Grade 7

Intermediate English B

This course builds on the skills introduced in Intermediate English A, offering a systematic approach to the development of written and oral communication skills, designed to give students the essential building blocks for expressing their own ideas in standard (or formal) English.

Intermediate Literature B

Intermediate Literature B sharpens reading comprehension skills, engages readers in literary analysis, and offers a variety of literature to suit diverse tastes. Through a varied selection of stories, plays, and poems, many of which highlight exemplary virtues, students develop skills of close reading and literary analysis while considering important human issues and challenging ideas. They come to appreciate the writer’s craft as they consider the feelings, thoughts, and ideas of characters, and make connections between literature and life. Students also learn to read for information in nonfiction texts.

Composition

This course builds on the skills introduced in Intermediate Composition A. In this writing program, students continue to practice writing essays in various genres. They analyze the conventional five-paragraph essay structure, and then move on to learn the form and structure of a variety of essays they will encounter in their academic careers including: essays of definition, cause-and-effect essays, and research papers. In writing each essay, students go through a process of planning, organizing, and revising, and they learn to examine their own writing with a critical eye, paying attention to ideas, organization, structure, style, and correctness. Throughout the course, students write in response to prompts similar to those they will encounter on standardized tests.

Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics

The Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics program addresses many grammatical topics, with reinforcement activities in sentence analysis, sentence structure, and proper punctuation. Students analyze syntax and diagram sentences in order to understand how words, phrases, and clauses function in rK12tion to each other. Frequent exercises and regular practice help students absorb the rules so they can confidently apply them in their own writing.

Vocabulary

The Vocabulary from Classical Roots program builds knowledge of Greek and Latin words that form the roots of many English words, especially the polysyllabic terms that sometimes cause students to stumble. Throughout this program, students will define and use words with Greek and Latin roots, and use word origins and derivations to determine the meaning of new words, as they increase their own vocabularies and develop valuable test-taking skills.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: Intermediate Language Arts A or a sixth grade Language Arts equivalent.
  • Required Materials: Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Language Arts 7

Students grow as readers, writers, and thinkers in this middle school course. With engaging literary and informational texts, students learn to think critically, analyze an author’s language, and cite evidence to support ideas. Students complete an in-depth study of Jack London’s classic novel White Fang and read excerpts from other stories, poetry, and nonfiction. Explicit modeling and ample opportunities for practice help students sharpen their vocabulary, grammar, and listening skills. Students also respond routinely to texts they have read. In extensive, process-based writing lessons, students write topical essays in narrative, informative, analytical, and argumentative formats. In this full-year course, students develop a mastery of reading, writing, and language arts skills.

Details:

  • Course Length: Two Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity
  • Prerequisites: Language Arts 6
  • Required Materials: None.

Math 7

This course begins with an in-depth study of proportional reasoning during which students utilize concrete models such as bar diagrams and tables to increase and develop conceptual understanding of rates, ratios, proportions, and percentages. Students’ number fluency and understanding of the rational number system are extended as they perform operations with signed rational numbers embedded in real world contexts. In statistics, students develop meanings for representative samples, measures of central tendency, variation, and the ideal representation for comparisons of given data sets. Students develop an understanding of both theoretical and experimental probability. Throughout the course, students build fluency in writing expressions and equations that model real-world scenarios. They apply their understanding of inverse operations to solve multi-step equations and inequalities. Students build on their proportional reasoning to solve problems about scale drawings by relating the corresponding lengths between objects. The course concludes with a geometric analysis of angle relationships, area, and volume of both two- and three-dimensional figures.

Details:

  • Course Length: Two Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider:Edgenuity
  • Prerequisites: Sixth Grade Math
  • Required Materials: None. All course materials are available online.

Earth Science

Students enrolled in this dynamic course explore the scope of Earth sciences, covering everything from basic structure and rock formation to the incredible and volatile forces that have shaped and changed our planet. As climate change and energy conservation become increasingly prevalent in the national discourse, it will be important for students to understand the concepts and causes of our changing Earth. Earth Science is a two-semester course that provides a solid foundation for understanding the physical characteristics that make the planet Earth unique and examines how these characteristics differ among the planets of our solar system.

Details:

  • Course Length: Two Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials: None. All course materials are available online.

Utah History

Details:

  • Course Length: Two Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials: None.

