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Eighth Grade

 
8th Grade Language Arts Curriculum
  • Literature-based program using American novels, the short story, fiction, and non-fiction
  • Contextual Vocabulary
  • Extensive grammar review: parts of speech, clauses, phrases, and types of sentences
  • Composition: descriptive, expository, narrative essays, emphasis on persuasive writing
  • Critical and analytical papers

8th Grade Mathematics Curriculum - Algebra

  • Quadratic equations
  • Integers and rational numbers
  • Inequalities
  • Exponents and polynomials
  • Graphs and linear equations
  • Inequalities and absolute values
  • Rational expressions and equations
  • Radical expressions and equations
  • Relations and functions
 
8th Grade Science Curriculum - Integrated Physics and Chemistry
Chemistry
  • Relate the relationship between properties of matter and its components
  • Atomic theory and structure Chemical applications
Physics
  • Physics in action/motion, forces and energy
  • Understand selected concepts and relationships as well as be aware of their technological, environmental , and social implications
  • Forces, Vectors, and velocity, acceleration, momentum, and projectiles
  • Simple harmonics and Waves
  • Gravity and Central mass
  • Scientific Method
  • Be highly competent in the use of appropriate and ethical practices in conducting field and laboratory investigations
  • Graphing and measurement
  • Environmental Studies
8th Grade Social Studies Curriculum- American History, Part 2
  • 1877 through 20th Century
  • Texas History integrated into the U.S history units
  • Geography
  • Map Skills
  • Trip to Washington D.C.
 
8th Grade Foreign Language Curriculum - Spanish I, Part 2
  • More complex structures Introduction of new tenses and grammar concepts
  • Emphasis on oral proficiency and communication skills
  • Cultures of Spain and Latin America
8th Grade Religion
  • Study of Christianity and other World Religions
 8th Grade Fine Arts Curriculum
Art
  • Extend previously-taught skills Introduce in-depth sculptural clay work
  • Introduce constructive critiquing of old masters and modern work
  • Introduce professional careers in the visual arts
Music
  • Choir Band
Drama
  • Theatre history
  • Monologues
  • Improvisational Acting
Performance Opportunities
  • Choir, Saintly Singers, Band, Fall Play, and Spring Musical
8th Grade Physical Education Curriculum
  • Team Athletics - Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Field Hockey, Softball, Weight Training, Intramurals, Games, Track and Field, Cooperative Activities Presidential Fitness Testing
8th Grade Enrichment Curriculum
Library
  • Book Reviews
  • Reference Skills    
Technology
  • Curriculum Integration
  • Basic computer skills
  • Keyboarding
  • Word Processing
  • Advanced Computer Applications
  • Internet Exploration
  • Developmentally appropriate software in various content areas