9th Grade Social Studies Curriculum
9th grade social studies includes learning about many different disciplines, such as history, economics, geography, law, sociology, humanities, and anthropology. The concepts, information, and practices in social studies helps students build an informed and balanced view of our interconnected world and its citizens.
Depending on your choice for a homeschool program, the 9th grade social studies curriculum could touch on all of these subjects or just one. For example, some social studies curricula choose to combine the subjects in a unit study approach, while others utilize a separate focus for each subject per grade level. You’ll want to evaluate how your student learns best and analyze the curriculum lesson plans when making your selection.
What Do You Teach in 9th Grade Social Studies?
Typically, 9th grade social studies will consist of US History I, U.S. government, geography or world history. Depending on your preference and your state requirements 9th graders can choose from any of these courses below:
The recommended option in Time4Learning’s social studies curriculum for 9th grade is U.S. History I. However, parents can choose a different course if they prefer. Make sure to check your state requirements when making your selection too.
Learn more about Time4Learning’s ninth grade social studies lessons below.
Social Studies Objectives for Ninth Grade
Social studies as a whole aims at educating students on citizenship by providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to become responsible members of society who exhibit civic virtues and aptitudes.
For 9th grade social studies specifically, the main goal is to help students gain a deeper understanding of the historical events that have shaped our modern world. In addition, a key objective is to help them develop the ability to think critically and empathetic about social issues.
Once you choose your ideal 9th grade social studies curriculum, we recommend setting some goals that look similar to these:
- Accurately identify and sequence historical events.
- Draw connections between the past events and the present.
- Display local and foreign geographical knowledge.
- Accurately describe the different types of governments and how political power is exercised through each.
- Describe how technological advancements have impacted society throughout time.
- Explain how government policies and actions impact local and global economies and wealth distribution.
- Build respect, connection and understanding of the different cultural, social, political and historical views of others.
- Understand the impact of stereotypes, bias, privilege and power on individuals historically and today.
- Create opportunities for collaborative work to address social situations.
Time4Learning’s 9th Grade Social Studies Scope & Sequence
- Migration to America
- Early North American Cultures
- Voyages of Columbus
- The Columbian Exchange
- Spanish Exploration
- American Indians of the East Coast
- English Exploration
- French and Dutch Exploration
- Explorers and American Indians
- The Middle Passage
- The New England Colonies
- The Southern Colonies
- The Middle Colonies
- Colonial Life
- Religious Revival
- New Economies
- The Growth of Slavery
- The Enlightenment
- The French and Indian War
- Colonial Leaders
- Taxes and Protest
- Colonial Resistance
- Writing Workshop: Creating an Argumentative Essay
- The Revolution Begins
- The Declaration of Independence
- Battles of the Revolutionary War
- Turning Points in the War
- A Weak Confederation
- Compromise and the Constitution
- The Ratification Debate
- The Constitution
- The Bill of Rights
- Washington’s Presidency
- Political Parties
- Adams’ Presidency
- Expansion and Settlement
- Marshall’s Court
- The War of 1812
- The Monroe Doctrine
- Cumulative Exam
- Expanding Democracy
- The National Bank
- Growing Infrastructure
- Reform Movements
- Early Immigration
- Rights for Women
- Early Frontiers
- Indian Removal
- American Art and Literature
- Great Trails
- New Territories
- The Industrialized North
- The Economic Impact of Slavery
- The Nullification Crisis
- Slavery in American Culture
- Rise of Abolitionism
- The Missouri Compromise
- Texas and the Union
- The Mexican-American War
- Temporary Compromise
- Changing Abolitionism
- Kansas and Nebraska
- Dred Scott and the Slavery Debate
- Southern Secession
- Writing Workshop: Evaluating Research Questions and Sources in History
- Fort Sumter and the Confederacy
- Mobilizing for War
- Early Successes for the South
- Life During the War
- Turning Points
- Southern Surrender
- The Aftermath of War
- Presidential Reconstruction Stuff
- Radical Reconstruction
- Constitutional Amendments
- African Americans and Reconstruction
- Supremacy Movements
- Southern Redemption
- The Rise of Jim Crow
- Homesteaders and the Transcontinental Railroad
- American Indians on a Closing Frontier
- Cumulative Exam
Why Choose Time4Learning Ninth Grade Social Studies Homeschool Curriculum
Social studies is a subject that connects all types of people and locations. Cultures and rights need to be taken in consideration for a respectful and inclusive way of living. Time4Learning’s social studies curriculum for 9th grade helps students gain a deeper understanding of history and geography in the United States and the world.
Though many times described as boring, social studies is a fascinating subject. Our interactive lessons play a huge role in making it a fun subject to study for students. Our video lessons are led by experienced teachers who provide thorough explanations with a touch of humor, real-world connections and positive reinforcement.