Students use their knowledge of word origins and word relationships, as well as historical and literary context clues, to determine the meaning of specialized vocabulary and to understand the precise meaning of grade-level-appropriate words.
Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate material. They describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and perspectives of the text by using their knowledge of text structure, organization, and purpose.
Students read and respond to historically or culturally significant works of literature that reflect and enhance their studies of history and social science. They clarify the ideas and connect them to other literary works.
Students write clear, coherent, and focused essays. The writing exhibits students' awareness of audience and purpose. Essays contain formal introductions, supporting evidence, and conclusions.
Students write narrative, expository, persuasive, and descriptive essays of at least 500 to 700 words in each genre. Student writing demonstrates a command of standard American English and the research, organizational, and drafting strategies outlined in Writing Standard.
Students write and speak with a command of standard English conventions appropriate to this grade level.
Students deliver focused, coherent presentations that convey ideas clearly and relate to the background and interests of the audience. They evaluate the content of oral communication.
Students deliver well-organized formal presentations employing traditional rhetorical strategies (e.g., narration, exposition, persuasion, description). Student speaking demonstrates a command of standard American English and the organizational and delivery strategies outlined in Listening and Speaking Standard.
Symbolic reasoning and calculations with symbols are central in algebra. Through the study of algebra, a student develops an understanding of the symbolic language of mathematics and the sciences. In addition, algebraic skills and concepts are developed and used in a wide variety of problem-solving situations.
Focus on Physical Science
The velocity of an object is the rate of change of its position. As a basis for understanding this concept:
Unbalanced forces cause changes in velocity. As a basis for understanding this concept:
Structure of Matter
Each of the more than 100 elements of matter has distinct properties and a distinct atomic structure. All forms of matter are composed of one or more of the elements. As a basis for understanding this concept:
Earth in the Solar System (Earth Sciences)
The structure and composition of the universe can be learned from studying stars and galaxies and their evolution. As a basis for understanding this concept:
Chemical reactions are processes in which atoms are rearranged into different combinations of molecules. As a basis for understanding this concept:
Chemistry of Living Systems (Life Sciences)
Principles of chemistry underlie the functioning of biological systems. As a basis for understanding this concept:
The organization of the periodic table is based on the properties of the elements and reflects the structure of atoms. As a basis for understanding this concept:
Density and Buoyancy
All objects experience a buoyant force when immersed in a fluid. As a basis for understanding this concept:
Investigation and Experimentation
Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept and addressing the content in the other three strands, students should develop their own questions and perform investigations. Students will:
Students in grade eight study the ideas, issues, and events from the framing of the Constitution up to World War I, with an emphasis on America's role in the war. After reviewing the development of America's democratic institutions founded on the Judeo-Christian heritage and English parliamentary traditions, particularly the shaping of the Constitution, students trace the development of American politics, society, culture, and economy and relate them to the emergence of major regional differences. They learn about the challenges facing the new nation, with an emphasis on the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War. They make connections between the rise of industrialization and contemporary social and economic conditions.
Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy.
Students analyze the political principles underlying the U.S. Constitution and compare the enumerated and implied powers of the federal government.
Students understand the foundation of the American political system and the ways in which citizens participate in it.
Students analyze the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation.
Students analyze U.S. foreign policy in the early Republic.
Students analyze the divergent paths of the American people from 1800 to the mid-1800s and the challenges they faced, with emphasis on the Northeast.
Students analyze the divergent paths of the American people in the South from 1800 to the mid-1800s and the challenges they faced.
Students analyze the divergent paths of the American people in the West from 1800 to the mid-1800s and the challenges they faced.
Students analyze the early and steady attempts to abolish slavery and to realize the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.
Students analyze the character and lasting consequences of Reconstruction.
Students analyze the transformation of the American economy and the changing social and political conditions in the United States in response to the Indus-trial Revolution.
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