Grade 9 begins with the Paleolithic Era and the development of the first civilizations, continues with an examination of classical societies, and traces the expansion of trade networks and their global impact. The course emphasizes the key themes of interactions over time, shifts in political power, and the role of belief systems.
The Units we will be covering this year include:
- Unit 1: Beginnings of Civilization (4 million BC-200BC)
- Unit 2: New Directions in Government and Society (2000BC-700AD)
- Unit 3: An Age of Exchange and Encounter (500-1500)
- Unit 4: Connecting Hemispheres (500-1800)