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My Homeschool Curriculum Year 9 – 2015

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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Comments

  1. Gill  April 14, 2016

    Hi Michelle,
    Thank-you for sharing your curriculum ideas. I have been thinking about ‘technology’ for my 13 year old son and was thinking about doing something like web design with him – just wondering if you found any suitable resources that you could recommend?
    Thank-you,
    Gill

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    • Michelle  May 17, 2016

      I think a blog is always a great place to start. Try Blogger or WordPress for a free site.

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  2. Cass  January 4, 2016

    Hello!
    This is my first year at homeschooling….. Just a tad nervous!!!
    I have a son starting grade 9 also (and 2 daughters – Grade 4 and Grade 2; and another son staying at school to finish grades 11 and 12!) so thank you for this template of planning for the year. I have BOS registration already because I created an activity and provided resources for every outcome (for all 3 stages!!) and as much I will use it, I still need to learn now how to program for each term, week and day…… steep learning curve ahead…. but this shows me at least how I could start:)
    AND can I just add how amazing your website is for us Aussie Homeschoolers!!! I have read so much of it and everything has been helpful! Thank you

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  3. Melissa  July 30, 2015

    Oh, I have just seen my error. It’s the same series as the first book we own.
    Sorry 😛

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  4. Melissa  July 30, 2015

    Hi again. I was wondering about the Winston Churchill books you have listed above. Are they very difficult to read? My daughter found “The History of the English Speaking Peoples” to be very challenging.
    Are they a ‘friendly’ read?
    Thanks 🙂

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  5. Melisss  June 22, 2015

    Oh I like this. It will be useful for my grade 9 student next year. AO is a bit too much for her and I am now finding other books she can narrate much better. Thanks for this 🙂

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  6. Kathryn  December 14, 2014

    Interested to see you are doing both History and Geography.
    I just had my registration again this week and found out that we only have to do one of them. My daughter was delighted as she dislikes Geography but loves History.

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    • Michelle  December 20, 2014

      Hi Kathryn, it is my understanding of the curriculum that both subjects need to be covered in a two year period although not necessarily simultaneously. The National Curriculum currently has a draft document for geography and it is still written into the NSW old HSIE curriculum. I do find it frustrating that different NSW moderators say different things. This of course is another example of the inconsistency of the registration process.

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