Junior High
GRADE 7 & GRADE 8
Religion
Language Arts
Literature-Based Texts
Mathematics
Social Studies/History
Science
Health/Safety/P.E.
Art/Drama
Music

Religion

Lives of the Saints (7) 

  St. Alphonsus Liguori-Redemptorist

  St. Angela Merici-Ursuline Order

  St. Augustine-Augustinians

  St. Benedict-Benedictines

  St. Clare-Order of the Poor Clares

  St. Francis of Assisi-Franciscans

  St. Ignatius Loyola-Society of Jesus

  St. John Baptiste de la Salle-Christian Brothers

  St. John Bosco- Salesians

  St. Paul of the Cross - Passionists

  St. Phillip Neri - Congregation of the Oratory

Lives of the Saints (8) 

  St. Agnes

  St. Anthony de Padua

  St. Cecilia

 St. Gemma Galgani

  St. George

  St. Gregory the Great

  St. Jude

  St. Peter Canisius 

  St. Rita

  St. Robert Bellermine

  St. Thomas More

  St. Thomas Beckett 

Language Arts
Reading

Reading (7) 

  Recognize folk literature, legends, and myths

  Recognize author's purpose, point of view, and opinion

  Improve reading skills

  Literary terms

Reading (8) 

  Describe plot, setting, characters, and moods

  Choose appropriate meaning of words

  Independent reading

  Literal, inferential, and evaluative reading skills

  Extended vocabulary

  Inductive and deductive reasoning

Study Skills

Study Skills (7) 

  Extending reference skills:

  Atlases, directories, encyclopedias, magazines

  Library organization

Study Skills (8) 

  Use all parts of a book

  Visual aids

  Chapter headings and sub-headings

  Italics

  Color coding

  Marginal and footnotes

  Jacket summaries

  Appendices

Grammar

Grammar (7) 

  Use punctuation and capitalization appropriately

  Commas around appositives

  Commas to set off name of person

  Commas to separate quotations of direct address

  Commas to set off dependent clauses

  Commas to set off independent clauses with direct objects

  Parentheses

  Omit run-on sentences, sentence fragments, non agreement between subject and verb, faulty tense changes 

  Person, number and gender of nouns and pronouns

  Clauses and phrases

  Compound sentences 

  Know formal parts of speech; i.e. diagram sentences
     Subject/predicate 
     Simple and perfect verb tenses 
     Transitive and intransitive verbs 
     Regular and irregular verbs 

  Classification of adjectives: Descriptive, Possessive, Proper

  Articles as adjectives

  Predicate adjectives

  Possessive pronouns as modifiers

  Adjective and adverbial clauses

  Prepositional phrases

  Conjunctions

  Interjections

Grammar (8) 

  Know Greek and Latin prefixes and roots 

  Kinds of sentences and their parts 

  Functions of sentence elements 

  Identify and correctly use verb tenses 
     Past 
     Present 
     Past perfect 
     Future perfect 

  Identify and correctly use 
     Infinitive 
     Participle 
     Gerund 
     Dictate nominative 
     Predicate adjective 
     Direct object 
     Indirect object 

Handwriting

Handwriting (7) 

  Cursive handwriting 

Handwriting (8) 

  Increasingly legible cursive handwriting 

Spelling

Spelling (7) 

  Refining dictionary skills 

  Complex spelling

Spelling (8) 

  Complex spelling 

  Advanced dictionary skills

Speaking

Speaking (7) 

  Use formal and informal language appropriately 

Speaking (8) 

  Participate in group discussions 

  Figures of speech 

Composition

Composition (7) 

  Writing descriptions, journals, and letters 

  Write for a variety of purposes and audiences 

  Take notes from written text and oral presentation 

  Outlines 

  Produce well-formed sentences with variety 

  Substitute specific words for general words 

  Proofread for spelling, punctuation, and syntax 

  Take responsibility for managing time to complete a written report 

  Plan and write a research paper 

Composition (8) 

  Avoid cliches and trite expressions 

  Proofread with clarity of language, appropriate word choice, and effective sentences 

  Use appropriate technical vocabulary for a specific topic 

  Write a short novel 

  Write simple business letters 

  Report writing skills 

Latin

Latin (7) 

  First year Latin studies - see text 

Latin (8) 

  First year Latin studies - if not done in 7th Grade 

Literature-Based Texts

Literature-Based Texts  (7) 

  Short stories 

  Journals, diaries, letters 

  Lyric and narrative poems 

  Novels 

  Weekly News Magazines 

  Historical documents 

  Plays 

  Myths, legends, ballads 

  Biographies and autobiographies 
(samples

  D'Aulaire-Greek Myths 

  de Wohl-St. Helen and the True Cross 

  Carroll-Christ the King, Lord of History(pp.52&ff.) 

