Religion & Bible History 7 - Kolbe Academy

Religion & Bible History 7

Seventh Grade Religion is designed to teach the student the meaning of grace.  Grade Seven Bible History covers most of the Old Testament, one-half of the textbook.  The last part of the Old Testament and the New Testament are covered in Eighth Grade.  

Religion 7 covers God’s creation of man, His Incarnation, and His founding of the Church, to which He entrusted the means of salvation so that we can live the life of grace now and the life of glory in Heaven forever.  This course looks at God’s revelation to us through creation and the prophets, the sacraments as the means through which we receive God’s grace, and how God’s grace works in us, relating to the practice of virtues.

The Bible History course is guided by the Catechism of the Catholic Church and covers God’s divine plan, the creation and fall of man, covenants with Noah and Abraham, the Exodus from Egypt and the giving of the Ten Commandments, and the great men of the Old Testament, in the Judges, Kings, and Prophets.  It can be used in conjunction with the Religion course and done easily in one or two days a week.  The text presents an important aspect for one who is going to be educated with a classical curriculum because it shows how God used all cultures and peoples to bring about the Redemption of mankind through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Students taking this course will have a mid-term and final exam each semester.  Additionally, students should expect to have daily reading and minor weekly written assignments or quizzes.

Assignment due-dates and grades are established by the parent.  Optionally, a student may be enrolled in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive grading assistance from a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course.  In this case, parents will still submit final grades to Kolbe for the course, but may choose to incorporate the graded assignments into the student’s overall grade or use the Kolbe-graded assignments to assist in arriving at the student’s final grade.

  • The Life of Grace, Faith and Life Book 7, Third Edition
  • The Life of Grace, Faith and Life Book 7 Activity Book, Third Edition
  • The Life of Grace, Faith and Life Book 7 Teacher Manual, Third Edition
  • St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism #2
  • Bible History: A Textbook of the Old & New Testaments for Catholic Schools
  • Bible History: A Textbook of the Old & New Testaments for Catholic Schools Workbook

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Optional Materials

Digital copies are provided in the PowerSchool Parent Portal account.  Physical copies are available for purchase in the Kolbe Bookstore.

  • Religion 7 Course Plan & Tests, Kolbe Academy Publishing
  • Bible History 7 Course Plan & Tests, Kolbe Academy Publishing
  • St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism #2 Answer Key
  • Bible History Answer Key, Kolbe Academy Publishing

Self-Paced Plus courses include the following:

  • Grading by a highly qualified teacher for selected assignments (listed below) in the course.
  • Access to teacher through the course’s discussion board.
  • Option to report grade given by the teacher, or to report a grade assigned by parent.
  • The pacing is still established by the parent in conjunction with the student’s goals and academic calendar. 
  • Assignments will be graded within 1-2 weeks of the submission date, excluding holiday breaks.  (For the quickest grading, students should turn assignments in incrementally throughout the year.  If a student turns in multiple assignments to be graded at once, expect a response time of 1-2 weeks per assignment submitted.)

Self-Paced Plus Assignment List:

Semester 1 Semester 2
Week 8: Quarter 1 Paper* Week 8: Quarter 3 Paper*
Week 9: Midterm 1 Exam Week 9: Midterm 2 Exam
Week 17: Quarter 2 Paper* Week 17: Quarter 4 Paper*
Week 18: Semester 1 Exam Week 18: Semester 2 Exam

*We developed a rubric to assist in grading the paper assignments.  Each paper assignment will have the rubric available for the student in the course.


Course Details:

Section Number


Grades (Typical)

 7 – 8 (7th)


Mrs. Buergler

Lecture Format




Subscription Length

1 year

Extension may be granted for an additional fee.

Self-Paced Plus


Self-Paced Companion Courses

Junior High Literature
English Grammar & Composition 7
History 7

Online Companion Courses

Literature 7
English Grammar & Composition 7
History 7

Course Plan Sample

Religion & Bible History 7

Note: This course plan is built into the
Self-Paced course in a student-friendly format.