Homeschool Curriculum Year 9

Our Homeschool Curriculum Year 9 Plan

It’s the end of the year and it’s time for me to plan my son’s homeschool curriculum Year 9. I like to get organised and buy the books I need so they are ready to go late in January when we  start homeschooling again.

As a NSW homeschooler I have to plan my curriculum in a way that accommodates the NSW Board of Studies (BOSTAS) syllabus (aka The Australian Curriculum).  I then put it into a plan that suits the resources I want to use and meets the expectation of the syllabus. My sequencing doesn’t always correspond exactly with the BOSTAS syllabus but I will eventually cover most of what is expected.

This is the plan (it could change) I am using for my 15 year old boy in 2015. We use some textbooks and some Charlotte Mason’s ideas of narration, notebooking and living books. 

I hope it will help some of you with your homeschool curriculum year 9 planning.

Resource List Homeschool Curriculum Year 9

Bible

  • Bible Reading daily
  • The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History by Curtis, Lang and Petersen

Math

English

My Stage 5 homeschool curriculum year 9 English Outcome Checklist.

  • IEW Writing Intensive Course C Term 1 & 2 (Co op Study)
  • BJU Fundamentals of Literature Grade 9
  • Winston Grammar (Term 1 & 2)
  • Grammar of Poetry (Term 3 & 4)
  • Twice weekly themed historical writing lessons and narrations.
  • Lessons in writing in different types of genres in other subjects
  • Poetry Anthology: includes Wordsworth, Tennyson, Longfellow & Browning
  • Book list
    • Hamlet by Shakespeare (Co op study read)
    • English Literature for Young People by HE Marshall  (Terms 1-4)
  • Shakespeare Hamlet – Bell Shakespeare Performance

Science

My Stage 4-5 homeschool curriculum year 9 – Science Outcome Checklist.

I use Apologia Science but I do it slower than recommended. I also add in other science readers over the year.

History

My Stage 5 homeschool curriculum year 9 History Outcomes  will cover the following in 2015.  In- depth studies progressive. Ideas & Rights and Freedom. Democracy, Socialism, Capitalism, Communism & Civil rights and popular culture including modernism & postmodernism with reference to popular culture.

Include narrations and notebooking to the following reading schedule.

Geography

  • North Star Geography Units 6 to 16. Notebooking and narration activities.
  • Do one research question per term.
  • Commence Physical Geography by Runkle

Art

 

Technology

Physical Education and Personal Development

  • Continue teaching as needed personal development skills.
  • History readings also part of personal development and philosophy.

Reading Schedule Homeschool Curriculum Year 9

Term 1

Term 2

    • The Age of Revolution by Winston Churchill. pages 150-300
    • English Speaking for Young People
    • Are You Liberal? Conservative? or Confused? by Rick Maybury 70 -140
    • Matter and Energy by Paul Fleisher
    • The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History 26-50
    • Poems of Yesterday and Today
    • Poems of Yesterday and Today 100 -120

Term 3

    • The Great Democracies by Winston Churchill. pages 1-150
    • English Speaking for Young People
    • Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture p 1 – 125
    • Relativity and Quantum Mechanics by Paul Fleisher
    • The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History 51-75
    • Poems of Yesterday and Today 120-140

Term 4

    • The Great Democracies by Winston Churchill. pages 150-300
    • English Speaking for Young People
    • Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture p 125-250
    • The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History 76 -100
    • Poems of Yesterday and Today 140-160

I hope this has helped you with planning for homeschool curriculum year 9. I plan on posting my daughter’s Year 8 schedule soon. Check out this link for some more general highschool curriculum ideas.

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