Semester Overview

Grade 8
Academic Year 2018/2019

 

 

English

Alexandra Kern

Term 2

 

21

Unit 4, Reading 2 in textbook

·         Academic words, literary terms, future tense used for prediction, identifying author’s purpose

·         Practice writing

·         Review/discussion

·         Reading comprehension

·         Start reading The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Conflict

Foreshadowing

Achieve

Consequence

Impact

Incident

Injured

Outcome

 

22

Unit 4, Reading 3 in textbook

·         Academic words, vocabulary, conjunctions, proper nouns, drawing the right conclusions

·         Workbook

·         Discussion/reading comprehension

·         Practice writing

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Civil rights

Federal court

Justices

Racism

Segregation

Troops

Apparent

Convince

Enormous

Integrate

Symbol

Undertake

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Unit 4, Reading 4 in textbook

·         Literary terms, academic words, nouns, pronouns, possessive adjectives, recognizing sequence

·         Workbook

·         Practice writing

·         Reading comprehension

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Rhyme

Theme

Brief

Community

Published

Residential

Section

 

24

REVIEW / PROJECTS / WRITING WORKSHOP

 

25

Unit 5, Reading 1 in textbook

·         Literary terms, academic words, synonyms, past perfect and simple past

·         Review/practice writing

·         Workbook

·         Discussion/Reading

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Dialogue

Flashback

Accompany

Assist

Goal

Interpreter

Locate

 

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Unit 5, Reading 2 in textbook

·         Workbook

·         Practice writing

·         Discussion/reading comprehension

·         Vocabulary, academic words, note taking, imperatives

·         Review

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Elevation

Geographical

Kilometer

Relief

Scale

Sea level

 

27

Review

28

Midterms

29

Christmas Activities

30

Christmas Holiday

31

 

REVIEW / PROJECTS / WRITING WORKSHOP

 

32

Unit 5, Reading 3 in textbook

·         Academic words, vocabulary, compound words, modals

·         Practice writing

·         Workbook

·         Reading comprehension

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Harvest

Independence

Missionaries

Ranching

Settlers

Maintain

Survey

Tradition

Ultimate

Widespread

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Unit 5, Reading 4 in textbook

·         Literary terms, academic words, onomatopoeia and hyperbole, comparatives and superlatives

·         Workbook

·         Reading comprehension

·         Review/discussion

·         Practice writing

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Instruct

Invisible

Partnership

Rigid

Substitute

Unique

 

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REVIEW / PROJECTS / WRITING WORKSHOP

 

35

Unit 6, Reading 1 in textbook

·         Workbook

·         Review/discussion

·         Practice writing

·         Literary terms, academic words, compare and contrast, antonyms, modals

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Myth

Hero

Heroine

Despite

Enforce

Manipulate

Occupy

Restore

Role

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Unit 6, Reading 2 in textbook

·         Workbook

·         Key words, academic words, participial adjectives

·         Review/discussion

·         Practice writing

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Constellations

Discoveries

Galaxy

Phenomenon

Solar system

Telescope

 

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Unit 6, Reading 3 in textbook

·         Discussion/review

·         Literary terms, academic words, punctuation for quoted speech

·         Workbook

·         Practice writing

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Science fiction

Conferring

Evidently

Occurrence

Version

Visible

 

38

Unit 6, Reading 4 in textbook

·         Workbook

·         Review/discussion

·         Key words, academic words, word roots, cause and effect structures

·         Practice writing

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Axis

Equator

Equinox

Hemisphere

Rotation

Solstice

Parallel

Parameters

Phase

Revolves

Sphere

Transmits

39

Review

40

Finals

 

Science

Ian Innocenti

Term 2

 

21

Earth’s layers

To identify Earth’s compositional and physical layers and describe their properties.

Core, crust, mantle, convection, lithosphere, asthenosphere, mesosphere.

