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Eighth Grade Course of Study

 

Humanities - English

Westing Game
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Hiding Place
Of People Literature
 

Humanities - History

History Alive! 
The United States
This course challenges the student to think about American history from the writing of the Constitution to modern times through a biblical worldview. Discussion, lecture, reading comprehension, and analysis are key teaching strategies to help students gain an understanding and appreciation of God’s sovereignty in the formation of the foundation, government, principles, laws, and expansion of the United States of America.

Mathematics

McDougal Little Algebra 1 or Prentice Hall PreAlgebra 

Science

Exploring Creation with Physical Science; Apologia
This course is designed to prepare logic students with a firm foundation for the rhetoric school science curriculum.  Some specific topics to be covered are scientific measurements, atmosphere, water cycle and weather.
 

Latin

Second Form Latin
Latin 8 continues to build a strong foundation in grammar by completing Second Form Latin by Memoria Press.  Students will master the four conjugations, five declensions, adjectives, prepositions, and over 200 vocabulary words.  During this year, students will read and translate short Latin stories.  They will also read about Roman history and culture using Famous Men of Rome.
 

Logic

Introduction to Logic by James B. Nance and Douglas J. Wilson
Speech for Effective Communication by Rudolph F. Verderber
Using the principles of logic, students learn to express thoughts and ideas through informative and persuasive speaking, debate, and student congress.

Bible

Route 66: Travel Through the Bible
This course is a survey of the New Testament.  Students study the gospels, the books of history and prophecy, Paul’s letters and the letters of other important church leaders.

Physical Education

NASPE
Physical Activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good health.  The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.