Turning Points Project

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Aim: Why are turning points important to our understanding of the political, social, geographic, and economic aspects of historical reasoning?

Do Now: Answer in your notebooks, what is a Turning Point?

The Turning Points Research Project is the culminating project for the final term before the NYS Regents exam in Global History & Geography.

Project Details:

  • There are 30 Turning Points in this project.
  • You must complete all of them.
  • Each Turning Point requires a Data Sheet
  • At the End of the Project you will write a Thematic Essay on many of the Turning Points.

Directions: Please click on the Activity Link below for access to the Turning Points Webquest

Classwork & Homework

Activity:

Project: Turning Points Project

Webquest Steps

  1. Turning Points - Introduction
  2. Turning Points - Task
  3. Turning Points - Process Step #1 (Topics Listing)
  4. Turning Points - Process Step #2 (Extensions)
  5. Turning Points - Evaluation

Video

Text Resources

Global History & Geography Review Packet


Online Textbook Pages: World History, Patterns of Interactions. McDougal Littell (2009) Note: These pages are only the starting points for the topics listed below.

  • Paleolithic - Pg 14
  • Neolithic Revolution - Pg 15
  • River Valley Civilizations - Pg 26
  • Ancient Greece - Pg 120
  • Roman Republic - Pg 155
  • Roman Empire - Pg 160
  • Fall of Roman Empire - Pg 173
  • Dark Ages - Pg 353
  • Middle Ages - Pg 358
  • Crusades - Pg 382
  • Commercial Revolution - Pg 389
  • Renaissance - Pg 471
  • Scientific Revolution - Pg 623
  • Age of Exploration - Pg 529
  • Protestant Reformation - Pg 488
  • Age of Imperialism (old) - Pg 553
  • Age of Absolutism - Pg 589
  • The Enlightenment - Pg 629
  • The French Revolution - Pg 651
  • The Industrial Revolution - Pg 717
  • Agricultural Revolution - Pg 717
  • Age of Imperialism (new) - Pg 770
  • Age of Nationalism - Pg 681
  • World War I - Pg 841
  • Russian Revolution - Pg 867
  • World War II - Pg 925
  • Cold War - Pg 965
  • Cultural Revolution & Great Leap Forward - Pg 974
  • Green Revolution - Pg 1074
  • War on Terrorism - Pg 1087
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