THEMATIC ESSAY QUESTION
Directions: Write a well-
organized essay that includes an introduction, several
paragraphs addressing the task below, and a conclusion.
You may use any nation from your study of global history except the United
suggestions you might wish to consider include: Great Britain (19th
century), Japan (19th or
20th century), Russia (19th or 20th century), Korea (postWorld
War II), and Brazil (20th
You are not limited to these suggestions.
Reproduced from the January 2001
Global History and Geography Regents Exam
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Since the 19th century, industrialization has had positive and negative
effects on the lives of workers.
Define the term industrialization
Select one nation you have studi
ed and discuss two specific
examples of the ways in which industrialization changed the lives
of workers in that nation
Discuss the response of the workers, reformers, and/or government
to these changes
: The rubric (scoring criteria) for this essay appears on the next page.