Level 7

( Grade 7 – Age 12-14 )

Build Your Library: Level 7 - Exploring Your WorldGet ready for an exciting voyage around the world! This year your child will travel to all seven continents and learn about the land and cultures of the world. While studying Grade 7: Exploring Your World, your child will meet families from around the globe and get a fascinating look at how they live and what they eat; you’ll explore various landscapes, from the tropical rainforests of Brazil and Papua New Guinea to the Sahara Desert and the frozen wasteland of Antarctica and you’ll complete a variety of projects, from creating different types of maps to creating international works of art. This year is packed full of great books and open-ended projects!

The literature this year takes you to many destinations, from a road trip across the United States with Salamanca and her grandparents in Walk Two Moons, across the Pacific Ocean in an ancient balsa raft in Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft, and to distant galaxies far beyond our own in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the WorldYou’ll also study the religions of the world and learn about the variety of belief systems, from the more common (Christianity and Islam) to the less known native religions, and even ancient beliefs. You will also study a variety of myths about the origins of the world with In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World.

Your science focus this year is Chemistry, using Elemental Science’s Chemistry for the Logic Stage program.

This hands-on, literature-based study will guide you on an unforgettable journey around the world, right from the comforts of your home. I hope you enjoy studying it as much as I enjoyed putting it together!

The 327 page PDF lesson plans include:

  • a complete schedule (both in weekly grid format as well as a daily list)
  • reading list
  • additional library book list for extra reading
  • movies around the world list
  • poetry memorization
  • a set of 10+ narration cards
  • vocabulary words, discussion questions, and dictation passages are taken from the literature selections
  • a list of project ideas
  • research projects
  • 29 activity pages (including map work)
  • a 3 day per week schedule for Elemental Science

You can see a sample week here:

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Purchase Level 7 – Exploring Your World – $49.95

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You can see the entire booklist below 

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Geography of the World (Spine) – Bookshop.org
Material World: A Global Family Portrait (Spine) – Bookshop.org
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (Spine) – Bookshop.org
Charting the World: Geography and Maps from Cave Paintings to GPS with 21 ActivitiesBookshop.org
In the Land of the Jaguar: South America and Its PeopleBookshop.org
Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal of AfganistanBookshop.org
52 Days by Camel: My Sahara Adventure
Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African SavannaBookshop.org
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New GuineaBookshop.org
How to Survive in Antarctica


A Wrinkle in TimeBookshop.org
Walk Two MoonsBookshop.org
The Well of SacrificeBookshop.org
Watership Down: A NovelBookshop.org
Habibi (By Naomi Shihab Nye) – Bookshop.org
Homeless BirdBookshop.org
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyBookshop.org
Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a RaftBookshop.org
360 Degrees Longitude: One Family’s Journey Around the WorldBookshop.org


Favorite Poems Old and New: Selected For Boys and Girls (Spine – also used in Level 8) – Bookshop.org


The Road to There: Mapmakers and Their StoriesBookshop.org
Navigating EarlyBookshop.org
Journey to the River SeaBookshop.org
My Family and Other AnimalsBookshop.org
Breaking Stalin’s NoseBookshop.org
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the TalibanBookshop.org
I Rode a Horse of Milk White JadeBookshop.org
The Westing GameBookshop.org
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True StoryBookshop.org
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMHBookshop.org
The View from SaturdayBookshop.org
Crow Country (By Kate Constable) – Bookshop.org
Island of the Blue DolphinsBookshop.org
Water SkyBookshop.org


Elemental Science: Chemistry for the Logic Stage (Lesson plans and books can be purchased here:


Geography Through Art  (Spine)

World Religions:

The Usborne Encyclopedia of World Religions: Internet-linked (Spine) – Bookshop.org
In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World  (Spine) – Bookshop.org

As a reminder, if you are going to purchase books we would greatly appreciate the use of our provided Bookshop.org Links! Thanks!

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Customer Testimonials:

We are just wrapping up BYL7 with my son. He was a reluctant reader in the past. A few weeks ago he told me that this was the best homeschool year he has ever had (out of 7). He said he has learned SO much this year, and it has opened his eyes to the world. By the second half he was eagerly devouring the books, and asking for more. This was such an amazing year for me and if i ever met Emily i am not sure if i would cry or hug her but i would thank her a million times. I hope that your childs 7th grade is as wonderful as ours was. 💙 ~ Katrina S., Build Your Library Families Facebook group 6/12/2017

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