Global History and Geography I is a curriculum designed to provide both an overview of world regions and an analysis of the interactions between societies from ancient times to the Age of Absolutism. Students will develop and apply historical skills and concepts and use a variety of models to convey their understanding of the past.
The Global History and Geography New York State Regents curriculum provides students with the opportunity to explore what is happening in various regions and civilizations at a given time. In addition, it enables students to investigate issues and themes from multiple perspectives and to make global connections that lead to in-depth understanding. In helping students answer these questions, the course will engage students in the study of history, geography, economics, government, and civics.
Knowledge and Skills Objectives
- This course encourages the students to view an area's geography, political and social structure and see how these factors influence the daily lives and history of the people they are studying.
- To continue to utilize and distinguish and analyze primary and secondary sources.
- To continue to enhance one’s ability to formulate and support it using historical evidence.
- To think critically about historical events in order to draw conclusions about the past and present.
- To define, develop and practice research skills.