By Dennis Urban
on Monday, May, 19th, 2014 in farmingdale, regents, Regents Review, regentsprep.org, science, social studies, testprep, trigonometry, us history.
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The folks at Long Island Regents Prep know you have a lot of options when choosing Regents Review Courses, with test prep companies offering review classes at Adelphi, Molloy, and Hofstra. But we’re different. Our company is owned and operated by current, NYS-certified Long Island high school educators, who teach at top-performing schools throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. Plus, our classes are affordable–a fraction of what a tutor would cost–and are conveniently located on the Nassau-Suffolk border, at Farmingdale State College. See our Regents Review Schedule at liregentsprep.com, and contact us if you have any questions.
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United States History and Government Regents Review
U.S. History Regents Review Flash Cards
Mr. Klaff’s United States History and Government Review Sheet
Dr. Urban’s U.S. History Notes
Global History and Geography Regents Review
Global History Regents Review
Mr. Klaff’s Global Studies Review Sheet
Global Regents Review Links
Brief Review in Global History and Geography
Integrated Algebra Regents Review
Integrated Algebra Regents Study Guide
Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents Review
New York Regents Test Prep Workbook for Algebra 2 and Trigonometry
Mr. Ellis’s Algebra 2/Trigonometry Review
Geometry Regents Review
Geometry Review Booklet – NYC Department of Education
Mr. Kennedy Math – Geometry Regents Review
Regents Geometry Review Notes – Columbia Secondary School
Chemistry Regents Review
New York State Chemistry Review
Chemistry Review Sheets and Study Guides – Rosen Review
Mr. Kent’s Chemistry Page
Living Environment Regents Review
Biology/Living Environment Regents Review Links
New York State Living Environment Review
Review Sheets with the Key Ideas and Performance Indicators
Earth Science Regents Review
Earth Science Regents Review Materials
Ken Gould’s RegentsEarth Site
Regents Earth Science Review
Physics Regents Review
St. Mary’s Physics Online
A-Plus Physics Regents Review
on Monday, May, 21st, 2012 in global, NYS Regents Exams, Regents Review, social studies, socialstudies, us history.
According to the National Council for Social Studies, the main purpose of social studies education is to provide students with the “content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy.” In general, it is the goal of public education to prepare students to live in our democratic […]
According to the National Council for Social Studies, the main purpose of social studies education is to provide students with the “content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy.” In general, it is the goal of public education to prepare students to live in our democratic society, but it is specifically the province of social studies education to provide students with the skills and knowledge to participate fully in all levels of society, from local to global. Given the importance of social studies, it seems surprising that the New York State Board of Regents is thinking about making the Global History and Geography Regents exam optional. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, NYS Education Commissioner John King said, “There’s certainly going to be a lot of jobs in the future in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and this new pathway will encourage districts and schools to create additional opportunities for their students to pursue those areas.” While this might be true, King and the Board of Regents fail to realize the importance of learning and understanding global events in our increasingly interconnected world.
Currently, New York State requires students to pass two social studies Regents exams, one on Global History and Geography and another on United States History and Government. Despite their flaws, namely the reductionist nature of requiring students to demonstrate their knowledge of complex national and international issues through series of multiple choice questions and short essays, these social studies exams require schools to focus on citizenship education, without which students would be ill-prepared to participate fully and competently in a democratic society.
The Global History and Geography Regents exam, a three-hour test, includes fifty multiple-choice questions and two essays, one thematic essay question and document-based essay question (DBQ). This exam, usually taken in 10th grade, assesses students on two years of global history content and includes the following topics: The Ancient World (Ancient Civilizations of Asia, Africa and Europe); Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter (from the Gupta Empire to the Crusades); Global Interaction (the interaction of the Japanese, Mongol and African Civilizations, and the Renaissance); The First Global Age (the Ming, Ottoman, Spanish, Portuguese and Mesoamerican empires); Age of Revolution (the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, political revolution, nationalism, industrialism and imperialism); Crisis and Achievement (World War I, the Russian Revolution, rise of dictatorships in Europe, the rise of nationalism in Asia and the Middle East, and how World War II affected the world); 20th Century Since 1945; and Global Connections and Interactions (overpopulation, urbanization, globalization, ethnic rivalry and other economic and political issues).
The United States History and Government Regents exam is the same length and format as the Global Regents exam, but it is typically taken at the end of 11th grade. The U.S. history course and exam include the following content: Colonial America, Constitutional Foundations, the Bill of Rights, basic democratic structure and constitutional principles, federalism, sectionalism, slavery, the Age of Jackson, antebellum reform movements (e.g., Abolitionism), the Civil War, Reconstruction, Industrialization, the New South, the Rise of Industry, Business and Labor, urbanization, Social Darwinism, arts and literature, the changing patterns of immigration, the Last Frontier, Agrarian Protest, the Progressive Movement, Women’s Suffrage, imperialism, World War I, the 1920s and return to “normalcy,” the Great Depression and the New Deal, World War II, the Cold War, postwar America, Civil Rights, Kennedy’s New Frontier, Johnson’s Great Society, the Vietnam War, Nixon, Reagan and the Conservative Ascendancy, and a study of 21st Century domestic issues, foreign policy, economic and political issues.
As social studies teachers, we understand the importance of this subject and hope that the NYS Board of Regents will decide to keep both exams mandatory for graduation to ensure that students continue to learn the skills and content associated with citizenship education. Additionally, regardless of the Board’s decision, we will continue to offer review classes
for both social studies Regents exams.