This 15-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 second semester of the New York State 10th grade Global (World) History curriculum (February-June).
Units covered in this packet are Unit 31 (World War II), Unit 32 (The Cold War), Unit 33 (The Chinese Revolution), Unit 34 (End of the Cold War), Unit 35 (End of Imperialism), Unit 36 (Conflicts in the Middle East), Unit 37 (Global Economies Post-World War II), Unit 38 (Modern Economic Issues), Unit 39 (Global Conflicts & Human Rights) and Unit 40 (21st century Issues & Beyond).
The packet also covers the following sub-topics: Appeasement, League of Nations, Poland, Bosporus & Dardanelles, Munich Conference, Hitler, Mussolini, D-Day, Stalin, Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, United Nations, Holocaust, Ideological Conflict, Superpowers, USSR, USA, Communism, Containment, Marshall Plan, Satellite States,Proxy Wars, Iron Curtain, Arms Race, Space Race, Berlin Wall, Berlin Airlift, Vietnam War, Korean War, Kim Jung-Il, Ho Chi Minh, Fidel Castro, Cuban Missile Crisis, Mao Zedong, Chiang Kai-Shek, Chinese Civil War, Long March, Taiwan, Great Leap Forward, Cultural Revolution, Peasants, Red Guard, Deng Xaioping, Four Modernizations, Tiananmen Square Protests, Hong Kong, Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Glasnost, Perestroika, Command Economy, Free-Market Economy, Lech Walesa, Solidarity, Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989, End of USSR, Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, Self-Determination, 14 Points Speech, Pol Pot, Khmer Rouge, the Subcontinent, Pan-Africanism, Jomo Kenyatta, Leopold Senghor, Julius Nyerere, Kwame Nkrumah, Nelson Mandela, Apartheid, Desmond Tutu, FW de Klerk, African National Congress, Soweto, The Middle East, Oil, Strategic Location, Israel, Palestinian Liberation Organization, Yasser Arafat, Arab-Israeli Wars, Six-Day War, Yom Kippur War, Camp David Accords, Oslo Accords, Sovereignty, Self-Determination, Yitzhak Rabin, Iranian Revolution, Ayatollah Khomeini, Islamic Fundamentalism, Traditional vs. Modern Culture, Iraq, Persian Gulf War, United Nations, Collective Security, Free Market Economy, Command Economy, Mixed Economy, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Suez Canal Crisis, European Union, Euro, Germany and Japan's Economic Miracles, Favorable Balance of Trade, Innovative Manufacturing Base, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Persian Gulf, Regulate Oil Prices, 1973 Oil Embargo, Interdependence, Globalization, Computers, Green Revolution, Sandinistas, Developing Nations, NAFTA, Trade Barriers, Economic Development, Unequal Social Classes, Scarcity, Ethnic and Religious Conflicts, India, Kashmir, Self-Determination, Balkan Peninsula, Break-up of Yugoslavia, Bosnian Genocide, Slobodan Milosevic, Tibet, the Kurds, Northern Ireland, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Chechnya, Nuclear Proliferation, Chernobyl, United Nations, Urbanization, Industrialization, Caste System, Mother Teresa, Overpopulation, the Environment, Deforestation, Desertification, Global Warming, Pollution, Overgrazing Livestock, Amazon River Basin, Sahara Desert, International Cooperation to Help the Environment and Global Migration.
This reading guide is meant to correlate with my Global 10th grade (2nd sem) Study Guide Units 31-40. 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 31-40. 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 :)