Grade 8 Resources for BC’s New Curriculum

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BC’s New Curriculum Grade 8  – link to the Ministry website


NOTE:  To access the Learning Commons links below:

For L4U (Library for U, our physical, campus library) please go to L4U

For OverDrive (our digital, online library), please go to OverDrive.

NOTE:  To  find usernames/passwords for the subscriptions below, please log into your Encom parent home page, choose “Curriculum Resources” and scroll down to the subscription(s) of your choice.  For information about the various subscriptions go to Online Subscriptions and scroll down to the subscription of your choice.

NOTE:  For practice tests for Gr. 8 subjects, please go to BC ExamBank.


ADST:  Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies

Learning Commons (Library)

Applied Skills Resources

MakerEd Resource page

Explore More collections → ADST tab for project materials and Teachers Lounge → MakerEd STEAM Education for lots of project-based fun!

Subscriptions

All the Right Type 4 Online offers typing for all ages, using drills, games, etc.

BrainPOP → https://www.brainpop.com/technology/ , and for coding →  https://educators.brainpop.com/2017/06/23/creative-coding-brainpop/ For Coding Teaching Resources →  https://educators.brainpop.com/creative-coding-teaching-resources/  (The BrainPOP lessons in coding are only available to families through teachers who have a My BrainPOP account, because this allows them to save their work.)

Curio.ca → Resources (on the top menu) → British Columbia → “Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies” in the menu on the left → scroll down to choose ADST Grade 8.  Then scroll down the menu on the left to “Age Group”, choose “13-14” and click on the “Apply Filters” button below.  Alternatively, choose “Categories” on the main menu at the top, then choose “Math, Science and Technology” from the dropdown menu.  Note that every item will have the appropriate age range (age 5-8, 9-12, 13-14 or 15-17) highlighted.

Discovery Education  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find “Careers & Work Place Skills” under 6th-8th.

EVERFIFutureSmart (becoming stewards of your financial future  Gr. 6-8) Demo video; Ignition (using technology safely – Gr. 6-9) Demo video; Venture – Entrepreneurial Expedition (important basic business skills – Gr. 7-10) Demo video; Radius (secret agents using STEM concepts to achieve their goals – Gr. 8-10) Demo video.

Explora High School → Log in to Explora Secondary with the username & password that you will find on your parent home page in Encom under ‘Curriculum Resources’.

GALE CENGAGE Learning and GALE Databases:  (Grades 8-12)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources” to find “Global Issues in Context”, “Gale Virtual Reference Library”, “Science in Context” and “Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources”.

Learn360 – Scroll over to Technical & Vocational Education  (Once in “Technical & Vocational Education”, go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “6-8” as in the screenshot under “Arts” below)

Passport to the Internet (Gr. 4-8)  Learning to improve safety on the internet.  For more information:  Passport to the Internet description

Tynker  https://www.tynker.com/  (coding and programming)

World Book Student (Gr. 5-8)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”.  Students can search using the search bar or choose “Find it by…” and choose from Subject, A-Z, Advanced Search, Images or Videos.  You can also choose “For Educators” at the bottom of the page for “Educator Tools”, including finding materials correlated to the BC Standards.

World Book Advanced (Gr. 8-12)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”.  Students can search using the search bar or choose “Advanced Search” which allows many other search options.  Be sure to note the “Research and Resources” heading at the top right-hand of the page.

Online Courses

NEW!  Online Course Modules (6 – 8 Weeks Each)*

  • ADST Intro to Online Grades 5 – 9
  • ADST Intro to Design Grades 5 – 9  (4 lessons; 2 weeks long)
  • ADST Levelled Coding Grades Grades 5 – 9
  • ADST Foods Grades 8 – 9
  • ADST Lua Programming (Minecraft) Grades 8 – 9

*Students can take up to three modules each year


Arts

Learning Commons (Library)

Grade 8 and 9 Fine Arts Resources on Overdrive eBook Library

OverDrive digital resources, and L4U physical resources:  search under topic (E.g. Art, Dance, Music, Drama, etc.)  There are several drawing technique materials as well as reference books on art, photography, music, dance and theatre.

