Welcome Back!

I am very excited to begin another school year. I am very much looking forward to a productive and successful year. I have included a synopsis of the Global 10, AP World Participation in Government and Genocide Studies, classes and have included the syllabi for each class accessible by course links.

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Global 10

This is the second year of a two-year course. Our studies will involve a review of geography and culture in the opening unit and a chronological approach to studying the history of the world from the Enlightenment to modern times. There will be a New York State regent’s exam at the end of this year that will contain material from ninth and tenth grade. The tenth grade global regents exam will consist of multiple choice questions as well as two essays (thematic and Document based questions).

AP World

The AP World History course content is structured around the investigation of five course themes and nineteen key concepts in six different chronological periods, from approximately 8000 BCE to the present. The five course themes are:

  • Interaction Between Humans and the Environment
  • Development and Interaction of Cultures
  • State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict
  • Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems
  • Development and Transformation of Social Structure

 The AP World history exam will be given on Thursday May 16, 2019. For more specific exam information please visit apcentral.collegeboard.com. 


Participation in Government (PIG) is a state graduation requirement for social studies.  Upon entering 12th grade, students should be ready to synthesize and apply their previous experiences/knowledge with the study of contemporary and/or historic public issues, and to increase the student’s awareness of their rights and responsibilities as a citizen.  As your life as a high school student comes to an end, it is imperative that you are prepared for a productive and meaningful life as an adult citizen in a local, state, national, and international setting. This course is designed specifically to help you become active citizens. Through the process of participating in the required activities and discussing issues in class, you will leave more aware and civic-minded. So please come to class with an open mind, and prepared to learn and participate in class! 

Genocide Studies

Mass violence, torture, and mistreatment of human beings are continuing aspects of humanity. This course will provide students with a greater understanding of the psychological, sociological, cultural, and political roots of genocide, human cruelty, and mass violence. This course will examine the genocides that occurred in Namibia, Armenia, the Holocaust and Rwanda.

Tara DeVay

Global History and Geography teacher

AP World History teacher

Participation in Government teacher