8th Grade Algebra – 2nd Quarter
- Linear Equations/Functions
- Linear Inequalities
- Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
- Exponents and Exponential Functions
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8th Grade will be traveling back to the "Wild West" and learning about how the United States expanded over the western frontier. During the unit on Western Expansion, we will discuss farmers and ranchers as well as Native American conflicts.
After Western Expansion, we will move into the more modern age of the Industrial Revolution and the major inventions that led us to where we are today. We will also discuss unions, labor laws and child labor laws during this time.
8th Grade ELA
Vocabulary--Units are completed independently over a 2-week span, with the last day of the second week being a test day. Parts of units are assigned in chunks, and students should be writing due dates for each section in their planners.
English--We are learning about simple, compound, and complex sentences and incorporating these into writing. We will be studying verbs and verb tenses.
Literature--Elements of plot, characterization, and conflict are areas we will be focusing on during the first quarter. We will be reading a few stories in our literature book before reading a novel.
The content we will look at the quarter focuses on the preparation for Confirmation. We will look at a variety of topics covered in the Catholic Christian Doctrine through powerpoint slides, assignments, and quizzes. We will also incorporate the program by Mathew KelleyDecision Point. We will engage in a lot of conversations about using their faith in their young lives and they will also reflect on a number of different questions from Mathew Kelley.
The students have a binder that has a calendar with due dates of assignments and other important events. They also have assignments available to them to begin working on when it is convenient for them. We will have class time for some of them.