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8 Eighth Grade

Language
Arts

  Grammar
Capitalization rules
Punctuation rules
Kinds of sentences and diagramming
Eight parts of speech and their uses
Diagramming eight parts of speech
Sentence structure

Composition
Manuscript form
The writing process
The library
Outlining
Summaries
Book reports
Paragraphs
Descriptions
  Research paper
Writing style


Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry
Vocabulary lessons
Weekly spelling lessons
Nine poems memorized

Literature
Reading for enjoyment stories and poems by such
authors as Stuart, Whittier, Longfellow,
Frost, Browning, Hawthorne, Sandburg
 

History

  A New World to Explore
The First English Colonies
New Colonies
Life in Colonial America
Preparation for Independence
Home of the Brave
Land of the Free
From the Appalachians to the Rockies
The Jacksonian Era
The Blessings of Technology
The Second Great Awakening and Its Impact
Education and Culture
The Promise of the West
  The Civil War and Reconstruction
The Age of Industry
The Gilded Age
Growing into Greatness
Into the Twentieth Century
The Rise of Big Government
A World at War
Time for Freedom and Responsibility
Troubled Times for America
Which Way, America?
Western Hemisphere Geography
Current events
National, State, and Local Government
 

Science

  Consider the Heavens
Man and the Universe
Solid Matter in Motion
Fluids in Motion
Heat Molecules in Motion
  Birds: Efficiency in Motion
Science vs. Evolution
Magnets and Magnetism
Electrons and Electricity
 

Health

  Physical Fitness: The Active Life
Good Nutrition: Eating for Energy
Disease: Today’s Battle against It
  Safety First: Then Basic Aid
Spiritual Growth: A Personal Challenge
Sex Education from the Bible (see seventh grade)
 

Mathematics

  Pre-Algebra
Maintaining skills in fundamental operations (see grades 4–7)
Principles of mathematics
English and metric measures
Basic algebraic concepts
Signed numbers
Powers and roots
Like and unlike terms
Multiplying and dividing monomials
Problem-solving strategies
Word problems solved algebraically
Reading and constructing graphs
Graphical scale drawings
  Statistics and probability
Business math
Earning income
Banking
Stocks and bonds
Insurance
Basic plane and solid geometric concepts
Properties of geometric figures
Constructing geometric figures
Perimeter, area, surface area, and volume
Pythagorean rule
Sine, cosine, and tangent
Scientific notation
 

Bible

  Study series: Journeys of Paul, Joshua, Judges
(includes memory verses and hymns)

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