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  • 7th Grade Health Education (04066702)


    Length:  Year

    Format:  Meets Two (2) Days in an Eight (8)-Day Cycle

    Description:  The seventh (7th) grade Health curriculum is designed to promote life-long fitness and health. Students will develop health goals as well as design a plan to achieve those goals. The course also identifies the traits that are important for maintaining good character.  Using these goals and traits, they will understand how to make responsible decisions throughout their life. Some of the important issues covered in this course are Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco abuse, as well as the risks associated with sexual pressures. Refusal skills will be practiced helping students refrain from these dangerous risk behaviors. Growth and Development and the Endocrine System are among the most important parts of the body. Students will take an in- depth look at the changes that occur during their adolescent years and why.

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  • 7th Grade Physical Education (04066701)


    Length:  Year

    Format: Meets Two (2) Days in an Eight (8)-Day Cycle

    Description:  The goal of this course is to provide students with an appreciation for physical activity. Students will be provided with a variety of experiences related to physical movement that will enhance skills related to both physical and social health. Students will be challenged to use physical and cognitive skills that are necessary to achieve a group goal in a physical setting. Effective communication is necessary for effective group work. Additionally, students will learn that rules and etiquette in physical activities and sports can make the experience both enjoyable and successful. Students will also learn that daily exercise can improve quality of life.

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  • 7th Grade Art (04077701)

    Length:  Semester

    Format:  Meets Every Other Day

    Description:  The Radnor Middle School seventh (7th) grade Art course gives students the opportunity to create visual art works in a variety of media.  Students communicate ideas using a variety of techniques and processes.  All media explorations will emphasize the creative process and the logistics of producing art.  Projects will include, but are not limited to, observational drawing, painting, basket weaving, and hand-built clay slab construction.  When drawing, the students will draw an image using value to create a sense of volume.  Color schemes and color mixing will also be explored.

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  • 7th Grade Family and Consumer Sciences (04117703)


    Length:  Semester

    Format:  Meets Every Other Day

    Description:  The seventh (7th) grade course in Family and Consumer Sciences builds on the skills learned the previous year and also introduces several new topics.  There are five (5) units of study:  Nutrition, Time Management, Conflict Resolution, Cooking, and Sewing.  In the Cooking and Sewing Units, the students will have hands‐on practical labs requiring them to take the skills learned in sixth (6th) grade and advance them to a higher level.  The need for a healthy lifestyle during adolescence is stressed during the Nutrition Unit.  Emphasis is placed on basic nutrients needed for growth and good health.  Students will evaluate current eating habits and set goals for improvement.  Time Management and Conflict Resolution Units touch on the social and emotional aspects of being a teenager, teaching them critical skills to use in everyday life.  Time Management helps students evaluate their use of time.  The students learn to be more efficient and make better choices with their time.  Conflict Resolution helps students understand and learn to use active listening skills.  Effectively using "I" messages is stressed, along with avoiding common barriers to effective resolution.  It is the goal of the Family and Consumer Sciences courses that all students increase their ability to work cooperatively, productively, and responsibly.

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  • 7th Grade General Music (04127704)

    Length:  Semester

    Format:  Meets Every Other Day

    Description:  The General Music classes alternate between the music classroom and the piano keyboard lab. Students continue their study of piano technique, vocal technique, and note reading learned in 6th grade. Units of instruction include: rhythm, melody, basic music theory, and a brief history of Jazz and Rock and Roll.

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  • 7th Grade Digital Media and Communications (04010744)


    Length
    : Semester

    Format: Meets Every Other Day

    Description: The 7th grade Digital Media and Communications elective will build students’ written and oral communications skills through the study and creation of digital media. Lessons and assignments will center around significant elements of communication, including sender, ideas, encoding, receiver, channel, decoding, and feedback. In their study and practice, students will carefully consider media’s effect on individuals and society, rhetorical devices and techniques used in multimedia (specifically focused around language, structure, evidence, and point of view), communication styles (passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, and assertive), and digital citizenship. Students will demonstrate their understanding in responses to selected digital media and creation of their own digital media. Throughout the course, students will sample and analyze effective elements of communication in a variety of multimedia formats, including digital publications, podcasts, videos, photo journals, bogs/vlogs, websites, and social media. Students will apply their understanding through the creation of their own digital media projects in the similar formats listed above.