Subscriptions

BrainPOP → https://www.brainpop.com/artsandmusic/

Curio.ca → Resources (on the top menu) → British Columbia → “Arts Education” in the menu on the left → scroll down to choose the arts topic on the main page.  After that, scroll down the menu on the left to “Age Group”, choose “13-14” and click on the “Apply Filters” button below.  Alternatively, start by choosing “Categories” on the main menu at the top, then choose “Arts” from the dropdown menu, after which you can choose the category of your choice.  Note that every item will have the appropriate age range (age 5-8, 9-12, 13-14 or 15-17) highlighted.

Discovery Education →  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find ‘Visual & Performing Arts’ under 6th-8th.

Explora High School → Log in to Explora Secondary with the username & password that you will find on your parent home page in Encom under ‘Curriculum Resources’.

GALE CENGAGE Learning and GALE Databases:  (Grades 8-12)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources” to find “Global Issues in Context”, “Gale Virtual Reference Library”, “Science in Context” and “Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources”.

Learn360 →   Art or Music & Dance  (Choose your subject, Arts or Music & Dance, then go to the “Filters” that will show up on the right.  First uncheck “all grade ranges”, then choose “6-8” as in the screenshot below.)

Choose 6-8 Learn360

World Book Student (Gr. 5-8)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”.  Students can search using the search bar or choose “Find it by…” and choose from Subject, A-Z, Advanced Search, Images or Videos.  You can also choose “For Educators” at the bottom of the page for “Educator Tools”, including finding materials correlated to the BC Standards.

World Book Advanced (Gr. 8-12)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”.  Students can search using the search bar or choose “Advanced Search” which allows many other search options.  Be sure to note the “Research and Resources” heading at the top right-hand of the page.


Career Education

Please note, the focus for Career Education in Grades 8 – 9 is:

  • engage in self-assessment and reflection
  • manage a project (PBL)
  • recognize community and global needs
  • volunteering
  • explore Grad requirements
  • build a network to talk with when making decisions
  • evaluate workplace safety and know emergency procedures
  • research various careers

Learning Commons (Library)

Search under topics of interest in our OverDrive digital resource, and L4U physical resource libraries. In OverDrive we have several books on careers/jobs.  Search under keyword ‘careers’ to find materials such as:

Entrepreneurship Create your Own Business:  Series Build it Yourself

Explore Money with 25 Great projects

What Colour is your Parachute? for Teens.  Carol Christen

101 Ways to be Smart About Money  by Rebecca Vickers

Subscriptions

Curio.ca → Resources (on the top menu) → British Columbia → “Career Education” in the menu on the left → scroll down to choose “Career Education 6 to 9” on the main page.  After that, scroll down the menu on the left to “Age Group”, choose “13-14” and click on the “Apply Filters” button below.  Alternatively, start by choosing “Categories” on the main menu at the top, then choose “Business” from the drop-down menu, after which you can choose the category of your choice.  Note that every item will have the appropriate age range (age 5-8, 9-12, 13-14 or 15-17) highlighted.

Discovery Education →  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find “Careers and Work Place Skills” under 6th-8th.  Students can search the keywords ‘goals’ and ‘safety’; also → videos on saving, making goals, skill achievement, home safety, job and road safety, outdoor safety.

EVERFIFutureSmart (becoming stewards of your financial future  Gr. 6-8); Ignition (using technology safely – Gr. 6-9);  Healthy Relationships (positive character development, social-emotional learning (SEL), and building healthy relationships – Gr. 7-9) Demo video;  Venture – Entrepreneurial Expedition (important basic business skills – Gr. 7-10) Demo video.

