Goals for this year include memorizing and reciting the book of I John by studying 3-5 verses per week. In this course, students uncover who God is by exploring His many names and what they mean. Discoveries from the Bible, memorable stories, and clever mazes and activities unfold the names of God and His attributes, such as creator, protector, provider, healer, and shepherd.
- The Life of Christ from the Gospel of John: The purpose of The Life of Christ from the Gospel of John is to make Jesus real to students. Our hope is that students will not only know Jesus more, but also love Him more.
The Vocabulary Workshop program focuses on the words, their meanings, their ranges of application, and their uses in context. The approach is systematic because it begins with and builds upon a word list drawn from vocabulary that students will encounter in their reading. It provides students with the vocabulary skills they will need to achieve higher-level reading proficiency and to succeed at standardized tests.
- Vocabulary Workshop, William H. Sadlier
Students will learn about the period of world history from 1708 to the present. The curriculum spans three pressure-filled centuries of world history where students will study numerous “wars of independence.” From the American colonies, the heart of Mexico, the gold mines of Australia, the mountaintops of South America, the shores of Greece, and the walls of the Alamo, we will find mankind desperately striving for liberty and freedom through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Moving through time chronologically, achievements in art, music, literature, science and philosophy are studied using a Classical approach, with an emphasis on reading, writing, research and hands-on activities.
- The Mystery of History, Volume IV, Bright Ideas Press
As an enrichment to their history studies, our seventh grade students will explore the roots of the English language as they work through the First Form Latin curriculum. Students will learn Latin vocabulary words with corresponding English derivatives, five short “readings”, three scripture verses for memorization, and two hymns. Conversational Latin phrases and weekly sayings will be taught as well.
- First Form Latin, Memoria Press
Students will find that earth science is also a battle of worldviews. This curriculum clearly introduces students to the secular theories of where everything they see came from. They critique these theories. For each secular theory, the text affirms the conservative biblical view of Earth’s history shaped by Creation, the Fall, and the Flood. Students’ Christian worldviews will be shaped and strengthened as they learn about tectonic processes, landforms and earth materials, fossils, the oceans and oceanography, rivers and lakes, the atmosphere, weather and storms, climate and environmentalism, the solar system, the universe and cosmology, and space science.
- Earth Science, Bob Jones University Press
This course helps students learn the foundational concepts necessary for the study and appreciation of literature while applying scriptural principles to the analysis of an author's ideas. Students sharpen their critical thinking skills as they observe the strengths of good writing and evaluate various techniques and themes of Christian and non-Christian writers. They hone their communication skills through lessons from the Institute for Excellence in Writing program and complete writing assignments that challenge them to think. Students build editing skills and reading comprehension skills with weekly practice exercises.
- Excursions in Literature, Bob Jones University Press
- Institute for Excellence in Writing program
- Fix-it Grammar
Algebraic expressions and linear equations are applied in this course with a thorough review of operations on integers, fractions, decimals, percents, and radicals. Students explore relations and functions using equations, tables, and graphs. Chapters on statistics and geometry extend foundational concepts in preparation for high school courses.
- Pre-Algebra, Bob Jones University Press
Northside Christian Academy's Physical Education Program was developed to help students recognize their abilities, and develop the skills given to them by God. Northside Christian Academy students are encouraged to learn new skills and work with their classmates to achieve their goals. Each student is encouraged to develop good sportsmanship skills, Christ-like attitudes, and problem solving through individual and team participation. All sports activities are designed to motivate students to enjoy a lifetime of health and fitness.
- Physical Education for 7th graders
It is the purpose of the Art Curriculum to help students discover the ways the Creator's image is reflected in His Creation. Though "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23), man still retains God-given abilities to create new images and forms. Concentrated studies in art history and culture are aimed at teaching students how man has used this creativeness to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ through whom "all things were made and without Him nothing was made that was made" (John 1:3). Projects are aimed at guiding students in the discovery of their God-given talents and on improving their skills to appreciate art and express themselves artistically as it pleases God.
The goal of this course is to not only to foster a love for music and the worship of our God through it, but to foster musical skills through active music making so that each student can
achieve his or her musical potential. Music touches every part of our lives, and often transcends words in its expression. It is a powerful tool that can and should be used for the kingdom of God. As students explore various facets of music, they will be enriched through an environment of varied tonalities, meters, and styles. They will actively make music, rather than just talking about it and will seek out opportunities to bless the surrounding community with music as led by the Holy Spirit of God.
Psalm 33:1-4; Psalm 104:33-34; Psalm 40:3;Ephesians 5:18-20
In this one-semester course, middle schoolers will learn basic keyboarding skills. The core component of Technology Keyboarding is the development of touch-typing skills through various drills and timed writing exercises which result in reaching a mastery level of 50+wpm. Students will learn the fundamentals of touch-typing and will be instructed in proper skills which will lay the foundation for keyboarding mastery. After completion of all basic lessons, students will use a software program to improve their touch-typing speed.
- Keyboarding for 7th graders