Middle School Christian Education class is a safe place for students to explore their faith, purpose, identity and passions. Students delve into the gospel of Jesus Christ and discover what it is, what it has to do with us, and why it really is “good news.” They see that the truth of this gospel message is relevant to our everyday lives as students, friends, and members of our family and community.
Students have four academic subjects daily and several special areas throughout the week. Students read a variety of literature from the contemporary novel-in-verse The Crossover to more traditional classic literature related to history class. It examines Europe up to and including Medieval Times with many immersive activities.
Reading provides examples of strong writing skills with an emphasis on critical thinking, identifying purpose and themes, and understanding arguments. Students will read from a variety of texts that mirror the time periods studied in history, including novels like The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and others. History in 7th grade begins with pre-Columbian society and includes U.S. history up to the Civil War.
Students read widely and class may include novels such as The Old Man and the Sea, The Outsiders, To Kill a Mockingbird, and They Called Us Enemy. These novels relate to the U.S. History curriculum, which begins with the Civil War and Reconstruction and moves through the Cold War. Students do research projects to strengthen critical thinking skills.