American Government and Politics, Texas Edition
(ISBN-10: 0495906514 | ISBN-13: 9780495906513)
This American Government and Politics, Texas edition textbook asks students to consider what U.S. citizenship really means. Unique chapters on citizenship and civic culture focus on the issues of civic participation and the requirements of good citizenship. With 7 chapters on Texas Politics and 2010 Election analysis and coverage, this textbook will fulfill the two semester sequence of American Government/Texas Politics by providing a broad and deep coverage of the importance of the founding of our country.
Political Science CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code
(ISBN-10: 0538792493 | ISBN-13: 9780538792493)
The CourseMate for American Government and Politics: Deliberation, Democracy, and Citizenship, Texas Edition offers a variety of rich online learning resources designed to enhance the student experience. These resources include video activities, audio summaries, critical thinking activities, simulations, animated learning modules, interactive timelines, primary source quizzes, flashcards, learning objectives, glossaries, and crossword puzzles. Chapter resources are correlated with key chapter learning concepts, and users can browse or search for content in a variety of ways.
NewsNow is a new asset available on CourseMate, which is a combination of weekly news stories from the Associated Press, videos and images that bring current events to life for the student. For instructors, NewsNow includes an additional set of multi-media rich PowerPoint slides posted each week to the password-protected area of the text’s instructor companion website. Instructors may use these slides to take a class poll or trigger a lively debate about the events that are shaping the world right now. And because this all-in-one presentation tool includes the text of the original newsfeed, along with videos, photos and discussion questions, no Internet connection is required!
How do you assess your students’ engagement in your course? How do you know your students have read the material or viewed the resources you’ve assigned? How can you tell if your students are struggling with a concept? With CourseMate, you can use the included Engagement Tracker to assess student preparation and engagement. Use the tracking tools to see progress for the class as a whole or for individual students. Identify students at risk early in the course. Uncover which concepts are most difficult for your class. Monitor time on task. Keep your students engaged.
WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access
(ISBN-10: 0538792582 | ISBN-13: 9780538792585)
Succeed in your political science course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.
PowerLecture DVD with JoinIn™ Student Response System
(ISBN-10: 0495906492 | ISBN-13: 9780495906490)
This DVD includes two sets of PowerPoint slides. Interactive book specific PowerPoint® lectures, a one-stop lecture and class preparation tool, makes it easy for you to assemble, edit, publish, and present book specific lectures for your course.
The media-enhanced PowerPoints for each chapter that can be used on their own or easily integrated with the book-specific power point outlines. Audio and video clips depicting both historic and current day events; NEW animated learning modules illustrating key concepts; tables, statistical charts, and graphs; and photos from the book as well as outside sources are provided at the appropriate places in the chapter. You can also add your own materials—using both types of PowerPoints and your own material.
A test bank in Microsoft® Word and ExamView® computerized testing offers a large array of well-crafted multiple-choice and essay questions, along with their answers and page references.
An Instructor’s Manual includes learning objectives, chapter outlines, discussion questions, suggestions for stimulating class activities and projects, tips on integrating media into your class (including step-by-step instructions on how to create your own podcasts), suggested readings and Web resources, and a section specially designed to help teaching assistants and adjunct instructors.
JoinIn™ offers three types of “clicker” questions that test and track student comprehension of key concepts: polling, content, and visual literacy questoins
The Resource Integration Guide outlines the rich collection of resources available to instructors and students within the chapter-by-chapter framework of the book, suggesting how and when each supplement can be used to optimize learning.
WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access
(ISBN-10: 0538792574 | ISBN-13: 9780538792578)
Rich with content for your American government course, this Web-based teaching and learning tool includes course management, study/mastery, and communication tools. Use WebTutor™ to provide virtual office hours, post your syllabus, and track student progress with WebTutor’s quizzing material. For students, WebTutor™ offers real-time access to interactive online tutorials and simulations, practice quizzes, and Web links—all correlated to American Government and Politics: Deliberation, Democracy, and Citizenship, Texas Edition
STUDENT DESCRIPTION: WebTutor™ offers real-time access to interactive online tutorials and simulations, practice quizzes, primary source quizzes and Web links—all correlated to American Government and Politics: Deliberation, Democracy, and Citizenship, Texas Edition.
