World history in the ninth grade covers civilization patterns of different global societies from ancient to recent times. It covers events and movements that helped shape today's world.
Students learn the definition of history and its relation to other factors such as time, economics, geography and technology. They learn to trace the origins of developments and indicators of early civilizations such as trade, cities and cultural systems. Learners also identify and assess achievements of early civilizations around the world.
World history covers the rise and fall of imperial systems of governance and emergence of nation-states in Europe. Students investigate political and cultural changes that influenced the rise of the states. The subject helps students learn the forces that led to the colonization of countries and the effects experienced by the societies involved.
World history also delves into the different political movements that occurred around the world in the 19th century. Students examine the causes and effects of the movements in the affected countries; they also examine the effects of wars and their significance for foreign, domestic and government policies.
Students explore the shifts in power and status related to social and economic issues such as the caste system and slavery. They investigate causes, effects, costs and benefits of industrialization, technology and global connections.