Eighth Grade

Logic level students in eighth grade at Arma Dei Academy study Western World History from the Enlightenment to the present age and New Testament Survey. Great works of literature correlating with the historical time period are read, discussed, and analyzed. Grammar usage and writing skills are sharpened through direct instruction and the ongoing fourteen steps of the Progymnasmata. The study of Latin continues as students master all five noun declensions and cases. In addition, students study Physical Science and continue their instruction in formal logic.
Bible

Bible

Bible New Testament Survey

  • Introduction to Gospels
  • Prophecies Fullfilled
  • Epistles
  • Revelation
  • Each subject is taught from a biblical perspective at Arma Dei Academy. While each day opens with prayer and a formal study of scripture, biblical discussion is not limited to a particular class period. Scripture memory is a critical component of the curriculum.

      History

      History/Geography

      History World History: Discovery - Present

    • Exploration and Discovery
    • World War II
    • Pursuit of Power in Europe
    • Cold War
    • Age of Reason
    • Developing Nations
    • Industrial Revolution
    • The Great War
    • Middle East
    • Geography

      Western geography is taught in conjunction with history and corresponding literature.

        Literature

        Literature

      • Treasure Island (Stevenson)
      • The Scarlet Pimpernel (Orczy)
      • How Much Land Does a Man Need? (Tolstoy)
      • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain)
      • Related poetry and short stories
      • Animal Farm (Orwell)
      • Fahrenheit 451 (Bradbury)
        • Grammar

          Grammar

          Students should have a working understanding of grammar, usage, and punctuation. While these concepts will be regularly reviewed and incorporated into composition, incoming students not able to demonstrate mastery have the benefit of an individualized, independent remediation program.

            Latin

            Latin

            Latin Alive (Moore)

              Vocabulary

              Vocabulary

              Vocabulary Extracted from Literature
                Composition

                Composition

                Composition-Progymnasmata

                Students review and systematically employ new steps of composition in the classical tradition.

              • Description
              • Chreia/Proverb
              • Refutation/Confirmation
              • Commonplace
              • Encomium/Vituperation
              • Comparison
              • Impersonation
              • Thesis/Theme
              • Defending/Attacking a Law
                • Math

                  Math

                  Math Math in Focus 8, Algebra I, or Geometry

                    Logic

                    Logic

                    Logic Formal Logic B, The Art of Argument (Johnson)

                      Science

                      Science

                      Science Physical Science
                    • Matter and Atoms
                    • Sources and Conservation of Energy
                    • Order and Design in Nature
                    • Forces and Fields
                    • Properties of Substances
                    • Force and Motion
                    • Scientific method during labs
                    • Engineering design process of projects
                    • Labs and engineering projects correlate with curriculum and provide hands-on learning of specific content
                      • Art

                        Art

                      • Master the use of varied lines and shapes to create form and detail in drawing simple and complex subjects
                      • Basics and beyond including primary, secondary, and tertiary stages of color
                      • Understand the use of tints and hues
                      • Create a still life composition using contour line drawing, shading of forms, and complimentary color theory
                      • Draw and paint artists from world history.
                      • Recreate simple pieces of art form the same time period as classroom study
                      • 3-D sculpture
                        • Music

                          Music

                          God Made Classical Music
                          Guitar, Piano, and Composition Courses:

                        • Note recognition
                        • Harmony and ensemble
                        • Composition and recording
                        • Continue in vocal excellence
                        • Music and composing of the studied historical period
                        • Ear training adds an in depth course for guitar and piano
                          • Physical Education

                            Physical Education

                            PE Introduces students to fitness through exploration and participation in team and individual sports.