Ursa Minor Learning Year 9

“Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.” -Atifete Jahjaga

Subject headings are linked to pages listing options for expanding those topics of study. We are also working on listing options to the main curriculum on these pages.

History

Citizenship

English

Recitation 

  • Memory Work
    • 3 poems per term
    • 1 passage from Shakespeare per term
    • 1 passage from The Odyssey per term

Languages

Science

  • Map Drills
    • Locate places from Current Events and mark on map
    • Locate places from History, Literature, and Science readings and mark on map
    • Consider how the physical geography of these locales impact these events

Math

We like The Art of Problem Solving math sequence which follows from their Beast Academy for younger kids. They offer math beyond the traditional algebra to calculus path, which we include in our sequence. There are plenty of math curricula out there and most of them can be used just fine with UML.

  • AOPS Number Theory
  • AOPS Intermediate Algebra

Logic

The Feast

Free Reads

  1. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  2. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  3. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  4. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin
  5. Self-Reliance and Other Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
  7. Folklore, Memoirs, and Other Writings : Mules and Men, Tell My Horse, Dust Tracks on a Road, Selected Articles by Zora Neale Hurston
  8. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  9. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
  10. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  11. Little Brother by Corey Doctrow
  12. M Is for Magic by Neil Gaiman
  13. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  14. The Best Short Stories of O. Henry (Gift of the Magi and The Ransom of Red Chief)
  15. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. LeGuin
  16. Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher by Lewis Thomas

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