Canadian International School of Kuwait

Canadian International School of Kuwait

Grade 8

Grade 8 Foreign Language

This course is designed for students seeking a mastery of Foreign Language as a second language. Foreign Language incorporates the syntax, vocabulary and pronunciation needed to comprehend Foreign Language in an everyday environment. This course is ideal for students learning Foreign Language for the first time, or for a student needing extra practice and help improving their understanding of the Foreign Language.

Grade 8 Art & Crafts

A variety of tools, materials and media are used in the junior high art program. Your teen will express their feelings, think artistically, value the act of creating art and value art forms. They will draw and create, and explore the art that others have made. In the global economy, creativity is essential. Creativity in students must be nurtured and allowed to have a place in the education of the whole child in order to prepare that child for the future. The study of visual arts, dance, drama, and music, as outlined in the Utah State Core Standards, provides a venue for creativity to flourish. The fine arts provide a place for students to explore new ideas, for appropriate risk-taking, for creative problem solving, for working together with others, for developing aesthetic awareness, for exploring and expressing the world, and for cultural awareness and representation, in addition to the benefits of study in the discipline of fine arts. The study of fine arts is a critical element of a well-rounded education for every student.

Grade 8 Arabic

This course provides opportunities for students to begin to develop and apply skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. Students will communicate and interact in structured activities, with a focus on matters of personal interest and familiar topics, and will read and write simple texts in the language. Throughout the course, students will acquire an understanding and appreciation of diverse communities in regions of the world where the language is spoken. They will also develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

Grade 8 German

This introductory German course, is for students with a goal of mastering German as a second language. Students will study vocabulary, greetings, sentence structure, basic grammar, and gain practical knowledge necessary for real-world conversation.  Common everyday scenarios relating to the home and family, activities, school, shopping, making plans, and grocery shopping are all addressed. The instructor will also go over a variety of practices and customs observed in the country of Germany.

Grade 8 General Knowledge

Students of class 8 need to be aware of the fact that general knowledge plays the most important role in laying a sound foundation for both their professional and personal lives. General knowledge in subjects like mathematics, science, and sports is a cumulative factor these days. This helps a student to prepare for their future endeavours.

Grade 8 French

Introduction to French language skills needed in order to obtain both communicative and cultural competence, with emphasis on providing and obtaining personal information, expressing feelings and emotions, and exchanging opinions. Includes basic French grammatical structures, vocabulary, and various cultural aspects of the French-speaking world. In their spoken communications, demonstrate an awareness of aspects of culture in diverse French-speaking communities and other communities around the world, and of the appropriate use of French sociolinguistic conventions in a variety of situations Demonstrate an understanding of information in oral French texts about aspects of culture in diverse French-speaking communities and other communities around the world, and of French sociolinguistic conventions used in a variety of situations and communities

Grade 8 Environmental studies

Your teen will go beyond the school walls to explore what they can do outdoors, to learn more about the environment and to understand their role in protecting it. They will appreciate life in all its forms and understand basic ecological processes. Through various outdoor activities, they will develop skill, judgement and confidence in, and sensitivity to the importance of, taking care of their environment.

Grade 8 Computer Science

Computer Science is amongst the hottest and trending careers in the digital age. As computers have entered almost every space of our lives and the economy as a whole, studying their intricacies and evolving technologies they can be blended with has become essential. For those passionate about computer and digital devices, this area of study is an ideal one to opt for. Computer Science encompasses a wide range of concepts and topics such as programming, software design and development, web design, computer engineering and the like.

Grade 8 sanskrit

There have been recent attempts to revive Sanskrit as a spoken language so that the rich Sanskrit literature could become accessible to everyone. India’s Central Board of Secondary Education has made Sanskrit a third language in the schools under its jurisdiction. In such schools, the study of Sanskrit is compulsory for grades 5 to 8. An option between Sanskrit and Hindi exists for grades 9 and 10. Many organizations are conducting ‘Speak Sanskrit’ workshops to popularize the language. Sanskrit is the language of the two great Hindu epics, Rāmāyana and Mahābhārataread by people all over the world.

