History 9: Global Studies
Who the course is designed for: all 9th grade students
This course will trace early modern and modern world history (1750 to the present) through both a thematic and chronological approach, exploring the major forces and events that have shaped the contemporary world. Each unit will focus on a meaningful global theme and will trace the development of that theme through recent history, paying particular attention to relevant current issues. The history course pairs with the corresponding English course, and there will be discussions, readings, and assessments that draw from both disciplines. Global Studies places an emphasis on the development of the skills and dispositions of global citizenship.