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Eighth Grade Core Kit

Eighth Grade Core Kit

Core subjects are the “basic essentials” of education for a particular grade, such as reading, science, and religion. CHC’s eighth grade homeschool curriculum kit includes lesson plans, answer keys, and all the core texts except math and science, which can be purchased more affordably from other sources (see Also Required for Eighth Grade below).

CHC Lesson Plans: Eighth Grade

$28.95

A complete, daily schedule for all core and non-core subjects. Juggle family life, provide a solid education, and instill a love for learning! Five days a week, 36 weeks.

Available on: 07/19/2024
$28.95

The Treasure Trove of Poetry (Worktext)

$38.95

Literature, Grade 8

Lead your student to understand and love poetry with this in-depth, Catholic program! This fifth level of The Treasure Trove of Literature series guides the student through three forms of poetry: lyric, epic, and dramatic.

The anthology is also needed to complete this course. Click here for more details about the complete program.

Available on: 07/19/2024
$38.95

The Treasure Trove of Poetry (Anthology)

$28.95

Literature, Grade 8

Lead your student to understand and love poetry with this in-depth, Catholic program! This fifth level of The Treasure Trove of Literature series guides the student through three forms of poetry: lyric, epic, and dramatic.

A worktext is also needed to complete this course. Click here for more details about the complete program.

Available on: 07/19/2024
$28.95

Language of God, Level G

$25.95

Grammar & Writing, Grade 8

This worktext teaches grammar and writing composition with an “open-and-go” approach. Student will write a persuasive essay, a family biography, short poems, a research report with a Works Cited page, and responses to literature.

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$25.95

Faith and Life, Grade 8 (Textbook)

$15.95

Religion, Grade 8

This catechism series is known for its orthodoxy and its use of original and classical artwork. Grade 8 has a special focus on the Church, vocations, and the call to holiness.

An Activity Book and Answer Key are also needed to complete this course. Click here for more details about the complete program.

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$15.95

Faith and Life, Grade 8 (Activity Book)

$8.95

Religion, Grade 8

This catechism series is known for its orthodoxy and its use of original and classical artwork. Grade 8 has a special focus on the Church, vocations, and the call to holiness.

A Textbook and Answer Key are also needed to complete this course. Click here for more details about the complete program.

In stock

$8.95

Faith and Life, Grade 8 (Answer Key)

$4.95

Religion, Grade 8

This catechism series is known for its orthodoxy and its use of original and classical artwork. Grade 8 has a special focus on the Church, vocations, and the call to holiness.

A Textbook and Activity Book are also needed to complete this course. Click here for more details about the complete program.

In stock

$4.95

Faith in Action: A Hands-On Religion Resource

$26.95

Hands-On Religion, Grade 8

This full-color religion resource is designed to help your eighth-grader grow in maturity through inspirational stories, reflections, hands-on activities, and service to others.

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$26.95

High School of Your Dreams Guidebook

$24.95

Guide to High School, Grades 8-12

Use this program to design and implement a high school curriculum that fits your student’s unique learning style, interests, and potential career goals. Can also be used for vocation and career discernment regardless of high school plans.

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$24.95

Light to the Nations, Part 2 (Textbook)

$77.95

History, Grade 8

A full-year Catholic history program covering the period from the 16th century to the 20th century. The central theme is how modern ideas, institutions, and culture developed since the high centuries of Christian culture.

A Teacher’s Manual, Workbook, and Answer Key to Workbook are also available for this course. Click here for more details about the complete program.

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$77.95

Light to the Nations, Part 2 (Workbook)

$11.95

History, Grade 8

A full-year Catholic history program covering the period from the 16th century to the 20th century. The central theme is how modern ideas, institutions, and culture developed since the high centuries of Christian culture.

A Textbook, Teacher’s Manual, and Answer Key to Workbook are also available for this course. Click here for more details about the complete program.

In stock

$11.95

Light to the Nations, Part 2 (Answer Key to Workbook)

$4.95

History, Grade 8

A full-year Catholic history program covering the period from the 16th century to the 20th century. The central theme is how modern ideas, institutions, and culture developed since the high centuries of Christian culture.

A Textbook, Teacher’s Manual, and Workbook are also available for this course. Click here for more details about the complete program.

In stock

$4.95

CHC’s curriculum for Eighth Grade distinguishes between core and elective subjects. Core subjects are the “basic essentials” of education for a particular grade, such as reading, science, and religion. Electives, such as art and map skills, can be added as time, interest, and finances allow. Visit the Eighth Grade Interactive Guide to take a subject-by-subject tour of core and elective materials, including printable sample pages that can be used to determine grade placement!
The Eighth Grade Core Kit includes all the core materials for Eighth Grade except for math and science, which can be purchased more affordably from other sources. The recommended math and science books are listed below along with information on where to purchase them.
The Eighth Grade Core Kit includes:
CHC Lesson Plans for Eighth GradeStories of the Saints, Volume 4The Secret Code of Poetry Student Text & WorkbookLanguage of God GFaith and Life 8 Student, Activity, & Answer KeyLight to the Nations 2 Textbook & ManualHigh School of Your Dreams Guidebook
The following math and science books are not included in the Eighth Grade Core Kit. (They are still scheduled in CHC Lesson Plans.) Please purchase them separately at the links provided or borrow them from your local library.
Saxon Math Algebra 1 Kit (3rd ed.) (ISBN: 9781565771239)Saxon Math Algebra 1 Solutions Manual (3rd ed.) (ISBN: 9781565771376)New to Saxon Math? Click here for a free placement test!
Earth Science: God’s World, Our Home Textbook (2nd ed.) and Digital Resources
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Other Materials for Eighth Grade:

