August 2009 - Thematic Essay - Regents Exam. A belief system is an established, orderly way that groups or individuals look at religious faith or philosophical principles. These systems have often affected politics, society, and the economy in the nations or regions in which they are practiced.
Thematic essays are essays that are part of the New York State Assessment in the Global History and Geography Regents Exam. In general, they are essays that often require the student of Global History to write about a certain topic or theme that cuts across time and culture.