Social Studies 9

World History and Culture I

Grade 9; 1 Credit - Two Semesters

            Understanding that the United States does not exist as an isolated country but as part of a world community presents a great challenge to the informed citizen.  World History and Culture I is part of a two-year history sequence for freshmen and sophomores.  Students study the development of the major civilizations and their impact on our multi-cultural modern world.  Since physical size, shape, location, climate and natural resources of countries and regions play an integral role in shaping history, geography is an essential component of the cycle.  Students are challenged to analyze historical developments through a variety of learning activities designed to develop research, writing, and critical thinking skills. The freshman course covers ancient history through the sixteenth century. 

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