SOCIAL STUDIES 9 CREDIT COURSES
Social Studies 9 Regents - Global History and Geography: 1 Credit, Ames
This is a required course and constitutes the first half of the New York State Global History and Geography requirement. This curriculum begins with a unit on ancient civilizations and ends with “Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration.” Global History and Geography culminates in the 10th grade with a Global History Regents for all students. This Regents will assess the historical concepts, content, and skills learned in the course.
Social Studies 9 Pre-AP World History: 1 Credit, Ames
Although this is not an AP course, it is an introduction to the skills needed to succeed in AP history while fulfilling the requirement for the Grade 9 New York State Global History and Geography credit. The curriculum begins with the Pre-History Period and ends with the time period of Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration. Students will be introduced to historical research and independent study. They are encouraged to read critically and analytically from various interpretations of World History as they apply historical thinking skills when evaluating historical concepts and content.
Admission to this class will be open to students who have the recommendation of their 8th grade social studies teacher and/or their guidance counselor. If the students continue into the AP program, they will be required to take the Advanced Placement examination in May of their sophomore year and the Regents examination in Global History and Geography in June of the same year.
Advanced Placement Human Geography: 1 Credit, Ames
This course is equivalent to an introductory college level course in Human Geography. The course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the Earth’s surface. Specifically, through the interpretation of maps for geographical and statistical analysis. Students will learn concepts related to migration and landscape analysis to examine socio-economic organization and its environmental consequences. Students will be required to take the Advanced Placement Exam in May.