A 32-week 8th grade tech curriculum (organized by themes, compatible with shorter grading periods in Middle School) addresses the diverse needs of Middle School tech classes. Includes 229 images, 21 assessments, 19 pedagogic articles, a Scope and Sequence, and Curriculum Map. Each lesson includes step-by-step weekly lessons, emphasis on comprehension/problem-solving/critical thinking/preparing students for career and college. Focus is on transfer of knowledge, blended learning, collaboration, and sharing. Online support is FREE through a help blog Each lesson includes: Common Core Standards, ISTE Standards, essential question, big idea, materials required, vocabulary, problem solving for lesson, time required to complete, class warm-up and exit tickets, teacher preparation required, steps to accomplish goals, assessment strategies, troubleshooting, how to extend learning, additional resources, examples, grading rubrics. Units include: Digital Citizenship, Digital Tools, Engineering and Design, MS Word Certification, Learn through Service, Programming with Alice, Differentiated Learning, Keyboarding, Robotics, Internet Search/Research, Web Communication Tools, Spreadsheets (gradebooks and Budgets), SketchUp, and Visual Learning. Please be aware: Look Inside feature isn’t always up-to-date with this edition’s content. AND: Images in print book are black and white–not color. For questions: visit the publisher’s website at structuredlearning dot net.