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New York State Regents: Influence of Globalization - Chapter Summary
Master your understanding of globalization, the process by which our world has become more culturally, economically and philosophically integrated. Learn about the globalization factors that have affected the United States, including those related to consumption, the environment and population. Topics in this chapter will include:
- Population changes and growth
- Relations between social majorities and social minorities
- Migratory patterns in Europe and the United States
- The relationship between the environment and society
The video lessons in this chapter cover all of the major aspects of globalization, and each one is accompanied by an online quiz that can help you assess how well you understood the topic. They'll also familiarize you with how the actual test questions will be formatted, so you'll know what to expect on exam day.
New York State Regents Objectives
The New York State Regents Exam is divided into three parts, including 50 multiple-choice and one thematic essay question. Some of the multiple-choice questions may present you with a cartoon, a chart or a map. The third part of the test will ask you to review a series of documents, after which you'll answer one or more questions related to each text and respond to one essay prompt on the overall content of the documents. In preparation for these different types of questions, the lesson objectives are designed to help you:
- Define race and ethnicity
- Provide definitions and examples of discrimination, prejudice and racial stereotypes
- Discuss population growth in terms of demographic transition
- Understand Malthusian economic and political theories
- Discuss American and European migration from rural to urban settings, including timelines and effects
- Describe how age, death and migration affect population
You'll receive one point for each multiple-choice question you answer correctly. Both the thematic and document-related essays will be scored according to a content-based rubric on a scale of zero to five. Short answers related to individual documents in the third part of the exam will receive a score of zero to two. Students who pass all of the New York State Regents Exams in English, foreign language, history, math and science will receive a Regents Diploma or a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation or honors.
1. Overpopulation vs. Overconsumption
How many people can the Earth support? In this lesson, we will explore population growth and some of the concerns associated with this growth, including overpopulation and overconsumption.
2. Race and Ethnicity Definitions: Social Minority vs. Social Majority
This lesson introduces concepts important to understanding race and ethnicity. First, a distinction is made between 'race' and 'ethnicity.' Next, the idea of a social minority is defined, along with distinction and subordination. Finally, U.S. trends regarding minority influence are outlined.
3. Interactions Between Social Majorities and Minorities
The world is a diverse place full of all sorts of people. In this lesson, we'll examine the effects of pluralism and what happens when people from different backgrounds interact, including segregation, genocide, assimilation, and miscegenation.
4. Prejudice, Discrimination & Stereotypes: Definitions & Examples
There are many different types of people in the world. What happens when one person thinks or feels a certain way about an entire group of people? Watch this lesson to find out about stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination.
5. Population Growth: Demographic Transition and Malthusian Theories
Population growth is not as simple as watching the total number of humans rise each year. This lesson explores how the experts actually calculate population growth rates, and how different theories explain why various regions of the world experience population growth changes in such different ways.
6. Migration from Rural to Urban Settings in Europe and the U.S.: History and Effects
In this lesson, we will discuss some of the causes for people to migrate from a rural setting to an urban setting in Europe and in America. We will also learn the difference between immigration and emigration.
7. Population Change from Aging, Death, and Migration
Fertility, mortality and migration are principal determinants of how a population can change, and they are at the very core of demographic studies. In this lesson, we will discuss how a population can change from fertility (birth), mortality (death), and migration.
8. Environmental Impact: Society's Relationship and Issues
In this lesson, we will discuss global warming, pollution and loss of habitat. Learn how the burning of fossil fuels and the clearing of forests lead to global warming by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere.
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Other chapters within the NY Regents Exam - Global History and Geography: Test Prep & Practice course
- Foundational Concepts of Global History
- Major Belief Systems of the World
- Prehistory & Early Civilizations
- Ancient China, India, & America
- History of the Ancient Near East
- Contributions & History of Ancient Greece
- Hellenism & Athens
- The Roman Republic Rises
- History of the Fall of Rome
- History of the Dark Ages
- Early Middle Ages Overview
- Overview of the Medieval Warm Period
- Overview of the High Middle Ages
- Overview of the Late Middle Ages
- History of the Renaissance
- The Age of Exploration & Discovery
- The Reformation Across Europe
- History of the Elizabethan Era
- Overview of Colonialism
- European Absolutism & Constitutionalism (1648-1715)
- Shifting Eastern European Power (1648-1740)
- 18th Century Empire & Expansion
- The Age of Enlightenment
- Bonaparte & the French Revolution
- Industrialization from 1700-1900
- Global Politics (1760-1848)
- Nationalism in Europe, Africa, Asia & the Americas
- Life & Trends in Europe (1850-1914)
- 19th and 20th Century Imperialism
- Overview of World War I
- History Between World Wars
- Overview of World War II
- Western Civilization Post-1945
- About the NY Regents Examinations
- NY Regents Exam - Global History and Geography Flashcards