MS Thinking and Learning Strategies

Sevenstar

Course Description:
Why not equip your middle-school student with strategies for high school success? Using a sports motif that is sure to capture the attention of every student, this course will prepare students to succeed on reading, math and writing assessments as they seek to run the race of high school for God’s glory. Through reading, writing, and math activities, students will develop their critical thinking skills and test-taking strategies. The objectives of this course go beyond mere test preparation. In addition to becoming familiar with the common test formats, question-types, and rubrics, students will develop the critical thinking skills they will need to succeed in the 21st century. Students will learn about the importance of using their minds to love and glorify God and will learn how to see study and preparation as an act of worship. Students will use a variety of learning methods in this course including scoring rubrics, self-assessments, practice tests, and learning log entries.

Recommended Prerequisites:
None.

Grade Level:
6th – 8th Grade recommended

Course Types Available:
Full course (0.5 credit, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)

Biblical Integration Information:
The times and affairs of man are in the hands of the eternal and transcendent God. Human behavior and decisions often reveal our desire to grasp authority, coerce, manipulate, or intimidate others created in God’s image. Rather than being the master of our own fate, humans are created in the image of God and responsible to Him. Therefore, we should seek unity, justice, and reconciliation as we are guided by the principles of God’s Word. Our interactions with one another and with God can be patterned upon the historical person of Jesus Christ and sanctified as we relate to Him and seek His grace in our lives and times. Recognizing that our possessions and talents are to be used for the edification of our neighbor and the glory of God will lead us into true stewardship, citizenship, and social health as we wait patiently for His return and establishment of His eternal Kingdom.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

Required Purchased Materials:
None