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  • 7th Grade Technology Applications (04157702)


    Length:
    Semester

    Format: Meets Every Other Day

    Description: Students will learn about technology in the 21st century while practicing critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. CAD software and 3D printing will be used to help students create solutions for engineering design challenges. Students will learn fundamental programming concepts to solve problems in a logical and creative way. Adobe Creative Cloud is also introduced to empower students to think creatively and communicate expressively. Students will learn robotics and use the engineering design process to create prototypes, and to test, analyze and improve designs. The focus is on basic robot construction and programming for robotic control. Students will build prototypes or use simulation software to test designs.

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  • 7th Grade Technology and Design (04157705)


    Length:
    Semester

    Format: Meets Every Other Day

    Description: In this hands-on/critical thinking course, Students will use Design Process, along with traditional and modern means of production, to create projects and solve problems and challenges. Most projects students will develop their designs in CADD (Computer Aided Drafting & Design) or Adobe Creative Cloud. They will then make use of our maker space/production lab that gives students access to hand tools and rapid prototyping machines such as 3-D Printers, a Laser Engraver, and a CNC Router and Mill.

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  • 7th Grade Global Connections (048077201)


    Length: Semester

    Format: Meets Every Other Day

    Description: Global Connections is a seventh-grade cross-curricular course designed to build upon what students learned in sixth grade English, science, and social studies. It will help students develop the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to participate as citizens in a democratic and global community.

    During this course students will explore contemporary global issues that are relevant, and interest based. These issues may be considered in the context of culture, nature and the environment, economic challenges, and political/ governmental structure. Grounded in the integration of primary and secondary resources, students will explore self-selected global challenges and propose informed solutions to address those challenges.

    The inquiry-based learning design requires students to apply their critical thinking, decision-making, collaboration, communication, creativity, and research skills in authentic ways.

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  • 7th Grade French (04054701)


    Length:  Year

    Format:  Meets Every Other Day

    Description:  In this introductory French course, students gradually acquire language and cultural proficiency at the novice learner level.  They begin developing interpersonal, presentational, and interpretative skills of the French language.  They study the following topics throughout the year:  introductions, alphabet, numbers, age, days of the week, weather, where French is spoken, asking questions, school classes and lunch, family, leisure time activities, as well as likes and dislikes.

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  • 7th Grade Latin (04054703)


    Length:  Year

    Format:  Meets Every Other Day

    Description:  In this introductory Latin course, students gradually acquire language and cultural proficiency at the novice learner level.  They learn about basic Latin grammar and sentence structure through stories that discuss the life of a Roman family in the textbook Ecce Romani.  Among the topics that are covered throughout the year are:  daily life of a Roman, other cultures of the Roman Empire, such as the Etruscans and Greeks, Roman government, military history, famous Roman figures and authors, mythology, and the ways Latin continues to have an influence on America and the English language.

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  • 7th Grade German (04054702)


    Length:  Year

    Format:  Meets Every Other Day

    Description:  In this introductory German course, students gradually acquire language and cultural proficiency at the novice learner level.  They begin developing interpersonal, presentational, and interpretative skills of the German language.  They study the following topics throughout the year:  introductions, alphabet, numbers, age, days of the week, classroom objects and actions, German geography, clothing, colors, and body parts.

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  • 7th Grade Spanish (04054704)


    Length:  
    Year

    Format:  Meets Every Other Day

    Description:  In this introductory Spanish course, students gradually acquire language and cultural proficiency at the novice learner level. They begin developing interpersonal, presentational, and interpretative skills of the Spanish language.  They study the following topics throughout the year:  introductions, alphabet, numbers, age, days of the week, countries of origin, leisure time activities, snack foods and beverages, self-descriptions, telling time, numbers up to 100, school schedules in Spanish-speaking countries, as well as school vocabulary.

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