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Values, Vision, Voice

Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of:

  1. The United States and New York History
  2. World History (additionally, under this standard, students must examine the broad sweep of history from a variety of perspectives)
  3. Geography of the World (especially its interdependence, distribution, environment and impact on peoples)
  4. Economic Systems (particularly, the effect of scarce resources on these systems and solutions through market and non-market systems)
  5. Civics, Citizenship and Government (with particular emphasis on the U.S. Constitution and the roles and rights of citizenship)


The Regents program in History requires a score of at least 65 on the Global History and Geography and United States History and Government exams. The Regents Honors diploma requires a minimum average of 90% on the designated Regents examinations. The Regents exam is comprised of three parts: multiple choice questions covering various content, a document based question (DBQ) consisting of interpretation of several documents and essay writing, and a thematic essay focusing on a major historical theme studied throughout the course.

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