This 14-page densely-packed handout is guaranteed to increase your students' comprehension, literacy, and test scores for the New York State Global History Regents Exam! It covers an entire semester's worth of information and is one of my "Reading Guides," which I have in the exact same style for every semester of the Global and US History curriculums.
Think of this packet as a 'cliff's notes' version of world history, with the 'excess' information trimmed out in order to make it 100% REGENTS-ALIGNED. It's compactness is its' greatest advantage, as students get all the essential information about Regents-aligned historical topics in just a few minutes of reading.
This handout can be used as a take home assignment for students who need Regents test prep, as well as the foundation for your daily lesson planning and sequencing calendar (which I do both). It can be printed as a document in of itself, or text from the document can be used and formatted to your own liking. The point is, the information is there. The groundwork is laid for you, regardless of how you decide you want to use it.
Students who failed the Global Regents Exam multiple times before using my packets frequently pass the Regents on their first try after being introduced to my resources. Regardless of their level of prior knowledge of history, these packets will fill-in any remaining gaps your students may have developed over the 2-year long Global History curriculum. It is chronological, easy-to-read, and self-explanatory.
This packet covers all of the essential Regents-aligned information from the first semester of the New York State 10th grade Global (World) History curriculum (September-January).
Units covered in this packet are Unit 21 (The Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment), Unit 22 (The French & Latin American Revolutions), Unit 23 (The Industrial Revolution), Unit 24 (Capitalism, Communism & Nationalism), Unit 25 (Age of Imperialism), Unit 26 (The Meiji Restoration), Unit 27 (World War I), Unit 28 (The Russian Revolution), Unit 29 (Between World War I & World War II) and Unit 30 (The Rise of Fascism)
The packet also covers the following sub-topics: Heliocentrism, Galileo, Copernicus, Reason and Logic, Contradicting the Catholic Church, John Locke, Natural Rights, the Consent of the Governed, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Separation of Powers, Democratic-Republics, Enlightened Despots, King Louis XVI, Robespierre, Napoleon, the Reign of Terror, Third Estate, 1812 Invasion of Russia, Political Stability, Simon Bolivar, Toussaint L'Overture, South America, Great Britain, Coal and Iron, Middle Class, Standard of Living, Labor Unions, Factories, Minimum Wage, Irish Potato Famine, Thomas Malthus, Agrarian Revolution, Adam Smith, Laissez-Faire, Karl Marx, the Proletariat, Private Property, the Congress of Vienna, Restore the Old Regimes, Otto von Bismarck, Guiseppe Garibaldi, Unification, Blood and Iron, Social Darwinism, White Man's Burden, Natural Resources, Opium Wars, Scramble for Africa, Berlin Conference, Shaka Zulu, Boxer Rebellion, Sepoy Mutiny, the Tokugawa Shogunate, Commodore Matthew Perry, Westernization, Industrialization, Modernization, Imperialism, Natural Resources, Cultural Diffusion, Franz Ferdinand, Nationalism, Militarism, the Ottoman Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Russian Empire, Treaty of Versailles, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Command Economy, Totalitarianism, the USSR (Soviet Union), Czar Nicholas II, Bloody Sunday, Women's Suffrage, New Nations in Europe, Yugoslavia, League of Nations, Pan-Arabism, Zionism, Balfour Declaration, Sun Yat-Sen, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Mohandas Gandhi, Civil Disobedience, Nonviolence, the Amritsar Massacre, Independence Act of 1947, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Emperor Hirohito, Propaganda, Japan
This reading guide is meant to correlate with my Global 10th grade (1st sem) Study Guide Units 21-30. That resource is a 10-page graphic organizer with Regents-aligned vocabulary words, questions, maps, cartoons, graphs and photographs that align to each unit. My students are expected to fill out the study guide after they read the correlating reading guide unit, so both packets are essential. The study guide allows students to understand what the most important information from each unit truly is.
The final step in my 3-part process are my quizzes, composed 100% of all past Regents questions. My10th grade Global Reading and Study Guides correlate to my Global Quizzes for Units 21-40. This packet specifically matches up with quizzes 21-30. Each quiz is 1.99$. My reading and study guides are 9.99$ each. All small prices to pay for a guaranteed reduction in student frustration and vastly improved test scores.
By itself, this packet will be of less value to you, since the fundamental purpose of this packet, the reading guide, is to align with my study guides and boost student performance on my Regents-aligned assessments. The intended order of events is Reading Guide -> Study Guide -> Quiz.
*I also sell 20-page packets with Thematic Essay, DBQ, DBQ Essay strategies, as well as other essential info, for 5.99 each. Many of my daily worksheets that I distribute to my students (and base off of my reading guides) are FREE in my store, and some others are .99$ each.
*Important Note: This document was created with Microsoft Word 2011. If you have an earlier version of Word, the spacing and margins on the document might cause the bottoms of the pages to not match up. This problem can be fixed with two possible solutions:
1) visually-checking the document once you purchase it and making any necessary margin adjustments on specific lines and/or pages in order to create a page-aligned packet.
2) Update your version of Microsoft Office to 2011 :)