Our Core Beliefs
"Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country."
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
― Carl Sagan
"The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night."
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ”
― Michael Crichton
Module 1: Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
Module 2: The Concept of Congruence
Module 3: Similarity
Module 4: Linear Equations
Module 5: Examples of Functions from Geometry
Module 6: Linear Functions
Module 7: Introduction to Irrational Numbers Using Geometry
Unit 1: A Growing America (1850-1914)
Essential Question: "How do people, policies and technological advances shape a nation?"
- America Moves West
- The Industrial Age
- Immigrants and Urban Life
Unit 2: The Beginning of Modern America (1867-1920)
Essential Question: "To what degree should a nation be involved in the affairs of other nations?"
- The Progressive Spirit of Reform
- America as a World Power
- World War 1
Unit 3: Boom Times and Challenges (1920-1945)
Essential Question: "How does a nation respond to economic, political and social challenges?"
Essential Question: "How do competing views of power and morality lead to global conflict?"
- The Roaring 20s
- The Great Depression
- World War II
Unit 4: Postwar America (1945-1975)
Essential Question: "How did the United States react to the challenges of the modern world and were their actions to be considered overall positive or negative?"
- Early Years of the Cold War
- The Civil Rights Movement
- The Vietnam Years
Unit 5: Modern America (1968-Present)
Essential Question: "Has the United States of America lived up to the promise and potential of its history and status?"
- Searching For Order
- America Looks to the Future
Unit 1: Scientific Study
Unit 2: Ecology
Unit 3: Organization and Patterns in life
Unit 4: Homeostasis and Immunity
Unit 5: Reproduction and Development
Unit 6: Genetics and Biotechnology
Unit 7: Evolution
Unit 8: Human Influences and Environment
Unit 1: Maps and Measurement
- Essential Question "How can we produce good models of Earth?"
Unit 2: Dynamic Earth
- Essential Question:"What makes Earth dynamic?"
Unit 3: Rocks and Minerals
- Essential Question: " How do Rocks Change Over Time?"
Unit 4: Landscapes
- Essential Question: "Why does the land look different in different places?"
Unit 5 Earth History
- Essential Question: "How do we know that the Earth has changed over time?"
Unit 6: Insolation
- Essential Question: "How does the Sun affect our life on Earth?"
Unit 7: Meteorology
- Essential Question: "How can we predict the weather?"
Unit 8: Climate
- Essential Question: "Why are there different climates on Earth and how can climate be altered?"
Unit 9: Astrology
- Essential Question: "How can celestial observations explain natural phenomena?"
Eighth Grade Resources
Morning Quiz Schedule
Eighth Grade Important Dates
March 24-College Sweater Day
March 28-30- ELA State Test
April 26-Retro Day
April 27-United Nations Field Trip
May 2-4- Math State Test
May 5-Philadelphia Field Trip
May 31- Support the Troops
June 6-National Junior Honor Society
June 7- Senior Prom @ The Inn at New Hyde Park
June 9-Senior BBQ
June 20-Commencement Ceremony 9:30am
June 27-Senior Trip to Lake Compounce (Bristol, Connecticut)