7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Sadly, many students who are just starting Sonlight at this level already dread school. They find learning boring and tedious. In fact, they might think they're just bad students. Fortunately, Sonlight's 7th Grade year is a wonderful introduction to the delight of learning. The approachable, winsome, gripping books will gently pull your children in. Before you know it, any reluctant learners will be sneaking books off to finish ahead of schedule!

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7th Grade Homeschool Overview

Engaging learning to fill any hole you have

During your 7th grade year with Sonlight, you have the choice to study from a wide range of options. It's truly your choice as to what will capture your student's attention and move them forward. What are you interested in? American History? The Eastern Hemisphere? World History? Any one of these options is a great way to spend your year with your students.

7th Grade History

Because of Sonlight's unique focus on history, you'll first choose which history program you want to choose and then build the rest of your 7th grade from there.

This year you can choose to study:

American History: get introduced to the "go-getters" that explored, expanded, and brought people together to create a country unlike anything seen before in the "old world" of Europe. You can either study American History from the Civil War forward, or, do a single year full American History overview.

Eastern Hemisphere: while exploring Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the South Pacific, you'll see where a huge percentage of the world's population, and ninety percent of all unevangelized people, call home. A stand out program from Sonlight, this is year to study a part of the world that likely looks very different from your home.

Ancient History: examine the connected flow of human history, from creation through the 1600s; the 1600s to the present, or, a combined year from creation to the present around the world.

Sonlight's 7th grade is an opportunity to help your children understand the world today by seeing how we got to where we are. It will help them understand their own and other's cultures by seeing the connections between civilizations around the world and throughout time.


7th Grade Lesson Plans

Your Sonlight Instructor's Guide (IG) provides your daily, book-by-book, and subject-by-subject 7th Grade schedule. This is much more than a calendar: it's everything you need to be able to confidently teach your children. Behind each week's scheduled lesson plan you will find notes, maps, activity sheets, and teaching tips to bring depth and insight into your studies. Your Instructor's Guide takes the stack of books and materials in each subject and makes it a curriculum. IGs are included with your History / Bible / Literature or All-Subjects Package, as well as Sonlight's Science and Language Arts programs.

Use them for record keeping, a daily schedule, notes, or any combination of the three. Using our Instructor's Guides you'll see just how easy it is to teach your children.


7th Grade Language Arts

Well-rounded writers require a blend of grammar, mechanics, and creative instruction. Sonlight's 7th grade program provides each. From haiku to the research paper, from gerunds to participles, from writing a superb literary hook to avoiding fragments, your students will gain the tools they need to become more effective communicators.

Sonlight links Language Arts instruction and assignments to the History / Bible / Literature program at this level, so every assignment reinforces what your students are learning.

All of your seventh grade Language Arts assignments are laid out in our Language Arts Instructor's Guide.

If your children would benefit from another level, check out all of Sonlight's Language Arts options here.


7th Grade Science

Starting in 7th grade, Sonlight uses Apologia science, with the addition of the Sonlight-exclusive Schedule Plus. This year we schedule Apologia's General Science, which provides a wonderful overview of the entire range of scientific inquiry.

This course is designed for use by homeschoolers, and includes topics like a brief history of science; the scientific method; how to interpret experiments; the distinction between science, applied science, and much more. It is written with the interests and concerns of evangelical Christians at the center.

Easy to read with a personal tone, this program includes hands-on experiments, student exercises, photos, illustrations, tests, and detailed solutions.

Our program includes the unique items that you need to perform the experiments.

While it's easy to just match your level of science to what history program you are doing, you also have choices here. You are free to match a range of children up and do one level together, or go back to study something you might have missed. This is a fascinating subject to learn about every day from your couch and kitchen.

Choose the matching 7th Grade Science level or browse other available Science programs to find the best program for your family this year. It's often easiest to match your history and science together, but you can mix and match and still get our best discount of 20%.


7th Grade Math

This year, Sonlight includes Math-U-See's Pre-Algebra in our 7th Grade All-Subject package. Pre-Algebra covers things like negative numbers, order of operations, solving for the unknown, and other topics. Your student will learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide with negative numbers. They will also learn about whole numbers; integers, the number line, exponents, and place value.

While Math-U-See is included in Sonlight's All-Subjects Package, if you are interested in another program, you can easily trade in a different math program and still receive our best 20% discount. Learn about all of your 7th Grade Math options here.



Ways to Buy

Two ways to choose your 7th Grade curriculum

Put together a customized program OR select the recommended everything-you-need package. Compare your choices and pick the path you want. Either way, a wonderful adventure in learning awaits you and your family.

Start with History

Choose one of the options below.

Select the program that covers the history focus you'd like to use this year. Because you'll teach with real books, each Sonlight program works with a range of ages and allows you to teach multiple children together. View the full curriculum scope & sequence for additional information.

Need help choosing? Chat with an Advisor.

Add other subjects as needed.

History / Bible / Literature D+E DECP

History / Bible / Literature D+E

Five hundred years of United States history, covered in 36 weeks
Includes SonlightCares
$249 FREE
Retail: $549.92
$494.93
Product Details
  • Title: One Year Intro to American History
  • Age Range: 9-12
  • Grade Range: 4-7
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History / Bible / Literature E EC5

History / Bible / Literature E

From the Civil War to the present, United States history unfolds
Includes SonlightCares
$249 FREE
Retail: $543.83
$489.45
Product Details
  • Title: Intro to American History Part 2
  • Age Range: 9-12
  • Grade Range: 4-7
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History / Bible / Literature F FC5

History / Bible / Literature F

A cultural study of important, but often overlooked, countries
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$249 FREE
Retail: $621.81
$559.63
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  • Title: Eastern Hemisphere
  • Age Range: 10-13
  • Grade Range: 5-8
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History / Bible / Literature G GC5

History / Bible / Literature G

An in-depth look at the world, from creation to the 1600s
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$249 FREE
Retail: $546.72
$492.05
Product Details
  • Title: World History Part 1
  • Age Range: 11-13
  • Grade Range: 6-8
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History / Bible / Literature H HC5

History / Bible / Literature H

Explore the worldwide transformation in daily life since the 1600s
Includes SonlightCares
$249 FREE
Retail: $531.46
$478.31
Product Details
  • Title: World History Part 2
  • Age Range: 12-14
  • Grade Range: 7-9
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History / Bible / Literature W WC5

History / Bible / Literature W

From creation to the present, around the world
Includes SonlightCares
$249 FREE
Retail: $526.01
$473.41
Product Details
  • Title: One Year World History
  • Age Range: 12-14
  • Grade Range: 7-9
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Get a Complete Package

If you are beginning your study of World History, select W for a one-year condensed program. If you have already completed Sonlight G, select H.

Need help choosing? Chat with an Advisor.

Customize as needed and still save up to 20%.

7th Grade All-Subjects Package 7MSR

7th Grade All-Subjects Package
w/ History H

Explore the worldwide transformation in daily life since the 1600s
Includes SonlightCares
$249 FREE
Retail: $836.93
$669.54
Product Details
  • Title: World History Part 2
  • Age Range: 12-14
  • Grade Range: 7
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7th Grade All-Subjects Package 7MSP

7th Grade All-Subjects Package
w/ History W

From creation to the present, around the world
Includes SonlightCares
$249 FREE
Retail: $888.43
$710.74
Product Details
  • Title: One Year World History
  • Age Range: 12-14
  • Grade Range: 7
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