7th Grade

7th Grade


In seventh grade, students at Calvary focus on ancient history beautifully integrated through Old Testament study, history, Latin, literature, and logic.  Along the way, they strengthen study skills, using different forms of outlining, and incorporating debate principles through Socratic discussion.

Curricular Overview

Old Testament Survey
Text: Reformation Study Bible; Westminster Confession of Faith
Keyboarding skills
Writing Development, Vocabulary with Greek & Latin Roots
Institute for Excellence in Writing; A Beka Grammar & Composition
Text: Streams of Civilization, Vol. 1, Christian Liberty Press
Latin I:
Classical language communication and culture
Text: Latin Alive, Book 1, Classical Academic Press
Ancient History
Texts: The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Iliad, Julius Caesar, Antigone
Recognizing 28 logical fallacies
Text: The Art of Argument, Classical Academic Press
General Science, Science Fair Participation
Text: Exploring Creation with General Science, Apologia
Art, Music, Physical Education, After School Clubs TBD

Field Trips:
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk
Geocaching, Hampton
Jefferson Lab, Newport News
Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond
Virginia Symphony, Newport News
Washington, D.C.


Amanda Barnett is the 7th Grade teacher at Calvary Classical School. She has gained educational experience in a variety of ways, as a Montessori classroom assistant, a special education paraprofessional, a 1st and 5th grade teacher, elementary language arts tutor, and a homeschool mom. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Anthropology and History from Texas State University. Her two children also attend CCS; Parker is in 4th grade, and Viola is in K5.

Mrs. Barnett’s approach to teaching can be summed up in this quote from Charlotte Mason (an early 20th century education reformer): “Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education.”

2016-2017 7th Grade Supply List