Thematic Essays For Global History Regents
Global connections and links are two components to learning social studies; concepts of cultural diffusion, migrations, multi-regional empires, belief systems, trade, and conflicts are explored.
According to the Department of Education of New York, the five learning strands for social studies are: History of the United States and New York, World History, Geography, Economics, and Civics, Citizenship, and Government.
History of the United States and New York: students will be able to use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York.
World History: students will be able to use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in world history and examine the broad sweep of history from a variety of perspectives.
Explain the historical circumstances that led to the idea, an action taken because of this idea, and how the idea affected society.
(Gorbachev and Glasnost/Perestroika, Napoleon's Code, William and Mary's Glorious Revolution and Bill of Rights) - Collapse of Governments.
(Island geography isolated Japan, Mountains isolated the Greek polis, Sahara Desert isolated North from Sub-Saharan Africa, Nile River and Mediterranean Sea increased interactions). Choose 2 20th Century political events, explain them, and show their impact on society.
(Rise and Fall of Communism, Cultural Revolution, End of apartheid, Berlin Wall construction or dismantling, etc) (Individuals) Choose two historical figures, explain their ideas, and how they positively or negatively affected the world.
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