Clayborn Hall                                                        

 Grade 9

Each Clayborn Hall grade consists of twenty-eight sets of lessons and seven examinations.  A report card is issued following each test and upon completion of each grade.  Each set of lessons contains the equivalent of five chapters from five separate text books on five different subjects.  At Clayborn Hall, you will have no additional books, CDs, or tapes to purchase.  Permanent grade records are maintained, and grade transcripts are provided.  Clayborn Hall lessons adhere to the Federally Suggested Guidelines for Education.

Your student will learn. . .

Language Arts:  English 9-1 and 9-2: Guided reading of classics including Romeo and Juliet, short stories and essays by Chekhov, Poe,  Angelou, Anna Lindbergh, and Anne Frank, and poetry by John Masefield, William Wordsworth, and Carl Sandburg.  Comprehension and interpretation of literature learned through essay writing, planning and outlining and study of vocabulary, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation.

Math:   Algebra I and Introduction to Statistics: Pre-algebra tools for algebra and geometry with emphasis on equations, factors, rationals, functions, graphing, prime numbers, inequalities, probability, ratio, percentages, circle, vertex and line segments.

Science:  Earth Science and Natural Science with Health and Hygiene:  Earth science, with focus on scientific method, metric system, minerals, rocks, landforms, erosion, earthquakes, volcanoes, atmosphere, climate, population and pollution study, oceanography and astronomy. Health and personal hygiene.

Social Science:  Early U.S. History and Civics:  History of the United States from its beginning to 1877, concentrating on themes of democracy, civil rights, citizenship, liberties, cultural diversity, technology, institutions and the U.S. in world affair.

Fine Arts:  Great American Artists 1 and 2: History of American artists including Thomas Eakins, George Segal, William Mount, George Catlin, Winslow Homer, Paul Revere, Gilbert Stuart, Frederic Remington, William Chase, William Harnett, James Whistler, Mary Cassatt, George Inness, and John Sargent

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