1. Books (Research Topic)
ELA Standards: Reading Informational Text
Key Ideas and Details
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
BOOKS are far superior to articles because they often have more images and text. Books should be the first stop in every research plan.
All the BOOKS below contain fantastic graphics that capture main themes in world history. Flushing High School Library has the books listed in the catalog. Other BOOKS about global history review can be found at the Queens Public Library.
2. Test Yourself Websites
ELA Standards: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
CSS-ELA9-10.8: Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author’s claim or a recommendation for solving a scientific or technical problem.
Use these websites to test yourself.
3. AP Help
Try these sites to help you review for the AP exam.
4. Vocabulary Websites
Learning the KEY TERMS will help you answer questions correctly.
MEMORY TIP; Use a different color for each topic. Example: All of words associated with Imperialism should be in red. The color red would remind you of blood and war. Countries often use war to dominate a country.
5. Map Skills
Knowing where the countries are located will help you answer map questions.
6. Political Cartoons
Learn how to interpret political cartoons.
7. Need Help With DBQs
TIPS FOR Data Based Questions:
- Read the question carefully.
- Look for the answer in the documents presented.
- Include outside RELEVANT information in your answer.
- Proof read your essay at least TWICE before you hand it in.
See the complete list of DBQ Do's and Don'ts on the Oswego High School Online Writing Guide: DBQ Essays.
8. Review Sheets and Quizzes
History Teacher has review quizzes. Review Sheets Central has review sheets.
9. Regents Practice: More Interactive Quizzes and Review Sheets
11. Grolier Online Encyclopedia Database (NOVELNY)
12. EBSCO HOST Research Databases (NOVELNY)
13. Gale Cengage Learning Databases (NOVELNY)
14. Search Our Catalog
Look for more resources in our library.
15. For Teachers
Flushing Campus Regents Portal
FLUSHING CAMPUS has created this great site which includes videos, shortcuts and more links for ALL the regents exam.
Think of this site as "One SIZE FITS ALL." It may be all you need!!!
What Do I Do?
You want to ACE the Global Studies Exam. Here's your action plan:
- Look up the date of your exam. (Check the Regents Examination Schedule).
- Count the number of days until your exam, and plan a goal for each day.
- Each week should include a weekly pre- test. Use Test Yourself Websites to help you.
- Find out what you need to study. Review the vocabulary cards for the unit. Use Vocabulary Websites to help.
- Find a review sheet for your area, highlight the important words on the review sheet.
- Look for more questions dealing with the topic you are studying. Take a practice quiz to see if you improved.
- Review map skills or political cartoons.
WEEK 2: Review the steps above with a different topic.
16. Exam Schedules
Check the dates below.
TIMES MAY CHANGE. CHECK WITH YOUR SCHOOL TO FIND OUT THE EXACT START TIME OF YOUR EXAM.
Remember to bring a PHOTO ID, 2 pencils and 2 pens with you on exam days!!!
17. Multimedia Resources
Teachers: We have the following DVDS to assist you with Global Regents preparation in the classroom.
I, Caesar The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire
294 Minutes, DVD,Kultur International Films.(2008)
DVD # 1469
Overview of six leaders of the Roman Empire: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero, Hadrian, Constantine and Justinian. Includes location footage, unseen images and re-enactments.
Alexander the Great and the Fall of the Persian Empire
50 minutes, DVD, Schlessinger Media. (2005).
Explores the challenges faced by the Persian Empire during the 4th centruy BCE under the leadership of Alexander the Great.
23 minutes, DVD, Schlessinger Media. (2004).
DVD # 1134.
Explores the legacy of Emperor Qin who was responsible for the construction of the Great Wall of China. Discover how the "Silk Road" opened trade routes to China.
18. World History in Context
Do you want more information about a specific person or a specific time period.
This database compiles primary source materials, film clips, journal articles and other links all in one reference source.
Check out this sample page about Joan of Arc below.
Use these glossaries to define words you don't understand on the regents exams.