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Ms. Carney's Global Studies Website: Syllabus and Course Competencies

Global Studies Course Overview

Welcome to Global Studies! Starting with a review of the emergence of modern Europe, students will go on a journey that takes them through the political, economic and geographical changes that Europe experienced from 1700 to the present. In addition, we will be examining the influence that Europe has had on the rest of the world. Our big goal is to answer the question “How has the past shaped the world of today?” You will work on improving Social Studies skills such as, interpreting informational texts, map reading and analysis, research skills, argumentative writing, and the proper use of MLA documentation techniques. By the end of the course, you will be prepared to move on to 10th grade, American Studies I.  

Course Competencies and Grading

Student’s grades will be based off of competencies from the C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards.


  • Change, Continuity, and Context
  • Historical Sources and Evidence 


  • Human-Environment Interaction: Place, Regions, and Culture
  • Global Interconnections: Changing Spatial Patterns 


  • Civic and Political Institutions 
  • Processes, Rules, and Laws 

Student Redemption: Students may have the opportunity to redeem a poor summative assessment grade, providing effort and preparation is shown. Effort and preparation will be determined by the number of formative assessments completed and preparation for the summative assessment. This may take a variety of forms, and is always at the teacher’s discretion. Please refer to school guidelines for more information.   


Course Syllabus