Eighth Grade

Concord Christian School endeavors to give a completely God-centered orientation of life to each student. We strive to help produce the mind of Christ in our students and establish a well-grounded biblical world view.

Academic concepts taught in Eighth Grade include:

Bible

  • Evidence for Christianity
  • Reliability of Old and New Testaments
  • Uniqueness of the Bible
  • Evidence for Christ’s claims
  • Character of Christ
  • Salvation
  • Evangelism

Language Arts

  • Language Network and Elements of Literature
  • Honors or Standard language class
  • Write for specific purpose or audience
  • Write for critical evaluation
  • Read and comprehend a variety of materials and genres of literature
  • Use research skills, primary sources, and secondary sources
  • Evaluate purpose, audience, and message
  • Novel studies:  Across Five Aprils and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  • Honors additions:  A Christmas Carol and National History Day project

Math

  • Glencoe Pre-Algebra or Algebra I
  • Honors or Standard math class
  • Algebraic properties
  • Algebraic reasoning
  • Using algebra to solve problems
  • Real numbers
  • Solving linear equations
  • Graphing relations and functions
  • Using slope
  • Algebraic inequalities
  • Polynomials (Algebra I only)
  • Non-linear functions (Algebra I only)
  • Factoring (Algebra I only)

History

  • Bob Jones:  The American Republic
  • Exploration and settlement of the New World
  • Wilderness and colonies
  • Independence and a new nation
  • Establishing the Constitution
  • Growth of American nation
  • Era of Manifest Destiny
  • Divided nation and the Civil War
  • Reconstruction

Science

  • Bob Jones Physical Science
  • Classification and changes in matter
  • Chemical and physical changes
  • Scientific measurements
  • Mechanics and motion
  • Force, gravity, and momentum
  • Energy
  • Simple machines
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electricity and magnetism

Eighth graders also participate in electives such as Chorus, Band, Art, Physical Education, Strength and Conditioning, Spanish, Theatre Arts and Computer. 

Eighth graders have the opportunity to attend a class trip to our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.