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

AVID-TMG1011 (Year) Grade 7

This course is designed to prepare students for college preparatory course work (e.g. Advance Placement) with emphasis on:
• inquiry
• reflective writing,
• organizational and study skills
• note-taking
• research.

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Additional procedure required including a written application and interview
Applicant will be notified if they are admitted to the program.
Applications are available in the office.


Band (Beginning)-FMB0400 (Year) [Grade 6, 7]

A course using band instruments to develop a deeper sense of thinking, feeling and doing music.

After exploration of singing and mouthpieces an instrument will be assigned for further study.
Topics included are music reading, developing instrumental technique, instrument maintenance, listening and reflecting on various selections, relating musical moods to real life.
Regular practice outside of class is useful to ensure success.

This class will perform in evening concert on campus.

Band (Intermediate)-FMB0700 (Year) [Grade 7, 8]

This course is designed for students who successfully completed a year of introduction or beginning band.

Further study of reading music, and higher levels of musical understanding are sought while reinforcing the basics necessary for success.
Regular practice is necessary to ensure student success.

This class will perform in evening performances both on and off campus.

News Writing-LJY0410 (Year) Grade 7

This is a course for students who are interested in news writing.

Students will work collaboratively as a member of the school newspaper staff, and to experience the process of getting the story from the event into print and then into the hands of the reader. Students learn all aspects of publication that include gathering facts, interviewing, composing stories, layout and design, photography, and use technology tools to enhance the production of the newspaper.

Requirements: Parent approval of Student Publication/Video Release Form and Internet Acceptable Use Policy.

Robotics-XWG0011B (Semester) Grade 7

This class scaffolds on basic robotics knowledge and skills taught in Grade 6.

More advanced skills working with robots will be introduced.
In class projects will require research and problem solving while working with technology.


To be paired with Industrial Arts (IA) 7.

Industrial Arts-XWG0011 (Semester) Grade 7

This course is a one-semester introductory course providing students with opportunities to explore a variety of media and techniques in crafts

Students learn about careers and technology and the ways they can be applied to the world in which they live
Learning experiences involve hands-on activities for
• creativit
• problem solving
• collaboration and cooperation in the classroom and shop.

To be paired with Robotics Grade 7

Lab fees will be assessed at the beginning of each project.
Amounts will vary, depending on the project.

Introduction to Crafts-FVB0015 (Semester) Grade 7

An introductory course providing students with opportunities to explore a variety of media and techniques in crafts.
The various craft processes include working with:
• fibers
• metals
• paint
• natural and synthetic materials.

To be paired with:
• Video Production
or
• Graphic Arts Grade 7.

Graphic Arts-XMD0012A (Semester) Grade 7

Students will learn to use the elements of graphic design to create various products in printed media.

Students will learn basic elements of photography. Students will use software to manipulate photographs and to generate original artwork to create a variety of products including posters, cards, digital signage, logos and layouts.

Requirements: Parent approval of Student Publication/Video Release Form and Internet Acceptable Use Policy and permission to create a school gmail account.

To be paired with Art Grade 7.

Video Production-XMD0012V (Semester) Grade 7

Students enrolled in this course will participate in the pitching, planning, researching, and writing of scripts to be produced into various videos.

Students will learn filming and editing techniques for video and sound elements, using cameras, computers and other multi-media tools. Students are expected to work collaboratively and independently under the guidance of the instructor.

Requirements: Parent approval of Student Publication/Video Release Form and Internet Acceptable Use Policy and permission to create a school gmail account.

To be paired with
• Art Grade 7