• Delaware Recommended Curriculum

    Grade 9 Civics  

  • Students study the assumptions upon which governments are founded, and the strategies governments employ to achieve their goals.  With respect to the United States, students learn the unique features of American representative democracy, the constitutional separation of powers, and the rule of law. Citizens need to comprehend that an essential premise of representative democracy is the willingness to place a premium on personal participation in social decision-making.  Studying civics prepares students to translate beliefs into actions and ideas into policies, to discharge their responsibilities while protecting their rights and the rights of others.
  • Delaware Recommended Curriculum

    Grade 9 Geography

     

    Regional Planning

     

    This link to the Delaware Geographic Alliance has been developed to support teachers of this course. Find the course syllabus, unit plans, teaching tools, hand-outs and readings, case studies and assessment tools.

    The context for this course is contemporary and practical, drawing from problems encountered and solutions reached in local communities. Students apply the knowledge, skills and perspectives of geography. They research problems, analyze data, and suggest solutions using a GIS-based approach.

    Funding and support for this project came from the Delaware Geographic Alliance, the Delaware GeoEducation Committee, the Delaware Space Grant, the National Geographic Society, the Social Studies Coalition of Delaware, and the Wilmington Area Planning Council.