9th Grade Program.
The Social Studies program for 9th Grade is Global History and Geography. It provides students with the opportunity to study world cultures and civilizations and apply them to the "Five New York State Social Studies Standards." During the course of the year, students will understand the connections which exist
between the study of Global History, Geography and the complex interdependent world in which they live. They will also develop an understanding of how societies throughout history have
developed economic systems which allocate scarce resources.
Ninth grade is the first year of a two year program. The chronologically developed units of study begin with Ancient
Civilizations an culminate with the Age of Absolutism.
0200 Global History and Geography 9H
Level: Honors -1 Credit
Prerequisite: To enter this level of Global History and Geography, students must score in the 90th percentile on the reading comprehension of the California Achievement Test and have a favorable teacher recommendation.
This is an advanced course designed for the significantly above average student . Honors students must be self-directed learners, collaborative workers, complex thinkers, and active problem solvers. These students will be responsible for producing a major research project. Also, they will be exposed to a high degree of interdisciplinary English and Global Studies activities. During the year, this level student must constantly utilize the major concepts and themes that are needed to understand the connections which exist between the study of Global/Geography and the complex interdependent global society in which they live. This program culminates in a New York State Regents exam at the end of Grade 10. NCAA Approved
0202 Global History and Geography 9R
Level: Regents -1 Credit
This is a dynamic and challenging course. It develops and sharpens the tools needed for students to be self-directed learners as well as collaborative workers.. Higher level performance and problem solving skills are taught. This course focuses on the reading of a wide array of primary source materials, extensive writing activities and the development of high level conceptual thinking skills. Students will be exposed to a high degree of interdisciplinary English and historical activities. The overall intent of the course will be geared toward enforcing the major concepts and themes that are needed to understand the connections which exist between the study of Global History and Geography and the complex interdependent society in which they live. This course culminates with a New York State Regents Exam at the end of grade 10. NCAA Approved.
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