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Grade 7 Program - Courses/Modules Overview


Language Arts

This course builds writing skills and an appreciation of literature. Students analyze different types of writing to identify writer's voice and styles of writing for specific purposes.  Students refine their editing and proofreading skills and develop their own style by writing outlines, stories, articles and summaries. Unit themes include: Personal Focus, Technical Communication, Convince Me, Finding Your Voice and Write of Passage. The novel "The Breadwinner" and a variety of optional novels are available including: Where the Red Fern Grows, Golden Goblet, Hatchet, A Wrinkle in Time, and Inside the Walls of Troy.


This correspondence program covers a wide range of Math skills including: number theory, bases and exponents, decimal numbers and fractions, negative integers, measurement, statistics, percent, problem solving, and introductory algebra. Course instructions, lessons and assignments are compiled into the course modules. No textbook is used in this course.

Social Studies

This course covers early stages in the development and expansion of Western Civilization starting from early hominids and progressing through the cultures of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Students learn how to research, document and write a formal report with a bibliography. Course textbook: Ancient Worlds.


The Science 7 course consists of five modules in Ecology, Astronomy, Life Cycles, Earth's Crust, and Energy. Experiments and activities in this course make use of materials found in the home. Course Textbook: Science Probe 7.

Ecology Module
Students identify features of an ecosystem, learn about food chains and explore the ecology of a local ecosystem. In a research project of their own design, students choose a biome to study in depth.

Astronomy Module
Students learn about distant objects such as galaxies, nebulas, supernovas, black holes, pulsars, and quasars. They see how technology has increased scientific understandings of deep space and they learn to identify visible stars and constellations. As a cumulating project, students research and present information about an astronomy topic of their choice.

Life Cycles Module
Students investigate plant reproduction and how plants grow in different environments. Students also examine animal reproduction, growth, and change and compare survival strategies of different animals to determine the benefits of genetic variation within a species.

Earth's Crust Module
This module looks at changes taking place in the Earth's crust - from the slow drift of tectonic plates to sudden, violent volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Students build, use and evaluate models that help scientists understand natural processes that can't be seen directly.

Energy Module
This module is about energy - what it is, how we use it, where we get if from, and what the consequences of energy use are. The module looks at the physics of energy, as well as social and environmental issues related to its use.


French 7 consists of one module and two projects. The module, called Bon Appetite! Uses the theme of nutrition to develop functional use of the French language.

Fine Arts

This course provides an introduction to the concepts of colour, shape, lines, and mood. Painting, drawing, and cutting are examples of skills used in lettering, collage and poster making.​