Who are you?
My name is Ms. Como. I’ve been teaching 10th-grade global history for four years. I attended Hunter College for my bachelor’s in Social Studies Adolescence Education and received my master’s degree in Educational Psychology. History has been my favorite subject since I was a little girl, and I love teaching it to others.
In my free time, I like to cook, read, waste time on TikTok, catch up on new movies and tv shows, and spend time outdoors with my dogs.
What’s the Curriculum like? (Pre-Quarantine and Post-Quarantine).
Our curriculum covers topics in world history between the years 1750 – present day. We begin the school year with a bit of review, but our first big unit is focused on the French Revolution. Other popular events we discuss are the Industrial Revolution, Imperialism, the World Wars, the Cold War. With each topic, we will try to connect history to the present day by identifying enduring issues.
What are students doing online and how does it differ from when we were in person?
Our in-person and online curriculum covers the same topics but has been modified to incorporate the use of technology. There are so many amazing resources online that I am now able to offer students the opportunity to explore different forms of multi-media.
What is the level of difficulty in the class?
This class can be challenging. We cover over 200 years of history in just a few months. It is very important to pay attention and keep up to date with the work assigned. Each event in history is connected to the next in our study, but if you’re ever lost or miss something along the way, I’m always here to help catch you up!
What tests do students have to take at the end of the school year?
This class ends in June with the Global History Regents Exam. The test consists of 28 stimulus-based multiple-choice questions, two sets of constructed response questions (CRQs), and an enduring issues essay.