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7th grade Curriculum Outline English Poetry Identify and analyze recurring themes across traditional and contemporary works Support theses or conclusions with analogies, comparisons, and similar devices Write bibliographies, autobiographies, short stories, narratives, responses to literature, research reports, persuasive compositions, technical documents, and documents related to career development Structural elements of the plot, plot development, and conflict resolution Literary devices that define a writer’s style and use those elements to interpret the work Revision process in writing Use a variety of primary and secondary sources Prepare a speech outline Evaluate the credibility of a speaker Evaluate publications and media Mathematics Rational numbers Use exponents in working with fractions Integer powers & simple roots Graph and interpret linear & some nonlinear functions Units of measurement Pythagorean Theorem Make decisions about how to approach problems Exponents, powers, and roots Quantitative relationships by using algebraic terminology, expressions, equations, inequalities, and graphs Solve simple linear equations & inequalities Perimeter, Area, and Volume Variables Determine a solution is complete and move beyond a particular problem by generalizing to other situations Algebra I (7th – 12th grades) Integers & rational, irrational & real numbers Equations and inequalities involving absolute values Simplifying expressions Graph a linear equation & x- and y- intercepts Systems of two linear equations in two variables Factoring methods Quadratic equation (factoring/completing the square) Relations & functions Ordered pairs & roots Taking the opposite, findings the reciprocal, taking a root, and raising to a fractional power Linear equations and linear inequalities in 1 variable Parallel lines and perpendicular lines Monomials & polynomials (+, -, x, ÷) Rational expressions (+, -, x, ÷) Rate, work & percent mixture problems Range & Domain Science Life Sciences Cells Diversity of Species Rocks and Earth’s History Plant Anatomy Social Studies World History: Medieval (500-1450) & Early Modern (1450-1750) The Fall of Rome Civilizations of the Americas Renaissance, reformation, & Scientific Revolution Growth of Islam China & Japan Exploration & Enlightenment African States Medieval Europe & Japan