Art 7: Intermediate World Art A

Intermediate Art: World A is designed to complement the World History: From Prehistory Through the Middle Ages course. Following the timeline of the K¹² History program, lessons introduce students to the artists, cultures, and great works of world art and architecture from ancient through medieval times.

  • Investigate how artists from different civilizations used various techniques, from painting to mosaic
  • Examine elements of design and styles of decoration, from the spiral to the solar disk. Compare and contrast works from many civilizations, from paintings to sculpture, architecture, pottery, mosaics, and more
  • Explore some of the best-preserved works from ancient tombs, including the treasures of Egypt’s “King Tut” and the terra cotta army of the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huangdi
  • Consider how humans have depicted themselves in art, from paintings and sculptures of the human figure to exquisite manuscripts that document human history and beliefs
  • Examine beautifully decorated objects that people used in their daily lives, from drinking vessels to horse gear
  • Study some of the great works of ancient and medieval architecture, from the Parthenon in Greece to the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris
  • Create artworks inspired by the works of art studied, using many materials and techniques; for example, after studying ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Roman relief sculptures, students make a relief by carving a clay slab and after studying grand gateways leading to architectural sites, students construct a model gateway

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 45 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials: Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Music 7: Music Concepts B

This is the second course in the Music Concept Series. This is a traditional music course teaching the fundamentals of music as they rK12te to the piano key and a study of a select group of composers and their music. Students will complete lessons using Music Ace CD-ROM, student guides and listening CDs. The lesson content is not online.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 34 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials:Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Middle School French I

Students begin their introduction to French with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-day semesters.

The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. As students begin the course, they construct their own Avatar that accumulates “Avatar bucks”—by performing well on course tasks—to use to purchase materials (clothing, gadgets, scenery, etc.) at the “Avatar store”. Each unit consists of an ongoing adventure story, a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and multimedia cultural presentations covering major French- speaking areas in Europe and across the globe. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Details:

  • Course Length: Two Semesters – 90 hours to complete each semester.
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials: Requires Flash Plugin, French-English Dictionary is recommended

Middle School Spanish I

Students begin their introduction to Spanish with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

The course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-day semesters and represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. As students begin the course, they construct their own Avatar that accumulates “Avatar bucks”—by performing well on course tasks—to use to purchase items (clothing, gadgets, scenery, etc.) at the “Avatar store”. Each Unit consists of an ongoing adventure story, a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and multimedia cultural presentations covering major Spanish-speaking areas in Europe and the Americas. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Details:

  • Course Length: Two Semesters – 90 hours to complete each semester.
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials: Requires Flash Plugin, Spanish-English Dictionary is recommended

Middle School German I

Students begin their introduction to German with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

The course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-day semesters. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. As students begin the course, they construct their own Avatar that accumulates “Avatar bucks”—by performing well on course tasks—to use to purchase materials (clothing, gadgets, scenery, etc.) at the “Avatar store”. Each unit consists of an ongoing adventure story, a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and multimedia cultural presentations covering major German-speaking areas in Europe. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Details:

  • Course Length: Two Semesters – 90 hours to complete each semester.
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials: Requires Flash Plugin, German-English Dictionary is recommended

Middle School Latin I

Students begin their introduction to Latin with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

The course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-day semesters and represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. As students begin the course, they construct their own Avatar that accumulates “Avatar bucks”—by performing well on course tasks—to use to purchase items (virtual clothing, gadgets, scenery, etc.) at the “Avatar store”. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and cultural presentations covering significant aspects of Roman culture or their modern-day manifestations, and assessments. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Details:

  • Course Length: Two Semesters – 90 hours to complete each semester.
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials: Requires Flash Plugin, Latin-English Dictionary is recommended

Middle School Chinese I

Students begin their introduction to Chinese with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

The course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-day semesters. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. As students begin the course, they construct their own Avatar that accumulates “Avatar bucks”—by performing well on course tasks—to use to purchase materials (clothing, gadgets, scenery, etc.) at the “Avatar store”. Each Unit consists of an ongoing adventure story, a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and multimedia cultural presentations covering major Chinese-speaking countries. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Details:

  • Course Length: Two Semesters – 90 hours to complete each semester
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials: Requires Flash Plugin, Chinese-English Dictionary is recommended