Explora High School → Log in to Explora Secondary with the username & password that you will find on your parent home page in Encom under ‘Curriculum Resources’.

GALE CENGAGE Learning and GALE Databases:  (Grades 8-12)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources” to find “Global Issues in Context”, “Gale Virtual Reference Library”, “Science in Context” and “Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources”.

Sign up for a Kidblog account to present your portfolio digitally, and develop a personal learning network in a safe, moderated environment.

Learn360 → Careers & Job Search or Guidance & Counseling  (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “6-8” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above).  In Learn360, students can find videos on ‘Goals’, ‘self assessment’, ‘projects’, ‘personal networking’.

Passport to the Internet (Gr. 4-8)  Learning to improve safety on the internet.  For more information:  Passport to the Internet on the HCS website

RightNow media → Search the Torchlighters series for leadership, and Leo Trend or Friend for different themed topics around careers, work and friendship.

World Book Student (Gr. 5-8)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”.  Students can search using the search bar or choose “Find it by…” and choose from Subject, A-Z, Advanced Search, Images or Videos.  You can also choose “For Educators” at the bottom of the page for “Educator Tools”, including finding materials correlated to the BC Standards.

World Book Advanced (Gr. 8-12)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”.  Students can search using the search bar or choose “Advanced Search” which allows many other search options.  Be sure to note the “Research and Resources” heading at the top right-hand of the page.


Christian Studies

Learning Commons (Library)

OverDrive:  Browse the ‘Bible’ tab.  In L4U search under ‘Bible’ as keyword.  This will produce devotional programs, and Bible study materials for all grades along with fiction and non-fiction content.

Subscriptions

RightNowMedia Subscription – Go to Middle School Students for resources geared to middle school students, or Youth for the resources available for teens.  There are videos specifically geared to guys or girls, resources on sex and dating, Youth Bible Studies, studies on living out your faith, answers to the big questions, studies about Christianity and the culture, videos about bullying and fitting in, real-life youth stories, and many helps for youth workers.


 Curriculum and Unit Study Kits

Digital and Physical Kits for Grade 8 to meet BC Learning Standards for Science and Social Studies and some Language Arts/STEAM applications. 

***Be aware that these kits have not been updated for the new BC Ed Plan Standards – they are adaptable to use for reference but the new kits will not be available until later in 2018.***

Grade 8 OverDrive Digital Resources

Novel & Literature Studies in OverDrive

Themed Resources in OverDrive

OverDrive Book Lists

Homeschool Curriculum Suggestions


First Peoples

Learning Commons (Library)

OverDrive:  Search “First Peoples” or “First Nations” in L4U to find books in the physical libary, or in “OverDrive” (the digital library).

The topic of First Peoples is covered well with wondering questions in the ‘Communities’ digital kit (find it in the OverDrive Digital Library under ‘Curriculum and Unit Studies’).

Subscriptions

Curio.ca → Choose “Resources” or “Categories” (on the top menu).  Remember that every item will have the appropriate age range (age 5-8, 9-12, 13-14 or 15-17) highlighted, so you will know if you have content you want to use.

Discovery Education → https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find “Social Studies” → “Canadian Studies” under 6th-8th.  Choose from the menu shown below:

Canadian Studies Menu

ERAC K-12 Resource Collection (Gr. 8) → https://k12.bcerac.ca/?Curated=aboriginal&Grade8=true. This will also give you ideas of books to investigate in the OverDrive library or your local public library.

Learn360  → First Peoples or First Nations (Once in the “First Peoples” or “First Nations” screen, go to the “Filters” on the right, then uncheck “all grade ranges”, and check “6-8” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)


 Foreign Languages

Learning Commons (Library)

In OverDrive see Collections ⇒ More Collections tab ⇒ Core French  ⇒ French Immersion tab.

