6th Grade

 

Language Arts: 

SPCC School's Language Arts program integrates listening, reading, speaking, grammar, mechanics, and writing skills so that every student has strong communication skills in a technological age. Reading comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills are also emphasized. Students read a variety genre of books throughout the year from fiction to non-fiction, biography to autobiography, inspirational to motivational, as well as science-fiction and mystery. Throughout the year, students write a variety of essays to enhance their imagination and critical thinking skills.

 

Math:

6th grade students learn to understand the four arithmetic operations as they relate to positive rational numbers and integers. They are able to convert between and compute with different forms of rational numbers. Student work to understand the concept of ratio and are able to solve problems using proportional reasoning. They learn about and are able to use line and rotational symmetry. They work to determine the surface area and volume of solid figures and can use variables to represent unknown quantities in formulas, algebraic expressions and equations. By the end of the year, students can utilize data to make predictions and determine the probability of a given event. All students are expected to complete a Math Fair project at the end of the school term.

 

Religion:

Students learn to demonstrate the skill of finding particular books, divisions, sections, and stories/passages in the Bible. They recognize and explain the meaning of words and concepts as they are understood with respect to the Old Testament.

6th graders can explain and give examples of different literary forms used in the Bible. They are able to demonstrate the knowledge of sacred times, places, and manners of

worship and prayer of Jewish people in Old Testament times and of our own. Students learn how to show stewardship (sharing time, talent, treasures) by completing

class or school sponsored service projects. By the end of the year students have a knowledge and understanding of the Liturgical

calendar/seasons. Throughout the year they will plan and participate in various types of worship and prayer services.

 

Science:

In Science class,  students study Earth Science, including Structure of the Earth System, Earth History, Earth in the solar system and Science and technology in society, meteorology, geology, astronomy, oceanography, resources, and human impact on the earth. Other topics students will explore are: meteorology and its impact of weather and climate on the Earth, oceanography records, Earth materials and their composition and structure, Earth in space, human impact on the Earth, and energy sources.      

 

Social Studies:

The main focus in Social Studies is on the visual representations of major countries and physical features within Europe, Latin America, Canada, and Australia. The goal of this course is to acquaint middle school students with the world in which they live. The geography studied is both physical and human geography.  The government/civics field focuses on selected types of government found in the various areas so as to help students begin to understand the variety of governments in the world. The study of economics shifts from the United States to how other countries answer the basic questions of economics. In history, lessons will cover major events in each region during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

 

 

7th Grade

 

Language Arts: 

SPCC School's Language Arts program integrates listening, reading, speaking, grammar, mechanics, and writing skills so that every student has strong communication skills in a technological age. Reading comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills are also emphasized. Students read a variety genre of books throughout the year from fiction to non-fiction, biography to autobiography, inspirational to motivational, as well as science-fiction and mystery. Throughout the year, students write a variety of essays to enhance their imagination and critical thinking skills.

 

Math:

7th grade students learn to understand and use rational numbers, including signed numbers. They are able to solve linear equations in one variable. They learn how to sketch and construct plane figures. Students demonstrate understanding of transformations. They are taught to use and apply properties of similarity. The class examines properties of geometric shapes in space and can describe and sketch solid figures, including their cross-sections. Students learn how to describe relationships between variables in tables, graphs, and formulas and can analyze the characteristics of linear relationships. By the end of the year, students understand how to analyze data using graphical displays, measures of central tendency, and measures of variation. All

students are expected to complete a Math Fair project at the end of the school term.

 

Religion: 

Students will learn to locate and discuss particular passages in the New Testament that will assist in the students’ understanding of Jesus—as Risen Lord, Son of Man,

Son of God, Teacher, Word Incarnate, Messiah, and Savior. 7th grade students also learn and experience a variety of prayer forms to assist them in their growing understanding of the importance of daily prayer. They can

demonstrate an understanding of the sacraments of initiation, healing and

commitment. Students are required to study, explain, and participate in the liturgies and readings of Lent and Holy Week.

