Grade 9

ages 14-15

Grade 9 2018-02-07T08:46:41+00:00

High School Grade 9 Curriculum

Reading

Students will analyze plot, conflict, sequence, elements of style, Shakespeare, epics(Odyssey), literary non-fiction, theme, symbol and poetry.

Writing

Students will write narrative, expository, persuasive, and descriptive essays of 500 to 700 words in each genre using research, organizational and drafting skills. i.e. biographies, autobiographies, short story, research reports, persuasive compositions, document related to career development, technical documents.
In Writing all conventions will be used properly.

Speech

Students will deliver focused coherent presentations as narratives, response to literature, research, persuasive presentation; these need well defined thesis. Recite poems, speeches, and dramatic soliloquies of 4 to 6 stanzas.

Math- Algebra 1

will cover the following areas:

  • Equations
  • Inequalities
  • Introduction to functions
  • Linear functions
  • Systems of equations and inequalities
  • Exponents
  • Polynomials
  • Factoring
  • Quadratic functions
  • Rational expressions and functions
  • Data analysis and probability

Biology

Students will study the following:

  • cells
  • genetics
  • evolution
  • ecology
  • classification and diversity
  • plants and animals(invertebrates, arthropods, vertebrates, amniotes, behavior)
  • Human biology including
  • Nervous, endocrine, respiratory, muscular systems and reproduction and development

History

Students will study U.S. history from the Civil War to the present.

  • Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • Moving westward
  • Industrial Age
  • Immigrants and urban life
  • Beginning modern America
  • WW1
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • The Great Depression
  • WWII
  • The Cold War
  • Civil Rights
  • Vietnam
  • To the end of the 20th century

Technology- Computer

Students know how to use contemporary and emerging technological resources in personal, community and workplace environments. Plan and conduct multiple step information searches using networks and modems, achieve balance between research information and original ideas.
Understand the importance of protecting personal information.

Physical Education

Working in groups, being leaders and followers, rights of others, fairness, rule compliance, speed accuracy, skill development, baseball, volleyball, soccer, track, swimming, tennis, and surfing.

Second Language

Hebrew, French, Spanish depending on sign ups

Third Language

Mandarin (Mandatory).

Music

Violin, viola, guitar, singing, group performance.

Art

Students perceive and respond to works of art objects in nature and the environment. Students apply artistic processes and skills using a variety of media to communicate meaning and intent in original works of art.

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