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Knowledge That A 9th Grader Should Have

  1. Posted by Max in Ninth Grade |
  2. November 16th, 2009 |
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English Language Arts

  • Reading
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Research

Social Studies

  • Explain the influence of Athenian government and philosophy on other civilizations.
  • Summarize the essential characteristics of Roman civilization and explain their impact today.
  • Explain the rise and growth of Christianity during the classical era.
  • Explain the impact of religion in classical Indian civilization.
  • Explain the influence of the Byzantine Empire.
  • Summarize the origins, beliefs, and expansion of Islam.
  • Summarize the influences of trans-Saharan trade on Africa.
  • Compare the origins and characteristics of the Mayan, Aztecan, and Incan civilizations.
  • Summarize the functions of feudalism and manorialism in medieval Europe.
  • Analyze the upheaval and recovery that occurred in Europe during the Middle Ages.
  • Compare the impact of the Renaissance and the reformation on life in Europe.
  • Explain the long-term effects of political changes that occurred in Europe during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries.
  • Summarize the origins and contributions of the scientific revolution.
  • Explain the ways that Enlightenment ideas spread through Europe and their effect on European society.
  • Explain the significant changes that took place in China in the nineteenth century.
  • Explain the impact of European involvement on other continents during the era of European expansion.
  • Compare the revolutions that took place on the European and American continents in the nineteenth century.
  • Explain the causes and effects of transformation in Europe in the nineteenth century.
  • Compare the political actions of European, Asian, and African nations in the era of imperial expansion.
  • Summarize the causes of World War I.
  • Summarize the worldwide changes that took place following World War I.
  • Explain the impact of the Great Depression and political responses in Germany, Britain, and the United States.
  • Explain the causes, key events, and outcomes of World War II.
  • Compare the ideologies and global effects of totalitarianism, communism, fascism, Nazism, and democracy in the twentieth century.
  • Exemplify the lasting impact of World War II.
  • Summarize the ideologies and global effects of communism and democracy.
  • Summarize the worldwide effects of the Cold War.
  • Compare the challenges and successes of the movements toward independence and democratic reform in various regions following World War II.
  • Summarize the impact of economic and political interdependence on the world.


  • Algebra
  • Patterns, generalizations, algebraic operations and symbols and matrices
  • Algebraic expressions in problem-solving situations
  • Equations and inequalities
  • Interpretations of slopes and intercepts
  • Linear functions and date representations
  • Systems of linear equations
  • Quadratic functions and data representations
  • Other functions like exponential growth and decay

Physical Science


  • History of atomic models and atomic theory
  • Atomic structure and the periodic theory
  • Structure and properties of matter
  • Chemical bolds and reactions
  • Basic nuclear chemistry
  • Acids and bases
  • Carbon chemistry including polymers


  • Forces and motion
  • Conservation of matter and energy and increase in disorder
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Interaction of energy and matter
  • Wave phenomena, characteristics and behavior, including electromagnetic and sound waves