  Evslin-Dolphin Rider 

  George-Julie and the Wolves 

  Gottlieb-The Adventures of Ulysses 

  London-The Call of the Wild 

  Paterson-Jacob, Have I Loved 

  Rawlings-The Yearling 
Poetry

  Shakespeare 
    -The Tempest - Act V, i, 22-71 
    -Hamlet - Act I, iii, 22-116 
    -Julius Caesar - Act III, ii, 37-71 
    -Henry V - Act IV, iii, 1-81; Act IV, i, 224-281 

Literature-Based Texts  (8) 

  Novel 

  Short story 

  Narrative poetry 

  Nonfiction 

  Newspapers 

  Biographies and autobiographies 
(samples

  Austen-Pride and Prejudice 

  Beebe-St. Dominic and the Rosary 

  Cather-Death Comes for the Archbishop 

  Chesterton-Father Brown Series 

  Church-The Crusaders 

  Dana-Two Years Before the Mast 

  de Wohl-Life of St. Joan 

  Doyle-The Hound of the Baskervilles 

  Godden-The Kitchen Madonna 

  Grey-Riders of the Purple Sage 

  Hallam-The War of the Roses 

  Herriot-All Creatures Great and Small 

  Homan-Francis and Clare, Saints of Assisi 

  Hope-Prisoner of Zenda 

  Hubbard-The Blue Gonfalon 

  Hubbard-St. Louis and the Last Crusade 

  Lamb-Ghengis Kahn and the Mongol Horde 

  Larnen&Lomask-St.Thomas Aquinas and the Preaching Beggars 

  Lewis-The Chronicles of Narnia 

  Lewis-The Space Trilogy 

  MaCaulay-Castle 

  MaCaulay-Cathedral 

  Paulsen-Hatchet 

  Peck-A Day No Pigs Would Die 

  Pyle-Otto of the Silver Hand 

  Pyle-Men of Iron 

  Nixon-The Stalker 

  Nixon-The Other Side of Dark 

  Roper-The Life of Thomas More 

  Schaeffer-Shane 

  Scott-Ivanhoe 

  Steinbeck-The Listener 

  Tolkein-The Hobbit 

  Tolkein-The Lord of the Rings 

  Verne-Around the World in Eighty Days 

  Verne-Journey to the Center of the Earth 

  Verne-Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 

  Willard-Augustin Comes to Kent 
Poetry

  Horatius-Macaulay 

  On First Looking into Chapman's Homer-Keats 

  The Splendor Falls on Castle Walls-Tennyson 

  Lochnivar-Scott 

  Shakespeare 
    -Macbeth: Act V, v, 1-36 
    -The Merchant of Venice: Act IV, i, 178-224 
    -The Merchant of Venice: Ave V, i, 33-77 
    -Sonnets: XVIII, XIX, XXX, XXXVI, CXVI, CXXXVIII 

Mathematics

Mathematics (7) 

  Multiplying using decimals 

  Divide using decimals 

  Understand and use exponents of positive numbers 

  Determine the greatest common factor 

  Determine the least common multiple 

  Calculate square roots 

  Basic geometry concepts and terms 

  Know the names of specific types of angles 

  Find perimeters, circumference, and areas of 
     Rectangle 
     Triangle 
     Parallelograms 
     Circle 

  Bisect angles 

  Prime and composite numbers 

  Order of operations 

  Absolute value 

  Inequalities 

  Numeration 

  Properties of non-negative integers 

  Rational numbers and fractions 

  Ratio, proportion, and percentages 

  Finite, infinite, and empty sets 

  Development and use of formulas 

  Metric and customary measurement 

  Reading and constructing graphs 

  Measures of central tendency: 
     Mean, mode, median, range 

  Elementary business mathematics 

Mathematics (8) 

  Use and convert fractions, decimals, percentages 

  Order numbers with exponents 

  Write mathematical sentences with multiple operations 

  Work with negative numbers 

  Know the rules of associative and distributive property (algebra) 

  Draw to scale 

  Calculate the volume of solid shapes 
     Cubes 
     Cylinders 
     Cones 
     Pyramids 

  Use the Pythagorean theorem for finding lengths of sides of triangles 

  Find the surface area of solids 

  Do simple statistics 
     Range 
     Mean 
     Mode 
     Median 

  Maintaining skills in fundamental operations 

  Factoring and products 

  Sets 

  Numeration systems 

  Ratio, proportion, percent 

  Equalities and inequalities 

  Simple formulas and equations 

  Graphing an equation 

  Powers and roots of rational numbers 

  Polynomials 

  Metric and non-metric geometry 

  Right-triangle trigonometry 

  Customary and metric measurement 

  Permutations 

  Probability statistics and statistical terms 

  Mathematics of insurance, banking, and taxes 

Social Studies/History

Social Studies (7) 

