New York State Global Studies Regents Review Sheet.
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Global Regents Review Song. or ... World History MUSIC VIDEO!
Mr. Klaff's most common multiple choice predictions and tips ...
1. If you see: Meiji Restoration = Modernization of Japan (or the answer will be westernization, think M&Ms)
3. If you see: Simon Bolivar, Toussaint, San Martin = those names mean the answer is either "Latin American independence movements" or "nationalism."
4. If you see: Green Revolution = go with the Food choice ... salad is green, and it is food!
5. If you see: Boer War, Sepoy Rebellion, Opium War, Boxers ... odds are you forgot all of this ... so choose "imperialism led to bad stuff" or "protest/kick out foreign nations imperializing"
6. If you see: Karl Marx = answer will be classless society, or 'capitalism leads to bad stuff.'
7. WHEN IN DOUBT = CIRCLE "CULTURAL DIFFUSION" OR "NATIONALISM"
8. WHEN IN DOUBT AFTER THAT ... go with the "warm and fuzzy choice." This is a happy and optimistic choice that sounds like this ... "These cultures exchanged ideas, and had a flowering of creative thought. They gave us mathematics and science." Rule of thumb ... The Regents wants you to understand that places you never heard of have impacted your life positively!
9. If you see: Mao Zedong then the answer is the Communist choice. Be warned though: Mao also elevated the status of women.
10. Anything about the Enlightenment will usually lead you to the choice that says "natural rights." Un-Locke those rights!
11. Ethnic Cleansing, the Holocaust, Khmer Rouge, Tiananmen Square, and Apartheid are unfortunate events of world history. Essays of this nature have come up. But for multiple choice purposes, the answer is usually, "human rights violations." Scroll down on this sheet for a list.
12. EU = EUROPEAN UNION. Europe is mostly united, and it has strengthened their economy.
13. As in the past, Questions 1-3 on the Regents tend to have nothing to do with history ... usually it involves a "physical map," or a map that has mountains and rivers jutting out of it. Or, it is a question about economies/resources or what an anthropologist does. Also know that subsistence farming is when you farm just enough for your family (or your "sub-sister"). Slash-and-burn means to burn the forest and use the ashes for fertilizer. NOTE: These types of questions might have a Global 1 feel to it, but apparently are fair game.
14. If you see: The Sahel ... it's related to desertification, as the Sahara desert is expanding to this area. Just remember it's as "hot as Sa-hel" there.
15. I know this may sound weird, but I have never seen the same choice 4 times in a row. So if you see 4 C's in a row, double check it. Three in a row comes up often, but 4 -- not yet. But, they can change that, be on your toes.
16. Aung San Suu Kyihas been popping up lately. At first, as a champion of human rights ... but recently for not protecting them in Myanmar.
World History Review in 16 Minutes (start at 7:48 or so)
Global Regents Review Flashcards!The express version.
NEW: Practice Multiple Choice
THEMATIC ESSAY ... Scariest Part
CLICK HERE FOR MR. KLAFF'S SUMMARY OF GLOBAL THEMATICS AND DBQs SINCE 2001
ESSAY TIPS FOR BOTH ESSAYS
The thematic is scary ... but not scary if you study the right things. KNOW THE FOLLOWING FIVE THINGS, AND YOU HAVE A GREAT CHANCE OF KNOCKING THIS OUT OF THE PARK. Historically, these topics account for what has been found most often on thematics.
1. I would know a couple of the impacts of Geography on world history ... Ex. Britain is an island -- and couldn't be attacked my Napoleon or Hitler. Also, England's natural harbors allowed the Industrial Revolution to start there. Scroll down to get the low-down on geography!
2. I would know two Revolutions REALLY WELL. Go French Revolution ... or Russian ... Peace, Land, and Bread! Studying both would cover you for the Political Systems of Absolutism (overthrow of) and Communism! Also, know a non-political one such as the Industrial Revolution! By studying Industrial, you are covered for the Economic Systems of capitalism and socialism. A revolution is GREAT for the Thematic, because it can be used for: Change, Conflict, War, or Turning Points. The Regents has asked that type of question often in recent years.
