Grade 8 Overdrive Digital Resources for BC’s New Learning Standards





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100+ Science Experiments

Ooey Gooey Science

STEM Labs for Middle Grades

Cell and Microbe Science Fair Projects


Electromagnetic Radiation – there are several videos available on both Discovery Education and Learn 360 to access. Type in Radiation in the search bar and find resources to use.


Social Studies (7th century to 1750)

The Door in the Wall (novel)

The Castle Diary (younger reading level, but lots of great information)

The Castle in the Attic  (novel) and guide

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (novel)

The Hawk and the Dove Trilogy

King Arthur and Tales from the Round Table

The Kings Fifth (novel)

Kingdom’s Quest  (novel)

The Orphan King  (novel)

Sir Bentley and the Holbrook Court (novel)

Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione (novel)

Leonardo: A Dream of Flight (video)

Contact and conflicts between peoples stimulated significant cultural, social and political change:

Middle Ages

It’s and Feudal, Feudal World

Famous Men of the Middle Ages

Great Medieval Projects

Learn to Draw Medieval Times

Medieval Times

The Art of the Catapult

Elizabeth 1 The People’s Queen

The Reformation

Human and environmental factors shape changes in population and living standards:


Middle Ages

Famous Men of the Middle Ages

Great Medieval Projects

Medieval Times

The Renaissance

The Reformation

Exploration, expansion and colonization had varying consequences for different groups:

The Crusades

The Boy Knight – A Tale of the Crusades (novel)

Marco Polo for Kids

The Silk Road: Explore the World’s Most Famous Trade Route with 20 Projects

Explorers of the Renaissance

Exploration in the Renaissance

Vikings – Exploring Ancient Civilizations – at a lower grade level but may be useful

Catla and the Vikings (novel)

Viking Quest (novel)

The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow (novel)

Your Life as an Explorer on a Viking Ship

Changing ideas about the world created tension between people want to adopt new ideas and those wanting to preserve traditions:

Painters of the Renaissance

The Renaissance

Scientists and Inventors of the Renaissance

Great Ideas of the Renaissance

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions you can Build Yourself

The Reformation

Language Arts

Spectrum Writing 8

Grammar and Composition

Reading Engagement Grade 8

The Writing Teacher’s Activity-a-Day

Writing – Fundamentals for the Middle School Classroom

The Teacher’s Big Book of Graphic Organizers

Conducting Research Projects

How to Write an Essay

Literary Devices

How to Write a Paragraph

How to Write a Story

Giant Write Every Day

The Grammar Teacher’s Activity-a-Day


Mathematic Explorations



Intro to Geometry


100 Math Brainteasers

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