Constructed Response Question Sets US History No.2 **NEW REGENTS STYLE**
This product contains constructed response questions (CRQ) modeled on the New York State Global History and Geography Regents.
At this writing, the US History Regents format has not been established and it may or may not include CRQ as on the Global exam. I created these for my 8th graders studying US History because I want them familiar with this test item format even before 9th grade. Though these are created for my 8th grade class, they are perfectly suitable for 11th graders, from whom one might anticipate more elaborate responses to the same prompts. I have included the appropriate grade 11 NYS social studies frameworks references.
The assessments were designed following the instructions at the New York State Education Department web site: https://www.engageny.org/resource/regents-exam-global-history-and-geography-ii
Constructed response question sets consist of a pair of documents with three questions. Question 1 addresses the historical or geographic context of document 1. Question 2 addresses the reliability of document 2 based on internal factors. Question 3 asks the student to use both documents to examine cause-effect relationships, compare-contrast analyses, or a turning point.
There are two question sets for each of 5 topics: WW 1 and Roaring 20s, Great Depression, World War II, Cold War, Civil Rights. That's 10 document pairs. The question sets are in HTML format. There is a teacher version and a student version of each. The teacher version includes source citations, New York State Social Studies Framework references for both grade 8 and grade 11, and claims from the new Performance Level Descriptors. The teacher version also includes an answer key. One question set should take a student 15-20 minutes to complete (I find my students try to write too much sometimes, if you can believe that!)
These documents print easily from your browser or can be copy-pasted into word processors if you want to make your own edits. Page breaks are built into the files so they print on separate pages, student and teacher versions. The files are named as follows: 1.ww1_20sCRQ_2sets.html, 2.GreatDepressionCRQ_2sets.html, 3.WW2CRQ_2sets, 4.ColdWarCRQ_2sets.html, and 5.CivilRightsCRQ_2sets.html. The documents themselves are PNG format images and are located in folders named as follows: 1.ww1_20sCRQ_2sets_files, 2.GreatDepressionCRQ_2sets_files, 3.WW2CRQ_2sets_files, 4.ColdWarCRQ_2sets_files and 5.CivilRightsCRQ_2sets_files. This way you can use the documents for other things.
ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE:
- The grading rubric I have been using for these. NYSED has not made a rubric available yet. I devised this from the video at EngageNY.org. It reflects the performance level descriptors provided by the State Ed. Dept.
- Two (2) PowerPoint presentations that I use to teach reliability factors. The CRQ only addresses the reliability factors of bias, point of view, audience, or purpose. However, these powerpoints include them all.
- A ZIP file named upload_teacherswebhost_com.zip. This is a little bonus sampler containing 51 multiple-choice questions on the20th century. This package is coded to install at TeachersWebHost.com (no need to unzip!). A video is included showing how to install and edit the questions. You can generate all sorts of assessments using these (printed tests, online auto-corrected tests, jeopardy-style games, etc.). TeachersWebHost.com is a truly excellent web site for student assessments and it integrates well with Google Classroom.