( Grade 7 – Age 12-14 )
Get 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 Level 7: Exploring Your World, your child will “visit” every country on the planet and learn about the way the earth was formed and how it has changed over time. You’ll explore various landscapes, from the tropical rainforests of Brazil and Papua New Guinea to the Sahara Desert and the icy Arctic Circle 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 and to distant galaxies far beyond our own in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
You’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 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.
The science focus this year is Zoology – in this course, you will learn about the amazing variety to be found in the animal kingdom! Starting with animal classification, you will learn about topics like life cycles and migration, as well as studying each type of animal (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates). You’ll meet scientists who dedicate their lives to the study of animals and learn about conservation efforts around the world.
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!
L7 – Exploring Your World sample week
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Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia – Bookshop.org (Spine)
Older than Dirt – Bookshop.org
Rising Seas – Bookshop.org
The Travel Book – Bookshop.org (Spine)
People & Places: A Visual Encyclopedia – Bookshop.org (Spine)
The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth – Bookshop.org (Spine)
Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island – Bookshop.org
Amazonia: Indigenous Tales from Brazil – Bookshop.org
Kids of Kabul – Bookshop.org
The Elephant Whisperer – Bookshop.org
Whaling Season: A Year in the Life of an Arctic Whale Scientist – Bookshop.org
Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids – Bookshop.org
Walk Two Moons – Bookshop.org
An Uninterrupted View of the Sky – Bookshop.org
Watership Down: A Novel – Bookshop.org
Habibi (By Naomi Shihab Nye) – Bookshop.org
The Night Diary– Bookshop.org
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Bookshop.org
Endangered – Bookshop.org
Broken Memory – Bookshop.org
The Bone Sparrow – Bookshop.org
My Name is Not Easy – Bookshop.org
This Same Sky – Bookshop.org (Spine)
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making – Bookshop.org
Brown Girl Dreaming – Bookshop.org
Tree Girl – Bookshop.org
The Dreamer – Bookshop.org
Across the Pond – Bookshop.org
The Story That Cannot Be Told – Bookshop.org
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban – Bookshop.org
While I Was Away – Bookshop.org
The Westing Game – Bookshop.org
A Long Walk to Water – Bookshop.org
Last Gate of the Emperor – Bookshop.org
When Stars are Scattered – Bookshop.org
Kino and the King – Bookshop.org
First Light – Bookshop.org
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia – Bookshop.org (Spine)
Tree of Life: The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth – Bookshop.org
Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys – Bookshop.org
The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth – Bookshop.org (NOTE: This book is used in both Geography and Science – you do not need to purchase it twice.)
Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife – Bookshop.org
Crow Smarts – Bookshop.org
The Snake Scientist – Bookshop.org
The Frog Scientist – Bookshop.org
Science Comics: Coral Reefs Cities of the Ocean – Bookshop.org
The Octopus Scientist – Bookshop.org
How to Be a Good Creature – Bookshop.org
Geography Through Art (Spine)
The Usborne Encyclopedia of World Religions: Internet-linked (Spine)
In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World (Spine) – Bookshop.org
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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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