(I would love thoughts, feedback, and questions on this from anyone. Thanks! I’m particularly interested in ideas for the “Understandings” and “Essential Questions.”)
Below is a draft of our curriculum map for an 11th Grade Global History & Geography course I’ll be teaching in the fall. This was a full team effort with the two other Global teachers, Rachel and Anissa.
Students completed an integrated US/Global 20th Century History class in 10th grade; it is our responsibility to teach them the rest of Global History to prepare them for the NY Global History & Geography Regents Exam at the end of the year. With the exceptions of the National History Day Unit and the Regents Review Unit, we organized the course thematically around the themes of Geography, Belief Systems, Golden Ages, Revolutions (with a primary emphasis on the French), and Colonialism/Imperialism.
Two notes of explanation:
- The language for the maps is based on Understanding by Design
- One school-wide practice at our school is the use of Gateway Assessments. There are two gateways per quarter, one of which must be a project. Gateways are necessary and sufficient for earning course credit, so long as attendance requirements are met.