Improving Global History and Geography Regents Test Scores by Adding Rigor, Relevance, and Fun

  • 17 Oct 2012
  • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Buffalo Teacher's Center

Improving Global History and Geography Regents Test Scores by Adding Rigor, Relevance and Fun.


DATE:           October 17th, 2012                           TIME:  4:00-6:30pm

LOCATION:  Buffalo Teacher’s Center



This workshop introduces teachers to great lessons which will make the integration of history and economics come alive This latest publication from the Council for Economic Education is aligned with the Global History and Geography curriculum as a supplementary source for lessons.  The book has 23 lessons which span from 10,000 BC to the early 1800s, and across world cultures from the Americas to Europe, Africa, and Asia. 

Using differentiation and active strategies, sample lessons will be distributed that meet both the NYS Performance Indicators Content Standards, the new Common Core Standards, and Universal Design for Learning guidelines focusing on multiple means of representation; means of action and expression; and multiple means of engagement.  Methods for scaffolding thinking patterns for English Language Learners will also be shared. 

Lessons have downloadable visuals, original documents, pedagogical tools, website links, and assessments for differentiation.  Lessons in the publication such as “The Silk Road;” “Christopher Columbus, Entrepreneur? Queen Isabella, Venture Capitalist?;”  and “Renaissance Banking”  will provide students with concrete knowledge that will help them improve their Regents’ scores.   The lessons in this book can be used in both 9th and 10th grade levels.  It can be used as:  an introduction, the main focal point of a lesson or unit, for differentiating curriculum, scaffolding other work, and a great way to review for the final (9th and 10th grade) as most readings are condensed and no longer that 1-2 pages.

PRESENTER(S):  Doug Young, Director, Council for Economic Education, New York, New York

TARGET AUDIENCE:     Grade 9 & 10


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