This 12-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 a FREE sample of my "Reading Guide" style, which I have 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 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 9th grade Global (World) History curriculum (September-January).
Units covered in this handout are Unit 1 (Social Sciences), Unit 2 (Neolithic Revolution), Unit 3 (River Valley Civilizations), Unit 4 (Ancient India), Unit 5 (Ancient China), Unit 6 (Ancient Greece and Rome), Unit 7 (Byzantine Empire), Unit 8 (Islam & the Ottoman Empire), Unit 9 (The Middle Ages) and Unit 10 (Ancient Africa).
The packet also covers the following sub-topics: The Social Sciences (Geography, history, anthropology, archaeology, economics), adaptation, topography, climate, peninsula, archipelago, political map, physical map, primary source, artifact, population density, Human migration and the Neolithic Revolution, Bantu migration, traditional societies, traditional economies, Africa, subsistence, food surplus, agriculture, domestication, civilization, river valleys, Civilization, the Fertile Crescent, Mesopotamia, Canaan, Egypt, Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, Nile River, Jordan River, river valleys, silt, arable land, Hammurabi's Code, Assyrian, Persian and Babylonian Empires, Judaism, Monotheism, Polytheism, Cuneiform, Hieroglyphics, Pharaohs, pyramids, canals, ziggurats, hierarchy, papyrus, Old and Middle Kingdoms, Sahara Desert, Ancient India, Hinduism, Buddhism Ganges River, Indus River, Monsoons, Caste System, selfish desires, Siddhartha, Gupta Empire, math, science and medicine, golden age, number zero, Sanskrit, Ancient China, Confucianism, Daoism, geography, Yellow River, Yangtze River, cultural diffusion, ethnocentrism, filial piety, legalism, Shi Huangdi, Dynastic cycle, Mandate of Heaven, Classical Europe (Greece and Rome), Mountainous terrain, Democracy, Athens, Sparta, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic culture, Parthenon, Olympics, Alexander the Great, Roman Republic, Roman Empire, Mediterranean Sea, the Phoenicians, The Byzantine Empire, Christianity, early Russia, Constantinople, Emperor Justinian, crossroads, Justinian's Code, Greco-Roman culture, Cyrllic Alphabet, cultural diffusion, Orthodox Christianity, The Ottoman Empire, Islam, the Qu'ran (Koran), Allah, Muhammad, Abassid Dynasty, math, science, medicine, Sunni, Shiite, Caliphate, Five Pillars of Islam, Hajj to Mecca, Mediterranean Sea, The Middle Ages, the Crusades, European feudalism, three-field system, self-sufficiency, manorialism, Serfs, Nobles, Lords, Knights, Chivalry, Vikings, Catholic Church, Gothic Art, Cathedrals, Universities, Magna Carta, decentralized authority, land for loyalty, cultural diffusion, forgiveness for sins, Holy Land, trade between Europe and the Middle East, Ancient Africa (Ghana, Mali and Songhai), Mansa Musa, Gold and salt, Islam, cultural diffusion, Niger River, Trans-Saharan trade routes.
This reading guide is meant to correlate with my Global 9th grade (1st sem) Study Guide Units 1-10. This 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 is. The 9th grade (1st sem) Study Guide is also FREE. I invite you to download all of my free resources and try out their effectiveness for yourself. If your are satisfied, return to my store and purchase the either units.
The final step in my 3-part process are my quizzes, composed 100% of all past Regents questions. My 9th grade Global Reading and Study Guides correlate to my Global Quizzes for Units 1-20. My Global quizzes units 1-10 are FREE, but other quizzes are 1.99 each.
In addition, my other 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 :)