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Global Studies

Course Overview:

Global History exposes students to significant events in human history from the earliest recorded time to the present. The cause-and-effect aspects of history and the relationship of the past to the present are emphasized in this course. Students gain an understanding of the interrelationship between geography, economics, government, behavior sciences, and history by examining the events that consist of the human experience. The course of study will be implemented
chronologically with few exceptions.

Successful completion of Global History and the New York State Global History Regents is a graduation requirement.


Students will gain a better understanding of historic events, the cause-and-effect relationships in history, and the relationship of current events to history. Furthermore, students will understand others through understanding their historical experiences and be better prepared for the global events of the future. Students will develop critical thinking skills and analyze primary sources in investigating history from multiple perspectives.