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NYCDOE: Passport to Social Studies – Grade 10 Unit 1 Guide

This Passport to Social Studies teacher’s guide is for the first unit of the Global History and Geography II course, titled: The World in 1750 CE. This curriculum was developed by a team of NYCDOE staff and teachers in collaboration with scholars of global history and history education. Students immerse themselves in the topic by discussing historical questions, reading and analyzing a rich collection of diverse primary and secondary sources, examining artifacts, and interpreting images, such as paintings, photographs, and maps.

This guide supports students examination of the world circa 1750 with a focus on global empires and kingdoms. This first unit of Global History & Geography II studies world events that were marked by powerful Eurasian states and empires, coastal African kingdoms, and growing European maritime empires. Throughout the unit students continue to develop and strengthen historical comparison skills. Through comparative analysis students examine how different empires consolidated power over diverse groups and how they responded to external forces over time within different geographical and cultural contexts. The unit culminates in assessment aligned to the Regents Exam in Global History and Geography II Part II Constructed Response Questions.

This guide includes multiple components:
• Overview
• Day-by-Day Planner
• Model Lesson
• Unit Assessment (and rubric)
• Historical Thinking Tools and Analysis Strategies
• Key Standards
• Connections to the Regents Exam in Global History and Geography II

To evaluate student mastery of content knowledge, cognitive processes, and critical thinking skills, this unit includes opportunities for formative assessments and a performance-based unit assessment.

Please note that the NYCDOE 9-12: Passport to Social Studies Core Curriculum materials also include a separate student Text Set for each unit. Each of the subsequent Grade 9 and Grade 10 units will be posted on WeTeachNYC in accordance with the NYCDOE Social Studies Scope & Sequence pacing during the 2018-19 school year.

Quality Review Indicators 1.3 Leveraging ResourcesDanielson Framework for Teaching 1a: Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and PedagogyDanielson Framework for Teaching 1b: Demonstrating Knowledge of StudentsDanielson Framework for Teaching 1c: Setting Instructional OutcomesDanielson Framework for Teaching 1d: Demonstrating Knowledge of ResourcesDanielson Framework for Teaching 1e: Designing Coherent InstructionDanielson Framework for Teaching 1f: Designing Student Assessments
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