Eighth Grade

Our studies come around full circle as eighth graders explore mankind's ability to forge headlong into new and often life-changing experiences. Historical studies center on the French Revolution, the Colonial era, the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and 19th century American history. Research reports, creative writing and short story formation continue to build advanced literacy skills. Mock trials and debates provide avenues for values clarification while strengthening skills in oral presentation. Students prepare for high school math with continued work in geometry and algebra. Science topics include magnetism, electricity, meteorology, human physiology and the nervous system.