  The changing world 

  Lands and peoples of the Eastern Hemisphere 

  Prehistoric peoples 

  World trade and resources 

  Contemporary problems and issues 

  Environment 

  Parliamentary procedure 

  Current events 

Social Studies (8) 

  The changing world 

  Lands and peoples of the Eastern Hemisphere 

  Prehistoric peoples 

  World trade and resources 

  Contemporary problems and issues 

  Environment 

  Parliamentary procedure 

  Current events 

 

 

Medieval History (8) 

  Germanic Tribes 

  The Dark Ages 

  The Middle Ages 

  The Byzantine Empire - Constantine, Justinian, The Empress Theodora 

  The Rise of Christianity 

  Charles the Great 

  Charlemagne 

  The Holy Roman Empire 

  Feudalism 

  Chivalry 

  William the Conqueror 

  The Battle of Hastings 

  Henry II 

  Thomas Becket 

  Eleanor of Aquitaine 

  The Magna Carta 

  Parliament 

  The Hundred Years War 

  Joan of Arc 

  The Black Death 

  The Crusades 

 

World History (7) 

  Bible History: Genesis, Exodus 

  Greek History 
     The Geography of Greece 
     Ancient Greece as the Mediterranean Crossroads 
     The Greek City-States 
     Greek Government 
     Monarchy, Aristocracy, Democracy 
     Greeks, Persians, and the Battle at Marathon 
     Leonidas and the Courage of Sparta 
     Themistocles and the Athenian Navy 
     The Battle of Plataea 
     Greek Colonization 
     Philip of Macedon 
     Alexander the Great 
     Greek gods and goddesses 
     The structure on the Acropolis - The Parthenon 
     Greek "capitals" 
          Doric 
          Ionic 
          Corinthian 
     Homer's Iliad and Odyssey 
     Herodotus 
     Hippocrates 
     Euclid 
     Socrates and Aristotle 
     Greek Theater 
     The Olympic Games 
     The Home Life of the Greeks 

  Roman History 
     Patricians and Plebeians 
     The Roman Republic 
     The Roman Senate 
     The Laws of the Twelve Tables 
     Carthage 
     The Punic Wars 
     Hannibal and the Crossing of the Alps 
     The Battle of Cannae 
     The Third Punic War at Zama 
     The Gracchi Brothers 
     Julius Caesar 
     The Gallic Wars 
     Pompey 
     Octavian and Marc Antony 
     Roman gods and goddesses 
     The Roman Home Life 
     Cicero 
     Education and Greek Slaves 
     The Roman Circus 
     Gladiators 
     The Roman Baths 
     Arches, Domes, and Barrel Vaults 
          The Pantheon 
          The Forum and the Colosseum 
     The Aqueducts and Roads of Rome 
     The Latin Language 
     Tacitus 
     Virgil and Horace 

  World History - Timeline (8) 

  529-St. Benedict establishes monastery at Monte Cassino, Italy 

  529-Emperor Justinian issues Codex Justinianus 

  550-King Arthur reigns in England 

  598-Pope Gregory I(the Great) sends Augustine to England 

  622-Mohammed makes "hejira" to Medina 

  732-Charles the Hammer stops the Moslem advance at Tours 

  800-Charlemagne crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III 

  886-Alfred the Great drives the Danes from Wessex 

  1066-Duke William of Normandy conquers Saxon England 

  1099-First Crusade takes Jerusalem 

  1146-Louis VII & Conrad III "take the cross" - Second Crusade 

  1187-Saladin recaptures Jerusalem 

  1192-Richard the Lion-Heart and Saladin make truce to end the Third Crusade 

  1204-Fourth Crusade sacks Constantinople 

  1206-Temujin takes his title of Genghis Kahn - "Lord of the Earth" 

  1208-St. Francis founds the Franciscan friars 

  1215-Magna Carta signed by King John 

  1270-St. Louis (King Louis IX) dies on crusade 

  1272-St. Thomas Aquinas completes Summa Theologiae 

  1295-Marco Polo returns to Venice from China and the court of Kublai Kahn 

  1321-Dante write the Divine Comedy 

  1346-Battle of Crecy-Edward III and his longbows victory 

  1348-The Black Death devastates Europe 

  1415-Henry V of England wins battle of Agincourt in Normandy 

  1429-Joan of Arc relieves Orleans 

  1453-Fall of Constantinople 

  1453-End of Hundred Years war between England & France 

  1492-Columbus discovers the New World 

 

 

American History (8) 

  Growth and development of the U.S. 
     Colonial life 
     Revolution and independence 
     U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights 
     Westward movement 
     Civil War 
     Reconstruction 

  U.S. as a world power 

  Meaning of Democracy 

  U.S. political system 

  U.S. economic system 

  U.S. government 

 

World geography (7) 

  Advanced map and globe skills 

Geography (8) 

