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Planning for Mariah - Grade 8

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Mariah learns best by living books. We will be focusing on Mariah applying herself to her studies.


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Faith 
Didache's - Introduction to Catholicism x 3/week
Faith & Life x 1 Chapter/wk
Ignatius Study Bible - x 1/week, also memorise 1 verse/week
Spiritual - Read two saint's bio's or spiritual works per term, personal choice, from Home Library including A Philadelphia Catholic in King James' Court

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English
Narration
Weekly narrations on each of Mariah's Readings of 'Inspirational' subjects. These are: Faith, science, history & geography.

Studied Dictation & Spelling
Spelling Wisdom
'Highschool' spelling list of difficult words.

Copywork
Work on penmanship - optional as Mariah's handwriting is beautiful.

Grammar and Composition
Resources
English for Australian Schools - Ronald Ridout
*Daily grammar and composition session with Mum, will also cover essay writing using selections from our home library.

One major essay to be assigned on each of the following per term: Faith, literature, history and science. 

Creative Writing
One essay/blog post to be assigned fortnightly.

Literature
5 novels/term and book of short stories, some suggestion below, further list coming
Write 1 paper on novel of choice, see Composition.
*Mum will assign Essay Question

Literary Analysis
To discuss one of Mariah's novels per week using Adam Andrews' questions

Shakespeare/Drama
Mariah has already read/listened to many Shakespeare plays.
Watch one play of choice on DVD per Term
Drama - Read A Man for All Seasons - Robert Bolt with Malachi

Poetry
English Poetry - read, enjoy
Memorise/Recite - 1 poem/week

Logic
How To Read a Book, by Mortimer Adler 

Literature
Each term read at least two classic, saints, short stories and history books.
Suggestions include:
Fr Brown - GK Chesterton
A Long Way from Welcome - Echo Lewis
The Weka- Feather Cloak - Leo Madigan
The Rose Round - Meriol Trevor
They Loved to Laugh - Kathryn Worth
1000 Good Books List
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History
Modern Times - Paul Johnson
20th Century History & Australian History
Main text - ??

History Reads
??

Geography
Age of Discovery - Synge
Australian Geographic
Mapwork

Current Affairs
Church (L'Osservatore Romano)
Catholic Answers Podcast
Secular -Emails; to discuss with Dad

Civics
Yaba - Constitution Education
Parliamentary Education Office
Essay due on Australian government, voting system ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mathematics
Mathematics.com.au

Science
Relativity and Quantum Mechanics: Principles of Modern Physics by Paul Fleisher
The Code Book for Young People: How to Make It, Break It, Hack It, Crack It by Simon Singh
Galileo's Daughter, by Dava Sobel
A More Perfect Heaven & The Planets by Dava Sobel
A Briefer History of Time, by Stephen Hawking

Nature
Girl of the Limberlost - Gene Stratton Porter
My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George
Australian Nature Studies - JA Leach
Nature Walk

Spanish
Duolingo

Technology Skills
Touch Typing
Be familiar with Word, Excel, powerpoint etc
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Extra Curricula
Dance
Handcrafts
Building Skills

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