Social Studies

American History and Government:

  • Civil War
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Gettysburg Address
  • WWII
  • 9-11

Social Studies Suggested Resources:

  • The Split History of the Civil War, by by Stephanie Fitzgerald
  • The Emancipation Proclamation, by Karen Price Hossell
  • The Gettysburg Address, by Karen Price Hossell
  • Lincoln’s Last Days, by Bill O’Reilly
  • The Split History of WWII, by Simon Rose
  • Living Through World War II, by Andrew Langley (Heinemann)
  • Bomb, by Steve Sheinkin
  • Witness to History, September 11, 2011, by Brendan January

English: Reading and Language Arts

An academically rigorous, high school prep class that encompasses all pieces of a quality Language Arts curriculum: compositional writing, grammar practice, challenging vocabulary practice, public speaking opportunities, and excellent literature, including:

  • To Kill a Mockingbird - by Harper Lee

A look at human behavior through the eyes of an 8yr old. Scout Finch tells the story of an accused young black man in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama.

  • Lord of the Flies - by William Golding

“A frightening parody on man’s return to that state of darkness from which it took him thousands of years to emerge.” - NY Times Book Review

  • The Power of One - by Bruce Courtenay

Set in 1939, as Hitler comes to power, the repercussion can be seen in South Africa. In this story, Peekay embarks on a life-changing journey that will shape him forever.

Science

  • Biology – A Human Approach by BSCS
    • Evolution: Change in Living Systems
    • Homeostasis: Maintaining Dynamic Equilibrium in Living Systems
    • Energy, Matter, and Organization: Relationships in Living Systems
    • Continuity: Reproduction and Inheritance in Living Systems
    • Development: Growth and Differentiation in Living Systems
    • Ecology: Interaction and Interdependence in Living Systems

Math

  • Big Ideas by Houghton Mifflin
    Two options will be available in 8th grade. Students will be placed in an over arching program which will cover all mathematical concepts, including an introduction to Algebra, or they will be placed in Algebra 1.