Regents Prep: Global History & Geography:
Practice Essays

 
 Definition of Task Items

In developing your answers to the thematic and DBQ essays below, be sure to address the task by keeping these general definitions in mind:

(a)
analyze means “to determine the nature and relationship of the component elements”
(b)
compare and contrast means “to discuss similarities and differences”
(c)
describe means “to illustrate something in words or tell about it”
(d)
discuss means “to make observations about something using facts, reasoning, and argu-ment; to present in some detail”
(e)
evaluate means “to examine and judge the significance, worth, or condition of; to
determine the value of”
(f)
explain means “to make plain or understandable; to give reasons for or causes of; to show the logical development or relationships of”

 Thematic Essays
 
Theme
Review Materials
Essay Author
1. Belief Systems
[printable 89KB file]
Review of Belief Systems Thomas C. Caswell
2. Change & Turning Points
[printable 84KB file]
Review of Change & Turning Points Aug. 2001 Regents Exam
3. Change & Turning Points
[printable 91KB file]
Review of Change & Turning Points Jeffery Watkins
4. Culture & Intellectual Life
[printable 89KB file]
Review of Golden Ages Carol Blackburn
5. Economic Change
[printable 89KB file]
Review of Economic Systems Jan. 2001 Regents Exam
6. Geography
[printable 83KB file]
Review of Human & Physical Geography June 2001 Regents Exam
7. Geography & Society
Adobe Acrobat Reader Required
[printing: set to page 9]
Review of Human & Physical Geography June 2002 Regents Exam
8. Justice & Human Rights
[printable 91KB file]
Review of Human Rights June 2000 Regents Exam
9. Nationalism
[printable 90KB file]
Review of Nationalism Adam S. Metcalf
10. Science & Technology
[printable 86KB file]
Review of Science & Technology Aug. 2000 Regents Exam

 DBQ Essays
 
Title
Review Materials
Essay Author
1. Economic Systems
Adobe Acrobat Reader Required

[printing: set to pages 12-18]
Review of Economic Systems Jan. 2002 Regents Exam
2. Environment
[printable 1MB file]
Under Construction... June 2001 Regents Exam
3. Golden Ages
[printable 580KB file]
Review of Golden Ages Jeffery Watkins
4. Human Rights
Adobe Acrobat Reader Required
[printing: set to pages 10-18]
Review of Human Rights June 2002 Regents Exam
5. Human Rights & Children
Adobe Acrobat Reader Required
[printing: set to pages 13-21]
Review of Human Rights Aug. 2000 Regents Exam
6. Movement of People & Goods
[printable 1.45MB file]
Review of Movement of People & Goods Jeffery Watkins
7. Revolutions
Adobe Acrobat Reader Required
[printing: set to pages 13-21]
Review of Change & Turning Points Jan. 2001 Regents Exam
8. Women & Change
[printable 732KB file]
Review of Change & Turning Points Aug. 2001 Regents Exam


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