Age 9 to 11


Blast into the solar system and explore the depths of ocean. Follow American History from the first colonies, to westward expansion, to the lives of the immigrants. Learn about the 50 states and research the history of your own state. Explore the amazing human body. Read about the lives of inventors and try your hand at your own invention.

At Moving Beyond the Page we believe that children learn when they are actively engaged in their learning. This is why we include many hands on and engaging science kits to teach your child the science topics being covered. You cannot find a more hands on science curriculum available for homeschoolers. Click here to jump down to the complete list of science kits.

The Age 9-11 level uses these and many more activities to thoroughly cover the state and national standards in science, social studies, and language arts. Add Right Start Math for a complete and comprehensive homeschool curriculum.

The Age 9-11 curriculum constitutes one year of academic instruction.


  • Able to read and comprehend novels at a late 5th or 6th grade reading level
  • Able to write multiple paragraphs on a topic
  • Usually used by children in fourth or fifth grade

What's New and Different for Age 9-11

Like the Age 8-10 level, the Age 9-11 curriculum covers the standards in science, social studies, and language arts. The literature units can be bought independently from the science and social studies units. This provides you with the option of utilizing Moving Beyond the Page as an independent language arts program or as a science / social studies program to supplement your current curriculum.

There are a total of 12 literature units that accompany the Age 9-11 level. They are each designed to accompany one of the 12 science / social studies units that make up the year-long curriculum package. All units are broken down into daily lesson plans. When you begin lesson 1 of a science / social studies unit, you will also begin the first day of the corresponding literature unit. The knowledge gained in each science and social studies unit is reinforced through the corresponding literature unit.

The list below shows how each of the science and social studies units line up with the language arts units.

Science and Social Studies Unit Literature Unit
Concept 1: Relationships
Unit 1: The Fifty States
Unit 2: Energy
Unit 3: Your State
Unit 1: Poetry
Unit 2: The View from Saturday
Unit 3: American Tall Tales and Legends
Concept 2: Diversity and Interdependence
Unit 1: The Living Seas
Unit 2: Immigration
Unit 3: Biomes
Unit 1: The Cay
Unit 2: The House of Tailors
Unit 3: My Side of the Mountain
Concept 3: Discovery and Survival
Unit 1: Colonization and Revolution
Unit 2: Technology and Invention
Unit 3: Westward Expansion
Unit 1: The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Unit 2: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Unit 3: The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
Concept 4: Systems
Unit 1: Space
Unit 2: State Government and Economics
Unit 3: The Human Body
Unit 1: A Wrinkle in Time
Unit 2: Lincoln
Unit 3: Independent Study

In the Age 9-11 curriculum, your child will explore all subject areas using a hands-on and investigative approach. Oftentimes, homeschoolers are only taught reading, writing, and math during the early years, but a truly comprehensive curriculum will expose them to science and social studies as well. These subjects can be the most engaging and exciting for a young child. The curriculum is also filled with quality literature to enjoy with your child.

Because all lessons are based on state and national standards, your child will learn all of the necessary skills for his age. Your child will continue to be challenged to read and write at a higher level.

Summary of Skills

The links below will take you to the Summary of Skills for each of the concepts that make up the Age 9-11 curriculum. The Summary of Skills is a list of the state and national standards that are covered within Moving Beyond the Page. This list can be useful for your own planning purposes, but it is also quite helpful when submitting required documentation to fulfill state and local reporting requirements.

Science Kits and Manipulatives

The Age 9-11 curriculum provides a number of hands-on science kits and manipulatives. These kits will provide your child with a hands-on experience that is unparalleled in any homeschool curriculum. If you have a hands-on learner, you have found a curriculum designed with them in mind.

Science Kits and Manipulatives in Age 9-11
The Scrambled States of America Card Game
Whoever said that learning about U.S. geography had to be boring must not have played The Scrambled States of America. This game provides a fun way to enrich basic knowledge of U.S. geography. Players learn the names, capitals, nicknames, shapes and positions of the states through a myriad of visual teasers, language riddles and geography challenges. After playing, you'll see that there's more to the 50 States than meets the eye!
Original Sculpey - White (1.75lb)
America's original oven bake clay! Sculpey is soft and pliable, works and feels like ceramic clay, but will not dry out when exposed to air. Shape it into your desired form and bake according to package instructions. Once cool, it can be sanded, drilled, carved, and painted with waterbased acrylics or Sculpey brand glaze. Ideal for sculpture and children's projects.
ScienceWiz Energy Kit
Discover what energy is, how we make it now and what choices await us in the future. Build a solar car and join the race to save the planet! Learn about global warming.

Includes materials for 22 separate projects. Requires common household items and one 1.5 volt battery and one 9 volt battery.

  • Build a solar car
  • Launch a super capacitor car
  • Make an electric car
  • Spin a flywheel generator
  • Build a battery to light an LED
  • Do a kinetic chain reaction

    Get moving with kinetic energy. Store potential energy on your head. Play the energy conversion game. The supercapictor car can zoom the length of a school hallway and bounce off walls

  • Dream Catcher Craft Kit
    According to Native American legend, the Dream Catcher allows good dreams to pass through and slide down onto the sleeper. A bad dream becomes entangled in the web of the Dream Catcher.

    What Else Do I Need?

    Moving Beyond the Page encourages character development - kindness, honesty, and respect for authority. Even though we are not a religious curriculum, our curriculum is conducive to supplementing with religious stories and lessons. For example, when studying communities, you can talk about how God wants you to show kindness to everyone in your community. While many parents add their own religious studies, others choose to supplement with a separate religious curriculum.

    If your child is not yet writing in cursive, you will probably want to supplement with a cursive handwriting program.

    The Age 9-11 Full Year Curriculum Package covers science, social studies, and language arts. When purchased with RightStart Math, you will have a comprehensive curriculum for your child.

    Schedule Worksheets

    Age 9-11 Curriculum Samples

    Concept 1: Relationships

    Unit 1 - Poetry [LA]

    Lesson 5 - Figurative Language and Voice

    Unit 1 - The Fifty States [SS]

    Unit 2 - The View from Saturday [LA]

    Lesson 4 - Report Writing

    Unit 3 - Your State [SS]

    Lesson 3 - State History

    Concept 2: Diversity and Interdependence

    Unit 1 - The Cay [LA]

    Lesson 1 - Story Context

    Unit 1 - The Living Seas [S]

    Lesson 1 - Fresh Water
    Lesson 5 - The Motion of the Ocean: Waves and Currents

    Age 9-11 Curriculum Samples


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