Starline 9th Grade Curriculum Package
English: Study of sentence types, sentence problems, sentence interruptions, sentence divisions, and sentence ends. Students study the newspaper, internet, and persuasion pieces. Imagery, symbolism, irony, ambiguity, conflict and subtlety are also taught. Learners study using rhetoric, the structure of an argument, writing descriptions, writing about people, places and events, creating a timeline, gathering facts and making it personal. Continued mastery of the proper use of nouns is emphasized, along with verb tenses, forms of adjectives, problems with pronouns, functions of adverbs and prepositional rules.
Math: GEOMETRY: Covers geometry basics: points and lines, line segments, rays, planes, and lines and points in planes. Students study definitions of angles, degrees, and how best to measure the size of angles. They are taught to classify angles by size and relation and how to bisect an angle. Students study parallelograms, properties of a trapezoid, ration and proportions, and the Pythagorean Theorem. Ninth grade students know, derive, and solve problems involving perimeter, circumference, area, volume, lateral area and surface area of common geometric features. Students know the definitions of basic trigonometric functions defined by the angles of a right triangle. They also know and are able to use elementary relationships between functions.
Science: Earth Science: Beginning with a history of how the Ancients, Greeks, Europeans and Modern Astronomers viewed the earth, students will study the varying beliefs on origins, space distance, dating techniques and discovering small planetary bodies. They learn the concept of a galaxy, galaxy classification, and about protogalaxies. Students will study the earth's layers, the Continental Drift Theory, seafloor spreading, types of tectonic plates, volcanoes and earthquakes. The Greenhouse effect, climates, the biosphere, thermal layers, and the ozone layer are also studied. Students will learn mountain regions, the desert, the great central valley region and the coastal ranges. No lab activities noted.
Social Studies: World geography is the focus of this year. Students will study the landforms, geography, and people of Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, Europe, and North America. A country report is expected at the completion of unit ten. ~Sara
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We grouped the Starline subjects into grade level bundles for our parents who need a clear and tidy option for independent homeschooling content. They do not have religious content and are purchasable by a charter school. Each Starline subject includes 10-12 consumable worktexts and an answer key, with units averaging 24-60 pages each. We grouped the 4 core subjects by grade level for you in these bundles – English, Math, Science and Social Studies. Each bundle is for one traditional school year. Starline is a popular choice in California where they meet state standards. Each high school course in these bundles is commonly awarded one high school credit. Grades 11 and 12 have too many electives to choose from to create a suitable bundle. You can search “Starline 11” and “Starline 12” to see those options. ~Sara
We have received many customer requests for Starline Press Curriculum and after taking time to review it is easy to see why! Self-directed with character quality traits infused, this independent learning curriculum allows students to learn at their own pace (which may vary subject to subject) while maintaining alignment to California state standards. Please see publisher website for CA state standards correlation. Both objective and subjective assessment methods are used to ensure mastery of material. Challenging activities are included in each unit to help develop critical thinking skills. Each subject area is complete and easy to use. Each grade level subject contains 10-12 units (booklets) per year, with units averaging 24-60 pgs each.
Consumable worktexts are colorfully illustrated soft covers, although newer printings are more like booklets and do not have the perfect binding and glossy covers. Available only in complete sets which include answer and test keys. Each unit focuses on one character quality, for example: being flexible, ambitious, creative, vigilant, or self-controlled. ~ Deanne