St Anthonys Catholic School 60th Anniversary
Monday, September 25, 2017

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade

Welcome to Eighth Grade.

Friday, 22 September 2017 11:32

Upcoming for 6th Ancient History...

6th Ancient History 

Unit 1 Pre-History

  • Artifacts & Early Humans
  • Early Humans & Cave Paintins
  • The Paleolithic & Neolithic Ages
  • Early Human Settlements

Friday, October 6th : Quiz

1. prehistory
2. hominid
3. Paleolithic Age
4. Neolithic Age
5. Homo Sapiens
6. Homo Erectus
7. Australopithecus
8. nomads
9. agricultural revolution
10. artifacts
11. Catal Huyuk
12. civilization

Monday, October 16th: Test


Friday, 22 September 2017 11:07

Upcoming Events for Junior High...


  • Friday, September 22nd: 8th Grade Class Retreat
  • Monday, September 25th: Art Trek
  • Tuesday, September 26th: Picture Day


  • Monday, October 2nd: Award Assembly
  • Tuesday, October 3rd: Junior High Villanova Retreat
  • *Tuesday, October 3rd: Progress Reports sent home*
  • Wednesday, Octover 4th: 12pm Dismissal
  • Friday, October 6th: Spirit Dress
  • Sunday, October 8th: Fiesta (8th Grade working Snow Cone Booth)
  • Monday, October 9th: NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, October 11th: All School Mass (8th Grade)
  • Thursday, October 12th: Junior High NET Ministries Retreat (Condon Center)
  • Thursday, October 12th: 8th Grade Family Potluck & Catalina Field Trip Meeting
  • Friday, October 13th: NO SCHOOL (Teachers In-Service)
  • Sunday, October 15th: Family Mass @ 10:30am (wear your dress uniform and get free dress the next day)
  • *Tuesday, October 17th - Friday, October 20th: 12pm Dismissal & Parent Conferences*
  • Monday, October 23rd: Art Trek
  • Wednesday, October 25th: 6th Grade Field Trip to the Moxi in Santa Barbara
  • Wednesday, October 25th: 7th & 8th Grade Life Rally Event at USC
  • Wednesday, October 25th: Math Literacy Night


8th Grade – United States History and Geography: Growth and Conflict

Course Description: The eighth grade course of study begins with an intensive review of the major ideas, issues, and events that shaped the founding of the nation. In their study of this era, students will view American history through the lens of a people who were trying—and are still trying—to fulfill the promise of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Throughout their eighth grade United States history and geography course, students will confront the themes of freedom, equality, and liberty and their changing definitions over time. This course will also explore the geography of place, movement, and region, starting with the Atlantic Seaboard and then exploring American westward expansion and economic development, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and finally, industrialization.  Covering parts of three centuries, the historical content outlined in this chapter is both substantial and substantive, which poses a significant challenge for teachers, with limited time for in-depth study. In order to address this challenge, this chapter is organized into five large sections that incorporate relevant questions that can help students understand how individual events and people comprise a larger narrative explanation of our past.

 Essential Questions: (Five Themes)

  • What did freedom mean to the nation’s founders and how did it change over time?
  • How and why did the United States expand?
  • Who is considered an American?
  • 1. The Development of American Constitutional Democracy

    • Why was there an American Revolution?
    • How did the American Revolution develop the concept of natural rights?
    • What were the legacies of the American Revolution?
  • 2. Envisioning a New America

    • How much power should the federal government have and what should it do?
    • What was life like in the Early Republic?
    • Was the Louisiana Purchase Constitutional?
    • How did the government change during the Early Republic?
  • 3. The Divergent Paths of the American People: 1800–1850

    • How did individual regions of the United States become both more similar and more different?
    • What was family life like in each region?
    • How did work change between 1800 and 1850?
    • What was the impact of slavery on American politics, regional economies, family life, and culture? What did the frontier mean to the nation in the first half of the nineteenth century?
  • 4. The Causes, Course of, and Consequences of the Civil War

    • Why was there a Civil War?
    • How did the United States transform during the Civil War?
    • How was the Civil War conducted militarily, politically, economically, and culturally?
    • How was slavery abolished through the Civil War?
  • 5. The Rise of Industrial America: 1877–1914

    • How did America’s economy, industries, and population grow after the Civil War?
    • How did the federal government affect the country’s growth in the years following the Civil War?
    • Who came to the United States at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century? Why did they come? What was their experience like when they arrived?


