Nancy A. Hewitt
Steven F. Lawson
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LaunchPad helps you do more than you can with print alone. Free when packaged with the book, LaunchPad’s course space and interactive e-book is ready to use as is, or can be edited and customized with your own material, and assigned right away. Developed with extensive feedback from history instructors and students, LaunchPad includes the complete narrative e-book, as well as abundant primary documents, maps, images, videos, assignments, and activities. The aims of key learning outcomes are addressed via formative and summative assessment, short answer and essay questions, multiple choice quizzing, and LearningCurve, an adaptive learning tool designed to get students to read before they come to class. Available with training and support, LaunchPad can help you take your teaching into a new era. LearningCurve ensures students come to class prepared. Tired of your students not reading the textbook? Would you like to know what they read and how much they understood—BEFORE they come to class? Assign LearningCurve, the adaptive learning tool created for your survey textbook, and the system’s analytics will show how your students are doing with the reading so that you can adapt your class as needed. Each chapter-based LearningCurve activity gives students multiple chances to understand key concepts, return to the narrative textbook if they need to reread, and answer questions correctly. Over 90% of students report satisfaction with LearningCurve fun and accessible game-like interface. LearningCurve appeals to students so that they engage with the textbook, and it helps you to know what they know before class begins.A Range of Options Offers Convenience and Value. In addition to the standard print textbook, this edition is available in discount-priced loose-leaf and PDF formats and in an interactive e-book format in the text’s dedicated version of LaunchPad, with all accompanying study resources fully integrated. LaunchPad is a complete course’s worth of material in a course space that makes everything easily assignable and assessable—and all for free when packaged with the textbook
A building blocks approach to working with sources strengthens students’ interpretive skills. Designed to help students build confidence in their ability to work with sources, each chapter leads students in a regular step-by-step approach to analyzing documents and is augmented by a special Guide to Analyzing Primary Sources in the appendix of the book. Four distinctive source treatments extend from the narrative of each chapter and all include headnotes with essential background information and questions to guide interpretation and place sources in a larger historical framework.
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