7th Grade Curriculum Set
Courses include: General Science I, Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology, Principles of Mathematics Book 1, Writing Strands Intermediate 2, Studies in World History Vol. 1.
Set includes the following items:
- Principles of Mathematics Book 1 Student
- Principles of Mathematics Book 1 Teacher
- Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology Musculoskeletal System Volume 1
- Wonders of the Human Body Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems Volume 2
- Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology Teacher Guide
- The New Ocean Book
- The New Astronomy Book
- The New Weather Book
- The Mineral Book
- General Science 1: Survey of Earth & Sky Teacher Guide
- Writing Strands: Intermediate 2
- Studies in World History Volume 1: Student
- Studies in World History Volume 1: Teacher
Educational scope: This curriculum provides students with math and language arts programs. In addition, they will receive 2 science courses"one focusing on human anatomy and physiology and the other a general science course that focuses on topics that range from the oceans to minerals to the weather. Students will also study ancient world history.
Additional important concepts: Bridge important gaps between areas of science and biblical history, and develop crucial discernment skills for understanding literature, history, the sciences, the Bible, and cultural misconceptions about biblical history.
What makes it unique: Science complements young-earth biblical history flawlessly, and this is shown across various topics with countless examples; detailed coursework aids in the development and understanding of a worldview based on scriptural authority and God as Creator.
Suggested weekly schedule: 3 to 4 hours per day, 5 days per week.
General Science I
This unique curriculum touches on four fascinating branches of science! With studies based on 4 of the engaging, full-color Wonder series books rather than tedious textbooks, this course adds a little variety to your science program. In the course of a year, students will learn about oceans, astronomy, weather, and minerals. This general science curriculum serves as a great earth science option, the course is written from a biblical worldview perspective and emphasizes the accuracy of the Bible and the glory of God's creation.
Intro to Anatomy & Physiology
The Musculoskeletal System, the first volume of Wonders of the Human Body, opens with the building blocks of your body"the cells. Your body is built from many kinds of cells and tissues, and you will learn how they work. Even the bones and muscles that give you strength and speed depend on many types of cells. Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems, covers both the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. From the level of the cell to the organs themselves, we will examine these systems in depth.
Principles of Math Book 1
From fractions to foundational concepts, students come to understand concepts, build problem-solving skills, and see how aspects of math connect within a biblical worldview.
Writing Strands: Intermediate 2
For children who have finished Writing Strands: Intermediate 1 or who are 15 or 16 years old. Assignments directed to students.
Studies in World History Volume 1
The course examines the world from creation, through the Fertile Crescent, Egypt, India, China, Japan, Greece, Christian history, and more! With this volume in hand, the student will see history come to life no matter what their pace or ability. This is a comprehensive examination of history, geography, religion, economics, and government systems. This educational program equips students to learn from the starting point of God's creation of the world and move forward with a solid Biblically based worldview.
One of the advantages of building a diversified, creation-based, Christian worldview publishing house is having the option of putting together solid, academically strong, grade level curriculum packages. It helps if you have well-known people like Ken Ham, James Stobaugh, and John Hudson Tiner on your author lists. New Leaf Publishing Group, which includes Master Books (with connections to Answers in Genesis) has established a plausible, college-prep scope and sequence and packaged suitable courses at each grade level to provide junior and senior high credits in science, history, English/literature, and Bible. [All you need to add is math.] Be prepared for some deviations from a "standard" high school scope and sequence particularly in the science courses but the overall coverage is comprehensive albeit slightly unusual.
Each set is a collection of student/teacher book combinations and parent lesson planners with books and DVDs (courses, by the way, that we offer and describe more thoroughly in the various subject sections of our catalog). This means that there is strong teacher support lesson plans, answers, talking points, quizzes, and tests for every course. But there is also flexibility as well as options for self-directed study. In every course, the content has a strong biblical and Christian worldview. History and English/literature courses are authored by Dr. James Stobaugh and include both challenging academic content and purposeful Christian worldview application. Teacher and student books are provided and designed to work together. Teacher books provide daily calendars, daily discussion questions, weekly exams, and answer keys. Science courses are a varied collection of the courses offered by Master Books (Wonders of Creation plus others). Each course includes a Parent Lesson Planner and utilizes textual material (and sometimes DVDs) from a variety of authors but all from a creation-based perspective. The science offerings do not have strong labs built into the courses, but a download from the publisher's website has suggestions for labs and supplies.
Sets are available for 7th through 12th grades. As mentioned earlier, the science courses do not fall neatly into the typical biology, chemistry, physics high school scope and sequence although each of those subjects are covered to some degree along with strong earth science courses. Students will have a strong foundation in those topics but may need additional courses if planning on a science career path. The Stobaugh history and literature courses are challenging academically and their scope and sequence is more typical. Both, but particularly the literature, courses require much writing. Writing instruction, however, is only minimally part of these courses. Those skills are covered thoroughly in the Writing Strands course which is included in the 9th grade curriculum set. Grammar skills are are assumed rather than covered, although a focused study of punctuation is completed in grade 9. A student needing review or instruction will need to supplement the grammar instruction.The 11th and 12th grade sets also include Stobaugh's ACT or SAT prep book which has a heavy emphasis on vocabulary development, test-taking strategies, study skills, and personal spiritual preparation.
Covered in the six-year series: Social studies: world history, American history, and economics. English/Literature: composition, literary analysis, American, British, world literature, and college prep. Science: geology, life science (biology), earth science, physics, engineering, astronomy, paleontology, and archeology. If your student is interested in some non-typical science topics (i.e. paleontology, archeology) or if you want a pervasive biblical and Christian worldview in every subject or just want the convenience of everything-in-a-box, ready to open-and-go, this series is definitely worth your consideration. ~ Janice