Middle School

Seventh Grade

MBCA Curriculum

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  • Welcome to Seventh Grade!

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  • Math

    MATH 7
    Math 7 topics of study include ratios and proportional reasoning, percents, integers, rational numbers, expressions, equations and inequalities, geometric figures, measuring figures, probability and statistics.

    The tools of Algebra will be taught in Pre-Algebra 7, along with operations with integers and rational numbers, expressions, equations, and inequalities, ratios, proportions, and similar figures, percent, linear functions and graphing, powers and nonlinear functions, real numbers and right triangles, distance and angle, surface area and volume, and statistics and probability.
  • World Languages

    Our approach to world language instruction in the Middle School is intentional and effective. In seventh grade, each student will choose Latin or Spanish and over the course of their seventh and eighth grade years, they will complete a course of study equivalent to high school Spanish I or Latin I.
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  • English

    English 7 is a comprehensive course with a focus on grammar, literature, and writing.  Combining grammar, literature, and writing with vocabulary instruction allows for students to continually improve their oral and written conversational skills.  Upon completion of this course, students are able to implement the proper use of the eight parts of speech and will have a further enriched vocabulary for a more comprehensive understanding of the English language. This class will teach students to write clearly and effectively, read and discuss a wide genre of literature, and interpret texts from a Christian worldview. Students are exposed to short stories, poetry, novels and will write in a variety of modalities, including essays, journals, creative writings, persuasive and narrative writings, and a research paper. 

    Advanced English 7 is a quick-paced course that focuses on the application of knowledge of grammar, literature, writing, and vocabulary.  Using critical thinking skills, students will be asked to read and analyze literature, respond critically, and apply grammatical knowledge. Students will respond through various forms of written text including essays, journals, creative responses, and a research paper. The purpose of this class is to teach students to respond to literature, achieve mastery of essential grammatical concepts, expand vocabulary through increased writing skills and assignments. 
  • Social Studies

    Ancient world history is designed to introduce 7th grade students to the world's first civilizations, which developed foundational cultures, religions, languages, and ideas. The course begins with an introduction to the studies of history and archaeology. Students will then learn about Secular Humanist views in the earliest human communities and engage in discussions about how those views compare to a Biblical worldview. During the remainder of fall semester, students will study early civilizations in Mesopotamia, ancient China, and ancient India. In the spring, students will study ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, the Persian Empire, and the Hellenistic period. Throughout the course, students will learn to understand World History through a Biblical worldview while engaging in critical thinking and evidence-based historical argumentation. While primarily a history class, geography is an essential component in helping students understand the early civilizations, so it will be incorporated to enhance student understanding. 
  • Science

    From bacteria and plants to animals to the human body and its systems, Life Science engages the students in understanding the intricacies of God’s world. Upon completion of this course, students are able to: participate in scientific inquiry, describe the systems of the human body and how genetics plays a role, differentiate among types of environmental bacteria and viruses, recognize biomes and ecosystems, design and build a structure for STEAM Fair Projects (cross-curricular integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics), and model life structures and functions.
  • Bible

    The New Testament is the focus of 7th Grade Bible.   Students will explore the geography and culture of New Testament times in helping them understand the context in which the Bible was written.  Students learn about the historical backgrounds of significant cities and regions of the New Testament times in order to understand the cultural backdrop during the ministry of Jesus. Key teachings of Jesus will be explored through a look at the Sermon on the Mount.  Other topics covered include, how to understand and interpret metaphors and parables of the Bible, the spread of the Gospel message through the Gospels and the Book of Acts, the effects of Christian persecution during the first century, and how we got the Bible.  The goal of 7th grade Bible is to gain a better understanding of the life and times of Jesus Christ and how we are to live a holy life before God.

Co-Curricular Programs

At MBCA, we believe our students need and deserve to be challenged beyond traditional academic subjects, important as they are. Our students are blessed with tremendous opportunities to: express their creativity through visual and performing arts, take care of their bodies through physical education and participation in competitive athletics, and learn about other cultures and languages through our Latin and Spanish programs. From the technology courses to the library and many points in between, our student’s academic day is enriched by co-curricular classes, which expand their horizons and encourage their interests.

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  • Physical Education

    Middle School physical education gives students the opportunity to be physically active during the day through a wide variety of activities, including many team sports such as volleyball, flag football, basketball, whiffle ball, team handball, floor hockey, kickball, and many other team-based games. Individual games such as pickleball, badminton, and fishing are also included.
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  • Studio Art

    Students focus on further developing art skills, vocabulary, creativity, and concepts of design. Two-dimensional lessons may include painting, collage, drawing, printmaking, and digital art. Three-dimensional projects may include functional or sculptural ceramic experiences. 
  • Digital Art & Photography

    This course is an introduction to applications that allow users to explore a variety of creative digital art activities and photography. These may include the creation of photographs, videos, animations, graphic designs, illustrations, and designing a website. 
  • Band 7

    The class begins with a review of fundamentals on the instruments and music reading. The students play pieces at various levels of difficulty ranging from easy to pieces that stretch the students' abilities. 
  • Drama 7

    This Musical Theatre course is designed to allow students to grow as actors, singers, and dancers and is an exploration of American Musical Theatre. Students will study acting techniques and use their gained knowledge to develop as performers.
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  • Technology & Innovation

    Students learn about the Art of Innovation and Design Thinking through various hands-on projects. Students learn Computer Aided Design (CAD), 3D printing, and circuits to build their own Light Saber. Students explore the impact of smart devices in society by building automated, interactive carnival games and characters. Students explore bioengineering and safety systems with the Ambulance Egg Challenge and additive manufacturing and renewable energy through a solar car racing challenge.
  • Digital Production

    In today’s world, movies, music, and pop culture play a prominent role in how we live our lives. This course introduces students to the different creative stages of digital production and filmmaking, from pre-to-post production. Students will stretch their skill levels using interactive, hands-on approaches to the real-world art of moviemaking and storytelling.  Students will study and break down how and why movies are made ultimately for our enjoyment and God’s glory. Students will learn how to professionally write screenplays, create shot lists and storyboards, practice lighting, and film their work on campus with green screens, where they will ultimately edit and produce their creative visions.  NOTE: First-time students are more than welcome to take this class! 
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