So here's a sample of the plans for Grade Eight. The little circles are for checkmarks.
Commonplace Books, Copywork, and Recitations (Memory Work)
o Copy passages from poetry, plays, and the other books read
o Practice Scripture passage(s):
o Practice poem(s):
o Other memory work:
o Oral narrations of readings
o Reader's Journal: one page, twice a week, on any of your readings
o Keep Book of Centuries and/or other notebooks handy as you read or listen; make entries at the end
o Other kinds of narrations: dramatic, musical, artistic...
Bible and Church History
Matthew 8; Psalm 112, 113; Proverbs 4:14-27 (Use Bible Reader's Companion as a commentary and study guide--you can write in the book.)
o o o o o
Read Beautiful Girlhood [last-minute change]
o 2 chapters/week
Read The Bible Through the Ages
o 10 pages/wk (starting on page 11): Introduction, The World of the Patriarchs
Keep a Book of Centuries with all history studied (Bible, English, Canadian, etc.)
Read History of England by H.O. Arnold-Forster
o 35. Henry VII: (1) The Tudors, (2).The King's Title, (3) Lambert Simnel; or, Carpenter, King, and Kitchen Boy; (4). Perkin Warbeck
Read The Golden Book of the Renaissance
o page 7-bottom of 21
Read Mythology by Edith Hamilton
o ten pages/week
Read Westward Ho! (see online study notes)
o chapters 1, 2
o England in Literature, Sir Thomas Wyatt, pages 132-133 [read together]
Read The Roar on the Other Side: a guide for student poets
Plays: A Man for All Seasons
o spread over the term
Grammar and Composition
Read How to Read a Book, Coming to Terms With an Author [read together]
o page 96-half of 106. Words vs. Terms; Finding the Key Words; Technical Word and Special Vocabularies. "In this chapter so far, there have been only a few important words: 'word,' 'term,' 'ambiguity,' 'communication,' and perhaps one or two more Of these, 'term' is clearly the most important; all the others are important in relation to it."
Read Exploring Creation With Physical Science, Module 1: The Basics (spread over 4 weeks)
o Read Student Notes on Pages i & ii
o Experiment 1.1 "Atoms and Molecules."
o Write up the experiment for your lab notebook.
Ecology and Nature Study
Read [Reader's Digest] How Nature Works
o pages 30-31, Ecology. This is a two-page version of what you will be studying throughout the year in [Gary Parker's] Exploring the World Around You.
Keeping a Nature Journal
o p. 33 Where to roam with your journal
o Roam somewhere and make at least one entry
Read Kon Tiki: Edition for Young People
o Chapter 1: How it All Began. Study questions at the end of these notes.
o Chapter 2: An Expedition is Born. Study questions.
Keep a calendar of current events in the back of your BoC.
Read Ourselves Book II, Section III, The Function of Conscience.[read together]
o page 109-114, Chapter XVII, Conviction of Sin. "Then, when conscience says nothing we are all right? you ask. By no means, for the verdict of conscience depends upon what we know and what we habitually allow."
Read Whatever Happened to Justice
o chapter 1, The Cause is Law
Read Plutarch's Life of Marcus Crassus [read together]
o one lesson
o Balance Benders Level 3: do two per week
Mathematics: A Human Endeavor. Chapter One, Mathematical ways of thinking
o Introductory problems
o The path of a billard ball, Set I, Questions 1-8, on graph paper
o The path of a billard ball, Set I, Questions 9-15
o The path of a billard ball, Set II, Questions 1-14
o Optional: Set III (using a mirror)
o Introductory problems
o More billiard ball mathematics, Set I, Questions 1-11
French: French Smart 7
o Story unit 1: A monkey fable
o Folk song to learn: Ram'nez Vos Moutons, included in Canada: A New Land, page 130
o Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (orchestral)
Picture Study: Titian
o The Descent of the Holy Ghost (c. 1545)
Be a Girl Guide Challenge
o Know how to make two different knots to join two ropes together. (Guide Handbook page 202).
o Make notes in your Enquire Within notebook.
o [probably making fabric flowers]