other subject areas. Activities and experiences in music are designed to develop students’ appreciation of music as an art form, and to understand music as it relates to history, culture and the community.
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Project Lead the Way-Gateway Grade 7SemesterStudents discover the design process and develop an understanding of the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They are then challenged and empowered to use and apply what they’ve learned while they explore Automation and Robotics, Medical Detectives, and 3-D Modeling and 3-D printing.
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