Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of:
- The United States and New York History
- World History (additionally, under this standard, students must examine the broad sweep of history from a variety of perspectives)
- Geography of the World (especially its interdependence, distribution, environment and impact on peoples)
- Economic Systems (particularly, the effect of scarce resources on these systems and solutions through market and non-market systems)
- Civics, Citizenship and Government (with particular emphasis on the U.S. Constitution and the roles and rights of citizenship)
The Regents program in History requires a score of at least 65 on the Global History and Geography and United States History and Government exams. The Regents Honors diploma requires a minimum average of 90% on the designated Regents examinations. The Regents exam is comprised of three parts: multiple choice questions covering various content, a document based question (DBQ) consisting of interpretation of several documents and essay writing, and a thematic essay focusing on a major historical theme studied throughout the course.