Global History and Geography

 

Global History and Geography Study Resources

 

A NOTE TO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS ABOUT THIS TRANSITION REGENTS EXAM:

When using the below materials to assist you in reviewing for the Transition Global History and Geography Regents Exam, focus on topics in Units 5-8 of the Social Studies Core Curriculum. These Units are as follows:

Unit 5: Age of Revolution (1750-1914) including the Scientific Revolution

Unit 6: Half a Century of Crisis & Achievement (1900-1945)

Unit 7: The Twentieth Century Since 1945

Unit 8: Global Connections and Interactions

 

When using specific test prep questions from the past New York State Global History and Geography Regents exams refer to the following information:

  1. For multiple choice questions refer to question numbers: 1-5, 17-50
  2. For Thematic or DBQ Practice work with content that can be found within Units 5-8 of the 1998 Social Studies Core Curriculum

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS:

NYS Education Department Test Archive – Find old regents exams with answer keys to help with Regents preparation: http://www.nysedregents.org/GlobalHistoryGeography/

Crash Course in World History – View short and interesting videos from Mr. Green at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9

The Khan Academy World History – Listen to instructive podcasts for Global review: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/history

Remedial Regents Prep.- A shortened, but comprehensive look at Global History & Geography: http://edtech2.boisestate.edu/lockwoodm/

Forgot your textbook at school? Use this Text Based Review: http://historywithmrgreen.com/page2/page2.html

Brief Unit Focused Review from Prentice Hall/Pearson: http://www.phschool.com/curriculum_support/brief_review/global_history/index.html

Use the Pearson Test Prep. App. for your smart phone:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prentice-hall-brief-review/id400724023?mt=8

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS:

NOTE: SCORING PROCESS AND USE OF U.S. HISTORY INFORMATION  

See “Demystifying the Holistic Scoring Process in Social Studies,” Power Point, slide 49 states this: In Global History, can we rate essay responses in which students wrote about the United States?

  1. Many topics in Global and U.S. History are intertwined. (The Cold War, The Middle East, Vietnam War, etc.)
  2. Not all essays will automatically exclude the use of information on the U.S. as part of an acceptable answer.
  3. An example of this can be found on the June 2011 Global History and Geography thematic essay. This can be found online at: http://www.nysedregents.org/GlobalHistoryGeography/611/20110615-gh-rg1.pdf.

Regents Review Live Work Group Part II & III Resource Collection for the Transition Global History and Geography Regents Exam 

Teacher/ Students Resource Guide for viewing and practicing along with Regents Review 2.0 episode.

Text based resources for teachers: http://www.abookintime.com/ancients/ancientworld.html

Flowcharts for teaching the major concepts: http://www.flowofhistory.com/fc113png

Inspiration for adding and adapting your approach to teaching History: http://teachinghistory.org/

Primary Source Archives for teaching History: http://docsteach.org/

Big Think- world renown visionaries provide inspiration for specific topics: http://www.youtube.com/user/bigthink

Smarter Everyday- wonders of the world all on video: http://www.youtube.com/user/destinws2

PBS Idea Channel-Attention grabbing videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/pbsideachannel

TED Ed-Education Based TED Talks: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDEducation

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