8th Grade Full 2-Day Program Registration
Includes community worship, Bible, 6/7/8 Choir, English 8, Physical Science, Art, Speech and Logic, Humanities, and Math Lab.
Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15am-3:40pm. Attendance both days is required.
Total Tuition - $3.010. $310 paid at time of registration. Remainder of tuition will be billed in 9 equal payments beginning August 2019.
Curriculum and Supplies
Through fairy tales, myths, legends, fables, and classic children’s novels, students will be inspired to seek delight in reading. In class, teachers will lead explorations into literary structure, meaning, and purpose, while looking for evidence of “Big Ideas” throughout the selected texts. These “Big Ideas” include concepts such as goodness, truth, beauty, faith, and courage.
HISTORY: (Thursdays only)
Students will follow the course of global events from 1600 to 1850. Geography and information from the CC timeline cards will be included in context. This class will feature history discussion as well as embodied learning through various activities and hands-on projects.
The aim in Sixth Grade is to move from acquiring information about language use into learning how to analyze language, to understand how and why language works, and to embark upon the artful composition of written and spoken language.. To accomplish this Sixth Graders at Heritage will continue their second year of a four year grammar program transitioning them from basic definitions to a detailed analysis of complex sentence structure. The student who completes this program (5th-8th grade) will have the language usage and mechanical skills needed for the study of rhetoric--the art of persuasive and eloquent speaking and writing. In addition, students at this level will continue to practice a variety of structural models to help them organize their writing so as to gain greater independence and creativity. The focus will be upon summarizing from references, creating usable outlines and practicing narrative, expository, and introductory essay writing. Grading rubrics with checklists and guidelines will be provided allowing students to practice attention to detail and to carefully follow instructions. Teachers are also encouraged to have students write across the disciplines. Additionally, stylistic techniques designed to help students begin to achieve eloquence are also taught. Upon completion of this course, students are ready to move into more inventive writing in the form of the formal essays and critiques. Poetry memorization will also continue at this level with one poem memorized and recited every 6-8 weeks.
“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” J. S. Bach
Choir is one of the most popular classes at Heritage! Through exposure to a varied musical repertoire, students discover great music in a fun and friendly environment. Younger children learn the joys of reading and making music by playing pitched and non-pitched instruments and through additional music play.
Topics covered in this course include music theory, rhythm drills, sight singing, aural skills training, listening, performance, and music history through composer study; music literacy and notational comprehension are emphasized. Throughout the year, students learn individual and group vocal technique and become comfortable with part-singing. Practice CD’s will be sent home at the beginning of each semester, and all students will have the opportunity to participate in a beautiful choral concert in the winter and the spring.
Come and join us as, together, we enjoy the beauty of music through listening and singing, truly delighting in God’s gift of song. He sings over us and delights in our songs to Him!
ART: Elements of Drawing and Design
Our God is a master artist and creation sings his praise. As his people, we are made to be creative. This class is designed to expose students to various art techniques and media, including pencil, marker, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, and more. Through structured projects, students will learn the basic elements of art (line, shape, color, and texture), drawing and design, three-dimensional study, perspective, composition, color theory, and basic art vocabulary. Artists and art history from the historical time period in focus (2019-2020: Modernity) will be studied.
Upper elementary, junior high, and high school students will visit a local artist or gallery during the year. Student artwork will be displayed at two art shows during the year. We look forward to helping each child use his God given talent for structured creativity.
For returning students, this course will build on the techniques learned in previous school year(s); it is also appropriate for students with no formal art background. Art assignments will be tailored to the level and ability of each student.
“How beautiful it is that the more deeply I delve into the study of this world, the more evident God’s hand becomes to me. Truly, God is gracious to me in showing me these things “(Novare Physical Science, p.136).
This is a mastery based course designed to prepare the student for high school physics and chemistry. The method and assignments are designed so that students re-encounter important concepts from the beginning of the book all the way to the end. At home each week, students will read, answer questions from the text, review previous material, and take a quiz. Plan for 45 minutes per day, 3 days per week, to complete course work.
From the Novare Science website: "Mastery learning requires ongoing review even as new material is presented. It also takes culling the material down to a manageable amount that an average student can actually master in the course of a year. This means that Novare texts are serendipitously smaller than the usual 8-10 pound tomes. Better, more enduring learning takes place when the student goes deeper with a moderate amount of material rather than trying to cover too many topics too rapidly or shallowly.
"Each chapter begins with a list of quantifiable learning objectives and important vocabulary. Chapters also include periodic Learning Checks which provide a moment to stop and review. There are 12 “Experimental Investigations” included with the book."
*Older students who have not yet taken physics or chemistry are welcome to register.LATIN B:
SPEECH AND LOGIC:
“My chief objection to a quarrel, is that it ends a good argument.” -G.K. Chesterton.
“Middle and high school students will argue (and sometimes quarrel), but they won’t argue well without good training. The Art of Argument is designed to teach the argumentative adolescent how to reason with clarity, relevance, and purpose. The mastery of informal logic (the logical fallacies) is a foundational subject by which other subjects are evaluated, assessed, and learned.”- Classical Academic Press website
This class will teach 28 informal fallacies incorporating humor with examples drawn from current events, popular culture, advertising, religion, politics, and history. Students will present persuasive speeches and debates as they discuss, reason, and laugh together.
This class has minimal homework, about 25 minutes each week.
Informal Logic was offered in 2017-2018.
2018-2019 will be our first year to offer Introductory Logic and Formal Logic.
Why study Logic? Students will argue and they will use reason. Why not teach them to do so with clarity and respect?