Eighth Grade

Religion

St. Mary's Press, Church History and Christian Morality
RCL Benziger, Family Life
Bible
Catechism of the Catholic Church

  • Discipleship
  • History of the Catholic Church
  • The liturgical season
  • Prayer life: personal prayer, group prayer, art, and liturgies at Mass and prayer services
  • Personal choices: our Christianity, our relationships, and our responsibilities to each other and to the world
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Service Learning Projects

Language Arts

Houghton Mifflin, Jensen’s Vocabulary English
Modern Language Association Handbook, Write Source 2000

  • Genre writing
  • Writing with purpose
  • Cross curriculum writing
  • Writing process
  • Six Trait Writing
  • Vocabulary roots and affixes from Latin and Greek
  • Editing skills

Literacy

  • Novel studies
  • Literature circles
  • Pre-,during, and post-reading strategies
  • Independent reading
  • Book Reports

Science

Scholastic, Science World

  • Washington State Standards 
  • Physical Science
  • Units: structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions, forces and interactions, energy, waves and electromagnetic radiation

Math

College Preparatory Mathematics, Algebra
IXL Learning, IXL Online

  • Rational numbers
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Order of Operations
  • Unit rates
  • Exponents
  • Percentages
  • Scientific notation
  • Writing variable equations
  • Solve variable equations
  • Combine like terms
  • Graphing linear equations
  • Area and perimeter
  • Proportions
  • Factoring quadratic expressions
  • Catholic Identity integration

Social Studies

Primary and Secondary Sources

  • Early to present history of North America and it's people
  • Problem Based Learning (PBL) groups
  • Inquiry-based exploration of history
  • Current events
  • Family history
  • States and capitals of the United States

Music

  • Create, perform, and respond to music 
  • Individual and ensemble vocal and instrumental performances
  • Types and styles of music
  • Cultural and historical pieces
  • Musical skills and techniques
  • Elements of music

Physical Education & Health

Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company, Dynamic Physical Education

  • Washington Standards for Health and Fitness
  • Skiing
  • Motor skills
  • Movement concepts
  • Sportsmanship
  • Equipment
  • Games and sports
  • Offensive, defensive, and cooperative strategies
  • Fitness activities
  • Nutrition
  • Foundations of health
  • Body systems
  • Health risks

Spanish 1: Beginners

Prentice Hall, Realidades 1 text and practice book

  • Prayer
  • Calendar and weather
  • Special days and celebrations
  • Pronunciation
  • Vocabulary
  • Verb´s conjugation
  • Structure of sentences
  • Use their knowledge in daily living situations

Spanish 2: Advanced

Prentice Hall, Realidades 1 text and practice book
Realidades para Hispanohablantes

  • Prayer
  • Calendar and weather
  • Special days and celebrations
  • Pronunciation
  • Vocabulary
  • Verb´s conjugation
  • Structure of sentences
  • Use their knowledge in daily living situations

Technology

  • Integrated lessons
  • IXL Math
  • Computer basics and application
  • Digital communication tools
  • Web design and coding
  • Graphics and design
  • Integrated lessons
  • Digital citizenship
  • Technology systems and operations