  Mapping Ancient Europe 

  U.S. Geography 

  Advanced map and globe skills 

Science

National Standards (Grades 5-8) 

  Systems, order, and organization

  Evidence, models, and explanation

  Constancy, change, and measurement

  Evolution and equilibrium

  Form and function

  Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry

  Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations

  Design and conduct a scientific investigation

  Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data

  Develop descriptions, explanations,predictions, and models using evidence

  Think critically and logically to make the relationships between evidence and explanations

  Recognize and analyze alternative  explanations and predictions

  Communicate scientific procedures and explanations

  Use mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry

  Understanding about scientific inquiry

  Understandings about scientific inquiry
Physical Science

  Properties and changes of properties in matter

  Motions and forces

  Transfer of energy
Life Science

  Structure and function in living systems

  Reproduction and heredity

  Regulation and behavior

  Populations and ecosystems

  Diversity and adaptation of organisms

  Earth and Space Science

  Structure of the earth system

  Earth’s history

  Earth in the solar system

  Science and Technology

  Abilities of technological design

  Identify appropriate problems for technological design

  Design a solution or product

  Implement a proposed design

  Evaluate completed technological designs or products

  Communicate the process of technological design

  Understandings about science and technology

  Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Personal health

  Population, resources, and environments

  Natural hazards

  Risks and benefits
Science and technology in society

  History and Nature of Science

  Science as a human endeavor

  Nature of science

  History of science

Life Science

Life Science (7) 

  Heredity and genetics 

  Creation vs. Evolution 

  Scientific classification 

  Plant growth and metabolism 

  Protozoa, bacteria, virus 

  Animal reproduction and development 

  The cell 

  Ecology and the Environment 

Life Science (8) 

  Heredity and Genetics 

  Creation vs. Evolution 

  Plant growth and metabolism 

  Protozoa, bacteria, virus 

  Animal reproduction 

  Scientific method 

  Scientific nomenclature 

  Scientific measurement 

  Ecology and environment 

  Conservation 

  Oceans 

Physical Science

Physical Science (7) 

  Energy 

  Heat and temperature 

  Seasons 

  Effects of weather and climate 

  Atmosphere 

  Air pressure 

  Conservation 

  Geology-rocks, soils, minerals 

  Oceanography 

  Properties and uses of water 

  Atom and molecules 

  Chemical compounds 

  Radioactivity 

  Fusion and fission 

  Complex machines 

  Work, power, energy 

  Electric currents 

  Sound 

  Laws of motion - beginning physics 

  Scientific method 

  Laboratory techniques and safety 

Physical Science (8) 

  Composition of the Earth 

  Air and atmosphere 

  Weather 

  Water and its uses 

  Recycling of resources 

  Weathering and erosion 

  Magnetism and electricity 

  Heat and light 

  Forces in liquids and gases 

  Wave, mechanical, electrical, and nuclear energy 

  The Earth's movement 

  Newton's three laws of motion 

  Machines 

  The atom 

  Periodic table of elements 

  Compounds and mixtures 

  Chemical changes 

  Astronomy 

  The Universe and the Milky Way 

  Space and space travel 

Health/Safety/P.E.
Health/Safety

Health / Safety (7) 

  Heart, lung, circulatory disorders 

  Reproductive process 

  Dental health 

  Healthy habits and life styles 

  Effects of stimulants and narcotics 

  Functions of the body 

  Germ theory 

  Sexually transmitted diseases 

  Toxins and antitoxins 

  Antibiotics 

  Immunization 

  Chemotherapy 

  Genetic disorders 

  Personal and public safety 

  Accident prevention 

  Personality development 

Health / Safety (8) 

  Human life cycle 

  Sexually transmitted diseases 

  Functions of the body 

  Types and functions of foods 

  Home safety 

  Accident prevention, safety, and first aid 

  Mental hygiene 

  Grooming 

  Environmental hazards 

  Community health and sanitation 

  Health care services 

P.E.

P.E. (7) 

  Rhythm and dance 

  Ethnic dancing 

  Physical conditioning 

  Sports and gymnastics 

P.E. (8) 

  Rhythm and dance 

  Physical conditioning 

  Sports and gymnastics 

  Aerobic exercise 

Art/Drama
Art

Visual Art (7) 

  Using a variety of media 

Visual Art (8) 

  Using a variety of media 

Drama

Drama (7) 

  Play writing 

  Improvisation 

  Dramatic presentations 

Drama (8) 

  Improvisation 

  Dramatic presentations 

  Creative dramatics 

Music

Music (7) 

  Continued development of music theory 

  Beginning music history 

  Singing in three-parts 

  Playing musical instruments 

Music (8) 

  Music theory 

  Beginning counterpoint 

  Ethnic music 

  Singing in four parts 

  Playing musical instruments 

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