Put together a customized program or select the recommended everything-you-need package. Compare your choices and pick the path you want. Either way, a wonderful adventure in learning awaits you and your family. Both History / Bible / Literature Programs and All-Subjects Packages include complete eighth grade lesson plans, schedule and notes in the included Instructor's Guide.
Start by selecting the program that covers the history focus you'd like to use this year. Because you'll teach with real books, each Sonlight program works with a range of ages and allows you to teach multiple children together. View the full curriculum scope & sequence for additional information. Need help choosing? Chat with a homeschool Advisor.
Sonlight has found that good books are not limited to a narrow age range, therefore, for your 8th grade year of study, you have lots of options. You can choose from part 2 of lower level American History; the Eastern Hemisphere; World History; the History of Science; or an in-depth look at American History from Columbus to the present. Any one of these programs will provide an excellent year of study. If you choose:
Intro to American History, you'll work through the 2nd half of American History, from the Civil War to the present.
The Eastern Hemisphere, you'll have the opportunity to explore Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the South Pacific. A stand out program from Sonlight, this one year study covers a part of the world where a huge percentage of the world's population, and ninety percent of all unevangelized people, call home.
Ancient History, you'll examine the connected flow of human history, from creation through the 1600s; the 1600s to the present, or, a combined year from creation to the present around the world.
History of Science, you'll explore scientific thought throughout history and to the present, including different perspectives so your students can engage with a curious mind.
American History, you'll be going deeper into your study of American History. You'll get a backstage pass to see the players of our history as real people.
By eighth grade your student is likely ready to exhibit some independence, in that vein, you may remain as involved as you like, but if your students are ready, they can follow the Instructor's Guide and direct their own daily studies. If you choose one of our high school programs, such as Sonlight 100, the format of the Instructor's Guide shifts to separate parent and student guides, so your children are able to do their work more independently. The student guide replaces activity sheets and offers them a schedule, as well as notes, information, and questions for them.
Start with the History / Bible / Literature program of your choice and add additional subjects. History / Bible / Literature programs can be used with multiple children. All History / Bible / Literature programs include a 15% discount off of retail.