7th Grade Theme: Survival
A requisite for all life forms is survival. Whether it is the simplest microorganism or the most complex creature on earth, survival is the "prime directive." Man, with his vast range of capabilities and behaviors, has responded to the pressures of survival in a variety of ways. During the seventh-grade year, survival will be studied from several points of view. Students will research man's impact on the environment, study the relationship of man to his environment, and explore man's prospects for survival in the future. Units for this year may include natural and manmade disasters, overcoming injustice, and future studies. In addition, students will examine life strategies used by effective teens.
Sample Units of Study
Engineering the Future
Future Problem Solving
Teen Survival: Essential Habits
Viruses & Bacteria: Surviving the War Within
Surviving in a Complex World
Philosophy: Ideas that Endure
Psychology & the Brain
Please Note: Not all units are offered at each middle school during any one school year. In addition, units may change based on student and teacher interests and learning experiences. Contact individual teachers for specific information about the units.