Grade 8

Grade Level Curriculum – Grade 8

Religion:

Cycle A

  • Church History
  • Respect Life Curriculum on Bullying and Genocide
  • Family Life
  • Planning and participating in weekly liturgies

Cycle B

  • New Testament
  • Respect Life Curriculum on Euthanasia
  • Planning and Participating in weekly liturgies
  • Family Life

English:

  • Novel Based Units With Related Projects
  • Journaling Activities
  • Independent Reading Program
  • Writing Projects
    • Informative
    • Persuasive
    • Descriptive
    • Research
    • Monthly Short Essays
  • Speeches and Presentations
  • Vocabulary Development and Spelling
  • Grammar Lessons
    • Punctuation
    • Capitalization
    • Parts of Speech
    • Word Usage
  • Cooperative Group Units
  • Poetry Units
  • Biz Town
  • Daily Use of Assignment Notebook
  • Responsibility for Incomplete and Overdue Homework (ZAP! Program)
  • Posting of Grades to Edline

Social Studies:

Cycle A

  • Interdisciplinary course on African American’s Struggle for Freedom and Equality
  • Civil War through Reconstruction
  • Interdisciplinary course on the Holocaust
  • Geography (Country of the Week)
  • Current Events

Cycle B

  • Events leading up to the Revolutionary War
  • Revolutionary War
  • Ratifying the Constitution
  • Amendments to the Constitution
  • Early Presidents
  • War of 1812
  • Every 4 years, Election of President Unit

Math (Algebra):

Focus on Preparation for High School Mathematics

  • Topics:
    • Order of Operations
    • Variables
    • Properties
    • Integers
    • Solving equations
    • Solving two-step equations
    • Functions
    • Linear Equations
    • Slope-Intercept from
  • Weekly Worksheets to Reinforce Non-Calculator Skills
  • Daily Homework
  • Daily Participation
  • Biz Town

Earth and Space Science:

Focus on Interactive, Hands-On Learning

  • Topics:
    • Inside Earth
    • Earth’s Changing Surface
    • Earth’s Water
    • Weather and Climate
    • Astronomy
  • Examples of Labs and Projects
    • Build an Earthquake Resistant Structure
    • Journey Through Time Travel Brochure
    • Become a Meteorologist project
  • Gizmos – Online Science Simulation Labs
  • Field Trips:
    • Como Planetarium
  • Daily Use of Assignment Notebook
  • Responsibility for Incomplete and Overdue Homework (ZAP! Program)
  • Posting of Grades to Edline