Commonwealth Innovation (CI) – English 9*, World History II, and Speech – Grade 9

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English, Social Studies


This interdisciplinary, co-taught course will encourage and enable students to participate in sustained, collaborative inquiry within a global context. Students will reflect upon the orientation of humanities topics in space and time and produce genuine solutions to real-world issues on community, national, and global scales. Students will research, write, and deliver personal, informative, persuasive, and impromptu speeches as well as conduct interviews, prepare interpretive readings, and learn storytelling. Students should have computer skills capable of independent research to complete group-based, project-based learning. This course is based on Standards of Learning from the Virginia Department of Education and prepares students for an SOL test on World History and Geography 1500 to Present.

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