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Global Studies Curriculum

Page history last edited by Michael J 13 years, 4 months ago

 


Link to last regents exams in Regent Review for Global Studies

From http://www.nysedregents.org


So much to teach and learn, so little time to make it happen.

The Following content that will be tested for on the Regents

(Only Unit 1 has been expanded for detail)

 

 

  • Unit One Ancient World - Civilizations and Religions (4000 BC to 500 AD)

 

    • Early peoples
      • Human and Physical Geography
      • Hunters and gatehres - nomadic groups
      • Relationship to the environment
      • Migration of early human populations
        • Out of Africa
        • Other Theories
      • Early government
        • Purposes
        • Decision making
        • Move toward more complex government systems
    • Noelithic Revolution and early river civilizations
      • Compare and contrast (Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, and Yellow River)
        • Human and physical geography of early river civilizations
        • Traditional Economics
        • Political Systems
        • Social Structures and urbanization
        • Contributions
          • Writing Systems
          • Belief Systems
          • Early technology - irrigation,k tools, weapons
          • Architecture
          • Legal Systems - Code of Hammurabi
        Identify demographic patterns of early civilizations and movement of people- Bantur migration (500BC - 1500 AD)
        • Human and physical geography
        • Casues of migration
        • Impact on other areas of Africa
      • Classical civilizations
        • Chinese ciliviations
          • Human and physical geography
          • Chinese contributions (engineering, tools, writing, silk)
          • Dynastic cycles
          • Mandate of Heaven
        • Greek civilization
          • Human and Physical Geography
          • The rise of city-states  athens/sparta
          • Contributions: art, architecture, philosphy, science - Plato, Socrates, Aristotle
          • Growth of democracy in Athens versus the Spartan political system
          • Alexander the Great and Hellenisitic culture - cultural diffusion
        • Roman republic
          • HUman and physical geography
          • Contributions
        • Indian (Maurya Empire)
          • Human and physical geography (monsoons)
          • Contributions - government systems
        • Rise of agrarian civilizations in Mesoamerica (200 BC to 900 AD)
          • Human and physical contributions(mathematics, astronomy, science and arts, architecture and technology)
          • Role of maize
          • Religion
        • The status and role of women in classical civilizations
        • The growth of global trade routes in classical civilizations
          • Pheonecian trade routes
          • Silk Road
          • Maritime and overland trade routes
            • Linking Africa and Eurasia
            • Linking China, Korea and Japan
        • The rise and fall of great empires
          • Han Dynasty
            • Human and physical geography
            • Factors leading to growth
            • Contributions
            • Causes of decline
            • Role of migrating nomadic groups from Central Asia
          • Roman Empire
            • Human and physical geography
            • Factors leading to growth (engineering, empire building, trade
            • Contributions
            • Causes of decline
            • Role of migrating nomadic groups from Central Asia
            • Pax Romana
        • The emergence and spread of belief systems
          • Place of orignin of major beliefs
          • Animism - African
          • Hiinduism
          • Buddhism
          • Chinese Philosophies
          • Judaism
          • Christianity
          • Islam
          • Legalism
          • Shintoism
          • Jainism
          Expansion of Christianity

 

 

 

  • Unit Two - Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter (500 to 1200)

 

  • Unit Three - Global Interactions (1200 to 1650)

 

  • Unit Four - The first Global Age (1450 to 1770)

 

  • Unit Five - An Age of Revolution (1750 to 1914)

 

  • Unit Six - A Half Century of Crisis and Achievement (1900 to 1945)

 

  • Unit Seven - The 20th Century Since 1945

 

  • Unit Eight - Global Connections and Interactions

 

 

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