World History I

Course Description

The 9th grade World History I year is a study of world history and geography during the medieval and early modern eras. Young Kings will study the development and changes of complex civilizations, identify and explore the similarities and patterns of these civilizations, and analyze ways that concurrently developing civilizations affected each other.

RBHS 9th Grade Academy Learning Experiences

By the end of the school year, all Young Kings will have the opportunity to:

* Enhance their reading proficiency by comprehending, evaluating, and critically analyzing print and non-print texts across a range of types and content areas.

* Adapt their communication in relation to audience, task, purpose, and discipline in order to construct effective arguments through written and oral expression.

* Engage in relevant and rigorous activities to work toward mastering grade-level standards in all core subjects.

* Exhibit Pre-AP level skills in all disciplines and demonstrate that they can apply critical and creative thinking skills in all content areas, with the support of instructional scaffolds when necessary.


                                                                      Mr. Travis Bouldin                      
                                                                        Social Studies Teacher      

From the Teacher

As a teacher of World History I, my educational philosophy is that students should become inquisitive, informed, and engaged citizens who use critical thinking, inquiry, and literacy to prepare for college, careers, and civic life.

World History I Syllabus


StoryboardThat - Create storyboards

Powtoon - Create animations

Thinglink - Annotate images and videos

Padlet - Collaborate in the world

OnlineNewspapers - Thousands of newspapers from around the world

DiscoveryEducation - Social Studies

Newsela - Master non-fiction reading in any subject 

Kahoot - Create, play and share fun learning games for any subject

Unit 1:

The Americas

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Unit 2:

East Asian Empires in the Middle Ages

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Unit 3:

The Spread of Islam

Unit 4: 


West African Empires


Unit 5:

The Muhgal and Ottoman Empires


Unit 6:


Europe in the Middle Ages