Global 10 Syllabus for Ms. Laff’s Class Course Name: global history & geography II regents



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Global 10 Syllabus for Ms. Laff’s Class


Course Name: GLOBAL HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY II - REGENTS

Grade: 10 Credit: 1.0 Rank: 1.00

Prerequisite: Global History and Geography I (Global 9)
Assessment: In Global II (grade 10), all students take the NYS Global

History and Geography Regents examination in June. The Regents exam

is also the final exam for the course and counts as 20% of the final

course average. Students must pass this course and the Global History



and Geography Regents exam in order to graduate.
YOU MUST PASS THE NEW YORK STATE REGENTS FINAL EXAM TO PASS THE CLASS.
Textbook: World History: Connections to Today (Prentice Hall, 1999)

(Text book will be used in class. Students may have a text book for

home if they request it.)
Welcome! Here are the guidelines, procedures and requirements that will be utilized in this class.
The purpose for this Global 10 class is to:


  1. Give you a working knowledge of Global history, consisting of Absolutism through modern times, and review the important 9th Grade concepts. This includes knowledge of the important historical figures, their influence upon events and concepts, and geographical location and resources.

2. The skills and procedures needed to pass the cumulative knowledge and

Regents based final exam. The final exam will be formatted and

administered based on New York State standards and mandates.





  1. Give you a foundation knowledge that will combine with the material

you encountered in 9th grade. The combined knowledge will allow

you to successfully pass the 10th grade regents exam.


YOUR CONDUCT IN THIS CLASS, YOUR WORK ETHIC, AND YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS YOUR WORK WILL IMPACT YOUR ABILITY TO PASS THE CLASS AND THE REGENTS.


Areas of Study

  1. Absolutism (1550-1800)

    1. France under Louis XIV

    2. Triumph of Parliament in England

    3. Rise of the modern European state

    4. Absolute monarchy in Russia

  2. The Enlightenment (17 15-1800)

    1. The Age of Reason philosophers

    2. Enlightenment ideas spread

  3. The French Revolution(1789-1815)

    1. Eve of Revolution

    2. Creating a new France

    3. Radical France

    4. The Age of Napoleon

  4. The Industrial Revolution(1750-1900)

    1. Dawn of the Industrial Revolution

    2. Britain leads the way

    3. Hardships of the Industrial Revolution

    4. New Ideologies

    5. Industrial Revolution Spreads/Cities

  5. Revolutions in Europe and Latin America(1790-1848)

    1. “When France sneezes, Europe catches a cold.”

    2. Latin American wars of Independence

  6. Nationalism in Europe (1800-1914)

    1. Building a German State

    2. Unifying Italy

    3. Russian Reform

  7. The New Imperialism (1800-1914)

    1. A western dominated world

    2. The partition of Africa

    3. European Challenges to the Muslim World

    4. The British take over India

    5. The New Imperialism in China

    6. Japan modernizes

    7. Impact of Imperialism

  8. World War I and its Aftermath (1914-1919)

    1. The stage is set

    2. A new kind of War

    3. Making Peace

  9. The Russian Revolution (1917-1939)

    1. Two revolutions in Russia

    2. From Lenin to Stalin

    3. Life in a Totalitarian State

  10. Crisis of Democracy (1919-1939)

    1. Recovery and Economic Collapse

    2. Rise of Fascism

    3. Hitler and The rise of Nazi Germany

  11. World War II and its Aftermath (1931-1949)

    1. Aggression, Appeasement and War

    2. Axis Advances

    3. Global conflict

    4. From World War to Cold War

  12. The Cold War (1945-present)

    1. The Soviet Union

    2. Warsaw Pact vs. NATO

    3. Cold War all over (Cuban Missile Crisis, Race for Space)

  13. East Asia and Southeast Asia (1945-present)

    1. Japan as a superpower

    2. China: Reform to Revolution (Mao)

    3. Asian Tigers

  14. South Asia and the Middle East (1919-present)

    1. India seeks self rule (Gandhi)

    2. Nation building in the Middle East

  15. Africa (1945-present)

    1. Achieving Independence

    2. Struggles for Independence (Apartheid)

    3. Modern Struggles in Africa

  16. Latin America (1945-present)

    1. Forces shaping modern Latin America

Review for Regents will include 9th and 10th grade material.







For Information

For a complete review of the NYS Social Studies Learning Standards, see

http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/pub/sslearn.pdf

For the complete NYS core curriculum for Global History and Geography, see

http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/pub/sscore2.pdf (pp. 89-120)







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