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Seventh Grade Core Kit

Seventh Grade Core Kit

$324.20

Core subjects are the “basic essentials” of education for a particular grade, such as reading, science, and religion. CHC’s seventh grade homeschool curriculum kit includes lesson plans, answer keys, and all the core texts except math and literature books, which can be purchased more affordably from other sources (see Also Required for Seventh Grade below).

CHC Lesson Plans: Seventh Grade

$28.95

A complete, daily schedule for all core and non-core subjects. Juggle family life, provide a solid education, and instill a love for learning! Five days a week, 36 weeks.

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$28.95

The Treasure Trove of Literature and the Art of Understanding It, Level 4

$38.95

Literature, Grade 7

Lead your student to understand and love literature with this hands-on, Catholic program! The easy-to-use program guides the student through The Bronze Bow, The Miracle Worker, A Christmas Carol, Banner in the Sky, and The Fellowship of the Ring.

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$38.95

My Catholic Speller, Level F

$16.50

Spelling & Phonics, Grade 7

A simplified, effective approach to phonetic spelling. Lessons include phonics instruction and vocabulary-building exercises, so you don’t have to purchase separate phonics and vocabulary programs! Extra: Includes apologetics mini-lessons designed around the spelling list words.

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$16.50

Language of God, Level F

$23.95

Grammar & Writing, Grade 7

This worktext teaches grammar and writing composition with an “open-and-go” approach. Students will write a standard essay, conduct an interview, write a research report, write about a fable, and write a short story.

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$23.95

Faith and Life, Grade 7 (Textbook)

$15.95

Religion, Grade 7

This catechism series is known for its orthodoxy and its use of original and classical artwork. Grade 7 has a special focus on grace and the seven sacraments.

An Activity Book and Answer Key are also needed to complete this course. Click here for more details about the complete program.

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$15.95

Faith and Life, Grade 7 (Activity Book)

$8.95

Religion, Grade 7

This catechism series is known for its orthodoxy and its use of original and classical artwork. Grade 7 has a special focus on grace and the seven sacraments.

A Textbook and Answer Key are also needed to complete this course. Click here for more details about the complete program.

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$8.95

Faith and Life, Grade 7 (Answer Key)

$4.95

Religion, Grade 7

This catechism series is known for its orthodoxy and its use of original and classical artwork. Grade 7 has a special focus on grace and the seven sacraments.

A Textbook and Activity Book are also needed to complete this course. Click here for more details about the complete program.

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$4.95

The Virtue Tree: A Hands-On Religion Resource

$26.95

Hands-On Religion, Grade 7

Powerful character-building course! The author speaks directly to the maturing student about living a life of virtue. The lessons are easy to understand and conclude with “Good Ideas” to put into practice.

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$26.95

Light to the Nations, Part 1 (Textbook)

$77.95

History, Grade 7

A full-year Catholic history program covering the development of Western Civilization from the coming of Jesus Christ, through the achievements of medieval Christendom, to the threshold of the Enlightenment projects of the 18th century.

A Teacher’s Manual, Workbook, and Answer Key to Workbook are also available for this course. Click here for more details about the complete program.

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$77.95

Light to the Nations, Part 1 (Workbook)

$11.95

History, Grade 7

A full-year Catholic history program covering the development of Western Civilization from the coming of Jesus Christ, through the achievements of medieval Christendom, to the threshold of the Enlightenment projects of the 18th century.

A Textbook, Teacher’s Manual, and Answer Key to Workbook are also available for this course. Click here for more details about the complete program.

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$11.95

Light to the Nations, Part 1 (Answer Key to Workbook)

$4.95

History, Grade 7

A full-year Catholic history program covering the development of Western Civilization from the coming of Jesus Christ, through the achievements of medieval Christendom, to the threshold of the Enlightenment projects of the 18th century.

A Textbook, Teacher’s Manual, and Workbook are also available for this course. Click here for more details about the complete program.

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$4.95

CHC’s curriculum for Seventh Grade distinguishes between core and elective subjects. Core subjects are the “basic essentials” of education for a particular grade, such as reading, science, and religion. Electives, such as art and map skills, can be added as time, interest, and finances allow. Visit the Seventh Grade Interactive Guide to take a subject-by-subject tour of core and elective materials, including printable sample pages that can be used to determine grade placement!
The Seventh Grade Core Kit includes all the core materials for Seventh Grade except for math and the books studied in The Treasure Trove of Literature, which can be purchased more affordably from other sources. The recommended math and literature books are listed below along with information on where to purchase them.
The Seventh Grade Core Kit includes:
CHC Lesson Plans for Seventh GradeThe Treasure Trove of Literature, Level 4My Catholic Speller FLanguage of God FLife Science Student Text & WorkbookFaith and Life 7 Student, Activity, & Answer KeyThe Virtue TreeLight to the Nations 1 Textbook, Workbook, & Answer Key to Workbook
The following math and literature books are not included in the Seventh Grade Core Kit. (They are still scheduled in CHC Lesson Plans.) Please purchase them separately at the links provided or borrow them from your local library.
Saxon Math 8/7 Kit (3rd ed.) (ISBB: 9781591413509) New to Saxon Math? Click here for a free placement test!
The Bronze Bow (ISBB: 9780395137192) The Miracle Worker (ISBB: 9781416590842) A Christmas Carol (ISBB: 9781612618395) Banner in the Sky (ISBB: 9780064470483) The Fellowship of the Ring (ISBB: 9780358380238)

