Global History and Geography I (Grade 9)
Students are placed in a co-teaching setting or a small class setting as assigned by the Committee on Special Education. Students in a co-teaching class participate in all regents level general education lessons and testing, but are assisted by two teachers in the setting and offered the necessary accommodations and modifications to comply with their IEPs. Students in the special education settings are provided remediation, as well as parallel instruction while being offered the accommodations and modifications to comply with their IEPs. Students are being prepared for the Global History Regents. The Global History I Regents core curriculum is designed to focus on the five Social Studies Standards, and six Social Studies Practices while implementing Reading and Writing Standards for Literacy. Global I 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. Global I culminates with a Final Exam in June.