High School: Grade 9

/High School: Grade 9
High School: Grade 9 2018-06-05T03:43:02+00:00

“We live in a global village. We want our students to be dynamic and have available to them the greatest possibilities wherever life takes them. Our unique curriculum is designed to give them just that- variety, flexibility, and subject mastery.”  Director, Bayaan Academy

In grade 9, students enter high school which means all of the topics they studied in middle school, will now be dealt with in a more substantial manner.  All courses follow the American National Common Core standards. The curriculum is accredited by AdvancED.

International students who wish to prepare for GCSE exams may note that much of the core content for Science, Math, and English are similar to equivalent GCSE courses; however, international students are encouraged to enroll in GCSE prep courses in their hometown to learn specific test-taking strategies and nuanced differences from the American curriculum.

Core Subjects

Students in grade 9 take Algebra I or Geometry (if they have already completed Algebra I). Algebra I build students’ command of linear, quadratic, and exponential relationships. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations. This course is built for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Topics include:

UNIT 1: FOUNDATIONS OF ALGEBRA
UNIT 2: SOLVING EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES
UNIT 3: FUNCTIONS
UNIT 4: LINEAR EQUATIONS
UNIT 5: SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS
UNIT 6: EXPONENTS AND EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS
UNIT 7: SEQUENCES AND FUNCTIONS
UNIT 8: POLYNOMIALS
UNIT 9: FACTORING POLYNOMIALS
UNIT 10: QUADRATIC EQUATIONS AND FUNCTIONS
UNIT 11: UNDOING FUNCTIONS AND MOVING THEM AROUND
UNIT 12: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
UNIT 13: DATA AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING

Biology focuses on the mastery of basic biological concepts and models while building scientific inquiry skills and exploring the connections between living things and their environment.

UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY
UNIT 2: THE CHEMISTRY OF BIOLOGY
UNIT 3: CELLS
UNIT 4: ENERGY TRANSFER
UNIT 5: EARTH’S RESOURCES
UNIT 6: DNA AND HEREDITY
UNIT 7: DNA TO PROTEIN
UNIT 8: ECOSYSTEMS AND NATURAL SELECTION
UNIT 9: EVOLUTION AND CLASSIFICATION
UNIT 10: HUMAN BIOLOGY END OF THE YEAR REVIEW.

The English 9 course is an overview of exemplary selections of literature in fiction and nonfiction genres. Students read short stories, poems, a full-length novel, and a full-length Shakespeare plays, analyzing the use of elements of literature in developing character, plot, and theme.

UNIT 1: THE SHORT STORY, PART 1
UNIT 2: THE SHORT STORY, PART 2
UNIT 3: POETRY
UNIT 4: THE NOVELLA: FRANZ KAFKA’S THE METAMORPHOSIS
UNIT 5: DRAMA: SHAKESPEARE’S MACBETH
UNIT 6: THE RHETORIC OF ARGUMENT
UNIT 7: THE RHETORIC OF SPEECHES
UNIT 8: REINTERPRETING FICTION

In World History, students learn to see the world today as a product of a process that began thousands of years ago when humans became a speaking, traveling, and trading species. Through historical analysis grounded in primary sources, case studies, and research, students investigate the continuity and change of human culture, governments, economic systems, and social structures.

UNIT 1: WORLD HISTORY OVERVIEW
UNIT 2: THE RISE OF AGRICULTURE AND EARLY CIVILIZATIONS
UNIT 3: CLASSICAL ERA CIVILIZATIONS AND WORLD RELIGIONS
UNIT 4: REGIONAL AND TRANSREGIONAL INTERACTIONS
UNIT 5: THE RISE OF THE WORLD’S FIRST GLOBAL AGE
UNIT 6: WORLD HISTORY: 1750 TO THE PRESENT
UNIT 7: REVOLUTIONS IN SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
UNIT 8: IMPERIALISM, NATIONALISM, AND POLITICAL REVOLUTIONS
UNIT 9: GLOBAL CONFLICTS AND RECOVERIES
UNIT 10: GLOBALIZATION AND THE WORLD TODAY

Arabic Language and Tafseer curriculum will be posted soon.

The current curriculum design team is working on this academic Arabic course. The focus of this course will be a word by word analysis of selected chapters from the Qur’ran, learning vocab, and using Tafseer of Ibn Katheer to expound upon the meanings. Students will also dedicate a small portion of the class learning the fundamentals of Arabic grammar, morphology, and translation methods.

