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Eighth-Grade Complete Secular Homeschool Curriculum

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Grade Levels: 8th

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Product Code: 999-1408S

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Do you need a customized Eighth-Grade Timberdoodle Curriculum Kit?

Are you looking for a complete homeschool curriculum for your eighth grader?

You'll find that Timberdoodle's Curriculum Kit engages the hands-on learner, reaches for academic excellence, and encourages a growing love for learning. We also stress critical thinking skills and working towards independent learning, to take the pressure off of you.

This secular edition is geared towards those of you who purchase through your local school district or simply prefer that your curriculum kit has no creationism or conspicuously Christian content.

All of these Crazy-Smart Tools Included
2014 Scheduling eGuide - Eighth Grade
Language Arts
Easy Grammar Ultimate 8 Teacher's
Word Roots B1
Sequential Spelling 7 Bundle
Writing with Skill 1 Student + Teacher
Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra
Thinking Skills
Building Thinking Skills 3 Figural
Gravity Maze
Interactive Science - Physical Science
Elements of Science
Ollo Explorer Robotics
People, Places, & Events of World History PAC
Study Helps
Thinking Putty
Spectrum Test Practice 8

Timberdoodle's Scheduling Helps Guide

This guide helps you to know which books to use when and how to schedule your school year. A weekly schedule is included to give you enough structure to make sure your child doesn't miss anything, without the stress of an overly specific plan that leaves no room for the give and take of real life.


Most children dread grammar study because it is too complex. But Easy Grammar is just that--easy. Easy Grammar Ultimate is designed specifically to introduce and teach essential grammar concepts to older students, regardless of their previous grammar background. In just ten to fifteen minutes a day, your child will be functioning at his grade level and be competent to undertake any state or college prep tests. As a bonus, while your child practices his grammar skills, he will also be learning age-appropriate history, science, literature, geography, and so much more. Best of all? The lessons are very manageable, often taking as little as ten minutes to complete.

Easy Grammar Ultimate Grade 8 Teacher's Guide

Word Roots B1

The Word Roots series teaches children the meanings of prefixes, roots, and suffixes commonly used in English. Learning word elements dramatically improves spelling and the ability to decode unfamiliar words. Plus, it is now considered a mandatory topic in many states, so you'll want to be sure you cover it.

Your child will finish Sequential Spelling this year, completing level 7. Sequential Spelling is not only the most logical spelling program we've seen, but it is also one of the easiest to use. Simply read your child one list of words a day to write down, correcting any mistakes as you go. That's it! The sequences are based on building from easy words to advanced words, such as from all, to tall, stall, install, installment, and installation; this is an intuitive approach with no memorization required. If your student has not yet completed Sequential Spelling books 1-6, you will want to do them first.

Sequential Spelling

Writing with Skill

From firefighters writing reports to law-makers authoring legal documents, an ability to write clearly will serve your child for the rest of his life. This is why we take writing very seriously. We look for programs that are increasingly comprehensive as a student grows, but not overwhelming or intimidating to a student who has not yet mastered the art of writing. Writing with Skill is the perfect fit. It provides your child with detailed instructions on how to write basic narratives, outlines, metaphors, research writing, poems, and more. It is rigorous, without being too technical or tedious, and even uses selections from famous authors to teach the concepts! Writing with Skill is a comprehensive writing course conveniently segmented into thirty-six weeks of lessons. The included Writing with Skill Instructor Text provides step-by-step directions, answers, and even scripts to use for explaining any trouble areas to your child.


This year your child will continue with our favorite math program ever. Teaching Textbooks PreAlgebra is a full-year curriculum designed to be completed on the computer. The friendly lessons and automatic grading mean that this program will be a blessing to both you and your child! (Not sure if this is the correct level to start your child in? Have him take this free placement test and make sure.)

Teaching Textbooks PreAlgebra


Building Thinking Skills 3 Figural

These thinking skills books are among our favorites because of their tremendous scope. They develop four basic analytical skills (similarities/differences, sequences, classification, and analogies) through both figural and verbal problems. In addition, there are problems dealing with deductive reasoning, map skills, Venn diagrams, mental manipulation of two-dimensional objects, and much more.

