Grade 7 Courses Summary
The Grade 7 Program is divided into subject areas. A variety of resources and materials relating to subject areas and topics are available to home instructors. These include textbooks, online resources, DVD’s and CD’s. This program is designed for students utilizing sources suitable for distributed learning environments, and is based on the prescribed learning standards of the Ministry of Education. Students are encouraged to use a variety of resources and references to broaden their understanding and support their learning strengths, needs, and styles.
An overview of our Grade 7 program:
Your teacher will work with you to review and understand the learning standards in each curricular subject area for the school year. Then together, you will choose one of the three program options best suited for you.
- OPTION 1: Home instructors work with a teacher to create a program and submit a portfolio of learning each term to show development.
- OPTION 2: Home instructors will use a blend of the integrated module program and their own supplies to supplement. The teacher will direct home instructor to submit work in a portfolio each term to show development.
- OPTION 3: Home instructors will use the subject-specific module program and teacher created supplements to complete each course. The teacher will direct home instructor to submit work in a portfolio each term to show development.
In Science 7, students will combine academic knowledge and research with practical, hands-on experiments and lab write ups. They will work through units on ecosystems, chemistry and the Earth's crust. They will often work with and consider local and provincial subject matter, on their way to completing this interesting and useful course.
HACEStudents will begin this course looking into decision making and goal setting. They will also work through a variety of assignments related to career development, healthy living and healthy relationships, community health services and communicable diseases, as well as substance misuse prevention and safety and injury prevention. It's a well-rounded course that looks at practical knowledge and application for young adults.
In this course, students will begin by working through units on numeracy (integers, decimals, percent and fractions), and patterns and relationships (variables, expressions and equations). They will continue on to work with shape and space (geometry, lines, circles, area and coordinate grids), and finish up with lessons on statistics and probability (data analysis, theoretical and experimental probability). Along with academics, activities are meant to show the practical, real life uses for mathematics as well.
English Language Arts
If you enjoy getting lost in a good book, writing mysteries or adventure stories, reading and writing poetry, or delivering speeches, English Language Arts 7 is the course for you!
In this course, students will have first-hand opportunities to create, express themselves, appreciate and critique other artist's work in the areas of dance, drama, music and visual arts. They will experience a wide variety of activities, use technology, and engage with art from early times, to the present era. They'll study techniques and methods used by local, Aboriginal and international artists, and they'll learn about the cultural significance of many different forms of art.
Your teacher will develop this with you once you are registered in your grade.
In PE 7, students will participate in a wide variety of daily activities. They'll learn about influences of physical activities on mental well-being, as well as emotional and physical health. They'll work on personal goals, and see how individual, partner and group activities benefit all aspects of a successful and happy person.
Students will delve into one of Canada's official languages with a wide variety of activities.They will learn that meaningful interactions are possible and fun, even with only a basic knowledge of French. Through reading, writing, listening and speaking activities, students will learn vocabulary and useful phrases as well as the importance of Francophone communities in Canada and around the world.