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    I noticed that TFL doesn't have social studies for 8th grade. What do other parents of 8th graders do for that subject? I have a 7th grader now, and I'm still undecided about what to do for next year. One of TFL's advantages was that it covered all 4 basic subjects- if it only covers 3, I'm not sure it will meet our needs.
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    Really? Nobody has any input? I'm sure there are other parents of 8th graders on here!
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    Hi Ruth,

    Time4Learning allows 8th-grade students to integrate their subjects from our high school curriculum. There are several social studies/history courses available in the Time4Learning high school courses. Many of them are suitable for 8th-grade students. You can purchase a high school account for $30.00 per month for 4 courses. You can select some of the 8th-grade courses and then select one of the 9th-12th social studies courses. This is a very simple process and you will still have access to all of your student's records. Please contact support for assistance. 888-771-0914

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    Students who have never used Time4Learning usually substitute the seventh grade social studies, but that's probably what you are using right now. I have actually used social studies from a much lower grade level for my eighth graders . . . because the difference isn't so much in "difficulty", but in content. So, I just look at the lesson plans and choose some chapters or units that cover things I know they haven't studied much (or ever) in the past. I remember one time when I just had my eighth grader do the fifth grade social studies lessons, straight through. There are 431 activities in fifth grade social studies . . . two or three per day . . . definitely kept him busy learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christinat4l View Post
    Hi Ruth,Time4Learning allows 8th-grade students to integrate their subjects from our high school curriculum. There are several social studies/history courses available in the Time4Learning high school courses. Many of them are suitable for 8th-grade students. You can purchase a high school account for $30.00 per month for 4 courses. You can select some of the 8th-grade courses and then select one of the 9th-12th social studies courses. This is a very simple process and you will still have access to all of your student's records. Please contact support for assistance. 888-771-0914~Christina~
    I did NOT know that was an option! When I emailed customer support, I was told that there isn't an 8th grade social studies component because its' considered an "extra" and my concerns were pretty much brushed off. I didn't know I could sign up for the high school and still use some of the 8th grade subjects.
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    My dd just finished eight. We used the extensive Khan Academy for SS. You can create an account as the teacher and they send you an update every week of material covered.

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