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Grade 8

Goals

• To develop into independent and responsible learners
• To develop critical thinking skills
• To develop the ability to express ideas/concepts verbally and in writing
• To become self-confident by their best effort
• To prepare students for entry into high school

Expectations:
• Be prepared to learn
• Do the work
• Actively participate in all class activities and discussions
• Show respect
• Give 100% effort

Curriculum:

Language arts:
1. Spelling & Vocabulary Development
2. Grammar, Usage, & Mechanics
3. Writing
• Autobiographical
• Descriptive
• Expository
• Persuasive
• Research

Literature:
1. Short stories
2. Poetry
3. Novels

U.S. History:

  • Manifest Destiny
  • Slavery and the Preservation of the Union
  • Civil War
  • Reconstruction and the South
  • The Final Frontier and the Last Indian Wars
  • Robber Barons and the Industrial Age
  • The Progressive Movement
  • Imperialism and the Spanish American War
  • Woodrow Wilson and WWI
  • The Great Depression

Class Trip to Washington D.C. and Gettysburg

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