AmblesideOnline - Year 9 Overview

"And all the time we have books, books teeming with ideas fresh from the minds of thinkers upon every subject to which we can wish to introduce children."
Charlotte Mason, Volume 3, p. 171

A Basic Overview of Year 9


  • Ruth, Samuel, 1 Kings, Ecclesiastes
  • Psalms
  • Proverbs
  • Acts, James, Galatians


  • Plutarch's Lives
  • Ourselves
  • Political Science


  • 1688-1815 including French and American revolutions
  • Salem Witch Trials
  • Declaration of Independence
  • George Washington
  • Timeline
  • Book of Centuries


  • Lewis and Clark
  • Other options

Science and Math

  • Science program
  • Short Science Biographies
  • Nature Writings
  • Nature Study
  • Astronomy
  • Math

Language Arts

  • Copywork
  • Dictation
  • Oral and Written Narration
  • Recitation
  • Grammar


  • Shakespeare
  • Pope, Cowper, Byron
  • Gulliver's Travels, Count of Monte Cristo, and more...

Foreign Language

  • Modern Language
  • Latin

Music and Arts

  • Hymns and Folk Songs
  • Artist/Picture Study
  • Composer
  • Drawing and Handicrafts

Year 9 begins high school. Students continue studying Plutarch's Lives as well as a Shakespeare play each term. They will continue with daily copywork, as well as studied dictation and grammar study. Every scheduled reading will still be narrated, either orally or in writing. Written narration should increase to more often than once a week, serving as further preparation for composition. Foreign language study continues as begun in previous years, alongside the study of Latin.

Choose a Course of Study for Year 9:


I want a basic, stripped down version, without a lot of options to choose from and a bit of a lighter load.
Year 9 Curriculum, Basic/Lite Version
36-Week Schedule

AmblesideOnline's free Charlotte Mason homeschool curriculum prepares children for a life of rich relationships with God, humanity, and the natural world.
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