GS9 Per 1,4, and 6 Course Syllabus

Global Studies 9

Course Expectations: GS9 L1

Instructor: Mr. Olander                                       Email:

Class Rules

  1. Respect yourself and others.


  2. When the bell rings students will be in their seats. If you are not to class by the time the bell rings, you are considered tardy.


  3. Use appropriate language and behaviors.


  4. Raise your hand to talk.



  6. Cellphones and devices must be put away. I will let you know when it is ok to use them.


  7. I expect your best effort. Have high expectations for yourself.


  8. ALWAYS cite your sources.

Class Materials (required daily)

  1. A three-ring binder for Global Studies only.


  2. Pen or pencil.


  3. Textbook (World History)


  1. Homework is worth 10% of your quarter grade.


  2. Classwork:will include class activities, projects, tests, quizzes and other assignments and will be worth 90% of your quarter grade.


  3. Each semester exam is 20% of the semester grade.


Late/Redo Policy

Homework can be handed in late, until the date of the topic assessment.  After that point, assignments cannot be made up.  Essays can be redone after they are submitted if students schedule a teacher meeting with evidence they have identified ways to improve their work.  



Homework Expectations

Homework is given on a daily basis and focuses on data collection. The emphasis is reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and basic analytical skills. Students are expected to develop and practice good study habits by means of preparing on a nightly basis for class by either completing homework or reviewing class materials.

Course Outline

  1. South Asia
    1. Geography and its impact on the people
    2. The Culture of South Asia today: Religion and social stratification
    3. The History of South Asia
      1. Imperialism, nationalism, and independence
      2. Challenges after independence
      3. Challenges facing South Asia today


    4. Japan and Korea
      1. Geography and its influence of the culture of Japan and Korea
      2. History of Japan and Korea
        1. Traditional society and its modernization
        2. 20th century conflict and growth
        3. The Conflict between North and South Korea
  2. East Asia
    1. China
      1. Geography and its impact on the people
      2. Culture of China: Philosophical traditions and their influence today
      3. History of China:
        1. Dynastic rule and imperialist threats
        2. Rise of communism and the modern state
        3. China in the 21st century and its relationship to the U.S.
  3. Sub-Saharan Africa
    1. Geographic diversity and its impact on the people
    2. History of sub-Saharan Africa
      1. Traditional African cultures and the threat of imperialism
      2. Independence for Africa and the struggle to establish democracy
      3. Challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa today.


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