Learning Resources for

9th Grade


Ninth graders will focus on grammar, vocabulary, analysis, writing reports and public speaking. They’ll usually start pre-algebra, Algebra I, or geometry, and will be introduced to more complex science classes including biology or chemistry. Their classes will be rounded out with social studies classes such as geography, ancient or modern history. Find resources here to learn any of these topics in a format that works for you - online classes, books, apps, and much more.

Art history

Art History   7th - College | Online class

We understand the history of humanity through art. From prehistoric depictions of bison to contemporary abstraction, artists have addressed their time and place in history and expressed universal...

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Art history basics

Art History   7th - College | Online class

New to art? This is a good place to start. Art gives us access to the way people at different moments in history have understood the world. Jump in and explore!

Free

Articulation Station Pro

Articulation   Pre-K - College | iPhone/iPad

“Little Bee Speech has created a real gem. Articulation Station Pro is by far the best articulation app out there. It’s a must have app in the S-LP toolbox!” -Renena Joy, SLP Learn how to pronounce...

$60

Articulation Station Pro Español

Spanish   Pre-K - College | iPhone/iPad

“This is one of the best speech-language therapy apps currently available in Spanish. My clients are familiar with the English version of Articulation Station Pro and are now able to work...

$45

Art of Asia

Visual Arts   7th - College | Online class

This section looks at the art and cultures of Imperial China (for ancient China please see the section, “Ancient Art and Civilizations” above), Hindu and Buddhist from South Asia, the great temple...

Free

Art of Mexico in the 19th century

Art History   9th - College | Online class

The landscapes of José María Velasco and the first art school in the Americas, the Real Academia de San Carlos

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Art of Southeast Asia

Art History   4th - College | Online class

Discover the extraordinary art and architecture of this vast region which includes palaces, temples and mosques inspired by the Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic religions.

Free

Art of the ancient Mediterranean

Art History   7th - College | Online class

Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, Assyrians, and Persians – no wonder we need an introduction!

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Art of the Islamic world

Art History   7th - College | Online class

Early Period (c. 640-900 C.E.) From the rightfully guided caliphs who succeeded Muhammad, through the Umayyads’ Dome of the Rock and Great Mosque of Damascus, to the decline of Abbasids rule.

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Art School Boot Camp

Visual Arts   6th - College | Online video/YouTube

Welcome the first session of Art School Boot Camp! I’m Christine Fleming, illustrator at Might Could Studios. Attending art school easily costs more than $50,000 in tuition alone. Most people can’t...

$15 monthly

A Short History of Nearly Everything

History   7th - College | Audio CD/MP3, Book, ebook/Kindle

In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail—well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his...

$10

Asian Maps and Geography

Asian Geography   4th - 9th | Online resource

Unique online map games for Asia – hear the names of countries and capitals pronounced. Plus maps of Asia and information on Asian countries, capitals, geography, history, culture, landmarks and...

Free
Offers paid add-ons

Astronomy

Astronomy   6th - College | Website

From our solar system neighbors to the edge of the galaxy....space and its endless possibilities have always captured the interests of children of all ages. From hunting water on Mars to living in...

Free

Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe

Astronomy   6th - High School | Book, ebook/Kindle

Explore the curiosities of the cosmos in this engaging book! Too often, textbooks go into more detail than readers have in mind when they want to learn a little something about astronomy. This is...

$10

Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition

Astronomy   9th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

For a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner’s guide has been completely revised to bring...

$15

Astronomy Course Assistant

Astronomy   7th - College | Android, iPhone/iPad

Astronomy app great for any college-level introductory computational course. Includes planets, moons, stars, solar objects, more. Customize your location. Get an overview of constellations,...

$5

Astronomy Crash Course

Astronomy   9th - College | Online class, Online video/YouTube

Welcome to the first episode of Crash Course Astronomy. Your host for this intergalactic adventure is the Bad Astronomer himself, Phil Plait. We begin with answering a question: “What is astronomy?”

Free

Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space

Astronomy   7th - College | Online class

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about modern astronomy. We will help you get up to date on the most recent astronomical discoveries while also providing...

Free
Offers paid add-ons

A Time to Heal

Literature   9th - High School | Book

A Time to Heal contains 60 selections of essays, narratives, and poems; 5 are Biblical selections, and 11 contain Anabaptist themes. The study exercises are more extensive than in Grade 8. The...

$23

Atlas of Africa

African Geography   2nd - College | Website

Free political, physical and outline maps of Africa and individual country maps. Detailed geography information for teachers, students and travelers. Also includes full geographic data, a summary...

Free

Atlas of Asia

Asian Geography   2nd - College | Website

A guide to Asia including maps facts and information about Asia, free printable map of Asia.  Page includes detailed geographical facts about the continent and its countries, a summary of Asian...

Free

Aussie Vocal Coach

Singing   7th - College | Online video/YouTube

Aussie Vocal Coach is for people who want to discover how to sing and improve their voice. Inside this site you will find: - A collection of free singing lessons that will teach you how to develop...

Free

Auto Repair For Dummies

Car Repair & Maintenance   7th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

The top-selling auto repair guide—400,000 copies sold—now extensively reorganized and updated. For new or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics, this illustrated how-to guide has long been a must and...

$16

¡Avancemos! Homeschool Spanish Package

Spanish   6th - High School | Online resource, Product

¡Avancemos! includes the perfect blend of culture, instruction and interaction, enabling and motivating students to succeed. Get your package today! Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Spanish program,...

$96

A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian

Astronomy   9th - College | Online/YouTube video

Produced in partnership with the Smithsonian, these 18 lavishly illustrated lectures take you from our solar system to the farthest reaches of space and time.

$20 monthly

Babbel

Languages   7th - College | Online resource, Android, iPhone/iPad

Babbel is the new way to learn a foreign language. The comprehensive learning system combines effective education methods with state-of-the-art technology. Interactive online courses will improve...

$13 monthly

Backyard BBQ Science

Chemistry   1st - High School | Online/YouTube video

Series of at-home experiments based on things you'll have on hand for a backyard BBQ such as the "soda can crusher", "screaming gummy worms," the "smoke ring launcher," and the classic "diet coke...

Free

Bacteria and archaea

Microbiology   7th - College | Online class

They’re everywhere. They number in the millions of trillions of trillions. They live on every surface, in every environment, and even in your gut. That’s right…I’m talking about prokaryotes! Learn...

Free

Baking and Pastry: Mastering the Art and Craft

Pastries   6th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

The leading learning tool for all levels of baking and pastry ability, newly illustrated and updated Praised by top pastry chefs and bakers as “an indispensable guide” and “the ultimate baking and...

$38

Basic Concepts of Music Theory

Music Theory   7th - College | Audio CD/MP3

Jamie Henke teaches Music 151, an introductory course for non-music majors, which includes these podcasts she made about music history, and one video about how to write a melody.

Free

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