GRADE_8

Curriculum Guide for Grade 8

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Mathematics

  • Maintaining skills in fundamental operations
  • Factoring and products
  • Sets and simple sentences
  • Numeration systems
  • Using fractions and decimals
  • Ratio, proportion, and percent
  • Equalities and inequalities
  • Simple formulas and equations
  • Graphing an equation
  • Powers and roots of rational numbers
  • Polynomials
  • Metric and nonmetric geometry
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Scale drawing
  • Right-triangle trigonometry
  • Customary and metric measurement
  • Permutations
  • Probability statistics
  • Statistical terms
  • Mathematics of insurance, banking, and taxes


Language Arts

Language Arts

  • Independent reading
  • Literal, inferential, and evaluative reading skills
  • Literary terms
  • Novel, short story, narrative poetry
  • Nonfiction
  • Biographies of great Americans
  • American poets and storytellers
  • Creative dramatics
  • Listening and speech activities
  • Advanced dictionary work
  • Extended vocabulary
  • Figures of speech
  • Spelling
  • Infinitive, participle, gerund, predicate nominative, predicate adjective, direct and indirect object
  • Kinds of sentences and their parts
  • Functions of sentence elements
  • Writing simple business letters
  • Report-writing skills
  • Improving skills in using basic reference sources
  • Inductive and deductive reasoning
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Science

  • Scientific method
  • Scientific nomenclature
  • Scientific measurement
  • Ecology and environment
  • Conservation
  • Composition of the earth
  • Ocean, atmosphere
  • Weather
  • Water and its uses
  • Weathering and erosion
  • Recycling of resources
  • Magnetism and electricity
  • Heat and light
  • Forces in liquids and gases
  • Wave, mechanical, electrical, and nuclear energy
  • The earth's movement
  • Newton's three laws of motion
  • Machines
  • The atom
  • Periodic table of elements
  • Compounds and mixtures
  • Chemical changes
  • Astronomy
  • The universe and Milky Way
  • Space and space travel
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Social Studies

  • Our African, Asian, and European backgrounds
  • Exploration and discovery
  • Growth and development of the United States
    • Colonial life
    • Struggle for independence
    • U. S. Constitution and Bill of Rights
    • Westward movement in America
    • American Civil War
    • U. S. as a world power
  • Meaning of democracy
  • Our American culture
  • U. S. political system
  • U. S. economic system
  • U. S. government
  • U. S. geography
  • Advanced map and globe skills
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Health and Safety

  • Grooming
  • Functions of the body
  • The body's utilization of food
  • Types and functions of foods
  • Environmental hazards
  • Community sanitation and health
  • Health care services
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Accident prevention, safety, and first aid
  • Mental hygiene
  • Substance abuse