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History 8

Light to the Nations 2

Eighth grade history provides students with an understanding of Western Civilization from the Age of Enlightenment through the modern era.  If your student is in high school, please see the course description for Western Civ 2which uses the same text in a high school level course.

Course Description

This volume picks up the story at the Enlightenment and presents the history of the modern era in story form, giving proper emphasis to dates, central characters, and key concepts in each era. End of chapter reviews and other material highlight dates and events, characters in history, and definitions of key terms. The central consideration of this volume is how modern ideas, institutions, and culture have developed from the high centuries of Christian culture. Drawing on the guidance of Catholic thinkers and the popes (particularly Leo XIII, Pius XI, Pius XII, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI), this history presents the hope that Christian thought and work hold for the future.

Course Expectations

Students taking this course will have a mid-term and final exam each semester.  Additionally, students should expect to have daily reading and minor weekly written assignments or quizzes.

Assignment due-dates and grades are established by the parent.  Optionally, a student may be enrolled in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive grading assistance from a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course. In this case, parents will still submit final grades to Kolbe for the course, but may choose to incorporate the graded assignments into the student’s overall grade or use the Kolbe-graded assignments to assist in arriving at the student’s final grade.

Course Texts
  • Light to the Nations: Volume 2, The Catholic Textbook Project
  • Light to the Nations: Volume 2, Teacher's Manual, The Catholic Textbook Project

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Course Details:

Section Number

SPH-08HIST

 Video Presenter

Mr. Schultz

Grades (Typical)

 7 - 8 (8th)

Tuition

$449

Self-Paced Plus Grading Assistance
(Optional)

$150

Self-Paced Companion Courses

Junior High Literature
English: Grammar & Composition 8
Religion & Bible History 8 

Online Companion Courses

Literature 8
English: Grammar & Composition 8
Religion & Bible History 8