page contents




Course Description


The purpose of 9th Grade World History is to develop an understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human societies.  The course highlights the nature of changes in international frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. This course will examine world history from 1450 with a focus on five historical periods: The Age of Global Encounters (1400-1750), The Age of Revolutionary Change (1750-1914), The Era of the Great Wars (1914-1945).


  • Textbook: Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective by McDougal Littell, 2003.

Overarching Course Essential Questions

  • What role should government play in the lives of its citizens politically, socially, and economically?
  • What are the economic, political, and social ramifications of expansion?
  • Who has greater influence on the sovereignty of a nation, the citizenry of the nation or the global community?


Content Sequence


  • Unit 1: Age of Revolution: French Revolution  

  • Unit 2: Industrialization and the Race for Empire

  • Unit 3: The Great War

  • Unit 4: World Between Wars

  • Unit 5: World War II


World History Syllabus


CHS Media Center


CHS Writing Resources