22

Plate tectonics

To explain the theory of plate tectonics and plate movements and identify the geologic events caused by this.

Pangaea, convection, sea-floor spreading, divergent boundary, convergent boundary, transform boundary, plate tectonics, tectonic plates.

23

Scout camp

24

Mountain building

To describe how the movement of Earth’s tectonic plates causes mountain building.

 Deformation, compression, tension, shear stress, folding, fault.

25

Volcanoes

To describe various kinds of volcanoes and eruptions including where they occur and how they change Earth’s surface.

Volcano, magma, lava, vent, tectonic plate, hot spot

26

Earthquakes

To describe the causes of earthquakes and to identify where earthquakes happen.

Earthquake, epicenter, focus, fault, elastic rebound, deformation, tectonic plate boundary.

27

Review

28

Midterms

29

Waves

To be able to distinguish between types of waves based on medium and direction of motion.

Wave, medium, longitudinal wave, transverse wave, mechanical wave, electromagnetic

30

Christmas Holiday

31

Properties of waves

To identify characteristics of a wave and describe wave behavior.

Wave, amplitude, wavelength, wave period, frequency, hertz, wave speed.

32

Sound waves and hearing

To describe what sound is, describe its properties and explain how humans hear it.

Pitch, loudness, decibel, sound wave, longitudinal wave, Doppler effect

33

Interactions of sound waves

To describe how sound waves interact and how they can cause echoes and sonic booms.

Echo, resonance, interference

34

Sound technology

To describe how sound technology is used to extend human senses.

Echolocation, ultrasound, sonar

35

The electromagnetic spectrum

To distinguish among parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Radiation, ultraviolet, electromagnetic spectrum, infrared

36

Interactions of light

To explain how light and matter can interact.

Transparent, absorption, refraction, translucent, reflection, scattering, opaque

37

Mirrors and lenses

Describe the way that lenses and mirrors form images.

Virtual image, converge, convex, lens, concave, real image, diverge

38

Light waves and sight

To explain how the eye functions and works with the brain to produce vision.

Cornea, retina

39

Review

40

Finals

 

Math

Neill Dixon

Term 2

 

21

Monday: Holiday

Chp 11: Angles Relationship in Parallel Lines and Triangles

1. Parallel lines cut by a transversal

2. Angle Theorems for Triangles

3. Angle-Angle Similarity

Congruent, Corresponding angles, alternate interior angles, alternate interior, alternate exterior angles, same-side interior angles, supplemental and corresponding, similar, transversal

22

Tuesday: Holiday

Chp 12: The Pythagorean Theorem

 1. The Pythagorean Theorem

2. Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem

3. Distance Between Two Points

 

Acute angle, ordered pair, right angle, square root, right triangle, hypotenuse, vertex

23

Scout Camp: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

1. Pythagorean Theorem review/worksheet

2. Pythagorean Theorem quiz

24

Chp 13: Volume

 1. Volume of Cylinders

2. Volume of Cones

3. Volume of Spheres

Area, base, height, circumference, diameter, perimeter, radius, right angle, width

25

Statistics

Chp 14: Scatter Plots

1. Scatter Plots and Association

2. Trend Lines and Predictions

Chp 15: Two-Way Tables

 1. Two-way frequency tables

2. Two-way relative frequency tables

 

26

Worksheets and test week

27

Review

28

Midterms

29

Christmas Show Preparation

30

Christmas Holiday

31

3-Day Week

Exponents and Exponent Functions

1. Multiplication properties of exponents

2. Division properties of exponents

Monomial, constant, exponent, order o magnitude, rational exponent, cube root, nth root

32

 Exponents con’t

3. Rational Expressions

4. Scientific Notation

5. Exponentional Functions

6. Growth and Decay

 

exponential function, growth and decay, compound interest,

33

Holiday: Wednesday

7. Geometric Sequences as Exponential Functions

8. Recursive Functions

Review/Test

Geometric sequence, common ration, recursive formula

34

Quadratic Expressions and Equations

 1. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

2. Multiplying a polynomial by a monomial

3. Multiplying polynomials

4. Special products

 