Subscriptions:

BrainPOP French:  https://fr.brainpop.com/

BrainPOP Spanish:  https://esp.brainpop.com/

https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/hispanicheritage/

Curio.ca   https://curio.ca/en/curriculums/british-columbia-6/francais-langue-seconde-immersion-366/ → Choose “immersion 8e et 9e année”; Oniva! (a French program for 9-13-year-olds with interviews, reports, interesting facts, etc.)

Discovery Education →  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find “World Languages” under 6th-8th.

ERAC K-12 Resource Collection will show recommended French book lists: For Gr. 8 → https://k12.bcerac.ca/?Grade8=true&Language=French.  This will also give you ideas of books to search for in the OverDrive library or your local public library.

LesPlan – Starting in September 2017 we will have current affairs magazines in French, using Le Monde en Marche – Level 1 (Gr. 5-7) and 2 (Gr. 8-12) and Nos Nouvelles (Canadian current affairs for Gr. 3 and up) available for our French students.  Login links will be sent out by your support teacher when they are available.

Learn360 → World Languages from the top photo menu  (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “6-8” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

SAS® Curriculum Pathways →  SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse resources” and “Spanish” and 6-8.

World Book – Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”.  Then choose Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (Spanish Gr. 8-12) or L’Encyclopédie Découverte (French Gr. 8-12).

Online Resources

Online French, Spanish, German, Japanese: see Rosetta Stone (email Carrie Despres)

Online IMT French and Spanish (email Gord Holden)

French Book Club (email Catherine Lisimaque)


Language Arts

Learning Commons (Library):

Grade 8 Fiction Reading List – linked to OverDrive eLibrary for easy access (Language Arts)

Grade 8 Language Arts Titles in OverDrive eLibrary

Socio-Emotional Booklist

Picture Books for Older Students

Novel/Literature Studies Available

Curriculum might include The Elegant Essay by Excellence in Writing or Put That in Writing.

Writing tools curated by Pippa Davies on Scoop-It.

Subscriptions

BrainPOP (Gr. 3-8) → https://www.brainpop.com/english/

Curio.ca – To search, → Resources or Categories (on the top menu).  Remember that every item will have the appropriate age range (age 5-8, 9-12, 13-14 or 15-17) highlighted, so you will know if you have content you want to use.

Discovery Education → https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore then scroll across to find “English/Language Arts” or “Research/Study Skills” under 6th-8th.

Explora High School → Log in to Explora Secondary with the username & password that you will find on your parent home page in Encom under ‘Curriculum Resources’.

GALE CENGAGE Learning and GALE Databases:  (Grades 8-12)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources” to find “Global Issues in Context”, “Gale Virtual Reference Library”, “Science in Context” and “Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources”.

Kidblog – a safe, online environment for students to write and share their learning.  (K-8+) More information can be found at Kidblog on HCS website

Learn360 → English & Language Arts (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “6-8” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

NoveList K-8: Suggests the perfect book for your student to read!  Find in the EBSCOhost site at NoveList.  More information at EBSCOhost site → scroll down the page to NoveList.

SAS® Curriculum Pathways →  SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “English Language Arts” and 6-8.

SuccessMaker for Gr. 8 Reading, email bjohnson@onlineschool.ca for info.

World Book Student (Gr. 5-8)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”.  Students can search using the search bar or choose “Find it by…” and choose from Subject, A-Z, Advanced Search, Images or Videos.  You can also choose “For Educators” at the bottom of the page for “Educator Tools”, including finding materials correlated to the BC Standards.

World Book Advanced (Gr. 8-12)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”.  Students can search using the search bar or choose “Advanced Search” which allows many other search options.  Be sure to note the “Research and Resources” heading at the top right-hand of the page.


Mathematics

Learning Commons (Library)

Math Correlations for Grade 8: Adaptive CurriculumGizmos, HorizonsMath U SeeTeaching Textbooks, Saxon Math, Singapore Math

Curriculum options that meet the new standards:

Raven Math for DL (available in L4U) is fully aligned to the new BC curriculum.

