Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade Curriculum

SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS
Organic chemistry: sugars, starches, proteins, lipids
Physics: hydraulics, aeromechanics, electromagnetism
Anatomy
Meteorology; climate and ecosystems
Geometry: Platonic Solids
Algebra

LANGUAGE ARTS
Creative thinking and critical reasoning
Research reports; essays
Short stories: analysis and composition
English: grammar, spelling, vocabulary
Independent reading
Oral presentation

GEOGRAPHY & HISTORY
Age of Revolutions to the present
World Trade: economics
World Geography: selected continents [Africa]]

WORLD LANGUAGES
German or Spanish

ART
Veil painting
Black and white drawing
Clay modeling

HANDWORK
Pattern-making, machine sewn original garments
Woodworking or bookbinding [furniture]

MUSIC
American music
Band or orchestra
Middle School Chorus with recorders

DRAMA
Eighth Grade Play: drawn from curriculum
Total class participation in production and performance

MOVEMENT
Sports for teamwork, strategic collaboration and coordination

FIELD TRIPS & COMMUNITY EVENTS
Sites and museums in support of the curriculum
Eighth Grade Trip, with service component

*The above curriculum may be adjusted at the teacher’s discretion.