“OLL's challenging and hands-on science program more than prepared my daughter for the rigor of high school science.”

Heidi Kiersky, parent
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8th Grade Curriculum

Science
  • Force and Motion
  • Matter: Properties and Change
  • Energy: Transfer, Transformation and Concentration
  • Earth and Space
  • Structure and Funtion of Living Systems
  • Ecosystems
  • Biological Evolution
  • Environmental Science
  • The Scientific Method
Social Studies
  • USA History
  • 1791 - Present
  • Independence, Civil War, Reconstruction
  • Immigration, Urbanization, World Wars
  • Junior Olympics: Ancient Greece
Mathematics
  • Linear Function & Equations
  • Properties of Geometric Shapes
  • Summary and Analysis of Data Sets
Reading/Literature
  • Multiple Genres
  • Literary Devices, ie: Symbolism
  • Summaries, Reorganization, Drawing Conclusions
  • Generalize Beyond Text
  • Contemporary/Traditional Works
  • *ORF=Oral Reading Fluency
Spelling/Writing
  • Grade Level Grammar and Spelling
  • Writer's Workshop:
  • Editorial commentary
  • Political Essay
  • Historical Fiction
  • Literary Essay
  • Letters
  • Poetry
  • Multi-Genre Projects
Religion
  • Catholic History & Theology
  • Morality & Ethics
  • Service & Stewardship
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Prayer Action