• Ms. Korpai

    Global History & Geography I



  • Global History and Geography Curriculum Outline

    Global History and Geography is a two-year course at Spring Valley High School.  It is a window into the world’s past, a state-mandated course culminating in a Regents examination. The first year of the course examines world history before 1770.  Beginning with the birth of civilization, this course will take you on a journey around the world, across cultures, and through the ages. Global History and Geography I challenges students to rediscover life before the Industrial Revolution.  The understanding of both the past and the present, as well as a comprehension of both domestic and global issues, will help prepare students for the challenges they will face in the years to come.


    Objectives For All Classes:

    Students will...

    1. Write an effective historical essay with a strong thesis and supporting evidence.
    2. Analyze key documents of history and discuss their relevance.
    3. Interpret major events and periods of history as to their significance.
    4. Develop a global perspective of current world issues, and how history can guide the human race in the future.
    5. Synthesize creative projects utilizing historical knowledge learned in class.
    6. Discuss how past events relate to the present and his/her life.