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Grade 7: Required Course Descriptions [click on title to view contents]

Core Classes - LCY0200 English Language Arts Grade 7 (Year)

This course emphasizes and integrates all areas of the language arts.

In this course, reading, writing, and oral communication processes are experienced as interrelated and interactive processes. with a focus on non-fiction reading.
Students develop their ability to use language for communication, for learning and reflection, and for personal and social fulfillment.
They improve their ability to use written and spoken language for a variety of purposes and audiences.

They come to understand the many facets of human experience through literature.

Core Classes - LWH0530 Writing Workshop Grade 7 (Semester 1 and 2)

This course supports students’ development as writers in 4 types of writing:

• description
• narration
• exposition
• persuasion.

Students will learn how to generate ideas, connect thinking and writing to their personal experiences, and problem solve and make decisions with regard to their writing.

Time will be given to discover ideas, research information, put ideas on paper, to discuss ideas and problems and explore strategies to solve those problems and revise and edit writing for publication.

Core Classes - CER0700 Social Studies 7A (Semester 1)

This first semester course engages students in deep historical thinking about the evolution (change, continuity, and causality) of the historic, economic, political, and social/cultural institutions of Hawaii.

This course focuses on the monarchy era and critically examines the people and events of that era through multiple perspectives and historical empathy.

Core Classes - CHR0700 Social Studies 7B (Semester 2)

This second semester course engages students in historical thinking about contemporary issues (sociopolitical, geographic, cultural, historical, and economic) faced by Hawaii and the nations and territories of the Pacific.

This course examines the diversity and commonalties of the Pacific Area, the impact of contact with other nations and the issues, challenges, and decisions for the present and future.

Core Classes - MMX0700 Mathematics 7 (Year)

This course is required for all students in Grade 7.

Emphasis on developing proficiency with concepts and skills in
• Number System
• Expressions and Equations
• Ratio and Proportions
• Geometry
• Statistics and Probability

Core Classes - MMP0700 Math 7 Practicum (Semester 1)

This course is designed for students to acquire in-depth knowledge of mathematical concepts in each of the mathematical strands:

• Number System
• Expressions and Equations
• Ratio and Proportions
• Geometry
• Statistics and Probability.

This course is supplemental to the required mathematics course.

Core Classes - MMW0700 Math 7 Practicum (Semester 2)

This course is designed to help students strengthen their understanding of mathematical concepts in each of the mathematical strands:

• Number System
• Expressions and Equations
• Ratio and Proportions,
• Geometry
• Statistics and Probability.

This course is supplemental to the required mathematics course.

Core Classes - SIM0553 Science 7 (Year)

This is a year long inquiry and laboratory-based course that uses scientific inquiry and the relationships between science-technology-society to understand cycles of matter and energy within and among organisms and their environments, structure and function in organisms and the degree of relatedness between selected organisms, diversity, genetics, and evolution.

Students are to meet all benchmarks in Grade 7 Science Content Standards.

Exploratory Wheel Classes

Students will choose to explore 4 of the 5 different areas from the following:

• Family & Consumer Science
• Physical Education
• Technology
• Mad Science
• Study Skills.

Students will rotate quarterly.
Listed are brief descriptions of the topics that will be covered.

TMG0300 Family & Consumer Science: Students will focus on developing a positive self-concept by using effective communication skills in peer and family relationships. Instructional activities may include: applying effective decision-making and management skills in the consumer market, analyzing the importance of nutrition and how it relates to good health, applying food preparation and meal management principles in preparing and serving meals.
Requirements: 100% on Kitchen Safety Test & Fully covered shoes.
* Lab Fees will be assessed during the quarter. Amount will vary depending on the grade level ($5.00 - $10.00)

PEP0010 Physical Education: This course will focus on physical fitness, conditioning and testing, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and sports and games with an emphasis on teamwork through participation in a variety of physical activity experiences.

TMG0400 Technology: Students will be exposed to the basics of keyboarding, word processing, presentation tools, internet usage and safety, and support classroom technology initiatives. Requirements: Parent approval of Student Publication/V

• XWG0012M Mad Science: This course is inquiry and laboratory based and supports the 7th grade science curriculum.
The modules include:
• Human Brain and Senses
• Populations and Ecosystems
• Diversity of Life
• Genetics
• Structure
• Function in Organisms.

XWG0012L Leadership: This course is designed to help students develop leadership skills by focusing on:
• goal setting
• teamwork and communication
• decision making & problem solving
• self awareness
• qualities of effective leaders

*Exploratory Wheel courses subject to change pending teacher allocation