THEMATIC ESSAY QUESTION
Directions: Write a well-
organized essay that includes an introduction, several
paragraphs addressing the task below, and a conclusion.
Science and Technology
You may use any scientific or technological advance fro
m your study of global
history. Some suggestions you might wish to consider include development of
agriculture, irrigation systems, the astrolabe, the printing press, the telescope, nuclear
power, steam power, and the microscope.
You are not limited to these suggestions.
Reproduced from the August 2000
Global History and Geography Regents Exam
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Science and technology have played a critical role in altering the
course of human history.
scientific or technological advances that had a major
impact on global history
Explain the relationship between the scientific or technological
advance and a specific historic event or period in history
Analyze how these advances changed the course of history
: The rubric (scoring criteria) for this essay appears on the next page.