Grade 8/2

Grade 8 Curriculum

Math:
Chapter 1: DATA ANALYSIS
Chapter 2: INTEGERS
Chapter 3: THE LANGUAGE OF ALGEBRA: VARIABLES, EXPRESSIONS, AND EQUATIONS
Chapter 4: ALGEBRA: LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES
Chapter 5: RATIOS AND PROPORTIONS
Chapter 6: PERCENT
Chapter 7: NUMBER SENSE, RATIONAL NUMBERS, AND IRRATIONAL NUMBERS
Chapter 8: GEOMETRY AND MEASUREMENT
Chapter 9: AREA AND VOLUME
Chapter 10: ALGEBRA: FUNCTIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS
Chapter 11: SIMILARITY, CONGRUENCE, AND TRANSFORMATIONS
Chapter 12: COUNTING AND PROBABILITY

English
Part 1: Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics
Unit 1: The Sentence
Unit 2: Nouns
Unit 3: Verbs
Unit 4: Modifiers
Unit 5: Capitalization and Punctuation
Unit 6: Pronouns
Unit 7: Phrases
Unit 8: Clauses
Part 2: Writing, Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Section 1: Expressing and Influencing
Unit 9: Writing to Express an Opinion
Unit 10: Writing to Persuade
Section 2: Explaining and Informing
Unit 11: Writing to Compare and to Contrast
Unit 12: Writing a Research Report
Section 3: Narrating and Entertaining
Unit 13: Writing a Personal Narrative
Unit 14: Writing a Story

Academic Writing:
Chapter 1: Introducing Yourself
Chapter 2: Describing Your Morning Routine
Chapter 3: Every Picture Tells a Story
Chapter 4: Saturdays
Chapter 5: What’s Going On?
Chapter 6: Your Hometown
Chapter 7: Remembering an Important Day
Chapter 8: Memories of a Trip
Chapter 9: Looking Ahead

Reading:
Part 1: Pleasure Reading
Unit 1: Fables
Unit 2: Stories
Unit 3: Reading Books for Pleasure
Part 2: Comprehension
Unit 1: Scanning for Key Words
Unit 2: Scanning for Information
Unit 3: Making Inferences
Unit 4: Understanding Sentences
Unit 5: Looking for Topics
Unit 6: Comprehending Paragraphs
Part 3: Vocabulary Building
Unit 1: Noticing Word Parts
Unit 2: New Words from Your Reading
Unit 3: 100 Words
Unit 4: Learning about Context
Unit 5: Guessing Word Meanings
Unit 6: Learning New Words in Categories
Part 4: Thinking Skills

Social Studies:
Drugs
The Fast Food Industry and Health
The Dark Ages
The Middle Ages
The Renaissance
The American and French Revolutions
The History of Warfare
The History of Agriculture
The Industrial Revolution
Modern Technology
Maps of the Modern World

Earth Science:
Unit 1: Introduction to Earth
Chapter 1: The Structure of Earth
Chapter 2: Minerals and their Properties
Chapter 3: Rocks and Their Origins
Chapter 4: The Rock Record
Unit 2: The Lithosphere
Chapter 5: The Changing Landscape
Chapter 6: Plate Tectonics
Chapter 7: Weathering and Soil
Chapter 8: Erosion
Unit 3: The Hydrosphere
Chapter 9: Inland Waters
Chapter 10: The Oceans
Chapter 11: Air
Chapter 12: Weather
Chapter 13: Climate
Unit 5: Planet Earth
Chapter 14: The Motions of Earth , the Sun, and the Moon
Chapter 15: Human Impact on the Environment
Unit 6: Earth and Space
Chapter 16: The Exploration of Space
Chapter 17: The Solar System
Chapter 18: The Sun and Other Stars

Physical Science:
Unit 1: Chemical Building Blocks
Chapter 1: Introduction to Matter
Chapter 2: Solids, Liquids, and Gases
Chapter 3: Atoms and the Periodic Table
Chapter 4: Chemical Bonds
Unit 2: Chemistry in Action
Chapter 5: Chemical Reactions
Chapter 6: Acids, Bases, and Solutions
Chapter 7: Carbon Chemistry
Chapter 8: Exploring Materials
Unit 3: Motion, Forces, and Energy
Chapter 9: Motion
Chapter 10: Forces
Chapter 11: Forces in Fluids
Chapter 12: Work and Machines
Chapter 13: Energy and Power
Chapter 14: Thermal Energy and Heat
Unit 4: Sound and Light
Chapter 15: Characteristics of Waves
Chapter 16: Sound
Chapter 17: The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Chapter 18: Light
Unit 5: Electricity and Magnetism
Chapter 19: Magnetism and Electromagnetism
Chapter 20: Electric Charges and Current
Chapter 21: Electricity and Magnetism at Work
Chapter 22: Electronics