7th graders study the history of Judeo-Christian beliefs and it's heritage, beginning with the

covenant with Abraham through the first century of Christianity. They know and are able to define the following: Ascension, Beatitudes, catholic, Roman Catholic Church, conversion, disciples, Easter, Epistles, evangelist, Gospel,

grace, Incarnation, inspiration, liturgy, Messiah, New Covenant, original sin, parable, Paschal Mystery, Pentecost, resurrection, revelation, Scriptures, sin, synagogue, Temple, transfiguration, transubstantiation, Trinity. They continue to demonstrate stewardship by completing class or school sponsored service projects. Throughout the year they will plan and participate in various types of worship and prayer services.

 

Science:

The middle school life science course is designed to give students the necessary skills for a smooth transition to high school biology standards. The purpose is to give all students an overview of common strands in life science including, diversity of living organisms, structure and function of cells, heredity, ecosystems, and biological evolution.

Other topics that will be covered include: diversity of living organisms, dichotomous key (6 Kingdoms), structure and function of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems, purpose of major human body organ systems, heredity, genes, and successive generations, ecosystems, cycling of matter and energy, biological evolution, batural selection and fossils.

 

Social Studies:

Students continue to study of the cultures and religions of Africa. They are introduced to the cultures of Asia, along with learning about the development of Southern Asian. They also study Eastern Asian geography, culture, conflict, governance, and economic influence on the world.

8th Grade

 

Language Arts: 

SPCC School's Language Arts program integrates listening, reading, speaking, grammar, mechanics, and writing skills so that every student has strong communication skills in a technological age. Reading comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills are also emphasized. Students read a variety genre of books throughout the year from fiction to non-fiction, biography to autobiography, inspirational to motivational, as well as science-fiction and mystery. Throughout the year, students write a variety of essays to enhance their imagination and critical thinking skills.

 

Math:

8th grade students learn to understand various numerical representations, including square roots, exponents and scientific notation. They

use and apply geometric properties of plane figures, including congruence and the Pythagorean theorem. They also can use symbolic algebra to represent situations and solve problems, especially those that involve linear relationships. They work to solve linear equations, systems of linear equations and inequalities. They use equations, tables and graphs to analyze and interpret linear functions. They also use and understand set theory and simple counting techniques. They are able to determine the theoretical probability of simple events and make inferences from statistical data, particularly data that can be modeled by linear functions.

All students are expected to complete a Math Fair project at the end of the school term.

 

Religion: 

Students outline the major periods of Church history and cite important movements,

developments, leaders, heroes/heroines, and saints within each period. 8th graders are able 

express  a comprehension of the Church year cycle. They know and define the following: blasphemy, catechumenate, cathedral,

Church, conscience, conversion, Dark Ages, ecumenism, evangelization, four

marks of the Church (one, holy, Catholic, apostolic), Gospel, grace, holiness,

Immaculate Conception, Incarnation, infallibility, martyr, Mary, ministry,

monastery, oath, ordained minister, People of God, Reformation, social sin, encyclical, theology, tradition, Trinity, and virtue. Eighth grade also introduces a overview of World Religions. Students continue to demonstrate stewardship by completing class or school sponsored service projects. Throughout the year they plan and participate in various types of worship and prayer services;

 

 

Physical Science:

The purpose of 8th grade Physical Science is to give all students an overview of common strands in physical science including, but not limited to, the nature of matter, laws of energy, matter, motion and forces, and energy transformation. 8th grade Physical Science covers the following topics:  nature of matter, atomic theory/periodicity, conceptual acid/base—phase changes Law of Conservation of Matter, Law of Conservation of Energy, Conceptual Laws of Motion and Forces, Conceptual Energy Transformation wave properties and electrical/magnetic forces.

 

Social Studies:

In Social Studies, we will be studying Georgia’ geography, history, government, and economics. This curriculum will provide for in-depth study of the Georgia and the historical events that lead Georgia’s role in the history of the United States. 

Topics listed:                

*Exploration and Colonization: 1516-1763         *Statehood and Government: 1763-1837           *Antebellum Georgia: 1838-1860                       *Civil War & Reconstruction: 1861-1877             *New South: 1877-1918                                       *20th Century: 1919-1945                                   *Georgia Today: 1946-Present

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