 

Polynomial, binomial, trinomial, leading coefficient

35

Quadratics con’t

5. Using the distributive property

6. solving x^2+bx+c=0

7. solving ax^2+bx+c=0

 

FOIL, quadratic expression, factoring, factoring by grouping, zero product property

36

Quadratics con’t

8. Differences of Squares

9. Perfect Squares

Review/Test

Quadratic equation, difference of two squares, square root property

37

Thursday/Friday Sports Day

Quadratic Functions and Equations

 1. Graphing quadratic functions

2. Solving quadratic equations by graphing

3. Transformations of quadratic functions

 

Parabola, axis of symmetry, vertex, double root,

38

 Quadratic Functions con’t

4. Solving Quadratic Equations by completing the square

5. Quadratic Formula

Worksheets, review, test

Completing the square, discriminate, step function, greatest integer function, absolute value function

39

Review

40

Finals

 

 

Health

Kaitland Grassing

 

Term 2

 

21

Go over course objectives of semester

 

Chapter 6: Managing Stress and Emotions (Lesson 1)

–          Emotions

–          Evaluate moods, emotions, and methods of emotional management

–          Develop strategies for mood regulation throughout the teen years and management of emotions

–          Discuss the importance of emotions and the effects of emotions

 

Emotions, physiological response, happiness, joy, amusement, love, gratitude, envy, sadness, fear, loneliness, shame, guilt

22

Chapter 6: Managing Stress and Emotions (Lesson 2)

–          Stress

–          Analyze stress, sources and management of stress

–          Analyze and discuss the causes and signs of stress

–          Learn how to manage stress, how to develop positive attitudes, relaxation techniques

–          Practice: Relaxation techniques (p.67)

–          Review group questions chapter (p. 71)

 

Stress, de-stress, positive stress, emotional support, attitudes, relaxation, optimism,

23

Chapter 7: Health care services (Lesson 1)

–          Health care services

–          Choose proper health care service, define and distinguish each service

–          Discuss the aims of health care services in Thailand and globally

 

WHO, health services, doctors, nurses, paramedics, specialist doctors, levels of care (primary, secondary, tertiary)

24

Chapter 7: Health care services (Lesson 2)

–          Traditional Thai medicine

–          Discuss various types of Thai and traditional medicines

–          Analyze the traditional ingredients commonly used in Thai medicine

–          Analyze the importance of TTM in Thai culture and daily life

–          Discuss common TTM products for various health problems

 

TTM, medicinal plants, Thai massage, hot herbal compress, Thai practice of (healthy body, healthy mind and healthy lifestyle)

25

Chapter 7: Health care services (Lesson 3)

–          Choosing health care services

–          Discuss and list common first aid essentials

–          Analyze the various over-the-counter pills and medicines for common mild illnesses

–          Discuss the various types of doctors and specialists

–          Analyze proper event for medical services and medical emergencies (list various situations)

–          Review chapter group discussion (p. 80)

 

Medicine, painkillers, antacids, antiseptics, bandages, antihistamines, doctor specialists (anesthesiologists, cardiologists, dermatologists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, gynecologists, obstetricians, oncologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists

26

Chapter 8: Technology and Health (Lesson 1)

–          Technology

–          Analyze effects of technological applications in health

–          Discuss technological advancements in medical field

 

Technology, conference, data, GMOs,

27

Review

28

Midterms

29

Christmas Show Preparation

30

Christmas Holiday

31

Go over course objectives of semester

 

Chapter 8: Technology and Health (Lesson 2)

–          Technology and health care

–          Analyze various technologies that allow us to further medical sciences and human development

–          Discuss treatment of cancers and cardiovascular disease

–          Discuss various technologies commonly used to improve quality of life of health-impaired individuals

