Eighth Grade Curriculum

Below are standard courses and homeschool curriculum for Eighth Grade.

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Reading/Literature 8

  • Daily reading of classic literature from our library or yours
  • Log and track your progress

Language Arts 8

  • Strengthen, edit, and revise grammar and writing
  • Argumentative essays
  • Narrative essays
  • Creative writing
  • Digital presentations
  • Improve writing using research, dictionary, and thesaurus
  • Cite bibliographic references and sources
  • Increase vocabulary and spelling
  • Cursive writing

Math 8 (Algebra I and Basic Geometry)

  • Rational and irrational numbers
  • Integers and exponents
  • Exponents and scientific notation
  • One variable linear equations
  • Solve linear equations by graphing
  • Two variable linear equations
  • Graph proportional relationships
  • Slope and similar triangles and proportions
  • Introduction to functions
  • Average rate of change
  • Translations, rotations, and reflections
  • Intersecting lines and angles
  • Parallel lines and perpendicular lines
  • Similar and congruent figures
  • Volume of spheres, cones, and cylinders
  • Graphing data on scatter plots, charts, and tables

History/Social Studies 8

  • Events leading up to the Constitution
  • U.S. foreign policy in the early republic
  • Americans during the 1800s
  • The Civil War
  • The Reconstruction Period
  • The Industrial Revolution

Science 8

  • Motion, forces, and the structure of matter
  • Earth in the Solar System, study of stars and galaxies
  • Chemical reactions
  • Chemistry of living systems
  • The Periodic Table
  • Density and bouyancy
  • Improve investigative and research skills

Visual and Performing Arts 8

  • Dance, music, art
  • Drawing (traditional and digital)
  • Art projects
  • Museum tours

Physical Education 8

  • Calisthenics
  • Build stamina and flexibility
  • Stretching and calisthenic techniques
  • Record and track your progress

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