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7th Grade Core Award Criteria

The 7th grade CORE Department acknowledges individual students each year who excel in the areas of English and history.  These students not only thrive academically, but demonstrate classroom leadership, an inquisitive mind, and an overall passion for learning.

7th Grade Core

Core 7 Teachers

Lauren Hanzel

Kathleen McGough

Melanie McCauley

Heather White

Merrissa Hevenor

Rebecca Young





Welcome to 7th Grade Core

The 7th grade core curriculum is standards based and taught in a two period time block, which blends the content of English and history-social science, reinforcing the reading, writing, and analytical- cognitive skills necessary for both. Skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening are taught in the context of literature and medieval history studies.

The English curriculum includes reading comprehension, literary analysis, and instruction in several standards-based writing types, including summary, persuasive, narrative and response to literature. Spelling, vocabulary, and grammar are also included in the course of instruction.

The history-social science curriculum focuses on history from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Age of Reason in the beginning of the 18th century, and includes instruction on the Roman Empire; Medieval Europe; the rise of Islam; Medieval Africa and Japan; Europe during the Renaissance; the Reformation and Scientific Revolution, the Age of Exploration, and the Age of Reason.

Reading, Writing, Speaking, Thinking, and Listening

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Hanzel, Lauren
Hevenor, Merrissa
McCauley, Melanie
McGough, Kathleen
Core 7
White, Heather
Young, Rebecca

Common Core Standards