 

Biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, information technology, MRI, stint

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Chapter 8: Technology and Health (Lesson 3)

–          Technology and health issues

–          Analyze technology, our physical fitness and relation to phones, computers and personal technology

–          GMOS. GM foods and future outlooks, health concerns with GM foods and industry

–          Review group Qs chapter (p. 93)

 

GMOs, genetically modified ingredients, repetitive stress

33

Chapter 9: Drug rehabilitation (Lesson 1 & 2)

–          Dangers of drug abuse

–          Narcotic addict rehabilitation

–          Specify methods, factors and sources of drug use and abuse

–          Identify dangers of all drug use, and how to develop a healthy attitude towards drug use

 

Illegal drugs, prescription drugs, hallucinations, addiction, tolerance

34

Chapter 9: Drug rehabilitation (Lesson 3 &4)

–          Overcoming drug addiction

–          Drug rehabilitation centers available in Thailand

–          Discuss efficacy and importance of rehab

–          How to overcome drug dependency

–          Review chapter Qs discussion (p. 103)

 

Drug addiction, drug dependency, rehabilitation, withdrawal, detoxification,

35

Chapter 10: Risky Behavior (Lesson 1)

–          Risky behavior

–          Explain risky behavior, and how to avoid dangerous situations

–          Brain development and decision making in teens: A prospective view on impulsive behavior and frontal lobe development

–          Assess the types of risky behaviors and implications

 

Risk-taking, risky behavior, fighting, brain development

36

Chapter 10: Risky Behavior (Lesson 2)

–          Avoiding risky behaviors and situations

–          Discuss the short term and long term effects of engaging in risky behavior

–          List and discuss various healthy behaviors that will promote the avoidance of risky behavior

 

Decision-making process,

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Chapter 10: Risky Behavior (Lesson 3)

–          Life Skills

–          Define life skills, and analyze various methods of developing self-awareness and empathy for others

–          Discuss decision making skills and problem solving abilities

–          Discuss various scenarios and how to cope with emotions and stress

–          Discuss and group practice how to promote creative thinking and critical thinking skills

 

Empathy, self-awareness, creative thinking, coping skills,

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Chapter 10: Risky Behavior (Lesson 3 con.t)

–          Life Skills

–          Discuss refusal skills in risky behavior, including various scenarios quiz

–          Analyze the importance of saying “no”, and to promote confidence in healthy behaviors in teens

–          Review group questions chapter (p. 115)

 

Refusal skills, sexual harassment, peer pressure, deviancy, troubled youth

39

Review

40

Finals

 

Computer

Kevin Gorospe

 

Term 2

 

21

Tribute Discuss and show an example of a tribute

22

Tribute Learners will think of a person they want to give their tribute

23

Tribute Timing

Explain how to move slide to the next slide

24

Tribute Applying all objects together and attempt to play the presentation

25

Tribute Assessment and preparation of the Tribute Presentation

26

Tribute Completion of the Tribute Presentation

27

Tribute One by one presentation of the learner’s Tribute

28

Tribute Continuation of the presentation for the remaining learners

29

30

Christmas Holiday

31

Critics Discuss and show example of a critics i.e. Movie Critics, TV Shows/Series Analist Reviewer, MTV DJ, Etc.

32

Critics Learners should think and list down their Top 5 Favorite

i.e. Movies, TV Shows, Music, Artist, Anime, Games, Etc.

 

33

Critics Learners should tell their opinions about their favorite and why they recommended it

34

Critics Assessment and preparation of their TOP 5 FAVORITE

35

Critics Assessment and completion of the project

36

Critics One by one presentation of the learner’s TOP 5 FAVORITE

37

Critics Continuation of the presentation for the remaining learners

38

Critics Continuation of the presentation for the remaining learners

39

Review (Compilation of all the presentations) Learners should compile all of their presentations

40

Finals (Presentation Submission) Submit all presentations

 

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