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.
Books about Current Issues in U. S. History
Use these books to prepare for classroom debates.
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 see what you know and what you need to study.
3. Vocabulary Websites
Knowing the vocabulary is key to passing the regents. Use these lists to make your own flashcards.
MEMORY TIP; Use a different color for each topic. Example: All of words associated with Isolationism should be in purple. The color purple would remind you of isolation and standing apart. The United States often decided to stay out of things and remain neutral.
4. Map Skills
Learn your geography!! Many questions on the regents test knowledge of world geography.
5. Political Cartoons
Many questions ask you to interpret a political cartoon. Learn how to interpret the cartoon and get more points on your regents.
6. Important Cases
Knowing important cases and the Constitution will help you answer about 10 questions on the regents.
Use these sites to help you review:
Supreme Court Landmark Cases: Follow the links to get primary source documents about the Supreme Court:
Slide show about important cases by Ms. Iacopelli and Mr. Gross of Nansemond River High School.
Complete the review sheet after you watch the slide show. Click on the link for the review sheet when you open Ms. Frank's page.
Great site from C-SPAN on Landmark Cases with video links:
7. Need Help With DBQs
Remember these tips when answering a database question:
- 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 contains review quizzes. Review Sheets Central is just review sheets.
9. Videos, Review Songs and More Quizzes
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!!!
AP Exam Help
Use the following links to help you prepare for the AP Exam.
15. What Do I Do?
You want to ACE the United States Exam. Here's your action plan:
- Find out when the exam is given. (Check the Regents Examination Schedule).
- Plan a goal for each day.
- Include a weekly pre- test. Use Test Yourself Websites to help you.
- 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. Regents Examination Schedule
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 United States history regents preparation in the classroom.
The Presidents: Lives and Legacies of 43 Presidents, presented by the History Channel. 3 vol. set
Harlem Renaissance: The Music and Rhythms that Started a Cultural Revolution
Kultur DVD 1359
Surviving the Dust Bowl, 55 m.
WGBH Boston Video DVD 1670
NBC News Presents: Deep Throat: The Full Story of Watergate, 90 m.
FDR Years of Crisis
A & E Biography
50 m. DVD 1669
Use these glossaries to define words you don't understand on the regents exams.