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Other Materials for Seventh Grade:

Favorite Electives:
Ever Ancient Ever New, Level 2: Art History, Appreciation, Theory, and PracticeMap Skills, Level GSewing with Saint Anne

Enrichment:
E-BOOK: Ticket to ShakespeareA Catholic Garden of Puzzles

Parent Resource:
Catholic Report Card

“Late have I loved You, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new!” – St. Augustine

There are many art programs available for homeschoolers, but none combines art history, art appreciation, art theory, and hands-on art activities like this one! Ever Ancient Ever New, Level 1 tells the “story of art” from the cave artists to the High Renaissance masters, paying special attention to the spiritual significance of art as an expression of “the human need to surpass the visible” (Benedict XVI). As each artistic period is discussed, detailed Picture Studies teach students the “language of art” as they engage with masterpieces such as the Ancient Greek Artemision Jockey, the Medieval Book of Kells, and Titian’s Assumption from the Renaissance. Each chapter also includes a lesson in Art Theory, with a focus on the seven elements of art (line, shape, texture, form, value, space, and color). The non-consumable textbook may be used over and over again! 35 chapters, 366 pgs. Lavishly illustrated in full color! Softcover. 8½”x11”

Art Pad 1 provides homeschool-friendly art projects that teach fine arts skills while reinforcing the lessons in art theory and art history from the text. For example, the art history lesson on how Renaissance artists employed linear perspective is complemented by an Art Pad project in which the student makes his own perspective drawing. Art Pad 1 has 35 weeks of project instructions and templates. Black and white text with special templates on colored cardstock and artist’s paper.

Pages are not reproducible; each student will need his own Art Pad. 147-page tear-off pad, shrink-wrapped. 8½”x11” Age Level and Scheduling: This first level of Ever Ancient Ever New is designed for fifth- and sixth-grade students, but can also be used by seventh to ninth graders. The program can be completed in either one or two years.

Topics covered in Ever Ancient Ever New, Level 1:

Art History: Cave Art, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Insular, Carolingian, Romanesque, Gothic, Early and High Renaissance Art

Art Theory: This level focuses on the elements of art (line, shape, texture, form, value, space, and color) and also covers types of compositions (vertical, pyramidal, etc.); pattern; symbolism; picture space; positive and negative space; bilateral and radial symmetry; implied space, form, and texture; color theory; foreground, middleground, background; linear perspective; and atmospheric perspective.

Art Appreciation: Over 60 picture studies of masterpieces such as Andrei Rublev’s Three Angels, the Royal Portal of Chartres Cathedral, Fra Angelico’s Annunciation, and Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper.

Art Practice: Art Pad projects teach fine art skills such as using lines with different qualities; simplified human figure drawing; drawing facial features; mixing paints; creating actual textures with tooling foil; working with watercolors to create implied texture; drawing with linear perspective; painting with atmospheric perspective; sculpting and drawing the human form in action; creating implied space through overlapping and shading; and more!

The author of Ever Ancient Ever New is a practicing artist with an M.A. in theology and wrote her master’s thesis on sacred art in the theology of Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI). She believes that all great art points beyond itself to God, the source of all beauty. The purpose of Ever Ancient Ever New is not merely to teach fine arts skills or develop a familiarity with famous artists, but still more to cultivate a sensitivity to beauty and to the way God speaks through art. Ever Ancient Ever New leads children to God by Benedict XVI’s “way of beauty.”

The author of Ever Ancient Ever New is a practicing artist with an M.A. in theology and wrote her master’s thesis on sacred art in the theology of Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI). She believes that all great art points beyond itself to God, the source of all beauty. The purpose of Ever Ancient Ever New is not merely to teach fine arts skills or develop a familiarity with famous artists, but still more to cultivate a sensitivity to beauty and to the way God speaks through art. Ever Ancient Ever New leads children to God by Benedict XVI’s “way of beauty.”

The author of Ever Ancient Ever New is a practicing artist with an M.A. in theology and wrote her master’s thesis on sacred art in the theology of Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI). She believes that all great art points beyond itself to God, the source of all beauty. The purpose of Ever Ancient Ever New is not merely to teach fine arts skills or develop a familiarity with famous artists, but still more to cultivate a sensitivity to beauty and to the way God speaks through art. Ever Ancient Ever New leads children to God by Benedict XVI’s “way of beauty.”

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