7th Grade - World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times

Course Description: The medieval and early modern periods provide students with opportunities to study the rise and fall of empires, the diffusion of religions and languages, and significant movements of people, ideas, and products. Over this period, the regions of the world became more and more interconnected. Although societies were quite distinct from each other, there were more exchanges of people, products, and ideas in every century. For this reason, world history in this period can be a bewildering catalog of names, places, and events that impacted individual societies, while the larger patterns that affected the world are lost. To avoid this, the focus must be on questions that get at the larger world geographical, historical, economic, and civic patterns. 

Grading Policy:
MAJOR (i.e. Tests, Quizzes, Projects) = 50%

MINOR (i.e. Class Work, Homework) = 35%

PARTICIPATION (i.e. Class & Group Discussions, Staying on Task, Prepared for Class) = 15%

Homework Policy: Homework will be assigned at the teacher’s discretion.
  • Students will write down assignments in planner.
  • Assignments must be completed.
  • Long-term assignments will have specific due dates.
  • Parents will be notified via Discipline Form of any missing homework assignments.
  • Disciple Form must be signed and returned to teacher the next day. 
  • Missing homework should be made up immediately. (You might be able to receive some credit for it.)
  • Absences do not excuse missing assignments.  It is up to the student to find out what has been missed, so they may make up assignment.
  • Students are not to copy classmate’s homework.   Yes, this would be considered cheating!

Make-Up Work:

Upon returning to school after an absence, a student has the responsibility within the number of days equal to the length of the absence to meet with the teacher to develop a plan for making up missed work, quizzes, and examinations. 

Student Expectations:
1. Be RESPONSIBLE for your own learning.
              a. Be prepared. Have all materials with you when you come to class.
               b. Be a positive, active participant in class.
               c. Complete homework, including reading assignments within required time frames.
               d. Study regularly in small amounts rather than just the night before tests or quizzes.
               e. Ask for help.
               f. Do your own work. Cheating will result in a zero. 
2. Be RESPECTFUL of others and their things.
               a. Listen while someone else is talking.
               b. No put downs – We are a team!
               c. Treat others as you would like to be treated.
               d. Clean up after youself before you leave class.
Thursday, 11 May 2017 15:07


Good afternoon everyone.

The 8th grade trip to Catalina was a success.

The 8th graders are required to complete numbers 1-8 on page 516 in their science book by tomorrow.

7th graders have a math worksheet due by tomorrow morning. They will also have a pop science quiz tomorrow. (they will be allowed to use their notes)

Please check teacherease next week. I will be updating grades this weekend. Thank you and God bless. 

Thursday, 04 May 2017 20:09


Good evening everyone! 


All students should study for their math test tomorrow. Thank you and God bless. 


Mr. jeremiah Kubils

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 14:42


Good afternoon everyone.

Tonight 7th and 8th graders are expected to study for their math test on Friday.

Thank you all and God bless. 

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 16:19

Homework 5/2/2017

Good evening everyone, I hope that everone had a great Tuesday. Tonights Homework 8th Grade Religion: -Study for the quiz on chapter 23. Science: - # 1-5 on page 436 7th Grade Math: - Complete the area of triangles worksheet.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 07:17


This week will be mostly review lessons. God bless you all. 

Thursday, 06 April 2017 22:11


Good evening everyone! 7th grade has a math handout due tomorrow.

8th grade is expected to be ready for a religion quiz tomorrow. Thank you and God bless. 

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 20:02


Good evening everyone!

The stations of the cross are coming along well.

7th grade has a moth worksheet due tomorrow and their science quiz was pushed back until tomorrow.

8th grade should be prepared for a religion quiz on chapter 22 this Friday.

Thank you and God bless.  

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