Eighth Grade Curriculum

Religion
Spirit of Truth: Grade Eight—The Communion of the Faithful, Sophia Institute Press

Math
Elementary Algebra by Jacobs
Constructing the Universe Activity Books by Michael Schneider

Science
FOSS Next Generation
Physical – Waves
Physical – Gravity and Kinetic Energy
Earth – Planetary Science
Life – Human Systems Interactions
Life – Heredity and Adaptation

History
Renaissance/American History
Light to the Nations II: The Making of the Modern World by The Catholic Textbook Project

Latin
Henle Latin, Second Year, Robert J. Henle

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Spelling/Vocab
Vocabulary Workshop, Level C by Sadler
Composition: Institute for Excellence in Writing Course

Grammar
Fit It! Grammar Book 4 by Pamela White

Literature
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
As You Like It, William Shakespeare
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
The American Tradition: Short Stories from 1820-1920 (published by Perfect Learning Corp)
April Morning, Howard Fast
Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery
As You Like It, William Shakespeare
The Best Short Stories of O. Henry, O. Henry
Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
The Chaucer Story Book, Eva March Tappan
Comedy of Errors, William Shakespeare
Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Andersen
Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Brothers Grimm
Heidi, Johanna Spyri
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, Roger L. Green
A Lantern in Her Hand, Bess Streeter Aldrich
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, Gary Schmidt
The Man Without a Country, Edward Everett Hale
A Mango-Shaped Space, Wendy Mass
The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare
Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
Our Town, Thornton Wilder
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
The Red Pony, John Steinbeck
Redwall (book 1), Brian Jacques
Rifles for Watie, Harold Keith
The Scarlet Pimpernel, Emma Orczy
Shane, Jack Schaefer
A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
Tales from Shakespeare, Charles Lamb & Mary Lamb
The Trojan War, Olivia Coolidge
The Twenty-One Balloons, William Pene du Bois
The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963: A Novel, Christopher Paul Curtis
The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin
Shakespeare’s Sonnets
Poetry from Milton, Whitman, Poe, Longfellow, Dickinson, Shelley, Byron, Blake, Frost and others