Curriculum – 9th Grade

27 Jun

High School Curriculum Books

Well, here is our 9th grade curriculum. It’s taken awhile for everything to fall into place, but other than an elective, I finally have it all figured out. I have all our books on hand now, and just have to determine what we need for the science lab kit. Yay!

English: English I through the HSLDA Online Academy

Books for this class include:
Elements of Language, 3rd Course

Barron’s 1100 Words You Need to Know

Romeo and Juliet: Folger Library Edition

The Chosen by Chaim Potok

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Silas Marner by George Eliot

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Because we start school in July, and the class doesn’t begin until the end of August, my son will also use Vocabulary Lists obtained from Abeka’s Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry III and read a couple of other books, including Adoniram Judson: Bound for Birma by Janet and Geoff Benge, for those first couple of months, and final month, of the year.

 

High School Curriculum Books

Math: The first half of Saxon Advanced Mathematics

Science: Berean Builder’s Discovering Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay L. Wile

I’m also throwing in The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry by Larry Gonick and Craig Criddle for fun.

Bible: Abeka’s Kings of Israel

Spanish: Lessons from the Homeschool Spanish Academy

Social Studies/History: A Beka’s World Geography in Christian Perspective

This is a half-year course.

Health: Abeka’s Health in Christian Perspective

This is a half-year course.

Elective: We’re hoping to have my son take some sort of Computer Science or Web Design class. I’m considering:

http://www.homeschoolprogramming.com/teencoder/teencoder_jv_series.php

and am also looking to see if there is anything that might work for us on MIT OpenCourseware or Coursera.

Physical Education: This will be a variety of physical activities, including local PE classes, swimming and bike riding, and other activities that come up throughout the year. Most of my son’s fall semester will be spent participating in soccer with a local team.

**We will no longer be doing separate spelling lessons.

It’s going to be a busy year!

 

 

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