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AO Year 9 AmblesideOnline.org

AmblesideOnline/House of Education Online Year 9

History studied in Year 9: 1688-1815 including French and American revolutions
Term 1: 1688-1730; Term 2: 1730-1786; Term 3: 1786-1815

As students mature, their reading material will present more challenging content, and may include strong language and more mature themes. We have placed footnotes linked in red beside those books that most parents will consider an issue. However, we cannot anticipate which content might be an issue for every family. We encourage parents to pre-screen material to determine its appropriateness for their child and family. Note: These booklists and curriculum suggestions are incomplete without a thorough understanding of Charlotte Mason's ideas and methods. We cannot emphasize enough that you take time to familiarize yourself with her philosophy by reading her books.

Detailed weekly schedules for these books are available in various formats:
Html List; PDF; modifiable DOC; modifiable ODT

Table of Contents:

Key: (What do all those symbols mean?)
Book titles are linked to Project Gutenberg (which offers free etexts in a variety of formats) or other online text when no Project Gutenberg text is available.
β - manybooks.net, another free ebook site.
Δ - free etext at archive.org.
K - free Kindle text from amazon.com.
($) - hard-copy book purchase from amazon.com.
(K) - Kindle purchase from amazon.com.
- free audiobook at Lit2Go
Ω - free audiobook at Librivox [2]
- other free audiobook source
[0] - Click the bracketed numeral to view any notes about the book near the bottom of the page.
[0] - red footnotes indicate a heads-up for parents about the title. We cannot foresee every incident that might potentially be an issue to every family, but we have red-flagged those that are commonly a concern.

Asterisks refer to which term the book is used:
      * Term 1
     ** Term 2
   *** Term 3


For some thoughts behind the planning of this Year, some encouragement, and an explanation of AO/HEO upper years' "Salad Bar" approach, click here. Take the time to read the footnoted notes and comments; you will not be able to make good decisions about what to include or not without doing so. If this looks overwhelming for your student, you might consider plan B - a lightened load for Year 9. See it here.


Bible and Christian Theology

Suggested Devotional Reading


History [10]

HISTORY OPTIONS:

You may wish to select Churchill's Age of Revolution plus one of the American history books, OR simply choose one of the following options. Choosing two American History books would probably be overkill. (Term 1: 1688-1730; Term 2: 1730-1786; Term 3: 1786-1815)



History Supplements/Speeches


Biographies

Choose 2-5 from among these suggestions: [50]


Geography

Choose one to three of the following: [68]

In the 36-week schedule, Longitude or London to Land's End is scheduled in Term 1, and Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland is scheduled over Terms 2 and 3. Feel free to choose differently.


Government and Economics

Additional Options (For more advanced students particularly interested in political history)


Citizenship


Current Events


Worldview

For more options, additional list, most of which haven't been read by any of the Advisory, is here.


Literature [92]


Poetry

OPTION ONE:

OPTION TWO:

OPTION THREE:


Grammar and Composition

If your student hasn't yet had any formal grammar lessons:


Recitation


Copywork


Dictation


Math


Science

A Living Science option is still in the works, but you may opt to beta test it. See our note on the progress for AO's Living Science project for Year 9.


Nature Study


Logic


Art

Choose one of these three options: [138]


Music


Foreign Language


Health


Life and Work Skills


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