LifePac Math 8 covers about 50-60% of the curricular content.

Math Titles for Grade 8 in OverDrive eBook Library (scroll down page for math titles)  Math books on OverDrive include algebra workbooks, geometry workbooks, math project books, STEM math books and books to boost math literacy.  There is also STEAM fiction on OverDrive: type in the keyword ‘Mathematics’.  Also check out Collections → Teachers Lounge → MakerEd/STEAM  for more cross disciplinary materials on Math.

The weblinking library in the Learning Commons has some free math suggestions; just type in “elementary math” under the “Quick Search” http://linkslibrary.onlineschool.ca/search.php?filled=1&condition=and

Subscriptions

Adaptive Curriculum (Gr. 6-9 math) allows for inquiry-based learning; watch the teaching videos, then use what you have learned. → Adaptive Curriculum website.

BrainPOP (Gr. 3-8) → https://www.brainpop.com/math/

Curio.ca → Resources (on the top menu) → British Columbia → “Mathematics” in the menu on the left → scroll down to choose Mathematics 8 and 9.  Then scroll down the menu on the left to “Age Group”, choose “13-14” and click on the “Apply Filters” button below.  Alternatively, choose “Categories” on the main menu at the top, then choose “Math, Science and Technology” from the drop-down menu and then “Mathematics”.  Note that every item will have the appropriate age range (age 5-8, 9-12, 13-14 or 15-17) highlighted.

Discovery Education →  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find “Mathematics” under 6th-8th.

EVERFIFutureSmart (becoming stewards of your financial future  Gr. 6-8) Demo video; Radius (secret agents using STEM concepts to achieve their goals – Gr. 8-10) Demo video.

Explora High School → Log in to Explora Secondary with the username & password that you will find on your parent home page in Encom under ‘Curriculum Resources’.

GALE CENGAGE Learning and GALE Databases:  (Grades 8-12)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources” to find “Global Issues in Context”, “Gale Virtual Reference Library”, “Science in Context” and “Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources”.

Gizmos →  Go to the “Curriculum Resources” menu in your parent homepage in Encom to find the login links for Gizmos Math and Grade 8.  Gizmos is aligned to the new BC curriculum and allows for inquiry-based learning.

IXL Math subscription →  https://ca.ixl.com/math/.  Works for remediation of math concepts K-calculus.  To sign up for IXL Math, go to https://forms.kccnet.ca/view.php?id=131030

Learn360 → Mathematics (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “6-8” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

SAS® Curriculum Pathways →  SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “Mathematics” and 6-8.

StudyForge Math meets the new BC curriculum standards.  http://studyforge.net/.

SuccessMaker for Gr. 8 Math, email bjohnson@onlineschool.ca for info.

World Book Student (Gr. 5-8)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”.  Students can search using the search bar or choose “Find it by…” and choose from Subject, A-Z, Advanced Search, Images or Videos.  You can also choose “For Educators” at the bottom of the page for “Educator Tools”, including finding materials correlated to the BC Standards.

World Book Advanced (Gr. 8-12)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”.  Students can search using the search bar or choose “Advanced Search” which allows many other search options.  Be sure to note the “Research and Resources” heading at the top right-hand of the page.

 Online Courses

We have a broad offering of Online Courses.


 OverDrive eResources

Grade 8 OverDrive Resource Page – with a variety of OverDrive eBook and audio Resources for Social Studies, Science, Language Arts and Mathematics, including workbooks, reference books and Christian fiction.

Themed Resources on OverDrive (non-fiction interests)


Physical and Health Education

Learning Commons (Library):

Grade 8-9 Subscriptions – Health  (.docx file)

Grade 8-9 Subscriptions – Health  (.pdf file)

Subscriptions

Subscriptions to meet the new BC curriculum for Physical and Health Education.

