Introduction to the Seventh Grade Year


This overview book provides the teacher with the daily schedule as well as the block rotation for the entire year. There is a section devoted to understanding the adolescent years that the student is now entering, as well as reading lists for independent study and lists of the supplies needed for teaching seventh-grade.

The Block Calendar Rotation

Here is one possibility for teaching the 7th grade in a block rotation style. For 7th grade home schooling, the typical morning main lesson is about 2 hrs.

Sample 7th Grade Block Rotation

  • Perspective Drawing (3-4 weeks)
  • European Geography (3-4 weeks)
  • Physics first Block (Color, Optics, Acoustics) (3 weeks)
  • Renaissance Biographies (3-4 weeks)

Winter Break

  • Wish, Wonder, Surprise First Block (3 weeks)
  • Introduction to Algebra (3-4 weeks)
  • The Age of Exploration (3-4 weeks)
    along with Astronomy (Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo) (1-2 weeks)
    (Part II of your Astronomy book from 6th grade is 7th grade material)

Spring Break

  • Wish, Wonder, Surprise Second Block (3-4 weeks)
  • Physics second block (Electromagnetism; Machines and Energy) (3 weeks)


  • Hygeia: Physiology and Nutrition (3-4 weeks)
  • With Nature, Number, Geometry (1-2 weeks)
    — (the last section of this book from your 6th grade materials is especially suited for 7th grade and can accompany Physiology)

  • The Live Education Books for Seventh Grade
  • Materials Needed
  • Water Color Painting Supplies
  • Materials Needed for Physics
  • Main Lessons and Block Rotation
  • Block Rotation for the Year
  • After Main Lesson Practice Periods
  • The Four Parts of the Daily Main Lesson
  • Suggestions for Opening Activities
  • The Review of the Previous Lesson
  • The Lesson Presentation
  • The Lesson Activity
  • Opening and Closing Verses
  • Understanding the Seventh Grade Student
  • Between Twelve and Fourteen: Pubescence
  • The Adolescent Years
  • Reading Lists