• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Stop wasting time looking for files and revisions. Connect your Gmail, DriveDropbox, and Slack accounts and in less than 2 minutes, Dokkio will automatically organize all your file attachments. Learn more and claim your free account.


Regents Level Social Studies

Page history last edited by tgray@... 10 years, 2 months ago

Regents Level Social Studies


Core Curriculum Documents


Global History and Geography Regents Examinations


US History and Government Regents Examinations 




Our Courts: 21st Century Civics

Our Courts is a free, interactive, web-based program designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. Our Courts is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Justice O’Connor, in partnership with Georgetown Law and Arizona State University, has recruited experts in education, law, history, and technology to craft a program that teaches usable and engaging civics. On this site, you will find information and useful teaching resources for an engaging civics curriculum. http://www.ourcourts.org/about-our-courts external link



Important Scoring Notice Affecting Social Studies Regents Examinations

In order to make the Regents level social studies scoring materials easier to use, the Rating Guides for the Regents examinations in Global History and Geography and United States History and Government have each been split into two volumes, beginning with the August 2008 administration.

Volume 1 for each examination contains the scoring key for Part I (multiple-choice questions) and Rating Guide for Part II (thematic essay). Volume 2 contains the Rating Guide for Part III A (scaffold questions) and Part III B (document-based essay question).

The Department welcomes your reaction to this change by e-mailing your comments to the Office of State Assessment at emscassessinfo@mail.nysed.gov.



United States Senate Youth Program


Each year the William Randolph Hearst Foundation sponsors a scholarship for two student leaders from each state and the District of Columbia to visit Washington, D.C. (all expenses paid), as guests of the Hearst Foundation and a $5,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies at an accredited United States university or college. During the visit to Washington, D.C., students engage in a series of seminars and briefings with Senators and members of the House of Representatives and meet with officials from the executive and judicial branches of government.

Further information regarding this scholarship, including a full description of the program and an application form, can be downloaded at http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/senateyouth.html



Which Students May Be Admitted to the January Social Studies Regents Examinations?


All students must complete their course of study before they are entitled to take a social studies Regents examination. Therefore, students who are completing their course of study in January or who have completed the course, albeit unsuccessfully, in a previous school year may take a social studies Regents examination in January. Schools may not administer January Regents Examinations to classes of students who are enrolled in a full year social studies course of study in Global History and Geography or U.S. History and Government.

For complete information, please see http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/ssfaq.html#fourth




Summary of DBQ/Thematic Essay Prompts


Global History and Geography DBQ Prompts 2003-2005.doc

Global History and Geography Thematic Prompts 2003-2005.doc





Thematic/DBQ Scoring Rubrics for Analytical Classroom Scoring

New York State DBQ rubric analytically.doc

New York State Thematic Rubric analytically.doc

Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.