3. Human Rights Violations -- Study 2 of these very thoroughly: Holocaust, Khmer Rouge, Tiananmen Square, Apartheid.
4. Know a few individuals REALLY well. Pick two who are seen in a favorable light, and two who aren't. Scroll down on this sheet for a list of the major people of the course. When in doubt, Gandhi and Locke are easy to write about.
5. A pretty fun topic to write about is technology. But remember: WRITE ABOUT A TOPIC THAT YOU CAN DISCUSS IN DEPTH. The atomic bomb, Sputnik, or gunpowder are topics that fit this theme. Other choices include the astrolabe, aqueducts, and the printing press.
Low Percentage Thematics include: Economic and Political Systems (mentioned above), Movements of People and Trade Organizations (OPEC, NAFTA), Collapse of Governments (Fall of Louis XVI & Soviet Union), Nationalism (WWI and WWII), and Global problems such as pollution and deforestation.
ESSAY TIPS FOR BOTH ESSAYS
DBQ ... As for the scaffolding questions ... if you see two lines ... write three! Don't get skimpy on these easy questions! It's all about the Outside Knowledge ... write whatever you know in the margins of those scaffolding questions.
Biggest tip I could give you ... ON ALL ESSAYS -- IT'S QUALITY AND QUANTITY ... IF YOU ARE SKIMPY ON HISTORY, WE WILL BE SKIMPY ON YOUR ESSAY GRADE. ESSAYS ARE THE BULK OF THIS TEST!!!!!!!!
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World Religion Song
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NATIONS OF THE WORLD MUSIC VIDEO!
Global Regents Review Flashcards!The express version.
UNABRIDGED REVIEW SHEET
Key Terms, Click Links Below: 1. Scientific Method, 2. Heliocentric Model, 3. Enlightenment, 4. Baroque, 5. Enlightened Despots, 6. Bourgeoisie, 7. Tennis Court Oath, 8. Declaration of the Rights of Man, 9. Political Spectrum, 10. Reign of Terror, 11. Coup d’état, 12. Napoleonic Code, 13. Congress of Vienna, 14. Urbanization, 15. Agricultural Revolution, 16. Capitalism and Socialism 17. Nationalism, 18. Potato Famine, 19. Berlin Conference, 20. Spheres of Influence, 21. Open Door Policy, 22. Meiji Era , 23. Lusitaniaand Zimmermann Telegram
24. League of Nations, 25. Treaty of Versailles, 26. Pogroms, 27. Russia’s Bloody Sunday, 28. NEP, 29. USSR, 30. Totalitarianism, 31. Command Economy/Five-Year Plan, 32. Fascism, 33. Weimar Republic, 34. Mein Kampf, 35. Appeasement, 36. Axis Powers, 37. Blitzkrieg, 38. Yalta Conference, 39. Atomic Bomb, 40. United Nations, 41. Ghettos, 42. Final Solution (Genocide), 43. Nuremberg Trials, Tokyo Trials, and Universal Declaration of Rights, 44. Containment, 45. Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan, 46. Berlin Airlift, 47. NATO and Warsaw Pact, 48. Sputnik, 49. Berlin Wall, 50. Bay of Pigs Invasion, 51. Cuban Missile Crisis, 52. Détente, 53. Glasnost and Perestroika, 54. Domino Theory, 55. Dien Bien Phu, 56. Vietcong, 57. Khmer Rouge, 58. Long March, 59. Great Leap Forward, 60. Cultural Revolution, 61. Four Modernizations, 62. Tiananmen Square Massacre, 63. Three Gorges Dam and One-Child Policy, 64. Amritsar Massacre, 65. Salt March, 66. Zionism and Balfour Declaration, 67. Camp David Accords, 68. OPEC, 69. Taliban, 70. Apartheid, 71. Developing Nations, 72. Green Revolution, 73. European Union, 74. Arab Spring, 75. Global Interdependence, 76. Kyoto Protocol, 77. Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo
Key Questions, Click Links Below:
1. How did the Enlightenment affect the arts?
2. What were the three Estates of France’s Old Regime?
3. What were Napoleon’s three mistakes that led to his downfall?
4. Why did the Industrial Revolution begin in England? ... What were the textile inventions of the Industrial Revolution?
