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SOCIAL STUDIES department
World History & Geography 9th Grade
What is the purpose of studying history? What can we learn today from people and cultures that existed thousands of years ago? How are we similar and how are we different? In Global Studies I, we will strive to answer and provide historical context to those questions. Through the use of readings, note taking, writing, class discussions, and other interactive activities, students will learn to analyze past events while considering the impact that those events have had on the development of the modern world. Throughout this course, students will be assessed both formally and informally; among the assessments given to students will be: Regents based tests, DBQ essays, argumentative essays, homework assignments, in class dialogue, discussion, and debate, and class participation. Through these evaluative processes, our aim is to bring meaning, order, and a greater sense of understanding to the world that exists around us.
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