BrainPOP (Gr. 3-8) →  https://www.brainpop.com/health/

Curio.ca → Resources (on the top menu) → British Columbia → “Physical and Health Education” in the menu on the left → scroll down to choose “Daily Physical Activity K to 12” or “Physical and Health Education 8 and 9”.  Then scroll down the menu on the left to “Age Group”, choose “13-14” and click on the “Apply Filters” button below.  Alternatively, choose “Categories” on the main menu at the top, then choose “Health” from the drop-down menu and then “Health”.  Note that every item will have the appropriate age range (age 5-8, 9-12, 13-14 or 15-17) highlighted.

Discovery Education →  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find “Health” under 6th-8th.

EVERFI :  Healthy Relationships (positive character development, social-emotional learning (SEL), and building healthy relationships – Gr. 7-9) Demo video.

Explora High School → Log in to Explora Secondary with the username & password that you will find on your parent home page in Encom under ‘Curriculum Resources’.

GALE CENGAGE Learning and GALE Databases:  (Grades 8-12)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources” to find “Global Issues in Context”, “Gale Virtual Reference Library”, “Science in Context” and “Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources”.

Learn360 → Health or Sports & Fitness (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “6-8” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

World Book Student (Gr. 5-8)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”.  Students can search using the search bar or choose “Find it by…” and choose from Subject, A-Z, Advanced Search, Images or Videos.  You can also choose “For Educators” at the bottom of the page for “Educator Tools”, including finding materials correlated to the BC Standards.

World Book Advanced (Gr. 8-12)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”.  Students can search using the search bar or choose “Advanced Search” which allows many other search options.  Be sure to note the “Research and Resources” heading at the top right-hand of the page.


 Science

Grade 8 Science Titles in OverDrive eBook Library.  To discover more on STEM science, check on OverDrive under the Teachers Lounge tab → MakerEd/STEAM tab.

Print Curriculum Available from L4U Physical Library

Curriculum Correlations

Unit Study Kits (Grade 8 Science Unit Study Kits coming soon)

Search L4U physical library resources under the following topics:

  • Cell Theory and Characteristics of Life
  • Behaviour of Matter: Kinetic Theory and Atomic Theory
  • Energy Transferred as a Particle and a Wave:  Light
  • Theory of Plate Tectonics

Subscriptions:

Adaptive Curriculum (Gr. 5-10 science) allows for inquiry-based learning; watch the teaching videos, then use what you have learned. → Adaptive Curriculum website.

BrainPOP (Gr. 3-8) → https://www.brainpop.com/science/

Curio.ca – To search, → Resources or Categories (on the top menu).  Remember that every item will have the appropriate age range (age 5-8, 9-12, 13-14 or 15-17) highlighted, so you will know if you have content you want to use.

Discovery Education → https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find “Science” under 6th-8th.

EVERFIIgnition (using technology safely – Gr. 6-9) Demo videoHealthy Relationships (positive character development, social-emotional learning (SEL), and building healthy relationships – Gr. 7-9) Demo video; Radius (secret agents using STEM concepts to achieve their goals – Gr. 8-10) Demo video.

Explora High School → Log in to Explora Secondary with the username & password that you will find on your parent home page in Encom under ‘Curriculum Resources’.

GALE CENGAGE Learning and GALE Databases:  (Grades 8-12)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources” to find “Global Issues in Context”, “Gale Virtual Reference Library”, “Science in Context” and “Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources”.

Gizmos → the “Curriculum Resources” menu in your parent homepage in Encom to find the login links for Gizmos Science and Grade 8.  Gizmos is aligned to the new BC curriculum and allows for inquiry-based learning.

Learn360 → Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Family & Consumer Sciences, or Physical Science.  (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “6-8” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

RightNow Media – Search Molecular Theory, Awesome ScienceThe God of the Atom; Immune System – The Germinators (video #2 at this link), Cells – the Cell-a-bration (2nd video at this link).  RightNow Media correlations

SAS® Curriculum Pathways → SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “Science” and 6-8.

