9th Grade World History Syllabus

Mr. Derrick’s

9th Grade World History

Tentative Course Syllabus

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the major themes throughout world history beginning with the modern times of Renaissance and Enlightenment in Europe. Along with this, the course will use maps and other geographic tools to assist in the learning process.

 This class will teach students how the past connects with the future. Students will be able to make connections with the past that directly affect their lives today. Once students have completed the course it is my goal that they will better understand the world they live in and have a greater acceptance of others.


Knowledge and a commitment to continuous development of skills and understanding is our greatest asset to keeping up with and succeeding in this ever-changing world.  Among the habits and attitudes which form the foundation for success:

1.  Good Study skills

2.  Results, and responsibilities, not excuses

3.  Willingness to take risks and try new things

4.  Maintaining a positive attitude and outlook

5.  Common and mutual respect between student(s) and the teacher


· A History notebook will be required for this class. All assignments must be titled, dated, and kept in order in the notebook throughout the entire term. The Social Studies notebook must be a three-ring 1” binder for Notes, Assignments and Handouts. Students must have their notebook each and every day in class.  There will a notebook check roughly every two weeks.  At that point students will receive credit for the work completed

· Students will be encouraged to have the following study and organizational aids everyday in class:

o        Text Book 

o        Highlight markers

o        Pen and a pencil

o        Loose-leaf paper

NOTE:  It is the student’s responsibility to be prepared for each and every class. 

 Attendance: ECBOE attendance policy

Unit 1: Connecting Hemispheres

Chapter 1: European Renaissance and Reformation

Chapter 2: The Muslim World Expands

Chapter 3: An Age of Explorations and Isolation

Chapter 4: The Atlantic World

Unit 2: Absolutism to Revolution

Chapter 5: Absolute Monarchs in Europe

Chapter 6: Enlightenment and Revolution

Chapter 7: The French Revolution and Napoleon

Chapter 8: Nationalist Revolutions Sweep the West

Unit 3: Industrialism and the Race for Empire

Chapter 9: The Industrial Revolution

Chapter 10: An Age of Democracy and Progress

Chapter 11: The Age of Imperialism

Chapter 12: Transformations Around the Globe

Unit 4: The World at War

Chapter 13: The Great War

Chapter 14: Revolution and Nationalism

Chapter 15: Years of Crisis

Chapter 16: World War II

Unit 5: Perspectives on the Present

Chapter 17: Restructuring the Postwar World

Chapter 18: The Colonies Become New Nations

Chapter 19: Struggles for Democracy

Chapter 20: Global Interdependence





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