• Welcome to World History!


    Social Studies Department-World History Grade 9

    Mrs. Kathleen McCarthy                                            

    Contact:  kamccarthy@jacksonsd.org  

    Rooms 218 & 220

    Extra help:  Rm. 218 1:38-2:15 (schedule ahead)

    Welcome to Jackson Memorial High School.  I am looking forward to an exciting and successful year with all of you.  Please review the attached introductory letter with your parents and please return it with their signature. Additional information regarding the school schedule, my schedule after school and homework assignments can be found by checking the calendar feature.  I will update any pertinent information including homework attachments to the calendar.  This will assist any students who are absent or those who have misplaced their homework.  It is a helpful tool for parents to remain updated with daily requirements.




    Description of Course Content:


    World History is a one semester social studies course required for 9th grade history students.  The purpose of the course is to provide students with a knowledge of the past required to understand the present.  The course highlights events which have shaped the contemporary world.  A chronological approach will be used to help facilitate learning.  Non-western, as well as western history is addressed.  Significant events and ideas in history and the impact of each upon the development of the modern world are discussed.  Contributions of individuals and people in history are included.  Cultural and social history, as well as political and economic history, are all integral parts of the curriculum.  By the end of the course, students will have an appreciation of democratic citizenship and historical understanding of the world. 


    Description of Expected Learning


    By the end of the course students will understand:


    1. Global Interactions, The Renaissance and Reformation NJCCCS #6.2.12 A, B, C, D


    1. Interaction Between European and Asian Cultures
    2. Renaissance and Reformation


    1. The Age of Exploration, Colonization, Nation Building, and Absolutism

              NJCCCS #6.2.12 A, B, C, D


    1. Age of Exploration
    2. Nation Building and Colonization
    3. Rise of Absolute Rule


    1. The Age of Revolutionary Change NJCCCS # 6.2.12 A, D


    1. The Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution
    2. Trace Absolutism to Revolution    


    1. Europe’s Role in the 19th Century NJCCCS #6.2.12 A, B, C, D


    1. European Nationalism
    2. Industrial Revolution
    3. Global Imperialism



    1. Causes and Consequences of World War I  NJCCCS #6.2.12 A, B, C, D


    1. Examine the World at War
    2. Effects of Global Conflict on the Modern World



    1. 20th Century Economics and Conflicts NJCCCS #6.2.12 A, B, C, D

           1.   Cold War

           2.  Preview Perspective on the Present





  • Please refer to the introduction letter found under student resources.

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