NINTH GRADE REPORT CARD
(Guidance for parents and teens of material that should be covered)

SOCIAL STUDIES
U.S. Government/History

American system of government

Labor and management

Foundations of America

Congress and the law-making process

Political parties, elections & voting

fiscal policy and taxation

The Constitution

Economics and public opinion

Rights & responsibilities of citizenship

The United Nations

Immigration and ethnic group contributions
 

World Geography

Basic communities of man

Geographical topics

Interrelationships with nations

Physical features of the world

Cities - then and now

Conservation and human conservation

Social, cultural, political and economic interdependence of the world's people

 

 SCIENCE
General (Earth) Science

Geology; historical and physical

Minerals and rocks

Earth volume, mass, & density

Maps and tectonics

Fossils and dinosaurs

Volcanoes and earthquakes

 

General Astronomy

Space exploration

Stars and planets

Study of galaxies

Moons and comets

Instruments and methods used by astronomers
 

Meteorology & Oceanography

Weather and climate

Water and its uses

Air masses and fronts

Air and water pollution

Erosion

Ecology and environment

 

Basic Physical Science

Air and air pressure

Solar and nuclear energy

Heat and fuels

Molecular theory

Simple and complex machines

Metals and plastics

Nature and uses of light

Sound and music

Study of matter

Basic Chemical laws

Electricity and electronics

Careers in science

 

LANGUAGE ARTS
English/Writing

Spelling and vocabulary

Report-writing skills

Fundamentals of composition

Newspaper editorials

Analyzing poetry

Advertising

Using poetry anthologies

Listening skills

Grammar and language systems

Preparing a speech

Writing assignments and essays

Analyzing propaganda

Writing in a journal

Evaluate material for accuracy

Descriptive setting piece

The unabridged dictionary

Business thank-you letter

Foreign words used in English

Extend reference skills

Review of card catalogs and indexes

 

Reading

Book: The Hiding Place

Parable and allegory

Short stories and poetry

Structure of a novel

Dramatic poetry

Reading the newspaper

Folklore and myths

Structure of a play

 

Foreign Language (pick one - if College or University bound student)

Spanish 1 and 2

German 1 and 2

French 1 and 2

Russian 1 and 2

Japanese 1 and 2

 

ARITHMETIC
General/Business and Consumer Mathematics

Mathematical vocabulary

Graphs and tables

Direct measurement

Informal geometry

Banks and banking

Elementary algebra

Investment, saving, and budgeting

Indirect measurement

Insurance and taxation

Metric system

 

Pre Algebra/Algebra

Sets and their relationships

Relations and functions

Properties of polynomial forms

Special products and factoring

Equations

Fractions and fractional equations

Signed numbers

Square roots

Fundamental operations

Radicals

Equations of the first degree

Quadratic equations

Ratio, proportion, and variation

Elements of probability

 

 

Other Classes and Subjects that could be taken at the Freshman level are:

 

ART
General Art 1 & 2 - Studio Art 1 & 2
Introduction to the Humanities

 

BIBLICAL STUDIES
Old Testament Studies - Genesis through 2 Samuel

 

BUSINESS AND MARKETING EDUCATION
Keyboarding/information processing 1 & 2 - Basic Marketing 1 & 2

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Understanding Computers and Information Systems
Computer Engineering and Construction 1 & 2

 

DRAMA
Drama and Theater Practice

 

FAMILY AND HOME ECONOMICS
Creative Foods 1 & 2  - Child Development 1 & 2

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
First-Year Mandarin Chinese 1 & 2 (Home Study)
American Sign Language (Home Study and Private Courses)

 

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
Drug Use and Abuse

 

INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION
Woods Lab 1 & 2
Leathercraft

 

MUSIC
Concert or Jazz Choir (Freshman through Senior)
Concert, Jazz or Marching Band (Freshman through Senior)
Orchestra (Freshman through Senior)
Beginning Guitar (Home Study)

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
General P. E. (required at most High Schools)
Fitness for Living 1 & 2 - Power Walking/Aerobics/Jogging

 

SOCIAL ENRICHMENT/SELF-GUIDANCE
Leadership Skills (offered in some High Schools)
Personal Freedom: Gaining Control of Life (Home Study)
Study Skills (offered in some High Schools or through Home Study)
Mentoring Programs (Home Study and Private Courses)

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