Our high school Arabic course is different from our middle school Arabic course which uses a communicative approach to to jump start the students functional usage of spoken Arabic.

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Elective Subjects

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (1/2 Credit)

Physical Education combines the best of online instruction with actual student participation in weekly cardiovascular, aerobic, and muscle toning activities. The course promotes a keen understanding of the value of physical fitness and aims to motivate students to participate in physical activities throughout their lives. Physical Education is aligned to national and state standards and the Presidential Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

UNIT 1: P.E. DESIGNED FOR ME
UNIT 2: IS MY BODY GOOD TO GO?
UNIT 3: GREAT FOR THE HEART
UNIT 4: FITNESS ADVENTURE

HEALTH (1/2 Credit)

Health is a valuable, skills-based health education course designed for general education in grades 9 through 12. Health helps students develop knowledge, attitudes, and essential skills in a variety of health-related subjects, including mental and emotional health, social health, nutrition, physical fitness, substance use and abuse, disease prevention and treatment, and injury prevention and safety. This course is built to the National Health Standards (SHAPE) and is aligned to state standards.

UNIT 1: MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH
UNIT 2: FITNESS AND NUTRITION
UNIT 3: DRUGS
UNIT 4: DISEASE
UNIT 5: INJURIES

PSYCHOLOGY (1/2 Credit)

Psychology provides a solid overview of the field’s major domains: methods, biopsychology, cognitive and developmental psychology, and variations in individual and group behavior.

UNIT 1: PSYCHOLOGY AS A SCIENCE
UNIT 2: THE BRAIN AND THE BODY
UNIT 3: THINKING, FEELING, AND CONSCIOUSNESS
UNIT 4: DEVELOPING THROUGHOUT LIFE
UNIT 5: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
UNIT 6: DISORDERS AND WELLNESS

SOCIOLOGY (1/2 Credit)

Sociology examines why people think and behave as they do in relationships, groups, institutions, and societies. This course is built to the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies

UNIT 1: WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY?
UNIT 2: WHAT IS SOCIETY?
UNIT 3: WHAT IS SOCIAL INEQUALITY?
UNIT 4: WHAT ARE SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS?
UNIT 5: WHAT IS SOCIAL CHANGE?

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES (1/2 Credit)

Multicultural Studies is a one-semester elective history and sociology course that examines the United States as a multicultural nation. The course
emphasizes the perspectives of minority groups while allowing students from all backgrounds to better understand and appreciate how race, culture and ethnicity, and identity contribute to their experiences. This course is built to the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies as well as the National Standards for History published by the National Center for History in Schools (NCHS).

UNIT 1: IDENTITY
UNIT 2: CULTURE IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY
UNIT 3: RACE AND IDENTITY
UNIT 4: THE MEDIA, RACE, AND IDENTITY
UNIT 5: UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING RACISM IN THE UNITED STATES

COLLEGE AND CAREER PREPARATION I (1/2 Credit)

High school students have many questions about the college application process, what it takes to be a successful college student, and how to begin thinking about the career

UNIT 1: PREPARE FOR COLLEGE IN HIGH SCHOOL
UNIT 2: COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE
UNIT 3: TESTING AND ASSESSMENTS
UNIT 4: FINANCIAL AID
UNIT 5: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
UNIT 6: COLLEGE AND CAREER PREPARATION

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS (1/2 Credit)

Information Technology Applications prepares students to work in the field of Information Technology. Students will be able to demonstrate digital literacy through basic study of computer hardware, operating systems, networking, the Internet, web publishing, spreadsheets and database software. Through a series of hand-on activities, students will learn what to expect in the field of Information Technology and begin exploring career options in the field.

UNIT 1: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
UNIT 2: COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
UNIT 3: SPREADSHEETS AND DATABASES
UNIT 4: INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND NETWORKING
UNIT 5: EXPLORING THE WEB
UNIT 6: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (1/2 Credit)

Computer Applications provides an introduction to software applications that prepare students to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Students will develop an understanding of professional communications and leadership skills while gaining proficiency with word processing, email, and presentation management software. Students will also be able to demonstrate digital literacy through basic study web publishing and design, spreadsheets and database software.

