Jul 192013
 
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Eighth grade curriculum

Next up in my curriculum choice posts is Anna. She is my 13 year old daughter, who loves crafts, reading (especially historical fiction), violin, and running.

 

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English

This year Anna will be completing the third season of Analytical Grammar. That covers English Language Usage. She will be continuing her lessons in IEW Student Writing Intensive Continuation course for writing. In addition, she will be taking her first ever outside class in literature.

Latin

Anna has done very well with Latin courses from Memoria Press. This year she will be starting Fourth Form. This is still not available. It is supposed to be soon, so hopefully it will be ready before school starts.

Math

Anna completed Algebra I using No-Nonsense Algebra. It was an excellent choice for her with good instruction and enough practice without too much. The plan for next year is Jacob’s Geometry. I’m a little nervous about this because it’s not really designed for independent study. I will have to keep a close eye on this to see how it goes.

Logic

Anna studied The Art of Argument this past year. This year, she’ll be continuing her logic study with Traditional Logic I. (She may also complete level 2. There is no reason to rush so we’ll see what the natural pace is for her on these lessons.

History

This year she studied modern history with TruthQuest – Age of Revolution III. That resource is rich with topics and books, so she didn’t even come close to finishing it. She’ll be continuing with it with the focus on 20th century this year.

Science

She’s not really a science lover, but we still want her to have a fairly rigorous study of science. She completed General Science by Apologia this year and will be continuing in the series with Physical Science. Last year we bought the Knowledge Quest lapbook to accompany the text. Although there were some good things about it, she found that she would rather just answer the questions than lapbook about them. Also there were enough mistakes and poorly designed booklets that it was annoying to her.

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  4 Responses to “Eighth Grade Curriculum Choices”

  1. Enjoyed reading about your 8th grade choices. My daughter is starting 8th in some subjects, but will be doing 9th grade science this fall, science is her favorite subject. Have you started looking into high school yet? I have been peeking at high school stuff for a couple of years now. I was overjoyed when I found that our core curriculum will be offering high school starting this fall. (Time4Learning High School info here http://www.time4learning.com/newsletters/July2013_highschool_info.htm). I was going to make her wait until next year to start 9th grade science but that seemed like punishment for her to work hard to get ahead and then make her wait a year. I’d love to hear your thoughts on where you will go with high school. Happy homeschooling!

  2. Hi Linda!
    I have actually been looking for a good High School curriculum for my daughter. I just checked out the Time4Learning courses you mentioned. It looks to be a great option to try.

    Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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