Grade 9 Social Studies Framework

The New York State Grade 9 Social Studies Framework is designed to prepare students for college, careers, and civic life with courses that are rigorous and aligned to the New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies.

Hunter gatherer community near a waterfall on a summer day with with lots of palm trees

9.1 DEVELOPMENT OF CIVILIZATION

(Standards: 2, 3, 4; Themes: TCC, GEO, ECO, TECH)

Diverse hands holding puzzle pieces with various religious symbols

9.2 BELIEF SYSTEMS: RISE AND IMPACT

(Standards: 2, 3; Themes: ID, SOC)

Roman knights fighting in a shallow stream

9.3 CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS

(Standards: 2, 3, 5; Themes: MOV, TCC, GEO, GOV, CIV)

Travelers and their horses walking along the silk road

9.4 RISE OF TRANSREGIONAL TRADE NETWORKS

(Standards: 2, 3, 4; Themes: ID, MOV, GEO, ECO, TECH, EXCH)

Detail of a mosaic depicting Justinian I in the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna.

9.5 POLITICAL POWERS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

(Standards: 2, 3, 4, 5; Themes ID, MOV, GOV, CIV, TECH)

Two people, one lying in bed and the other on the floor with the black plague

9.6 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL GROWTH AND CONFLICT

(Standards: 2, 3, 4; Themes: TCC, GEO, GOV, ECO, EXCH)

Painting of the Ming Dynasty

9.7 THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND THE MING DYNASTY PRE-1600

(Standards: 2, 3, 4, 5; Themes: ID, MOV, GEO, SOC, GOV, EXCH)

Mansa Musa I, the 10th emperor of Mali holding a sword

9.8 AFRICA AND THE AMERICAS PRE-1600

(Standards: 2, 3, 4, 5; Themes: ID, MOV, GEO, GOV, EXCH)

King Louis XIV in a very fancy blouse

9.9 TRANSFORMATION OF WESTERN EUROPE AND RUSSIA

(Standards: 2, 3, 5; Themes: ID, MOV, TCC, GOV, CIV, TECH, EXCH)

European colonization of indigenous countries

9.10 INTERACTIONS AND DISRUPTIONS

(Standards: 2, 3, 4; Themes: MOV, TCC, GEO, SOC, GOV, CIV, ECO, TECH, EXCH)

StoryMap Collections

As a part of creating new and better tools for educators, the DCWNY Team has also created Collections of StoryMaps with the GeoInquiry and corresponding map. There are two versions, a teacher and student, that can be used. The instructions for the GeoInquiry have been updated to function with the current Map Viewer in ArcGIS Online.