This is the second year of Global Studies. Students continue their study of world history beginning with the Age of Absolutism in Europe; and ending with the issues that the world is facing today. In June students take a regents that includes the curriculum from both 9th and 10th grade.
Current Events- Current Events assignments are due each Wednesday unless students are told specifically that they do not need one for that week. Assignments are graded on a scale of 1 to 10 points each week and are added up to a test grade at the end of the marking period. Students are not permitted to turn current events in late. The assignment requires students to find an article about something happening outside the United States (since they are learning Global Studies) and summarize what has happened. They also need to include a paragraph describing their opinion about the event. Generally, their grade will improve with increased effort on their opinion.
Some helpful sites to find articles include:
Vocabulary Quizzes - Students have vocabulary quizzes approximately every two weeks based on content specific vocabulary. A handout of the quiz lists was given to students on the first day of school... In case they lost it, the file is below.
Geography Quizzes - Students have a geography quiz for nearly every unit that we study. Quizzes will consist of a map with locations to label. Students will be given maps to practice on as the date of the quiz approaches, and were given lists of locations they are responsible for on the first day of school... In case they lost it, the file is below.
Regents Preparation - Students will be able to purchase a review book to help them prepare for thier Regents Exam in June. Books cost about $11. Stay tuned for more specifics later in the year. A handy site to help them practice for the Regents or review information before tests is Regentsprep.org
If you are interested in what will be covered in class, please refer to the curriculum map file below.