5. How has nationalism been a unifying force?
6. Why did countries want to imperialize?
7. What were the causes, results, and technological innovations of World War I?
8. What were the foreign policy results of World War II?
9. What were the major examples of containment during the Cold War?
10. How did Communism ultimately fall in the Soviet Union?How about in other European nations?
11. What happened to India during the Partition?
12. What wars were fought between Israel and members of the Middle East from 1956-1973?
13. What led to the end of apartheid?
14. What are some of the environmental problems plaguing the Earth today?
15. What has Brazil developed into an industrial power?
16. What should I know about globalization and the modern world economy?
Key People, Click Links Below:
1. Galileo, 2. Enlightenment Thinkers (Hobbes, Rousseau, Locke, Voltaire, Montesquieu), 3. Simón Bolívar, 4. Toussaint L’Ouverture, 5. Jose San Martin, 6. Napoleon Bonaparte, 7. Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, 8. Karl Marx, 9. Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill, 10. Queen Victoria, William Wilberforce, 11. Charles Darwin, 12. Nicholas II, 13. Grigori Rasputin, 14. Vladimir Lenin, 14. Benito Juarez, 15. Porfirio Diaz, 16. Joseph Stalin, 17. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 18. Benito Mussolini, 19. Adolf Hitler, 20. Friedrich Nietzsche, 21. Joseph Goebbels, 22. Francisco Franco, 23. Elie Wiesel, 24. Anne Frank, 25 Mohandas Gandhi, 26. Sun Yixian, 27. Mao Zedong, 28. Lech Walesa, 29. Fidel Castro, 30. Ho Chi Minh, 31. Pol Pot, 32. Golda Meir, 33. Benazir Bhutto, 34. Nelson Mandela, 35. Jomo Kenyatta, 36. Mikhail Gorbachev, 37. Aung San Suu Kyi, 38. Augusto Pinochet, 39. Golda Meir, 40. Deng Xiaoping, 41. Mother Theresa
Religions, Click Links Below (Great for Outside Info, but should not be a focus of multiple choice):
1. Animism, 2. Zoroastrianism, 3. Shintoism, 4. Hinduism and more Hinduism, 5. Buddhism and more Buddhism, 6. Jainism, 7. Confucianism, 8. Daoism, 9. Five Pillars of Islam and more Islam, 10. Judaism, 11. Christianity
Wars, Click Links Below:
1. French Revolution Causes; Bastille; Reign of Terror, 2. Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia, 3. Unification of Italy, 4. Unification of Germany, 5. Boer War, 6. Crimean War, 7. Opium War, 8. Sepoy Rebellion, 9. Boxer Rebellion, 10. Russo-Japanese War, 11. Mexican Revolution, 12. World War I events, 13. Bolshevik Revolution, 14. Armenian Massacres, 15. Russian Civil War, 16. World War II, 17. Cold War, 18. Chinese Civil War, 19. Korean War, 20. Vietnam War, 21. Soviet-Afghanistan War, 22. Iranian Revolution, 23. Rwandan Genocide, 24. War in Darfur
Human Rights Violations Post 1900, Click Below:
1. Pogroms, 2. Russia’s Bloody Sunday, 3. Armenian Massacres, 4. Amritsar Massacre, 5. Nanjing Massacre, 6. Ukrainian Famine (Holodomor), 7. Great Purge, 8. Final Solution (Holocaust), 9. Cultural Revolution, 10. Apartheid, 11. Khmer Rouge 12. Tiananmen Square Massacre, 13. Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia, 14. Rwandan Genocide, 15. War in Darfur
Geography, Click Links Below:
