Global History and Geography Examination: June 2010

Using a set of primary source documents, such as descriptions of climate phenomena and images of weather events, pupils consider how climate shapes history. A second essay prompt and multiple-choice questions with documents engage learners by sharpening their essay-writing and test-taking skills.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the essay prompt on important thinkers to stimulate a research project
  • Extend the primary source question by researching how climate change may influence world history
Classroom Considerations
  • Exam is the June 2010 New York state regents test
Pros
  • Test items are easy to incorporate into a variety of lesson plans
  • Climate prompt engages students to think about current events as well as history
Cons
  • None