Grade 8 Health & Physical Education

Your child will participate in dance, games, gymnastics, individual physical activities and activities outside of school, such as aquatics and outdoor pursuits. Through active and safe participation, they will understand what an active lifestyle involves and how their physical and emotional health will benefit from physical activity. Your child will also discover how positive interactions, through fair play, leadership and teamwork, make physical activity more fun and productive.

Grade 8 Social Emotional

The Cisk Social Emotional Learning – High School course helps students to explore their own potential and the choices that lie before them as they grow to adulthood.  Students consider their own ability to choose the kind of person they want become and learn how to use skills like goal setting to become that person.  Students explore personal aspects of their lives as well as relationships and the potential they have to impact others, as well as to gain inspiration and guidance from them.  Students continue in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as they investigate ways to make their lives the best that they can be and preparing students to face the future with awareness and positivity.

Grade 8 Social studies

By the end of the year, your child should have a deep understanding of civic issues such as cultural, etnic and linguistic diversity, democratic values and more. Some of the topics for eighth grade social studies should include:
  • Creation and ratification of the constitution and Bill of Rights
  • State and local history
  • American expansion, immigration and slavery
  • The American Civil War and reconstruction
  • Civil rights expansion and social movements
  • Industrialization and the Great Depression
  • Inventions and advancements in communications and transportation
  • Contributions of American leaders to the war.

Grade 8 Language

This course consolidates student’s language knowledge, skills, and strategies and their ability to use them independently. Students will create increasingly complex oral, print, and media texts. Non-fiction texts are closely inspected in this course, as well as traditional poetry and key concepts in popular culture. The final unit consolidates skills in reading comprehension and writing to ensure students have a greater level of independence as language users before entering high school.

Grade 8 Science & technology

In this course, students will develop their knowledge of organisms by focusing on the structure and function of cells in plants and animals. Students will explore fluids and the diverse applications involved in fluid mechanics while exploring the impact of fluids on industrial processes. The smooth functioning of society depends on a number and variety of systems and students will learn about how the needs of society influences the evolution of systems. Finally, students will learn about the water systems on earth and the important role that water systems play in global ecosystems.

Grade 8 Mathematics

This course builds on the Grade 7 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number, coding, algebra, data, spatial sense, social emotional learning skills in mathematics, and financial literacy. Throughout the course, students build their social emotional learning skills by specifically focusing on relationships with others, using math to communicate and tell a story, and understanding the perspectives of others. This increases their understanding of common bonds with peers and their appreciation of the uniqueness of other people. Regarding numbers, students understand, represent and compare large and small numbers using scientific notation. Students use fractions, decimals, and percentages interchangeably and solidify their knowledge of square numbers and square roots of numbers up to 122. Students solve problems involving proportions, whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers, and exponents. In algebra, students extend their understanding of patterns to involve integers. They use algebraic notation to represent different equations. They solve algebraic equations involving multiple terms, integers, and decimal numbers. Students will increase their coding skills by writing code that uses data to inform decisions. In data, students extend their data skills to analyze data that is presented in more complex ways. Students will compare the outcomes of more complex experiments to increase their understanding of probability. In spatial sense, students study right-angle triangles and discover that if two side lengths are known, the length of the third can be calculated using the Pythagorean Theory. Students learn angle properties of intersecting and parallel lines to calculate unknown angles. In addition, students build their understanding of large and small units of measurement, including those used in technology. In financial literacy, students learn to create and plan how to reach financial goals, including ways to maintain balanced budgets. Students learn about using reward programs or taking advantage of sales to find different ways so they, as consumers, can obtain the greatest value for their money when spending. Students investigate the concepts of simple and compound interest using interest calculators and explain how interest affects long-term financial planning. Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. Students apply mathematical processes and build transferrable critical thinking skills in varied teaching and consolidation activities that appeal to diverse learning styles. Students participate in engaging storylines along with characters who connect their learning to real-world contexts and build confidence by instilling a positive attitude towards mathematics. Various opportunities consolidate students’ learning through technology and offline activities, including tactile manipulatives, to reinforce essential mathematical strategies and tools. The course has a strong focus on reinforcing number sense and numeracy skills. It also provides various activities for practice throughout. This course prepares students for grade 9 mathematics.