Curriculum & Grading Policy
The global history and geography core curriculum is designed to focus on the five social studies standards, common themes that recur across time and place, and eight historical units. In 9th grade, students are responsible for units 1-4. We will begin with the Dawn of Civilization and conclude with Warriors on Horseback and the Revival of Europe. This curriculum provides students with the opportunity to explore what is happening in various regions and civilizations at a given time. In addition, it enables students to investigate issues and themes from multiple perspectives and make global connections and linkages that lead to in-depth understanding. As students explore the five social studies standards, they should have multiple opportunities to explore the content and intellectual skills of history and the social science disciplines.