Course Level: General

Credits: 5

Grade Level: 9

This 9th grade, entry-level course provides students with an understanding of human development in a global context. A thematic, conceptual approach follows a chronological sequence from 1450 to the current globalization of science, technology, and culture. Students should expect engaging, bell-to-bell instruction, purposeful and focused activities, and authentic skills-based formative and summative assessments. Much of the workload for World 9 is focused in the classroom where the expectation for students is to come prepared to meet the goals of the days' lessons through active engagement and participation. Both primary and secondary texts and documents are introduced and used to foster academic reading skills and strategies. Students study historical issues of major significance, including the fall of European feudalism, the Renaissance, and the Enlightenment, major empires, mercantilism and the slave trade, political revolutions and independence movements, western dominance and world wars, environmentalism, and the impact of communication and technological progress. This course is recommended for students who are also taking English I.

Holocaust Commission Mandate

o The curricula address issues of bias, prejudice and bigotry, including bullying through the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide for all children in grades K to 12. o The implementation of this mandate will be found in the district’s K to 12 social studies curriculum,specifically in standard 6.3 (K to 4 and 5 to 8) and during the appropriate time periods in grades 9‐12 (standard 6.1, Era 11 and 6.2, Era 4)


Amistad Commission Mandate

o The mandate requires the teaching of the African slave trade, slavery in America,the vestiges of slavery in this country and the contributions of African‐Americans to our society. o Evidence is found in all grade bands in the district’s K to 12 social studies curricula, [e.g., units about slavery, civil rights, Contemporary United States History (Era 14)].

Sandshore Elementary School

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498 Sandshore Rd
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973-691-4003

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118 Cloverhill Drive
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973-927-2201

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99 Sunset Drive
Budd Lake, NJ 07828
973-691-4002

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24 Tinc Road
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160 Wolfe Road
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973-691-4006

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18 Corey Road
Flanders, NJ 07836
973-927-2208

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