NYCDOE: Passport to Social Studies – Grade 10 Unit 2 Guide
This Passport to Social Studies teacher’s guide is for the second unit of the Global History and Geography II course, titled: An Age of Revolution and Empire (1750 - 1914 C.E.). 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.
In this unit, students will examine topics that occurred during what is known as the “Long 19th Century”, from 1750 to 1914, to answer the Essential Question: How are turning points in history defined? This larger period of global history is broken up into five significant smaller periods: the Enlightenment, the Age of Revolutions, the Age of Nationalism, the Industrial Revolution, and New Imperialism. As students contemplate the evolution of the concept of modernity, when traditional beliefs inspired widespread political, economic, and social change, they will revisit often the question of whether these significant turning points represented historical progress or decline. To evaluate their learning, students will write a historical argument that addresses this question.
This guide includes multiple components:
• 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 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.