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Annette’s 8th Grade Curriculum (2013/2014)

I can’t believe my baby girl is one year away from high school. Time goes by way too fast.
This year Annette will use Heart of Dakota-Mission to Modern Marvels. I’m excited for her. Last year she used HOD Resurrection to Reformation and she really enjoyed it and I loved the Christ-centeredness of it.
The next two photos came out blurry, sorry.
State History
Independent Reading
Writing and Grammar
Annette will continue with Essentials in Writing 7. She started this in the middle of her 7th grade year. Easy Grammar Plus she will use daily and The Great Authors-Analytical Grammar she uses 1 every two weeks.
I wanted her to to do some grammar daily so I chose Easy Grammar. I also didn’t want her to lose her diagramming skills so she will use the reinforcement books too.
Annette was doing well with Math-U-See and I had planned for her to use Pre-Algebra this year but I was blessed to review VideoText Algebra Modules A and B, so we are going to give it a try and see how she does.

As if she doesn’t have enough books to read Smile with tongue out. She finished half of the book and has four more genres to go.
Annette will continue with her once (and sometimes twice) a week sewing class. This year she is working on perfecting her apron skills.
She made a pretty dress this summer and last year she made aprons for me and one for Josh too. She also made a cute little dress for her 6yr. cousin.
Heart of Dakota
  • Developing a Biblical Worldview of Self-Image through Who Am I? And What Am I Doing Here?
  • Nature Study with Nature Drawing and Journaling by Barry Stebbing
  • Personal Quiet-Time Bible Study of Romans, Galatians, and James through the Quest Study Faith at Work
  • Bible Passage Memory Work of Romans Chapter 12 and James Chapter 4
  • Hymn Study with Hymns for a Kid’s Heart Vol. 2
  • Spelling: Choice of three sets of Dictation Passages
  • Grammar Lessons using the text Progressing with Courage: English 6
  • Literature Study using Drawn into the Heart of Reading Level 6/7/8
  • Writing Lessons-Essentials in Writing 7
  •  Videotext Algebra
  • Living Book Science Readings about 20th Century Scientists, Chemistry Topics, and Creation vs. Evolution
  • Science Notebooking
  • Science Written Narrations
  • Science Experiments with Written Lab Sheets emphasizing the Scientific Process with Chemistry C500 Kit and Genetics & DNA Kit
  • Corresponding History Readings
  • Detailed Oral Narrations
  • History Related Read-Alouds
  • Historical Mapping Exercises and Connections using Map Trek and the United States History Atlas
  • Corresponding Audio Overview of History with Diana Waring's What in the World Vol. III
  • Socratic Discussions of Primary Source Documents
  • Creation of a History Notebook
  • Period Memorabilia
  • Timeline Sketches
  • Research Entries on the Presidents of the United States
  • Written Narrations
  • Snapshot in Time: Connecting a Photograph or Sketch with the History Reading through Captions, Bulleted Notes, Outlines, Quotes, Excerpts, etc.
  • Step-by-step Sketching with Draw and Write Through History: The 20th Century
  • Copywork: Speeches and Quotes
  • Weekly Hands-on History Projects
  • Log of Economic Principles from Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? and Common Sense Business for Kids
  • Optional: Christian State Study of Your Individual State


  1. What a great line up - so many great books to read!

  2. My eldest is using this as well. I actually read all the storytime books myself this summer, and some of the history books. They are all excellent! She is one week into it, and so far so good. Blessings.

  3. Love seeing ALL those books! There are some from this set that I would love to read, too.

    Your daughter seems to be full of joy, too!

  4. Great to hear that the books are excellent. I haven't had a chance to read them. I have read a few but that's about it.

    I look at all the books and just praise the Lord that my children are homeschooled and can read so many Christ-centered books. They absolutely love their school books.


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