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Description:

Thematic essays are essays that are part of the New York State Assessment in the Global History and Geography Regents Exam. In general, they are essays that often require the student of Global History to write about a certain topic or theme that cuts across time and culture.

Graphic organizers are a pictorial way of constructing knowledge and organizing information. They help the student convert and compress a lot of seemingly disjointed information into a structured, simple-to-read, graphic display. The resulting visual display conveys complex information in a simple-to-understand manner. The process of converting mass information and ideas into a graphic map gives the student an increased understanding and insight into the topic at hand. While creating a map, the student must also prioritize the information, determining which parts of the material are the most important and should be focused upon, and where each item should be placed in the map. The creation of graphic organizers also helps the student generate ideas as they develop and note their thoughts visually. The possibilities associated with a topic become clearer as the student's ideas are classified visually. The following graphic organizers coincide with thematic essays adapted from Global History and Geography Regents exams over the course of several years.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Anthropology
  • Social Studies > Careers
  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > Current Events
  • Social Studies > Economics
  • Social Studies > Entrepreneurship
  • Social Studies > Geography
  • Social Studies > Global Awareness
  • Social Studies > Government
  • Social Studies > Political Systems
  • Social Studies > Psychology
  • Social Studies > Religion
  • Social Studies > Research
  • Social Studies > Sociology
  • Social Studies > State History
  • Social Studies > Technology
  • Social Studies > Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Social Studies > United States Government
  • Social Studies > United States History
  • Social Studies > World History
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Social Studies

Language:

English

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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2010-12-30.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is a valuable collection of graphic organizers that can be used to help support students in writing historical essays. There are a number of templates that all include directions, key terms to keep in mind, tasks, guidelines, and the graphic organizer. Topics range from conflict, belief systems, global problems, movement, and much more. Students at all ability levels would benefit from this type of support as they develop their writing skills across the Social Studies curriculum.

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