UNIT 1: UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS CAREERS
UNIT 2: COMMUNICATING THROUGH LETTERS AND EMAIL
UNIT 3: COMMUNICATING THROUGH FORMAL BUSINESS DOCUMENTS
UNIT 4: COMMUNICATING THROUGH PRESENTATIONS
UNIT 5: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
UNIT 6: SPREADSHEETS AND DATABASES
UNIT 7: EXPLORING THE WEB
UNIT 8: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Spanish I teaches students to greet people, describe family and friends, talk about hobbies, and communicate about other topics, such as home life,
occupations, travel, and medicine. The material in this course is presented at a moderate pace. This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

UNIT 1: ON THE ROAD TO LEARNING SPANISH
UNIT 2: HOW YOU FEEL AND WHERE YOU ARE
UNIT 3: COLORS, CLOTHING, CULTURE, AND THE CULINARY ARTS
UNIT 4: SPANISH I EXAM-1
UNIT 5: WORKING OUT, PLAYING HARD, AND PARTYING DOWN
UNIT 6: DECIR, DEBER, AND THE BODY
UNIT 7: SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH NEW EYES
UNIT 8: SPANISH I EXAM-2

Building on Spanish I concepts, Spanish II students learn to communicate more confidently about themselves, as well as about topics beyond their own lives – both in formal and informal situations. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

UNIT 1: MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
UNIT 2: GETTING OUT AND STAYING IN
UNIT 3: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, AND WHY
UNIT 4: SPANISH II SEMESTER 1 REVIEW AND EXAM
UNIT 5: OH, THE PLACES YOU’VE BEEN
UNIT 6: EAT, DRINK, AND BE ORDERED AROUND
UNIT 7: UNIT VOCABULARY
UNIT 8: SPANISH II EXAM

French I teaches students to greet people, describe family and friends, talk about hobbies, and communicate about other topics, such as sports, travel, and medicine. The material in this course is presented at a moderate pace. This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

UNIT 1: WELCOME TO FRENCH I
UNIT 2: YOU AND THE THINGS YOU DO
UNIT 3: EATING AND SHOPPING
UNIT 4: FRENCH EXAM-1
UNIT 5: SOME OF THE FINER THINGS
UNIT 6: TRAVELING AND TRANSPORTATION
UNIT 7: THE REAL WORLD
UNIT 8: FRENCH EXAM-2

French II teaches students to communicate more confidently about themselves, as well as about topics beyond their own lives – both informal and
informal address. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. The material in this course is presented at a moderate pace. This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards

UNIT 1: POPULAR AND FINE CULTURE
UNIT 2: THE PLACE WHERE WE BELONG
UNIT 3:HOME AND FAMILY
UNIT 4: : LA VIE QUOTIDIENNE EN FRANCE
UNIT 5: PARTIES, FOOD, TRAVEL, AND BUSINESS
UNIT 6:: FRENCH II REVIEW AND EXAM

Students begin their introduction to Mandarin Chinese by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning.

UNIT 1 : GREETINGS
UNIT 2 : NUMBERS 1-20
UNIT 3 : NUMBERS 21-100 AGE
UNIT 4 : FAMILY AND FRIENDS INTRO TO MEASURE WORDS: (PEOPLE) 个,
UNIT 5 : SCHOOL MEASURE WORDS CONTINUED:
UNIT 6 : ANIMALS MW FOR ANIMALS
UNIT 7 : DESCRIPTIONS HOW TO USE 是 AND 很 HOW TO USE 好 LIKE “VERY”
COLORS IN CHINA FINAL SOUND /OU/
UNIT 8 : COUNTRIES AND NATIONALITIES

This course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). The course content is aligned to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards

THE HIGH SCHOOL MANDARIN CHINESE II COURSE HELPS STUDENTS:

  1. ENGAGE IN LANGUAGE LEARNING
  2. REVIEW AND EXPAND THEIR STUDY OF COMMON VOCABULARY TOPIC
  3. GAIN A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF A WIDE RANGE OF GRAMMAR
  4. PARTICIPATE IN EXPANDED CONVERSATIONS AND RESPOND APPROPRIATELY TO A VARIETY OF CONVERSATIONAL PROMPTS
  5. COMMUNICATE MORE MEANINGFULLY USING CORRECT VOCABULARY AND GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES
  6. READ, WRITE, SPEAK, AND LISTEN FOR MEANING IN CHINESE
  7. FURTHER THEIR STUDY AND USE OF CHINESE CHARACTERS
  8. ANALYZE AND COMPARE CULTURAL PRACTICES, PRODUCTS, AND PERSPECTIVES OF VARIOUS Chinese-speaking REGIONS
  9. REGULARLY ASSESS PROGRESS IN PROFICIENCY THROUGH QUIZZES, TESTS, AND SPEAKING/WRITING SUBMISSIONS
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