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9th Grade
Rhetoric I
Thursdays at Pines Baptist Church. This information applies to the 2018-2019 academic year. Parents are welcome to purchase teacher manuals in addition to the required materials. We simply ask that students not be given access to teacher manuals. Teachers and times are subject to change up until the beginning of classes.
Literature III
8:30 - 9:40 am
IEW Ancient History Using great works of literature, this course is designed to foster students’ love of reading as they encounter classic books and discuss them in class. Students will develop analytical skills in preparation for higher level course work and to enjoy great stories.

Teacher: Mrs. Pittman

Romeo and Juliet The Chosen
The New Pilgrim's Progress Frankenstein
A Christmas Carol Poetry Unit TBA
Composition Notebook
Versions are important. Please purchase the versions indicated via the links provided. Digital versions are acceptable if available.
Life Science B
9:45 - 10:55 am
Life Science Texbook The Life Science class is designed to introduce the student to important topics in Biology and impart important high school level study skills.  Students will become familiar with the classification of life, cell structure, cell activities, cell cycle, protein synthesis, genetics, genetic changes, origins of life, microbiology, structure and function of plants, and plant classification and reproduction. This class continues the prior year's endeavor with a focus on Kingdom Animalia.

Teacher: Mrs. Pittman

Textbook BJU Life Science Student Text, 4th Ed.
Lab Manual Life Science B Lab Manual
Students who purchased these materials for Life Science A in 8th grade do not need to purchase anything.
Cultural Geography
11:00 am - 12:10 pm
Literature The textbook provides a survey of geographic principles through a regional approach. Beginning in North America, students will "travel" from continent to continent around the world studying the geography, cultures, land forms, climates, resources, economy, religions, and government of each country. This new edition features a new opening chapter and is filled with photographs, charts, maps, and first-person accounts that make this "virtual world tour" an exciting and stimulating exploration of world geography and culture.

Teacher: Mrs. Taylor

Textbook Cultural Geography, 4th Ed.
Activities Manual Student Activities, 4th Ed.
Test Booklet Tests, 4th Ed.
Honors Algebra I
1:00 - 2:10 pm
BJU Algebra I Algebra I focuses on the integration of algebraic concepts in technology and real-life applications, presenting topics in logical order with detailed examples that promote student comprehension and retention. Students explore the simplification, solving, graphing and interpretation of linear, exponential, radical, quadratic, and rational functions both manually and with technology. Additional review exercises are carefully designed for student review, retention, and preparation for the next lesson. This is the class that opens the door to higher mathematics!

Teacher: Mr. McChesney

Textbook BJU Algebra I, 3rd Ed.
Writing III
2:15 - 3:25 pm
Writing with Skill This third volume of the groundbreaking Writing with Skill series prepares students for advanced work in rhetoric and composition. Straightforward, detailed instructions lead students through brainstorming, researching, and constructing original compositions. This two-strand course includes Season Three of Analytical Grammar, which teaches punctuation. Students will review a firm knowledge of English grammar to provide step-by-step instruction for writing essays. The Analytical Grammar program is used in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades.

Teacher: Mrs. Taylor

Writing Text Writing with Skill, Level 3
Grammar Analytical Grammar
Optional: Writing with Skill, Instructor Text. Students should not have access to the instructor text. AG materials are used for 7-9 grades. Students entering Equip for the first time in 9th grade should review Seasons 1 and 2 of Analytical Grammar over the summer since the R1 writing class will focus on Season 3.
Speech
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Speech Speech is an elective course designed to cultivate and refine the student’s public speaking skills. Students work on writing, memorizing, and delivering the speech of their choice and are encouraged to participate in our speech tournament with students from our other locations.

Teacher: Mr. McChesney

No textbook required.

If your student enrolls in classes from more than one Equip academic level, please be sure to order materials from the correct classes. If you are unsure about anything, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. McChesney.


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