You have never seen a logic-powered maze like Gravity Maze. Sure to put your child's visual perception and reasoning skills to the test, the colorful translucent towers must be arranged correctly to successfully carry the marble along its path to the right target. With 60 challenges, widely ranging in difficulty, Gravity Maze will give your child plenty of opportunities for spatial and planning skills.

Gravity maze


Interactive Science Physical Science

Interactive Science's bright pages offer a huge variety of lesson styles and activities. Each chapter begins with questions designed to get your young scientist thinking about and predicting answers relating to this month's subject. You'll then find the information essential to the month's studies, all written to the student and laid out in a friendly, non-overwhelming fashion. Just so you know, you will see references in the book to "school-only" features that you don't have access to. They are not essential and, to us, not worth the $350 additional fee. More information about that is in the Interactive Science - Physical Science complete description here.

Science this year is focused on reviewing all essential and general scientific concepts before proceeding to high school science. The more than 100 kid-friendly experiments in National Geographic Elements of Science explore the full spectrum of biology, chemistry, and physics and will show your children hands-on how these three core disciplines relate. The engaging, full-color, 112-page book, with its helpful, clear illustrations and well-written text, is organized into fifteen chapters that include investigations into Bernoulli's Principle, centrifugal force, rockets, electric motors, simple circuits, chemical reactions, camera obscura, prisms, the human body, and much more!

National Geographic Elements of Science


Ollo Explorer Educational Robot Kit - Twelve-Week Robotics Course!

Developed with robotics education in mind, the Ollo Explorer Educational Robot curriculum is complete with a reconfigurable robot (and eleven other models) to build and program. The modular building system, with innovative two-part rivets, allows you to build and take apart custom robots very quickly, and the rugged pieces will not break with repeated use. And unlike "brick" robotics sets, Ollo Explorer Educational Robot Kit's robust models stay together. Learning robotics has never been easier, more affordable, or more fun.

 OLLO Explorer Educational Robot Kit
 OLLO Explorer Educational Robot Kit


The Mystery of History II

Designed for high school students, this world history text is so friendly that most 8th grade students will not be intimidated. People, Places, & Events of World History will teach your child the 15 basic components of cultures: Agriculture, Architecture, Communication, Discoveries, Dominant Personalities, Education, Families, Food, Government, Industry, Energy, Military, Religion, Sports, and Transportation. The course includes six soft cover texts with six soft cover companion student activity books. Your child will simply read the texts and complete the activity books. You'll especially appreciate that the text is written to the student and designed to be self-teaching. How important at this age!


When one of our children was a preschooler, we received the best advice a parent of a kinesthetic child could receive: Let her wiggle. And wiggle she did. I don't think she sat for schoolwork for many years. Thinking Putty offers your child a way to move without becoming a distraction. An impressive, adult-sized handful of high-quality, moldable putty, the non-toxic, non-gooey Thinking Putty will bounce, stretch, tear, drip, snap, even shatter. Finally, your little wiggler will be able to sit and listen!

Thinking Putty

Gourmet Scented Pencil

Smencils (Scented Pencils) are made from 100% recycled newspapers; you can even see the layers of recycled newspaper when you sharpen them! Individually packed in their own freshness tubes (made of corn-based biodegradable plastic), guaranteed to keep the delicious aromas fresh for two years. (One Smencil included with each Complete Curriculum.)

Spectrum Test Practice offers a comprehensive and sequential way to practice the content areas offered on numerous standardized tests, plus access to online state-specific test practice. The up-to-date content reflects national standards and includes practice tests in reading, language arts, and math.

Spectrum Test Practice Grade 8

Award Winners

An Almost Perfect Fit? Build your own custom kit here or contact customer service to have them help you customize your order.
FYI, the online customizer starts with our standard, non-secular Curriculum Kit products. To get the secular options as listed above, just make sure you select those alternates. Too confusing? Just send your list to us and we'll get right back to you with your custom kit!

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ blog post to find out more.

CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3yrs.

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Love how everything fits together February 18, 2015
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Love how everything fits together in this kit, it feels very complete!

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