Multiple Choice review by Topic

Buzz Words by Topic

PowerPoint on Key Multiple Choice Words

  1. Scientific Revolution/Enlightenment
  2. The French Revolution Causes
  3. French Revolution Phases Napoleon
  4. Latin American Revolutions
  5. Industrial Revolution
  6. Socialism/Marxism
  7. Japan Meiji Restoration/Imperialism
  8. Nationalism Germany and Italy (Unification)
  9. The New Age of Imperialism India
  10. New Imperialism China Africa
  11. WWI Topics Causes
  12. Holocaust/End of WWII
  13. Russian Revolution/Lenin/Stalin
  14. Versailles Rise of Fascism/Nazism 
  15. WWII Causes (1930's) 
  16. The Early Cold War 
  17. India
  18. China 20th Century
  19. The Middle East
  20. South Africa
  21. Human Rights/Genocide 
  22. Cross Over Questions at the End of the Exam

Regents Thematic Essay Review:

Here is a powerpoint with every Thematic essay from Jan. 2016 back to Jan. of 2001. It also contains a slide to suggest an organizational strategy for each essay. Scroll through them as attack those that you are sketchy on: Click here:                                          All-in-one Thematic Essay Powerpoint

Global Review: "One Theme" a Day: How they connect to your Thematic Assignment

  1. Essay #1: Change Political Leaders: Choose Two; Describe Change; Describe Action; Discuss Impact (Luther; Napoleon; Gandhi; Mandela) = 
  2. Essay #2: Political Change: Desc. Change; Why?; Desc. One Policy; Discuss Extent of Change (Henry VIII; Reign of Terror; Meiji Restoration; Stalin Five Year Plans) = #5 on your Thematic Review Sheet.
  3. Essay #3: Turning Points: Choose Two; Circumstances; Explain Change (Neolithic; Crusades; French Revolution; Israel) #8 on thematic Review Sheet. 
  4. Essay #4 Political Systems: Choose Two: Desc. Characteristics; Discuss how it affected history (Absolute Monarchy; Const. Monarchy; Fascism; Communism) 
  5. Essay #5: Political Change: Choose one Revolution; Exp. Causes; Desc. Effects; Evaluate Changes (French Rev.; Russian Rev; Chinese Rev.; Iranian Rev.) 
  6. Essay #6: Economic Change: Industrialization: Define; Select One Example; Two Examples; Discuss Response (Great Britain; Japan; Russia)
  7. Essay #7: Conflict: Threatening Peace: ID a conflict; One Cause; Two Groups; Viewpoints; Was it resolved? (Crusades; WWI; Apartheid; Rwanda)
  8. Essay #8: Change: Philosophers/Leaders: Choose Two; Exp. Major Belief; Discuss Change as a result; (Locke; Bismarck; Lenin; Gandhi)  = #3 on your Thematic Review Sheet.
  9. Essay #9: Justice and Human Rights: Choose Two groups; Desc. Circumstance leading to Rights Violation; Desc. Example of a violation; Discuss how it was resolved (Ukrainians/Stalin; Jews/WWII; CambodiansPol Pot; Blacks/Apartheid) #9 on Thematic Review Sheet.    
  10. Essay #10: Political Events 20th Century: ID two events; Discuss Circumstances; Evaluate pos/neg impact (Lenin; Hitler; Mao's Revolution; Berlin Wall; Mandela) #4 on your Thematic Review Sheet. 
  11. Essay #11: Change - Non Political Revolutions: ID two; Desc. one change; Discuss impact (Neolithic; Scientific; Enlightenment; Industrial)
  12. Essay #12: Geography/Global Problems. Two Problems; Describe one Cause; Discuss the Effect (Pollution; Deforestation' Overpopulation) Essay #4 on your review sheet.
  13. Essay # 13: Economic Systems: Choose one.and One Society; Discuss Hist. Circumstances; Describe two features; Evaluate Impact (Middle Ages; Industrial Rev; Soviet Union bet. 1917 - 1990) essay #6 on Thematic Review Sheet
  14. Essay #14: Geography: Influenced Nations/Regions  Choose two nations/regions; ID two factors for each; Exp. how each factor influenced hist. development. (Deserts; River Valleys; Oil; Middle East; Natural Resources Island Location Great Britain/Japan) #10 on Thematic Review Sheet
  15. Essay #15: Science/Technology: Advances; ID. Two advances; Exp. the relationship between Science/Technology and advances in history; Analyze how they changed history.  

Thematic Essay Resources:

  1. Essentials of the Thematic Essay PowerPoint

  2. Regents Thematic Essay: PowerPoint: Cracking the Essay

  3. Great all-in-one Review Sheet for Thematic Essays

  4. How to breakdown the Thematic Task

  5. "PERSIA" for Global

  6. Regents Thematic Essay Rubric 2014

  7. Formatting the Thematic Essay

  8. Thematic Intro Format

  9. Regents Thematic Essay Format

  10. Regents Thematic Essay: Key Trigger Words

  11. Thematic Essay "I" Chart

  12. Thematic Essay Introduction Example

  13. How do I write a Thematic Paragraph?

  14. The Cheeseburger Paragraph

Global DBQ Regents Review

  1. Topic: Conquest and Change (Mongols; Spanish; French)

  2. Topic: Economic and Social Change ( Middle Ages; Industrial Revolution; Globalization)

  3. Topic: DBQ: Imperialism - Point of View (British; Africans; India)

  4. Topic: Key Events that Were Turning Points (Bubonic Plague; Treaty of Nanjing; Arch Duke Ferdinand Assassinated)    

  5. Topic: Key Ideas and their Impact (Heliocentrism; Natural Rights; Communism)

  6. Topic: Key Products and their Impact (Salt; Sugar; Cotton)

  7. Topic: Key Leaders and their Impact (Peter the Great; Adolph Hitler; Mao Zedong)

  8. Topic: Reasons for War and Outcomes (Economic; Social; Political) 

What do I do with the above DBQ's?

