8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

This eighth grade homeschool curriculum takes you deeper into the complex fabric of American society. Meet Americans who lived such different lives: former slaves who established a new town in Canada, teenagers who fought in the Civil War, miners who searched for gold in the Idaho Territory, Chinese immigrants who tunneled through mountains, Irish immigrants who survived the Great Depression and more. This curriculum goes far beyond historical highlights and uncovers the fascinating ups and downs of our nation's story.

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One of the unique privileges of homeschooling is being there for each step of your children's development. You help them gain the wide range of skills they'll need in life, like self-motivation and the ability to follow a schedule and complete assignments without constant supervision. 8th Grade capitalizes on those skills to transition kids to more independent learning. 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. This gives you more time to focus on younger children or to read the great literature in your 8th grade homeschool curriculum!

You've studied American History before; now it's time to go deeper. Get a backstage pass to see the players of our history as real people. Move chronologically to discover fascinating empires before Columbus. See why Benedict Arnold became a traitor. Meet the founding fathers who dared to create a Constitution that has become the model for countries around the world. Walk with courageous Sacajawea as she navigates the adventure of a lifetime. Survive WWII with a Japanese-American family in a California internment camp. See the daily struggles of normal African Americans who courageously changed history through the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Grab a math and science program and add on additional college prep materials and other electives to flesh out your year.



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Select 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 an Adivsor.

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History / Bible / Literature E EC5

History / Bible / Literature E

From the Civil War to the present, United States history unfolds
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  • Title: Intro to American History Part 2
  • Age Range: 9-12
  • Grade Range: 4-7
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History / Bible / Literature F FC5

History / Bible / Literature F

A cultural study of important, but often overlooked, countries
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  • Title: Eastern Hemisphere
  • Age Range: 10-13
  • Grade Range: 5-8
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History / Bible / Literature G GC5

History / Bible / Literature G

An in-depth look at the world, from creation to the 1600s
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  • Title: World History Part 1
  • Age Range: 11-13
  • Grade Range: 6-8
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History / Bible / Literature H HC5

History / Bible / Literature H

Explore the worldwide transformation in daily life since the 1600s
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  • Title: World History Part 2
  • Age Range: 12-14
  • Grade Range: 7-9
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History / Bible / Literature W WC5

History / Bible / Literature W

From creation to the present, around the world
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  • Title: One Year World History
  • Age Range: 12-14
  • Grade Range: 7-9
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Sonlight 100 100-00

Sonlight 100

A fascinating and enjoyable overview, from before Columbus to the present
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  • Title: American History
  • Age Range: 12-16
  • Grade Range: 7-11
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8th Grade All-Subjects Package 8MSP

8th Grade All-Subjects Package

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  • Title: American History
  • Age Range: 12-16
  • Grade Range: 8
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