The ninth grade social studies honors program at W. Tresper Clarke High School in the East Meadow School District prepares students to master the emerging Common Core curriculum standards and achieve success with the Global History and Geography course. The program has an additional instructional objective of preparing students to be successful in the tenth grade Advanced Placement World History course and national exam. This CAP provides projects that allow students to achieve both Common Core objectives and AP course expectations. Long-term and short-term projects are included in this CAP, providing instructors with options for developing historical and critical thinking skills in their students. Many opportunities to facilitate student-centered learning allow classes to analyze text, organize ideas, and write and present knowledge in a variety of ways.