Favorite Electives:

Ever Ancient Ever New, Level 2: Art History, Appreciation, Theory, and Practice
Sewing with Saint Anne

Enrichment:
E-BOOK: Ticket to Shakespeare
A Catholic Garden of Puzzles

Parent Resource:
Catholic Report Card

“Late have I loved You, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new!” – St. Augustine

There are many art programs available for homeschoolers, but none combines art history, art appreciation, art theory, and hands-on art activities like this one! Ever Ancient Ever New, Level 1 tells the “story of art” from the cave artists to the High Renaissance masters, paying special attention to the spiritual significance of art as an expression of “the human need to surpass the visible” (Benedict XVI). As each artistic period is discussed, detailed Picture Studies teach students the “language of art” as they engage with masterpieces such as the Ancient Greek Artemision Jockey, the Medieval Book of Kells, and Titian’s Assumption from the Renaissance. Each chapter also includes a lesson in Art Theory, with a focus on the seven elements of art (line, shape, texture, form, value, space, and color). The non-consumable textbook may be used over and over again! 35 chapters, 366 pgs. Lavishly illustrated in full color! Softcover. 8½”x11”

Art Pad 1 provides homeschool-friendly art projects that teach fine arts skills while reinforcing the lessons in art theory and art history from the text. For example, the art history lesson on how Renaissance artists employed linear perspective is complemented by an Art Pad project in which the student makes his own perspective drawing. Art Pad 1 has 35 weeks of project instructions and templates. Black and white text with special templates on colored cardstock and artist’s paper.

Pages are not reproducible; each student will need his own Art Pad. 147-page tear-off pad, shrink-wrapped. 8½”x11” Age Level and Scheduling: This first level of Ever Ancient Ever New is designed for fifth- and sixth-grade students, but can also be used by seventh to ninth graders. The program can be completed in either one or two years.

Topics covered in Ever Ancient Ever New, Level 1:

Art History: Cave Art, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Insular, Carolingian, Romanesque, Gothic, Early and High Renaissance Art

Art Theory: This level focuses on the elements of art (line, shape, texture, form, value, space, and color) and also covers types of compositions (vertical, pyramidal, etc.); pattern; symbolism; picture space; positive and negative space; bilateral and radial symmetry; implied space, form, and texture; color theory; foreground, middleground, background; linear perspective; and atmospheric perspective.

Art Appreciation: Over 60 picture studies of masterpieces such as Andrei Rublev’s Three Angels, the Royal Portal of Chartres Cathedral, Fra Angelico’s Annunciation, and Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper.

Art Practice: Art Pad projects teach fine art skills such as using lines with different qualities; simplified human figure drawing; drawing facial features; mixing paints; creating actual textures with tooling foil; working with watercolors to create implied texture; drawing with linear perspective; painting with atmospheric perspective; sculpting and drawing the human form in action; creating implied space through overlapping and shading; and more!

The author of Ever Ancient Ever New is a practicing artist with an M.A. in theology and wrote her master’s thesis on sacred art in the theology of Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI). She believes that all great art points beyond itself to God, the source of all beauty. The purpose of Ever Ancient Ever New is not merely to teach fine arts skills or develop a familiarity with famous artists, but still more to cultivate a sensitivity to beauty and to the way God speaks through art. Ever Ancient Ever New leads children to God by Benedict XVI’s “way of beauty.”

The author of Ever Ancient Ever New is a practicing artist with an M.A. in theology and wrote her master’s thesis on sacred art in the theology of Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI). She believes that all great art points beyond itself to God, the source of all beauty. The purpose of Ever Ancient Ever New is not merely to teach fine arts skills or develop a familiarity with famous artists, but still more to cultivate a sensitivity to beauty and to the way God speaks through art. Ever Ancient Ever New leads children to God by Benedict XVI’s “way of beauty.”

The author of Ever Ancient Ever New is a practicing artist with an M.A. in theology and wrote her master’s thesis on sacred art in the theology of Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI). She believes that all great art points beyond itself to God, the source of all beauty. The purpose of Ever Ancient Ever New is not merely to teach fine arts skills or develop a familiarity with famous artists, but still more to cultivate a sensitivity to beauty and to the way God speaks through art. Ever Ancient Ever New leads children to God by Benedict XVI’s “way of beauty.”

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