NYCDOE: Passport to Social Studies – Grade 9 Unit 4 Text Set
This Passport to Social Studies text set is for the fourth unit of the Global History and Geography I course, titled: Transformation of Western Europe and Russia (1314—ca. 1750 CE). The curated collection of documents included in the text set supports students’ examination of four significant periods in global history, the Renaissance, the Reformation, Scientific Revolution, and the early Enlightenment. They will explore and practice how historians contextualize events and sources as well as investigate the Essential Question: Why are some events considered turning points in history? It is designed to be used in conjunction with the corresponding Passport to Social Studies Grade 9 Unit Guide. The primary, secondary, and tertiary sources identified for each lesson in the set have been selected to support the lesson's objective and suggested activities. For each lesson there may be a selection of print-based texts, images, maps, or photographs.
Members of the Social Studies Department worked with educators and historians to design and curate the materials provided within. This text set can be adapted and customized to meet your students’ individual needs. Each of the subsequent Grade 9 and Grade 10 units will be posted on WeTeachNYC in accordance with the NYCDOE Social Studies Scope & Sequence pacing during the 2018-19 school year.