StudyForge Science will meet the new BC curriculum standards.  http://studyforge.net/.  Science 8 will be available in September 2017.

World Book Student (Gr. 5-8)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”.  Students can search using the search bar or choose “Find it by…” and choose from Subject, A-Z, Advanced Search, Images or Videos.  You can also choose “For Educators” at the bottom of the page for “Educator Tools”, including finding materials correlated to the BC Standards.

World Book Advanced (Gr. 8-12)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”.  Students can search using the search bar or choose “Advanced Search” which allows many other search options.  Be sure to note the “Research and Resources” heading at the top right-hand of the page.


Social Studies

Learning Commons (Library)

Grade 8 Socials Titles in OverDrive eBook Library

Unit Study Kits (under construction; new Grade 8 Socials Unit Study Kits coming soon)

Search L4U physical library resources for the following (7th Century through 1750 AD):

  • Colonization of North America
  • Crusades
  • Feudalism
  • Imperialism
  • Middle Ages
  • Reformation
  • Renaissance

View the BC Ministry of Education Gr. 8 Socials Curriculuar Competencies for more search ideas

Other Curriculum Options

Subscriptions

BrainPOP (Gr. 3-8) →  https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/

Curio.ca – To search, → Resources or Categories (on the top menu).  Remember that every item will have the appropriate age range (age 5-8, 9-12, 13-14 or 15-17) highlighted, so you will know if you have content you want to use.

Discovery Education → https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find “Social Studies” under 6th-8th.

EVERFIFutureSmart (becoming stewards of your financial future  Gr. 6-8) Demo video;  Ignition (using technology safely – Gr. 6-9) Demo videoVenture – Entrepreneurial Expedition (Gr. 7-10) Demo video; and Healthy Relationships  (Gr. 7-9) Demo video.

Explora High School → Log in to Explora Secondary with the username & password that you will find on your parent home page in Encom under ‘Curriculum Resources’.

KNOWBC.com →  http://knowbc.com/

Learn360 → Geography, Government, Social Studies, or World Cultures.  (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “6-8” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

LesPlan – We offer What in the World? (Level 2 – Gr. 8-10) for current affairs.  Starting in September 2017 we will have current affairs magazines in French, using Le Monde en Marche – Level 1 (Gr. 5-7) and 2 (Gr. 8-12) and Nos Nouvelles (Canadian current affairs for Gr. 3 and up) available for our French students.  Login links will be sent out by your support teacher when they are available.

SAS® Curriculum Pathways → SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “Social Studies” and 6-8.

What in the World?  (Level 2 – Gr. 8-10)  Current affairs.  Login links will be sent out by your support teacher when they are available.

World Book Student (Gr. 5-8)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”, and scroll down to World Book.  Students can search using the search bar or choose “Find it by…” and choose from Subject, A-Z, Advanced Search, Images or Videos.  You can also choose “For Educators” at the bottom of the page for “Educator Tools”, including finding materials correlated to the BC Standards.

World Book Timelines (Gr. 5 to 12)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”, and scroll down to World Book.  For information about Timelines, go to World Book and scroll to the bottom of the page.

World Book Advanced (Gr. 8-12)  Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “curriculum resources”.  Students can search using the search bar or choose “Advanced Search” which allows many other search options.  Be sure to note the “Research and Resources” and “In the Headlines” headings at the top right-hand of the page.


 Special Education Resources

Click on this page here. All SE resources are to be found on OverDrive eLibrary and L4U Physical Commons

Learning Differences and Gifts curated by Michelle Nimchuk


Subscriptions Correlated for Grades K-9:

Adaptive Curriculum Science For Grade 8

Brain Pop –Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies

 Curio.caGizmos ScienceRightNow MediaTynker STEM


Web Links

Weblinking Library Main Page and Weblinks for Grade 8


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