Everything you need to create a well rounded 9th grade homeschool curriculum: English, math, history, science, art, and more.
Johnny’s 9th Grade Homeschool Curriculum
This fall I needed a pretty compact 9th grade curriculum, because we were traveling. Thanks to modern technology and a lot of research, I found some great options.
9th Grade Homeschool Art Curriculum
We’re going with a pretty unstructured art curriculum this year. Johnny has a sketchbook that he draws whatever he likes in. He also enjoys designing 3D with LEGO bricks – a nice STEM art activity.
9th Grade Homeschool English Curriculum
I find some sort of social interaction helpful for English class, especially for older children, so I signed Johnny up for an Outschool English class. He didn’t love the class we picked, but he did complete the writing and reading assignments! Actually, he quite enjoyed the live classes, but found the homework a bit stressful. So next time round I think I would still go with Outschool (or something similar), but look for a teacher more focused on the joy of learning.
We also used Khan Academy’s 9th Grade Reading & Vocabulary course for additional language practice.
9th Grade Homeschool Curriculum: History
We spent the fall in Europe, which is full of fascinating history. We read and talked about the different sites, and Johnny even helped create road trip itineraries to visit different sites.
9th grade history in California is World History. He got a great dose of the Europe side of that in the fall, including bits of how the British Empire impacted (and continues to impact) other parts of the world. This was paired with the Khan Academy World History Project – 1750 to the Present course.
I take a hands on approach to history wherever possible, and we’ll use a combination of fiction and non-fiction books, movies, documentaries, and – especially – first person documents where I can find them. PBS Learning has some amazing resources, along with Teaching History and these History Channel study guides.
9th Grade Math Curriculum
We’re using the Art of Problem Solving Geometry curriculum. It is a very thorough, and, sometimes, pretty tough curriculum. My son is pretty into math and worked his way through it. The explanations in the solutions manual are also very helpful for parents (like me!) who are rusty on Geometry proofs.
9th Grade Science Curriculum
We stuck with the Khan Academy NGSS High School Biology course for science this year. I’m looking for good hands-on high school biology experiments to try, so please share recommendations if you have them!
Homeschool Curriculum Recommendations for Other Grades
Are you homeschooling several different ages? Here are some of my other homeschool curriculum recommendations:
- Schoolhouse Teachers Homeschool Curriculum Membership
- Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum Recommendations
- First Grade Homeschool Curriculum Recommendations
- Third Grade Homeschool Curriculum Recommendations
- Fifth Grade Homeschoool Curriculum Recommendations
- Sixth Grade Homeschool Curriculum Recommendations
- Timberdoodle’s Eighth Grade Curriculum Kit
What are your favorite 9th grade homeschool curriculum resources?
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