Learning Resources for

8th Grade


In eighth grade, kids will evaluate arguments in written text, interpret the use of language, grasp similes and metaphors, and they’ll write formal essays, research, and well-structured narrative text. In their math classes, they’ll solve linear equations, understand rational and irrational numbers, work with squares, square roots, and the Pythagorean Theorem. Find resources to learn these subjects and eighth grade science and social studies here in whatever format works best for you - books, videos, online classes, learning apps and much more.

The Illustrated Timeline of World War II (History Timelines)

World War II   5th - College | Book

This detailed, authoritative reference chronicles World War II with colorful spreads on more than one hundred topics. A continuous timeline runs throughout the book, covering the wars major events...

$53

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Cell Biology   6th - College | Book

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her...

$18

The Kids' Guide to Business

Business   Kindergarten - High School | ebook/Kindle

This book provides a kid-friendly approach to introduce, prepare, and launch kids into business. Kids take steps to develop a business and are easily engaged in business as they explore business...

$10

The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion: The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook

Baking   6th - College | Book

Originally Published ten years ago – and shortly thereafter honored as the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook of the Year (2003) – this cookbook is today every bit as relevant as it was then. And...

$17

The Making Of A Young Entrepreneur: A Kid's Guide To Developing The Mind-Set For Success

Entrepreneurship & Small Business   8th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

A 16-year-old earning $60,000 a month working with such clients as IBM and Microsoft? A 14-year-old earning $1.2 million in a year . . . making jam? The number of child entrepreneurs has increased...

$15

The Manga Guide to Calculus

Calculus   8th - College | Book

Noriko is just getting started as a junior reporter for the Asagake Times. She wants to cover the hard-hitting issues, like world affairs and politics, but does she have the smarts for it?...

$13

The Manga Guide to Statistics

Statistics & Probability   7th - College | Book

The Manga Guide to Statistics will teach you everything you need to know about this essential discipline, while entertaining you at the same time. With its unique combination of Japanese-style...

$16

The Modern and the Postmodern (Part 1)

Philosophy   7th - College | Online class

This course examines how the idea of “the modern” develops at the end of the 18th century in European philosophy and literature, and how being modern (or progressive, or hip) became one of the...

Free
Offers paid add-ons

The Modern Revolution and The Future

World History   4th - College | Online class

After the rise of agriculture, powerful civilizations such as the Persians, Romans, and Mongols exploited and developed long-distance trade routes to expand their regional influence. New...

Free

The Narrative Journey

Vocabulary   1st - 8th | Book, Toy/Product

The building blocks of storytelling, hilariously illustrated by the Hollywood artists behind Madagascar.  The Full SetMrs Wordsmith gift storage boxAll the Narrative Journey set in one go,...

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$139

The Next Level Guitar

Guitar   1st - College | DVD, Online resource

Online lessons as well as instructional DVD sets on a variety of musical genres including blues, rock, country, metal, shred, reggae, jazz, and more.

Free
Offers paid add-ons

The Online Piano That Teaches You How to Play - PIANU

Piano & Keyboards   5th - College | Online resource

Pianu allows you to start playing piano, interactively online. Learn the basics of piano, and play right in your browser! Pianu has a library of your favorite songs, and lessons to teach you how to...

$8

The Orchestra

Orchestra   6th - College | iPhone/iPad

Rediscover classical music with the groundbreaking app, The Orchestra. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the world-renowned Philharmonia performing extended extracts from eight works representing three...

$10

The Pacific

Art History   7th - College | Online class

The arts of the Pacific vary by virtue of ecological situations, social structure, and impact of external influences, such as commerce, colonialism, and missionary activity. Created in a variety of...

Free

The Periodic Table of Videos

The Periodic Table of Elements   6th - College | Online resource, Online video/YouTube

Short videos about every element on the periodic table, plus other cool experiments and chemistry stuff

Free

The Pie and Pastry Bible

Pastries   6th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

The Pie and Pastry Bible is your magic wand for baking the pies, tarts, and pastries of your dreams—the definitive work by the country’s top baker. The Pie and Pastry Bible is your magic wand for...

$26

The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists: Second Edition

Guitar   6th - College | Audio CD/MP3, Book

Master Music Theory for Guitar While Playing and Hearing it in Context. Over 200 Notated Audio Examples! + Professional Backing Tracks Guitarists are often very guilty of ‘collecting’ musical...

$20

Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics   8th - College | Online class

Thermodynamics is the study of heat, “thermo,” and work, “dynamics.” We will be learning about energy transfer during chemical and physical changes, and how we can predict what kind of changes will...

Free

The RoboMaster S1

Robotics   7th - College | Toy/Product

The RoboMaster S1 is DJI’s intelligent educational robot that lets users dive into the world of robotics, programming, and AI through exciting features and gameplay. The S1 supports omnidirectional...

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$499

‎The Robot Factory

Robotics   Kindergarten - 8th | iPhone/iPad App

Robot wizards. Robot lizards. Robot dancers. Robot doctors. Robot moonwalkers. The Robot Factory is No. 1 in Tinybop’s Digital Toys series which let kids create their own worlds. Each Digital Toys...

$3

The Ron Paul Curriculum

K-12 Curriculum   Pre-K - High School | Online class

A student who goes through this curriculum, kindergarten through high school, will have a mastery of the foundations of liberty. There is no other curriculum on the Web to match it. It does not...

$350 yearly

The Rooseveltian Century

20th Century US History   7th - College | Online class

This course uses the lives, ideals and achievements of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt to create the idea of a Rooseveltian century. It is about doing research, analyzing primary sources,...

Free
Offers paid add-ons

The Ruby on Rails Tutorial

Ruby on Rails   7th - College | Online resource

The Ruby on Rails Tutorial book and screencast series teach you how to develop and deploy real, industrial-strength web applications with Ruby on Rails, the open-source web framework that powers...

Free

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

History of Earth   6th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently...

$13

The Story of the U.S.A.

Reading Comprehension   4th - 8th | Book

Develop vocabulary and comprehension skills The Story of the U.S.A. is a series of workbooks that present basic topics in American history in language that is easy to read and to understand,...

$14
Offers paid add-ons

The Story of Western Civilization - How Civilization Began

Reading Comprehension   4th - 8th | Book

Age-appropriate history that is simple to read The Story of Western Civilization is a series of 4 reading workbooks presenting specific segments of the history of Western civilization. The language...

$15
Offers paid add-ons

The Ultimate Digital Photography Fundamentals Course

Digital Photography   7th - College | Online class

Build A Strong Foundation For Your Photography Practice. As a photographer, you will need to master the technical basics of the camera and form an understanding of the kind of equipment you need....

$139

The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR

Digital Photography   4th - College | Online resource

If you’ve bought yourself a DSLR and, after unpacking it from the box, you are intimidated by the number of buttons and dials, and by the thickness of the manual, it can be very tempting to put the...

Free

The Ultimate Writing Guide for Students

Grammar   6th - College | Book, Kindle/ebook

Named to the International Reading Association's 2012 Teachers' Choice book list Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students is a complete and comprehensive guide to all things...

$9

The Universe

Astronomy   4th - College | Online class

Where did everything come from? Where are we heading? Big History tells the story of the Universe starting from the Big Bang, the formation of stars, planets, life on Earth, modern civilization —...

Free

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