Middle School

Grade 5-8 Religion and Social Studies / Grade 7 Homeroom

Mr. R. Brian Cherry

Richard Brian Cherry

Education: after 18+ years in the US Air Force, BA from University of North Carolina, MA from Oakland University.

Interests: playing/coaching/watching basketball, back-country hiking, gardening and genealogy.

Family: wife Larena (a Marine City native), 16 year old daughter, 11 year old son, and daughter on the way in January. Also 3 “furry kids:” cats Rommel, Piper and Lizzie.

Scholastic Book Clubs Classroom Code : L9LNJ (for ordering online at www.scholasticbookclubs.com)

Grade 7 Curriculum Overview


* Story of Jesus, His life, His teachings, His miracles, and His friends and enemies
* Application of the Gospel message to life
* Develop personal and social conscience
* Study process of decision-making
* Importance of virtues
* The Beatitudes in living a good Christian life
* Develop mature, trusting and loyal relationships with peers, parents and other adults
* Develop a strong, realistic concept of self by exploring who they are and who they can become



• Use of the eight strands of social studies to organize, analyze and evaluate situations from history and current world events.
• Continued development of basic geographical and study skills integrated into material.
• Focus on the history and development of the United States from its beginning to1870.
• Evaluate the role of the United States in world events and her relationship to other countries up to 1870.
• Analyze historical and contemporary situations and problems and their impact on the United States and the world.
• Study and understand political, historical, and thematic maps.

Please click on the Curriculum Overview Brochure to download and read or print (print the cover separately).
Curriculum Overview Brochure

Please go to the Curriculum page for brochures for all of the classes.