Welcome to Year 9 Social Studies 2017!
This course allows students to examine major turning points in the shaping of the modern world, from the late eighteenth century to the present. Students develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues especially as they pertain to international relations. Students consider multiple accounts of events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives. The following subjects will be the emphasis of this course: Napoleon to the Congress of Vienna, An Age of Democracy and Progress, The Age of Imperialism, Transformation Around the Globe, The Great War and Revolution and Nationalism,
The structure of the class will be student centered and will consist of interactive projects, presentations, group work, debates, discussions, reading and writing assignments, and lecture/note taking.This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Instead of memorising historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on historical issues.