Course Descriptions 7th-8th grade
Bible Truths Bible Truths B: The Old Testament helps tie the Old Testament together instead of teaching unconnected events. The accounts we read in the Old Testament are related as true history and how they connect forward to Christ. It teaches critical thinking as well as moral lessons as God works out his plan of redemption.
Social Studies World Studies begins with a brief review of history from creation to the coming of Christ and progresses in a chronological journey around the world, studying empires, cultures, Christianity, and world religions. Through the engaging lessons, students gain a biblical perspective on history, cultural values, governmental systems, and more, and will be able to think critically about these topics.
English Writing & Grammar 7 focuses on the eight parts of speech. It includes an emphasis on correct grammatical usage. Students also review reference material such as spelling hints, dictionary usage, library usage, study skills, and composition skills.
Literature Explorations in Literature teaches a biblical perspective on six unit themes—courage, nature and man, generosity, our land, humility, and family. Thinking Zones help the student interpret and evaluate authors, works, themes, and terms in light of Scripture.
Math Fundamentals of Math focuses on problem solving and real-life uses of math with special features in each chapter while reinforcing computational skills and building a solid math foundation. Dominion through math problems regularly illustrates how mathematics can be used to manage God’s creation for His glory.
Science Life Science covers the structure and functions of cells, genetics, heredity, reproduction, the six living kingdoms, and health. The course content guides students through a study of biblical creation with a critique of evolutionary theory, helping them understand how science can help them defend their beliefs. Engaging lectures, field trips, guest scientists, and animated body systems build critical-thinking skills and apply science to real-world applications.
Logic introduces students to critical-thinking skills and informal fallacies from a biblical perspective. Students learn how to assess the logical coherence of what they read. They use The Fallacy Detective (N. Bluedorn and H. Bluedorn. Published by Christian Logic, 2009) and the Thinking Tool Box (N. Bluedorn and H Bluedorn. Published by Christian Logic, 2005.)
Eighth grade will be added for the 2018–2019 school year!
* All textbooks are provided by BJU Press, unless otherwise noted.