9th Grade Social Science Courses

  • Introduction to Ethnic Studies
    Semester Course. Grade 9 
    Introduction to Ethnic Studies is a one-semester course designed for students to be politically, socially and economically aware of their personal connections to local and global histories. By studying the histories of race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, and culture, students will cultivate respect and empathy for individuals and solidarity with groups of people locally, nationally, and globally in order to foster compassion, active social engagement, and community building. Students will learn how to become critical thinkers who examine and analyze current day issues. This course is intended to help build inter-ethnic understanding and socio-cultural bridges in an increasingly more multicultural and multiethnic nation, which is imperative to creating a just society.