The Wadsworth News DVD for American Government 2012
(ISBN-10: 1111346143 | ISBN-13: 9781111346140)
This collection of two- to five-minute video clips on relevant political issues serves as a great lecture or discussion launcher.
Table of Contents:
1. AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.
Video 1: Gays and Lesbians Mobilize for Legal Rights.
2. THE BUREAUCRACY.
Video 1: The U.S. Census and the Federal Bureaucracy.
3. CAMPAIGNS AND ELECTIONS.
Video 1: Ethnic Politics and the Campaign for the White House. Video 2: Racism and American Elections.
4. CIVIL LIBERTIES.
Video 1: Tea Party Demonstrators Protest Government Spending and Taxation. Video 2: Free Speech and the Politics of Health Care Reform.
5. CIVIL RIGHTS.
Video 1: The Gay Marriage Debate in California.
Video 1: How Congress is Managed.
7. THE CONSTITUTION.
Video 1: The Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.
8. DOMESTIC POLICY.
Video 1: The Drive to Expand the Role of the Government in Domestic Affairs. Video 2: President Obama Responds to Critics on Domestic & Foreign Policy.
Video 1: The Immigration Debate: Undocumented Workers in Arizona. Video 2: Federalism and Medical Marijuana.
10. FOREIGN POLICY.
Video 1: Foreign Policy and the U.S. Constitution.
11. INTEREST GROUPS.
Video 1: Interest Groups and the Operation of the Economy.
12. THE JUDICIARY.
Video 1: The Politics of Judicial Appointments. Video 2: Elena Kagan’s Ideological Disposition.
13. MEDIA AND POLITICS.
Video 1: The Media and Protest Politics.
14. POLITICAL PARTIES.
Video 1: Political Parties and the Race for the Presidency. Video 2: Governance and Political Parties.
15. THE PRESIDENCY.
Video 1: The Economic Effects of the British Petroleum Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Video 2: President George W. Bush’s Legacy.
16. PUBLIC OPINION.
Video 1: Congresspeople Tweeting to Connect with Constituents.
17. VOTING AND PARTICIPATION.
Video 1: Democracy and Political Efficaciousness.
Political Theatre DVD 2.0
(ISBN-10: 0495793604 | ISBN-13: 9780495793601)
Bring politics home to students with Political Theatre 2.0, up-to-date through the 2008 election season. This is the second edition of this 3 DVD series and includes real video clips that show American political thought throughout the public sector. Clips include both classic and contemporary political advertisements, speeches, interviews and more. Available to adopters of Cengage textbooks, version 2.0 provides lots of added functionality with this updated edition.
ABC News DVD: Speeches by Barack Obama
(ISBN-10: 1439082472 | ISBN-13: 9781439082478)
This DVD includes nine famous speeches by President Barack Obama, from 2004 to present day, including his speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention; his 2008 speech on race, "A More Perfect Union"; and his 2009 inaugural address. Speeches are divided into short video segments for easy, time-efficient viewing. This instructor supplement also features critical thinking questions and answers for each speech, designed to spark class discussion.
Election 2010: An American Government Supplement
(ISBN-10: 1111341788 | ISBN-13: 9781111341787)
Written by John Clark and Brian Schaffner, this booklet addresses the 2010 congressional and gubernatorial races, with real-time analysis and references.
CourseReader 0-30: American Government Printed Access Card
(ISBN-10: 111147995X | ISBN-13: 9781111479954)
COURSEREADER: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT allows you to create your reader, your way, in just minutes. This affordable, fully customizable online reader provides access to thousands of permissions-cleared readings, articles, primary sources, and audio and video selections from the regularly-updated Gale research library database. This easy-to-use solution allows you to search for and select just the material you want for your courses. Each selection opens with a descriptive introduction to provide context, and concludes with critical-thinking and multiple-choice questions to reinforce key points. COURSEREADER is loaded with convenient tools like highlighting, printing, note-taking, and downloadable MP3 audio files for each reading. COURSEREADER is the perfect complement to any Political Science course. It can be bundled with your current textbook, sold alone, or integrated into your learning management system. COURSEREADER 0-30 allows access to up to 30 selections in the reader. Please contact your Cengage sales representative for details.
Latino-American Politics Supplement
(ISBN-10: 1111344817 | ISBN-13: 9781111344818)
This revised and updated thirty-two-page supplement uses real examples to detail politics related to Latino Americans.