Canadian International School of Kuwait

Canadian International School of Kuwait

Grade 7

Grade 7 Art & Crafts

I can use different text forms to help me express my ideas. Grade 7 students extend their understanding by finding different ways to express ideas, such as through magazine ads or brochures. They analyze how story lines progress, considering settings and characters, and make notes using headings, subheadings or symbols.

Grade 7 Arabic

This introductory Arabic course, is for students with a goal of mastering arab as a second language. Students will study vocabulary, greetings, sentence structure, basic grammar, and gain practical knowledge necessary for real-world conversation.  Common everyday scenarios relating to the home and family, activities, school, shopping, making plans, and grocery shopping are all addressed.

Grade 7 General Knowledge

Middle School plays a crucial role in a child’s development. While academics and extracurricular activities keep kids mentally and physically engaged, general knowledge appeals to their intellect and develops their problem-solving skills while invoking general inquisitiveness.

Grade 7 French

This course is recommended for students having a basic understanding of the French language who want to further their understanding and develop fluency. Students extend their vocabulary and their understanding of subject-verb agreement. Students experience French used in conversations and learn how to construct basic phrases needed to effectively communicate in the language. French grade 7 is designed to follow Cisk French grade 6 and is taught.

Grade 7 Environmental studies

The Environmental Science course encourages students to engage with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. Throughout the course and its lab sessions, students will analyze environmental problems, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. This interdisciplinary course, embraces topics from geology, biology, environmental studies, environmental science, chemistry, and geography.

Grade 7 Computer Science

This course instructs students on core aspects of computer science. Students will learn to create and implement computer programs that solve problems relevant to today’s society, as well as deploy programming tools and effectively deal with complex problems through hands-on application and examples.

Grade 7 sanskrit

In India and in Southeast Asia, Sanskrit enjoys a status similar to that of Latin and Greek in the Western world. According to the 2001 census reported in Ethnologue, it is used as a first language by 14,100 in India and by 15,770 worldwide, as well as by 194,000 as a second language in India. Even though it is not a spoken language, its significance is such that it is one of the 22 official languages of India. As an integral part of Hindu tradition and philosophy, Sanskrit is mostly used today as a ceremonial language in Hindu religious rituals. is a required subject in many schools. Sanskrit exerted a great deal of influence on all languages and cultures of the Indian subcontinent and beyond it. Sanskrit mantras are recited by millions of Hindus and most temple functions are conducted entirely in Sanskrit, often Vedic in form. The vocabularies of prestige varieties of Indian languages, such as HindiBengaliGujarati, and Marathi, are heavily Sanskritized.

Grade 7 Health & Physical Education

Your child will understand more about how their self-image is affected by the people they see on TV, in movies and in magazines. They will compare their own choices about physical activity, healthy eating and sleep with recommended health standards. Your child will know what makes good friendships, and they’ll begin to build a personal portfolio or collection of items that show their strengths and interests. Your child will participate in dance, games, gymnastics, individual physical activities and activities outside of school, such as aquatics and outdoor pursuits. Through active and safe participation, they will understand what an active lifestyle involves and how their physical and emotional health will benefit from physical activity. Your child will also discover how positive interactions, through fair play, leadership and teamwork, make physical activity more fun and productive.

Grade 7 Social Emotional

The Social Emotional Learning – Middle School course takes students on a journey of discovering their own personal strengths and potential while helping them develop skills that will empower them to lead vibrant, productive, happy lives. This course focuses on self-awareness, self-control, and self-direction, and the value of setting realistic goals to accomplish personal change in their lives. Students explore the beauty in their own uniqueness and the uniqueness of others. They are guided to understand that the attitudes they choose have a big impact on what they can accomplish in life, their happiness, and the impact they have on those around them.

Grade 7 Social studies

The Cisk Grade 7 Social Studies course focuses on World History and Geography across Medieval and Early Modern Times, beginning with the social, cultural, and technological changes that occ¬urred in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The course goes on to cover the history and geography of great civilizations that were developing throughout the world. Finally, it delves into the Renaissance, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the roots of democracy, and focuses on the political impact of the Enlightenment and its influence on the world today. This course addresses various national and state standards including those of California and is taught by Cisk Instructors.

Grade 7 Language

This course will review and expand upon literary forms such as poetry, descriptive writing, fiction and non-fiction, as well as oral communication skills. Students will have the opportunity to explore the influence of media on their lives, create media texts, and develop research skills through expository writing. By taking this course, students will gain to a greater level of independence as language users and ready themselves for the grade 8 Language course.

Grade 7 Science & technology

In this course, students will study the many impacts that humans have on the environment through the exploration of existing ecosystems. In unit two, students will experiment with pure substances and mixtures and will come to recognize that most matter is either a solution or a mechanical mixture. Heat energy will be explored and students will examine the critical role heat plays in natural processes and human life. By working to understand the nature of heat, students will gain new insights into the ways that heat affects our world, the causes and effects of heat, its properties, and heat transfer. Finally, students will consider the functions that structures must perform and the impact of these structures on the environment.

Grade 7 Mathematics

This course builds on the Grade 6 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number, coding, algebra, data, spatial sense, social emotional learning skills in mathematics, and financial literacy. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to build their social-emotional learning skills by specifically focusing on how to cope with stress and by managing complex challenges. Students learn to break down a task into smaller portions, make a plan, and work with it one step at a time. Regarding numbers, students work with numbers up to 1 billion, rational numbers, squares numbers and square roots. Students learn key multiplication facts from 0 × 0 to 12 × 12, begin to generate factors, work with multiples, and add and subtract fractions by using equivalent fractions. Students also develop their understanding of problems involving adding and subtracting integers. In algebra, students extend their understanding of patterns in whole numbers and relate their understanding to patterns in decimals numbers. They solve equations involving multiple terms, whole numbers, and decimal numbers. Students learn to write code that executes a probability experiment. In data, students learn how to use circle graphs to represent data. They begin to analyse data that is represented by potentially misleading graphs. Students also examine the differences between independent events and dependent events and their probabilities. In spatial sense, students learn about the circumference, diameter, radius, and area or circles. They then extend this knowledge to find measurements for the surface area and volume of cylinders and other three-dimensional objects. Students also learn how to dilate a shape. In financial literacy, students start learning about international currencies, exchange rates, and how various currencies differ in value from one another. Student are introduced to concepts of planning for and reaching financial goals. They also develop an understanding of how interest rates affect savings, investments, and borrowing, and they start to compare different types of accounts and loans. Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. Students apply mathematical processes and build transferrable critical thinking skills in varied teaching and consolidation activities that appeal to diverse learning styles. Students participate in engaging storylines along with characters who connect their learning to real-world contexts and build confidence by instilling a positive attitude towards mathematics. Various opportunities consolidate students’ learning through technology and offline activities, including tactile manipulatives, to reinforce essential mathematical strategies and tools. The course has a strong focus on reinforcing number sense and numeracy skills. It also provides various activities for practice throughout. This course prepares students for grade 8 mathematics.