  • Read the Historical Context and the Task
  • Decide what the key trigger words are, and be sure you know what to do for each of your document choices
  • Set up your DBQ "I"chart; Bullet your Intro; Set up your sides; include your trigger words; place your documents in the order you will use them.
  • Write a full intro + One body paragraph
  • Be sure to use the phrases I have given you as you introduce your documents in the body paragraph, and include information from the document.

 Use the resources below to help you with the DBQ:

Resources for Constructing the DBQ:

  1. PowerPoint: How to Crack the DBQ
  2. How to construct a DBQ Intro
  3. DBQ Scoring Rubric
  4. How to introduce Documents in your body paragraph 
  5. The DBQ "I" Chart

Global Regents Review: for First Semester Final Exam:


  1. The Scientific Revolution - Geocentric vs. Heliocentric; Copernicius - Newton; Scientific Method. Multiple Choice

  2. The Enlightenment - Locke; Voltaire; Rousseau; Montesquieu; The Age of Reason: The Enlightenment (Multiple Choice)

  3. The French Revolution - Long/Short Term Causes; 1789; Reign of Terror; Napoleon's Rise and Fall: French Revolution (Multiple Choice); French Revolution Review Sheets; Napoleon/Latin American Revolutions (Review Sheets); The French Revolution (Video) The Haitian Revolution (Video)

  4. The Industrial Revolution - Causes; Urbanization; Labor Exploitation; Agrarian and Industrial Revolutions (Review Sheets) The Industrial Revolution (Video) Capitalism and Socialism (Video)  

  5. Congress of Vienna - Balance of Power; Conservatism  

  6. Latin American Revolutions - Creoles; Simon Bolivar: Latin American Revolutions (Multiple Choice); Napoleon/Latin American Revolutions (Review Sheets)

  7. German and Italian Unification - Bismarck; Realpolitik; Cavour

Ages of History: Links, Documents and PowerPoints

  1. The Scientific Revolution - Geocentric vs. Heliocentric; Copernicius - Newton; Scientific Method.

  2. The Enlightenment - Locke; Voltaire; Rousseau; Montesquieu; The Age of Reason

  3. The French Revolution - Long/Short Term Causes; 1789; Reign of Terror; Napleon's rise and fall

    1. Robespierre Document

    2. Newspaper Template

  4. The Industrial Revolution - Causes; Urbanization; Labor Exploitation

  5. Congress of Vienna - Balance of Power; Conservatism  

  6. Latin American Revolutions - Creoles; Simon Bolivar

  7. German and Italian Unification - Bismarck; Realpolitik; Cavour

  8. WWI - Long/Short Term Causes;The Balkans; Total War

  9. Global Nationalism - India; China

  10. Rise of Fascism - Mussolini; Hitler; Europe between the Wars

  11. WWII - Allies/Axis Powers; Holocaust

  12. The Cold War - US/USSR;

  13. The Middle East - Arab/Israeli Conflict; PLO; Intifada

  14. Genocide/Human Rights - Holocaust; Cambodia; The Balkans; Rwanda

Regents Exams for Review:

  1. January 2001

  2. January 2002

  3. January 2003

  4. January 2004

  5. January 2005

  6. January 2006

  7. January 2007

  8. January 2008

  9. January 2009

  10. January 2010

  11. January 2011

  12. January 2012 

  13. January 2013 

  14. August 2011 

  15. August 2006

Multiple Choice Practice Questions

  1. The Enlightenment

  2. French Revolution

  3. Latin American Revolutions

  4. Industrial Revolution


Global DBQ Review

  1. Regents DBQ Item Analysis: Big List of DBQ's and their subject matter

  2. Regents DBQ Graphic Organizer

  3. Regents DBQ General Directions

  4. Regents DBQ Introduction

  5. Regents DBQ Essay Organizer

  6. Regents DBQ Introduction Options

  7. Regents DBQ Scoring Sheet

  8. Regents DBQ Essay Organizer 2

  9. Regents DBQ Analysis

Great Review Sheets by Major Topic, courtesy of a former FDA teacher, Mrs. Natalie Eslyn

  1. French Revolution

  2. Napoleon/Latin American Revolutions

  3. Agrarian and Industrial Revolutions

  4. Age of Imperialism

  5. World War I

  6. Totalitarianism/WWII

Khan Academy Videos: A Crash Course in World History:


  1. The French Revolution

  2. The Haitian Revolution

  3. Latin American Revolution

  4. The Industrial Revolution

  5. Capitalism and Socialism

  6. Japan: from Tokugawa Shogunate to Meiji Revolution

  7. 19th Century Imperialism

  8. WWI: Causes, and Impact

  9. China: Nationalism to Communism

  10. WWII

  11. The Cold War

  12. Decolonization after WWII: Global Nationalism

Regents Thematics Connected with Extra Credit Assignment:

Belief Systems: 2008 June

Individuals/Change/Non-Political: June 2010

Political Leaders/Change: August 2005 

Global Problems: June 2005 

Political Events/Change: January 2005 

Economic Systems: August 2004

Geography/Impact/Society: August 2003

Turning Points: June 2004

Conflicts: June 2006

Geography Influence: January 2009 

Science/Tech: June 2011 

Movement/People/Trade: August 2006

Great Regents Review PowerPoint

HOW TO CONSTRUCT A Regents Thematic Essay