1. What is a physical map?
2. Why did civilizations develop near water?
3. Why did the Industrial Revolution begin in England?
4. Why couldn’t Napoleon defeat Britain? What happened to him in Russia? (NOTE: Hitler losing in Russia's harsh winter is a similar theme)
5. What does the Suez Canal connect?
6. What are some of the environmental problems plaguing the Earth today?
NEW: Practice Multiple Choice
Women's Rights, Click Links Below:
Increased: 1. Mary Wollstonecraft, 2. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 3. Soviet Russia, 4. Mao in China, 5. Benazir Bhutto 6. Aung San Suu Kyi
Decreased: 1. Napoleonic Code, 2. Fate of Olympe de Gouges 3. Taliban
Cultural Diffusion Examples, Click Links Below:
1. Cultural Diffusion, 2. Meiji Era, 3. Enlightenment in Latin America, 4. Industrial Revolution, 5. Global Interdependence
Cultural Diffusion and Globalization Review
World History Timeline
THREE MAJOR REVOLUTIONS TO KNOW!!! FRENCH, INDUSTRIAL, AND RUSSIAN
French Revolution Flashcards!
M - Monarchy's abuses, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette (Let Them Eat Cake)
E - Enlightenment
A - American Revolution
T- Taxes on the 3rd Estate (98% of the people)
Slogan = LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY -- as found in the Declaration of the Rights of Man.
Chronology - 1789 - Storming of Bastille --> National Assembly Takes Over --> c1794, King and Queen Executed --> Jacobins Rule --> Reign of Terror --> 1796 Directory appoints Napoleon as Commander in Chief --> 1799 - Coup d etat of Napoleon
Philosophy of Enlightenment Thinkers:
John Locke wrote Two Treatises on Government - life, liberty, property.
Voltaire = known for free speech rights.
John Jacques Rousseau - do not obey an unjust law, "man is born free and everywhere he is in chains" Chains are unjust laws.
Baron de Montesquieu = Spirit of the Laws = Separation of Powers with three equal branches of government.
Enlightenment and French Revolution Videos
Industrial Revolution Review
Industrial Revolution Flashcards!
Russian Revolution Flashcards!
Weakness of the Czar = continued WWI, Bloody Sunday, poorly equipped military, lack of bread.
Increased popularity of socialism after rapid industrialization led to exploited workers and bad conditions.
Slogan = Peace, Land, Bread.
Chronology - 1917 = Czar --> Provisional Government (takes power in March) --> Bolshevik Revolution (Lenin takes over in November.
Philosophy of the Russian Revolution
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - The Communist Manifesto -- labor raises up to rule in a classless society where the means of production are shared.
RIDICULOUS MNEMONIC DEVICES I GAVE YOU THIS YEAR.
Herchel Tried Varsity Swimming And Jumped in My Pool
Haiti Touissaint; Venezuela Simon Bolivar, Argentina Jose San Martin, Mexico Padre San Morelos
TM ME = TRUMAN MILITARY AID, MARSHALL PLAN ECONOMIC AID
GO PEE = Glasnost is the Opening up of the USSR. Perestroika is for Economic Enterprises (restructuring with some capitalism).
QSJM - Quiet Sam Just Moved= Qin, Sun Yixian, Jiang Jieshi, Mao
Chunky Peanut Butter = Czar --> Provisional Government --> Bolsheviks
CAPHY FELL ... Treaty of Versailles countries ... Czechoslovakia, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Yugoslavia (out of Central Powers) ... Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania (out of Russia)
MEAT or TEAM, if you are vegetarian -- see above regarding French Rev.
RICK BENN DRAFT = See above for religion review.
Global History Regents Review Flashcards!
NEW: Practice Multiple Choice
One-Minute Review Lessons on many other topics!
SPECIFIED REVIEW SHEETS
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Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, and French Revolution Review Sheet
Napoleon and Industrial Revolution
Nationalism, Unifications, and Latin American Revolutions
Imperialism Review Sheet
WWI Review Sheet
Russian Revolution Review Sheet
Gandhi, China, Age of Uncertainty Review Sheet
WWII Review Sheet
Cold War Review Sheet
Global 2 Wrap Up Review Sheet
Global 1 Review Prep
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