The Global History and Geography Regents Examination is being changed.
The transition exam will move from testing two years of Global History and Geography to testing material presented in Grade 10 only (approximately 1750 – present).
In 2014 the New York State Board of Regents adopted the New York State K – 12 Social Studies Framework, which replaces the 1998 Social Studies Resource Guide with Core Curriculum.
The State Education Department (SED) released guidance and support documents for the Framework; the Field Guide and the NYS K – 12 Social Studies Toolkit.
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To successfully write a thematic essay response, a student must be prepared to take between 50-55 minutes writing an essay based upon a theme (topic).
Familiarize your students with the different types of multiple choice questions on the exam, which include recall, data-based questions, political cartoon-based questions, and map-based questions.
Students should know that the majority of the multiple choice part of the test is in chronological order.
The new Regents Examination in Global History and Geography II will be based on the Framework.
This Fact Sheet outlines the changes to the Global History and Geography II Regents Examination.