After reading through many of the resources I have for seventh grade, then pondering and planning and pondering and planning again, I have revised our schedule for the upcoming year. These changes feel great and will give Teal’s seventh grade better flow. It may seem odd to have several short blocks on the Renaissance, but I really like the idea of intertwining the biographies and the sciences throughout the year.
- Perspective Drawing & Math Review (2 wks) I am using Perspective Drawing by Hermann von Baravalle.
- History: Brief Review & Joan of Arc (2 wks) I am planning to use Mark Twain’s Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc. I haven’t read it, yet, so I’ll let you know how it is when I do!
- African Geography & Henry the Navigator (2 wks) (Yes, Carrie! I have been persuaded by you!) The spine of my history blocks are the appropriate chapters in The Age of Discovery by Kovacs. They provide a good general overview and are easily added to with library books or information found online.
- Intro to Algebra (3 wks) I will follow the outline in Making Math Meaningful: A Middle School Math Curriculum by Jamie York
- Explorers & South American Geography (3 wks) – This will include a review of the Vikings finding “Vinland,” then Columbus, Vespucci, Pizzaro and Magellan
- Physics (3 wks)
- Renaissance Astronomers (2 wks) – Copernicus, Tycho de Brahe, Kepler, Galileo (others?)
- Astronomy (3 wks)
- Renaissance Artists (2 wks) – Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo (others?)
- Physiology & Reproduction (4 wks)
- The Reformation (2 wks) – Wycliffe, Gutenberg, Tyndale, Martin Luther, Calvin, and Knox (others?)
- Geometry (3 wks)
- Chemistry (3 wks)
- History from Henry the VIII to America (2 wks)
We will be doing our creative writing exercises (Wish, Wonder, Surprise) throughout the year. I am thinking about doing an assignment every other Friday right now.
What a year! Thank you for visiting!