History 8 - Kolbe Academy

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.

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.

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.

  • 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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Self-Paced Plus courses include the following:

  • Grading by a highly qualified teacher for selected assignments (listed below) in the course.
  • Access to teacher through the course’s discussion board.
  • Option to report grade given by the teacher, or to report a grade assigned by parent.
  • The pacing is still established by the parent in conjunction with the student’s goals and academic calendar. 
  • Assignments will be graded within 1-2 weeks of the submission date, excluding holiday breaks.  (For the quickest grading, students should turn assignments in incrementally throughout the year.  If a student turns in multiple assignments to be graded at once, expect a response time of 1-2 weeks per assignment submitted.)

Self-Paced Plus Assignment List:

Semester 1 Semester 2
Week 2: Paragraph Topic Week 2: Paragraph Topic
Week 9: Midterm 1 Exam Week 9: Midterm 2 Exam
Week 11: Paragraph Topic Week 12: Paragraph Topic
Week 18: Semester 1 Exam Week 18: Semester 2 Exam

 

Course Details:

Section Number

SCH-08CTBP

Grades (Typical)

7 – 8 (8th)

Lecturer

Mr. Schultz

Lecture Format

Self-Paced

Tuition

$499

Subscription Length

1 year

Extension may be granted for an additional fee.

Self-Paced Plus

$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 

Course Plan Sample

History 8

Note: This course plan is built into the
Self-Paced course in a student-friendly format.

 

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