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Grade 8

  • English - Core Classes
  • Math - Core Classes
  • Science - Core Classes
  • Social Studies - Core Classes
  • Exploratory Wheel
Tab 1
Core Classes -LCY0300 English Language Arts Grade 8 (Year)
This is a standards-based course required for all students in Grade 8. It includes all areas of Language Arts – reading, writing, and oral communication.

Through a variety of texts, students will develop critical thinking and analytical skills that are required for success in college, career, and life.
Core Classes -LWH0630 Writing Workshop Grade 8 (Semester 1 and 2)
This course supports students’ development as writers. Students will demonstrate increasing sophistication all aspects of language use, from vocabulary and syntax to the development and organization of ideas. Students will write for a variety of purposes and audiences as well as learn to research information.
Tab 2
Core Classes -MMX0850 Mathematics 8 (Year)
This course is required for all students in Grade 8.

Emphasis on developing proficiency with concepts and skills in:
• Number System
• Expressions and Equations
• Functions
• Geometry
• Statistics and Probability.
Core Classes -MMP0800 ** Math Practicum 8 (Semester 1 & 2)
This course is designed for students to acquire in-depth knowledge of mathematical concepts in each of the mathematical strands: Number Systems, Expressions and Equations, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. This course is supplemental to the required mathematics course.
Tab 3
Core Classes -SIM0603 Science 8 (Year)
This is a year long inquiry and laboratory-based course that uses scientific inquiry and the relationships between science-technology-society to understand continental drift and plate tectonics, rocks and the rock cycle, seismic waves, mechanical waves, physical characteristics of the ocean, ocean currents, weather patterns, the effects of the physical environment on organisms, movements of Earth and moon, movements of the planets, forces and motion of the universe, the electromagnetic spectrum, composition of the galaxy, and the major components of the universe.

Students are to meet all benchmarks in Grade 8 Science Content Standards.
Tab 4
Core Classes -CHU0800 Social Studies Grade 8 (Year)
This course engages students in in-depth historical inquiry focusing on the people, ideas, and events that have shaped and continue to shape our nation.

It allows students to examine our history through multiple perspectives and to develop empathy, interpretations, and self-knowledge for a deep understanding of American society.

This course examines in depth the philosophical and historical foundations of America through themes such as immigration, settlement, and conflict, and democratic principles such as justice, equality, and independence.
Tab 5
Exploratory Wheel 8 (subject to change pending teacher allocation)
Students will receive one of the following courses per quarter throughout the school year and placed into these classes based on a set criteria.

Students will rotate quarterly. Listed are brief descriptions of the courses.

TMG0300 Family & Consumer Science: Students will focus on developing a positive self-concept by using effective communication skills in peer and family relationships. Instructional activities may include: career readiness, basic sewing, effective decision making and management skills, applying food preparation and meal management principles in preparing and serving meals.

A supply list will be given on the first day of class. Requirements: 100% on Kitchen Safety Test & fully covered shoes.

• PEP0010 Physical Education: This course will focus on physical fitness, conditioning and testing, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and sports and games with an emphasis on teamwork through participation in a variety of physical activity experiences.

FVB0013 Art: This course focuses on the exploration of a variety of art media and techniques for personal expression and provides students with further opportunities to apply the elements and principles of design.

XWG0012M Mad Science: This course is a hands-on lab course. The lab skills covered in this course support the science concepts taught in the core appropriate to each grade level.
Elective Classes
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2018 - 2019
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