Eighth-Grade Homeschool Curriculum and Lesson Plans

Most students in eighth grade are 13-years-old or 14-years-old. Eighth graders are independent in their schoolwork, discover new interests, and gain a better understanding of themselves. They should be familiar with more complicated concepts, theories, and practices in their core subjects.

A typical course of study for eighth-grade homeschoolers includes:

• Language arts
• Math
• Social studies
• Science
• Health and safety
• Physical fitness program
• Electives

What to Look for in an Eighth-Grade Homeschool Curriculum

If you’re new to homeschooling and learning how to homeschool eighth grade or simply looking for a new homeschool curriculum, it’s essential to keep these things in mind when choosing the right middle-school curriculum.

• Does the curriculum help prepare students for high school courses?
• Are students able to work at their own pace and on their schedule?
• Variety of science and social studies courses to choose from, with the option to change courses anytime
• Does it provide a variety of learning opportunities such as instructional videos, virtual labs, and interactive lessons?
• Are there recordkeeping tools to help parents keep track of progress?

Math Curriculum

Time4Learning’s Eighth-Grade Math Curriculum and Lesson Plans build on the skills learned in seventh grade and will further your child’s knowledge in:

• Problem-solving using properties of parallelism, perpendicularity, and symmetry
• Translating word expressions and equations into algebraic expressions and equations
• Substituting rational numbers into expressions with exponents and radicals
• The Pythagorean theorem to solve real-world problems
• Interpreting circle, line, bar, histogram, stem-and-leaf, and box-and-whisker graphs
• Problem-solving with rational numbers

Language Arts Curriculum

Time4Learning’s Eighth-Grade Language Arts Curriculum and Lesson Plans build on the skills learned in seventh grade and will further your child’s knowledge in:

• Synonyms, antonyms, idioms, homophones
• Comprehension skills
• Identifying vocabulary words in a text and giving their meaning
• Understanding, comparing, and contrasting ideas and information
• Cover letters, poems, biography, position papers, and more

Social Studies Curriculum

Our Eighth-Grade Social Studies Curriculum and Lesson Plans focus on the history of the United States, from exploration and colonization to the late 19th century. Some of the topics for eighth-grade social studies include:

• The Bill of Rights
• State and local history
• American expansion, immigration, and slavery
• The American Civil War and reconstruction
• Civil rights expansion and social movements
• Industrialization and the Great Depression
• Inventions and advancements in communications and transportation

Science Curriculum

Time4Learning believes that science should be a never-ending process of discovery, interpretation, and evaluation. There is not a designated course of study for eighth-grade science, so homeschool families have a lot of flexibility with what to focus on. Time4Learning offers three primary science courses at the middle school level:

Why Choose Time4Learning’s Eighth-Grade Homeschool Curriculum?

Our online eighth-grade homeschool curriculum teaches students through fun, interactive lessons and activities, printable worksheets, and more. With a simple-to-follow format that builds on previous material, students build math, language arts skills, and more.

Below are a few more reasons why parents use Time4Learning’s eighth-grade curriculum in their homeschool.

• Our fun, interactive pre-K-12 curriculum teaches math, language arts, social studies, and science
• Detailed lesson plans provide information on each lesson and activity
• Spelling lists and science supply lists enhance the online material
• Activity planners and other tools help parents stay organized and plan for the year
• Automated grading and recordkeeping make it easy for you to track progress and create homeschool portfolios

PreK - 8th

\$19.95
• Monthly, first student
• (\$14.95 monthly for each additional student)

9th - 12th

\$30.00
• Monthly, per student
• (Includes 4 courses per student)

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