In-depth block approach of two hours each morning, when the students are most attentive. 疗程持续3-4周
Main academic subjects of math, science, language arts, history, and geography.
Balanced time for recess and time in nature.
全球最大体育平台work is age appropriate and allows for more family time.
老师 are with the same class for a number of years allowing for more connection and in depth learning.
The eighth grade student is filled with ideals and opinions. Varying degrees of enthusiasm accompany students as they fully step into adolescence and say goodbye to childhood. It is the nature of the 14 year old’s emotional life to look at paired opposites - good and evil, 欢乐与悲伤, love and hate - one could say that the theme of this year is polarities. Eighth grade marks the culmination of the eight year primary school journey and is honored with a special class trip, which gives students the opportunity to further build their relationships, through travel and exploration of the real world together. If seventh grade was the year of exploration, one could say eighth grade is the year of revolution. Revolutionary periods are studied in history, 地理世界, the short story in 语言艺术 and platonic solids in Geometry. Anatomy and Physiology give students the opportunity to gain further insight into themselves, and Meteorology offers insight into the greater world. The eighth grade class studies Elizabethan England, learning about Shakespeare, often traveling to Ashland, Oregon for the Annual Shakespeare Festival. Towards the middle to end of the year, they present a full length play, followed by their 8th grade project presentations. The 8th grade project is one of personal growth and interest, where students put the skills and knowledge of the past seven years to work. They choose a topic of interest and find an outside mentor to guide them in creating something of interest - the project spans most of the 8th grade year and is worked on independently. Past examples include glass blowing, 马训练, 歌曲创作, 写书, 编排, 制作短片, building a go cart - the list of past projects is awe- inspiring. As part of their project, students also write a paper and present what they have made to the full school community, 用幻灯片, taking questions and answers at the end. 此时此刻, it is incredibly clear how far they have grown and traveled from the initial lessons of first grade. When eighth grade comes to a close, students are ready to launch into high school and beyond, 有信心, skills and poise - and a love of learning.
8年级 Learning Objectives
Analyzing historical and cultural movements, capacity for discernment, and formalized testing
创意写作, 语法和作文, 报告写作, 记笔记技巧, 文献分析, 和莎士比亚
文学 & 历史
美国历史上, 现代的事件, life and works of Shakespeare, Industrial Revolution and folklore of the world
Number bases, Mensuration, Pythagorean Theorem, percentages and growth and Algebra
Surveys of landform, geography of Asia, Australia and Antartica, world geography contrasts
Physiology - bones and muscles, the eye and body chemistry, 化学-金属, 气体和固体, 物理-声音, heat electricity and meteorology
Discover space and color, drawing, painting and 3D constructions
Spanish - vocabulary, grammar, literature and conversational
Machine sewing, making a garment, and pattern reading
Simple furniture - making a wooden stool
The final level of 网络公民, focuses on media literacy which is "the ability to access, 分析, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms
高级合唱团, ensemble - strings or choice of other instrument (rotates from year to year - examples include ukulele, 录音机和吉他), perform at winter and spring concerts
Team games and sports, 8th grade track meet with other local Waldorf schools