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OPS At Home Learning: 9th Grade

Grade level resources



9th GRADE – Algebra 1-2

(Geometry 1-2 students, please refer to 10th Grade Mathematics)

Recommended minutes per day:  45 – 60 minutes




Social Studies

Social Studies – U.S. History (9th grade)

Recommended minutes per day: 30 minutes

ACTIVITIES:Can you guess the decade?

  • Keep connected to U.S. History content with Khan Academy resources (video lessons, student readings, and quizzes) over the following eras:
    • 1960s
    • 1970s
    • 1980s
    • 1990s​
    • 2000s
  • Go further with U.S. History using the CK-12 Online Text. Select Social Studies then U.S. History to access content information, videos, and interactives on a variety of topics. 
  • View “On this day in history” clips from C-Span
  • Learn more about Omaha’s hidden history, and how local people, events, and places are connected to United States History.
    • View student projects from Making Invisible Histories Visible
  • Stay connected to current events, global issues, and reading with the NY Times Lesson of the Day, as well as resources located on the OPS Library Services page.


1960s – 1970s:

1980s – Modern Day:

CK-12 Online Text:

On this day in history:

Making Invisible Histories Visible:

NY Times Lesson of the Day:

OPS Library Services Resources:
- Opposing Viewpoints (current issues)
- Global Issues in Context (world issues)
- OverDrive (ebooks)

Language Arts / Reading

ENG 1-2 (9th Grade English)



Independent Reading:  30 minutes per day

  • Student chooses a book of interest.  This includes literary text (novel, short story, biography, autobiography, memoir, play, poetry, science fiction, fantasy, graphic novel) or informational text (topic-centered on a topic of student’s choice).  Use Overdrive or Sora to check out materials digitally for free (connects to the Omaha Public Library and the Omaha Public Schools Library).
  • Structured Reading Support
    • contains grade-level informational text with comprehension questions attached.  Currently offers an “Article a Day” for grades 6-8.  Free.
    • Achieve 3000 offers one article every day that is leveled to students’ reading level with comprehension questions for each.  Archived articles also available.  Free but requires online registration and some training to implement.
    • The NY Times offers short lesson plans featuring current event articles.



Independent Writing:  15 minutes per day

  • Student journals (diary) on topic of choice.  Can include reflections on current events, daily life, content of independent reading.
  • Students can write a play and submit for feedback using
  • Structured Writing Support
    • YouTube videos provide targeted information on topics and subtopics that include the writing process, grammar usage, punctuation, capitalization, sentence structure and style, writing modes and genres.  Free.
    • Each week playwrights are offering free lessons on playwriting.
    • NoRedInk offers interactive tutorials to teach writing and grammar concepts.  Free.\



  • TED Talks offer short speeches and presentations by a variety of speakers on multiple topics.  Free.
  • TEDx Talks focus on topics of a more global/international nature.  Free.



Science – Physical Science (9th grade)

Recommended minutes per day: 30 minutes


  • Explore Public Broadcasting System Learning Media for Physical Science videos, interactive lessons, galleries and more
  • Explore physics concepts, demonstrations, videos, and careers at Khan Academy
  • Explore climate educational materials curated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.  Students can read about News and Features, and they can explore large climate data sets.


OPS Library Services Resources:


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