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Grade: 9

Credit: 1 unit
1 credit of American History is required for graduation in Missouri
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The content parallels the standard 9th grade American History course, with more in-depth coverage of selected topics. The course
differs from the standard 9th grade American History course in that it is designed to prepare students for IB/AP honors courses
offered at the 11th and 12th grade levels. Thus, students are expected to read and write with a high level of proficiency. In addition
to textbook and primary source readings, the students will read multiple novels and complete rigorous written assignments
covering a number of outside readings. Course will include both take home papers and extensive in-class essay exams. Starting
with students who enter 9th grade after July 1, 2017, students will take and pass the Missouri Civics Education Initiative
Exam during this course to meet state law requirements for graduation.