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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 Technology Education - Computer Science (04157702)


    Length: Semester

    Format:  Meets Every Other Day

    Description:  In this computing course, students learn concepts in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint, as well as using Windows and One Drive.  HTML coding is also introduced through Code.org.  Proper typing technique is also taught using the software Typing Instructor.  Internet and computer safety practices are also emphasized. Students who took sixth (6th) grade Mechanical Technology will be placed into this course.

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  • 7th Grade Technology Education - Mechanical (04157705)


    Length:  Semester

    Format:  Meets Every Other Day

    Description:  Introduction to Technology will expose students to the technological world around them through exploratory problem-solving and hands-on critical thinking activities.  Individual and group activities will be framed around the concepts of the design process, engineering foundations, communication, technological literacy, as well as learn how to be safe when using the computer.  Skill sets, such as technical sketching and drawings, video editing, and digital imagery will be used by students to complete activities that require them to design and build structures, aircraft, rockets, boats and/or cars.  Students who took sixth (6th) grade Computer Technology will be placed into this course.

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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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