8th Grade

8th Grade Math

8th Grade Algebra 

  • Expressions, Equations, Functions
  • Linear Equations
  • Linear Functions
  • Linear Inequalities
  • Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Exponents, Exponential Functions
  • Quadratic Expressions, Equations, Functions
  • Radical Functions
  • Rational Functions
  • Statistics, Probability


U.S. History Civil War - Vietnam

The eighth grade will study American history beginning with the Civil War and ending with the Vietnam Era. 

Topics covered this year include:

  • The Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • Westward Expansion
  • The Industrial Age
  • World War I
  • The Depression
  • World War II
  • The Cold War
  • The Civil Rights Era
  • The Vietnam Era

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.


  • General review of nouns, adjectives, adverbs
  • Verbs-voices, indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, subjunctive
  • Verbals: participles, gerunds, infinitives
  • Sentences: simple, compound, complex
  • Capitalization and punctuation in writing
  • Writing projects in English and in conjunction with other subjects
  • English midterm and final


Using the Holt McDougal Literature book and several novel studies, eighth grade literature will cover; 

  • Plot and Conflict
  • Character and Point of View
  • Setting and Mood
  • Theme and Symbolism
  • Poetry
  • Style, Voice, and Tone
  • History and Culture in Literature

8 Religion

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.