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MindTap History for Western Civilization: A Brief History 9th Edition

Jackson J. Spielvogel

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MindTap® for Spielvogel's Western Civilization: A Brief History, 9th Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap goes well beyond an eBook and a homework solution. Students easily identify chapter learning objectives, improve writing skills with unit-level essay assessments, read short sections from the e-book, and test their content knowledge. In addition to book-specific content, MindTap’s Instructor’s Resource Center provides 4,600 searchable, curated primary source readings for your course. Synchronize the text with engaging assignments and primary source documentation to inspire critical thinking skills.

Jackson J. Spielvogel, The Pennsylvania State University

Jackson J. Spielvogel is Associate Professor Emeritus of History at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where he specialized in Reformation history under Harold J. Grimm. His articles and reviews have appeared in journals such as Moreana, Journal of General Education, Catholic Historical Review, Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, and American Historical Review. He also has contributed chapters or articles to THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION, THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE: A DICTIONARY HANDBOOK, the SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER ANNUAL OF HOLOCAUST STUDIES, and UTOPIAN STUDIES. His work has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the Foundation for Reformation Research. At Penn State, he helped inaugurate the Western Civilization course, as well as a popular course on Nazi Germany. His book HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY was published in 1987 (7th Edition, 2014). He is the author of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, first published in 1991 (10th Edition, 2017), and the coauthor (with William Duiker) of WORLD HISTORY, first published in 1994 (8th Edition, 2016). Professor Spielvogel has won five major university-wide teaching awards. During the year 1988−1989, he held the Penn State Teaching Fellowship, the university's most prestigious teaching award. In 1996, he won the Dean Arthur Ray Warnock Award for Outstanding Faculty member, and in 2000 received the Schreyer Honors College Excellence in Teaching Award.
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  • Content in MindTap is organized into multi-chapter units. Each unit includes a brief set of higher-stakes activities for instructors to assign, designed to assess students on their writing and critical thinking skills, and their ability to engage larger themes, concepts, and material across multiple chapters.
  • MindTap includes a brief list of in-class activity ideas for instructors. These are designed to increase student collaboration, engagement, and understanding of selected topics or themes. These activities, including class debate scenarios and primary source discussion guides, can enrich the classroom experience for both instructors and students.
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  • MindTap’s Instructor’s Resource Center provides an additional collection of over 4,600 searchable, curated primary source readings intended for use in your Western Civilization course.
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Classroom Activities: MindTap includes a brief list of in-class activity ideas for instructors. These are designed to increase student collaboration, engagement, and understanding of selected topics or themes. These activities, including class debate scenarios and primary source discussion guides, can enrich the classroom experience for both instructors and students.
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