Tenth Edition   ©2015

LaunchPad for A History of World Societies and A History of World Societies, Value Edition (Twelve Month Access)

John P. McKay (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) , Bennett D. Hill (late of Georgetown University) , John Buckler (late of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) , Patricia Buckley Ebrey (University of Washington) , Roger B. Beck (Eastern Illinois University) , Clare Haru Crowston (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) , Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) , Jerry Davila (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-7566-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-7566-9; Format: LaunchPad

The signature focus on social and cultural history and a readable, accessible narrative makes the past palpable for students.  A History of World Societies uses vibrant social history to introduce students to the global past. The time-tested regional organization acquaints students with different parts of the world and helps them understand global connections.

A rich feature program offers a wealth of assessment and assignment options. With over 150 written and visual primary sources and popular features such as the "Individuals in Society" biographical portraits and "Global Trade" essays, students connect to the past through an array of evidence. These engaging features are fully assignable and assessable in LaunchPad with multiple choice and short answer questions.

Solid pedagogical support keeps students focused and builds historical thinking skills. Section focus questions and marginal key term definitions help students keep the main ideas and terms in mind as they read, "Mapping the Past" activities promote geographic literacy, and "Connections" conclusions review the bigger picture and introduce students to continuity and change. A revamped chapter review includes new “Make Connections” questions that encourage students to think comparatively within and across chapters. These tools are assignable and assessable in LaunchPad.

The most current scholarship shows students the dynamic and ongoing work of history. Drawing on their own research and that of numerous experts, the authors, including new author Jerry Dávila--all renowned scholars and veteran teachers--have incorporated the best and latest scholarship throughout.

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