Seventh Grade

“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.” 

            —Rudolph Steiner

Curiosity and Intellect Intersect

Gaining experience is the desire of the quickly-growing seventh grader, and the curriculum meets them at the intersection of curiosity and intellectual capacity. Seventh graders study mechanics in Physics, as well as the great cultural shift of the Renaissance; they learn about their own bodies in Physiology and the Age of Exploration and discovery of the New World —just as they are discovering their own, brand-new world as newly-minted teenagers. As with all grades in the Waldorf curriculum, the Subjects scaffold the Main Lesson for an all-encompassing approach to learning.

Main Lesson Block

  • Age of Exploration

  • Reformation

  • Renaissance

  • World geography

  • Physics

  • Creative Writing

  • Inorganic Chemistry

  • Physiology

  • Algebra

Subject Classes

Music

  • Choral music:  renaissance music, African songs, madrigals

  • Soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorder

  • Strings/Orchestra

Practical and Fine Arts

  • Perspective drawing

  • Painting

  • Drama

  • Woodwork

  • Clay modeling

  • Felting

  • Three-dimensional hand-sewing

 Movement/Spacial Dynamics™

  • Intermediate team sports

  • Folk dancing

  • Circus journeymen

  • Eurythmy

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

  • Spanish:  reading and conversation, grammar and structural drills, poetry, vocabulary, art and geography

Skills Classes

  • Math

  • Language Arts

Download the comprehensive Seventh Grade Curriculum.

 

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