Includes everything you need to teach with confidence. All of the planning is done for you. Relax knowing you don't have to be an expert to give your child an excellent education.
Included in this package:
- Instructor’s Guides
- History & Geography
- Language Arts
- Required Resources
Here’s an in depth look at what you’ll receive and learn.
Includes a 36-Week, 4-Day schedule designed to save one day a week for co-ops, music lessons, sports, field trips or other extra-curricular activities. Includes discussion questions and answers as well as background notes to help you get the most from the time you spend with your child.
With all your lesson plans and organization done for you, you can spend your time enjoying your children and learning with them. Let the discussion questions and great books lead to meaningful conversations about family, politics, history and character. Open your guide each day to see what to read and discuss.
History & Geography │ World History - Year 2 of 2
Your History books, Read-Alouds, Readers and Language Arts all intertwine for a cohesive, reinforced learning experience.
Two authors provide the foundation for your adventure: The final two volumes of The Story of the World take you on a gripping story-based trek through history. The critically acclaimed Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, organized into 10 historical eras, is your one-stop research source and perfect companion to your study of World History. Timeline Figures are included to help your child map the flow of History.They come on pre-gummed heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in The Timeline Book (The Timeline Book is included with the Required Resources. This book can be used for several years).
Enjoy this final set of Read-Alouds with your children.
Give your children heroes who inspire them to become people of courage, strength and honor. Readers augment your history studies, showing what life was really like for people from Russia to Peru, Puritan America to Imperial Japan.
We beefed up the Language Arts program to give you a better balance of creative writing, grammar and writing mechanics. We also provided more specific parent instructions for you (in the IG). Your students will write creatively, compose essays, research and analyze literature. They'll find instruction and inspiration for great writing!
The following OPTIONAL supplement Wordly Wise 3000, Book 7 & Teacher's Key is scheduled in the guide for your convenience but not required. (Not included in the Full-Grade package but can be added using the Customize Tab).
Spelling You See takes the approach that students spell correctly when words are imprinted on the visual memory. The design of the program allows students to develop spelling skills naturally, at their own pace, with the direction and encouragement of the instructor.
See the General Spelling Readiness Guidelines for more information on placing your student in the correct level.
Science | Conservation, Robotics and Technology
Topics include energy, conservation, robotics, the human brain and technology. Filled with projects, experiments and activity sheets to engage your middle school student and inspire interest in these fascinating fields of study.
The Math-U-See Pre-Algebra Universal Set comes with this full-grade package. You may also choose from other math programs such as Teaching Textbooks, Saxon, Singapore using the customize tab. To find out if your student is ready for Pre-Algebratake the Pre-Algebra Readiness Assessment.
A few essential resources make your learning extra rich this year. Includes The Timeline Book, Markable Map & Markers and a 3” Binder with Tabs to organize your Instructor’s Guides. (The Timeline Book and Markable Map only need to be purchased once. You'll be using them each year).
- History 7 Instructor's Guide, 3-Week Sample
- Language Arts 7 Instructor's Guide, 3-Week Sample
- Science 7 Instructor's Guide, 3-Week Sample
- Online - History 7 Instructor's Guide
- Online - Language Arts 7 Instructor's Guide
- Online - Science 7 Instructor's Guide
To see samples of all Instructor's Guides, click here.
Scope & Sequence
- Teaching Textbooks 7 - Table of contents
- Teaching Textbooks 7 - CD-ROM Sample
- Teaching Textbooks 7 - Placement Test
Is BookShark a History or a Reading program?
BookShark is both! We are a literature based program that teaches History through reading and listening. At Level K-2, the focus of our program is on developing and strengthening reading ability. This is why we offer multiple Reader levels for the early packages. Beginning in Level 3, however, the focus shifts from strengthening reading ability to building reading comprehension. From Level 3 up, we integrate the Reading, Read-Alouds, and Language Arts assignments with the History readings. Instead of learning to read, your children will be reading to learn!
Can I use this package if I didn’t do Part 1?
BookShark’s Level 7 Full Grade Package covers the second half of world history beginning with the 17th century and ending in the modern era. The first half of the program – Level 6 Full Grade Package: World History, part 1 of 2 – is not required for you to use our Level 7 curriculum, though it does help provide some context. It is up to you if you want to skip it or step back.
If you have any concerns about skipping content or about the difficulty of the Level 7 work, please consider starting with Level 6. Our Level 6 package is designed for students age 11-13.
Do the Readers integrate with the History reading?
Yes, they do! For Level 3 and up, all of our Readers were chosen because of how well they represent the topics and times you'll be studying in History readings. The Readers in this package also integrate with Language Arts assignments. This approach gives your student an opportunity to soak up subject matter in three different ways: by listening, by writing, and (of course) by reading!
Can I use this package with both of my children?
Yes, you can! Your students will be able to share most of the resources in the Full-Grade package, including Read-Alouds, Science, and History. They can also share the Timeline Book and Timeline Figures, but you will need duplicates of some of the worksheets. You may also need additional math resources. Please look at the “Consumables” tab to see a full list of the consumable materials in this package.
Please remember that Math is a skill based subject. Even though your students are in the same age range, they may not have the same skill levels. Use the assessments on our Resources page to help you pick the correct Math option for each of your children. Once you know the correct Math levels, customize the Full-Grade package to fit one of your student’s needs. Then, supplement the package with an additional Math program that fits your other students.
Not sure if this is the right fit? Please review the options below to find a package that will work for both of your children:
- Ages 9-12 | Level 4 Full Grade Package
- Ages 10-13 | Level 5 Full Grade Package
- Ages 11-13 | Level 6 Full Grade Package
- Ages 13-15 | Level 8 Full Grade Package (coming soon!)
- Ages 12-16 | American History & Literature 100
If there is more than a three year age difference between your children, we recommend that you purchase a separate package for each student. Our 2nd Grade Full-Grade Package (for ages 6-8) is a nice thematic match to our 7th Grade package since both cover the second part of World History.
Can my students share the Science Supplies Kit?
Yes! If your students are willing to work together as lab partners, they can share the resources in the Science Supplies Kit 7. You may want a second copy if you prefer that each student perform every experiment, or if you have more than two scientists sharing the Science package.
Which Math program/level will be best for my child?
Math, like reading, is a skill-based subject. It is important to pick a program and a level that fits with your child’s learning style and ability. Please take a look at our Resources page for a comparison of our different math options. We also have placement tests to help you figure out the appropriate starting point for your child.
Can I purchase the package without Math?
Our Full-Grade Packages are built to include everything you need for your school year: History, Reading, Language Arts, Science, and Math. We love our packages so much that we discount them 20% off retail price. You can purchase the elements of the Full-Grade package without purchasing math, but you will not receive our 20% off package discount.
If you are certain none of our math options will work for you, please add the following products to your cart individually:
What are the “Required Resources” and why are they required?
The Required Resources includes a big binder with 36 week tabs for your Instructor’s Guides, The Timeline Book, a reusable Markable Map, and a set of wet-erase markers. These resources will be reused in almost every level of our History program and can be shared by multiple students. You will be given the option to purchase these items every time you buy a Full-Grade package, but you only need to buy it once.