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7th Grade - Magnet Course Descriptions

Texas & Global Communications

This course is designed to explore 7th grade Texas History concepts as they relate to global communication, cybersecurity and information technology. Students will blend skills learned in social studies, ELA, Leadership Investigations, and technology together using the guiding principles of collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving. The content in this course includes a variety of topics such as the political, social, economic and geographic study of the history of Texas. Students will identify the different regions of Texas and study the population distribution within and among these regions. They will learn about the structure and function of municipal, county and state governments, compare the U.S. and Texas Constitutions, and examine the rights and responsibilities of Texas citizens.

Global Literacy II: Cross-Cultural Perspectives 

Students will be introduced to the study of global communication and will examine how information is exchanged across the world, verbally and non-verbally, as well as face-to-face. Global communication can include speeches, news stories, advertisements, books and traditional print publications, and social media. Students will also study multiple perspectives and make connections that will enhance their communication and interpersonal skills.

Leadership Investigations

Students will become familiar with different ways of exercising leadership in their lives. They will learn and apply leadership skills in a hands-on practical way that encourages them to challenge their own beliefs and assumptions about what constitutes leadership. This course offers a comprehensive review of contemporary issues and perspectives on leadership. Topics include development of leadership theories, personal assessment and development, values and goals, motivation, followership, group dynamics, multiculturalism in leadership, conflict resolution, performance excellence, and the change process. This course is based on the premise that each student will face a variety of leadership challenges in life. How these challenges are met, whether as a formal leader or a member of a team, can have a significant impact on an organization and on one's life.

  • Learning Agility
  • Community Service
  • Global Citizenship
  • Global Communicator
  • Self Awareness
  • Integrity & Digital Citizenship
  • Cross Cultural
  • Service Occupations

Principles of Info Tech-CTE

In Principles of Information Technology, students will develop computer literacy skills to adapt to emerging technologies used in the global marketplace. Students will implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. Students will enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the information technology environment. 

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