MindTap® U.S. History, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access, 1st Edition
- Cengage Learning
- ISBN-10: 1305583566 | ISBN-13: 9781305583566
- © 2016 | Published
- College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $125.00
MindTap™ History for U.S. History, 1E is a personalized teaching experience with relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. MindTap for U.S. History is a personalized teaching and learning solution that focuses on primary sources reflecting social, economic, and political themes. Integrated readings and interactive assignments guide students in learning, applying, thinking critically, and writing about historical content. MindTap also allows you to easily measure skills and outcomes -- and you specify the content that students interact with. MindTap for U.S. History can save you time, support you in meeting your teaching objectives, and help you show your students why history matters.
The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.
MindTap for US History is a survey of the social, political, and economic history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Units 1-12 are designed for the first half of the US History Survey, including pre-Columbian, colonial, revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism, and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Units 13-24 are designed for the second half of the US History Survey examining industrialization, immigration, world wars, the Great Depression, the Cold War and post-Cold War eras.
On the path to attaining skills-based outcomes, including critical reading, thinking and writing, students using this courseware for US History will:
Analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources to better understand the context around historical events.
Distinguish fact from opinion within historical documents.
Discuss causal relationships pertaining to major events in U.S. history and understand their effects.
Analyze how events in American history have influenced current events.
Examine the relationship between domestic and global events in U.S. history.
Create an argument through the use of historical evidence.
Analyze the effects of historical, social, political, and economic forces in United States history.
Instructors are provided a fully loaded version that consists of interactive content and exercises that the instructor can rearrange and reassemble as desired. In addition, instructors may also add their own content and assignments anywhere within the Learning Path.
Each unit is structured around a series of paired primary sources based on learning outcomes and objectives, and contains four separate primary source paths that the instructor can choose from: social, political, or economic, as well as an American Artifacts.
Units include concise narrative, animated maps, infographics, videos, and short essays in which students debate a historical topic.
MindTap drives better outcomes by organizing each unit into the Engage, Learn, Apply, Study model:
Engage: Each unit begins with an Engagement Activity called “Picturing History,” which captures students’ interest and connects the upcoming unit to their lives through infographics depicting real-world scenarios.
Learn: Each unit includes 4-6 readings/lessons, which teach concepts, and provide context and depth. Assessments are integrated for each reading/lesson which include narrative text, interactive maps, charts, tables, images, and/or video.
Apply: Each unit has a Primary Source Activity that encourages students to apply and demonstrate their understanding of the concepts in the unit. Professors and/or students can choose the lens so that each student can explore an example that relates most to his or her life or career ambitions.
There are four themes to choose from: Social, Political, Economic and American Artifacts.
Four types of primary source learning activities recur throughout each volume, and each activity type is designed to teach and reinforce critical thinking skills:
G2S: Getting to the Source.
Why? Why does this matter?
T&N: Then and now.
Study: Lastly, each unit contains a study guide that provides students with all of the important dates, terms and topics so they can prepare for exams.
1. The Atlantic World and the Dawn of Exploration, 1492–1535.
2. Contact, Colonization, and Exchange in the Atlantic World, 1492–1600.
3. Colonizing North America, 1565–1763.
4. Dissolving Political Bands, 1763–1776.
5. The American Revolution, 1776–1789.
6. Forging a New Nation, 1790-1828.
7. The Market Revolution and Social Reform, 1800–1860.
8. The Peculiar Institution: The Old South and Slavery, 1800–1860.
9. Democracy and Popular Politics, 1828–1848.
10. Manifest Destiny and Western Expansion, 1820–1860.
11. The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861.
12. A House Divided: Civil War, 1861-1865.
13. Bitter Aftermath: Reconstruction and Redemption, 1863–1896.
14. Projecting Power, Widening Borders: The Politics of Westward Expansion and Empire Building. 1865 – 1914.
15. Change and Resistance: Industrialization, Urban Growth, and Farm Protest, 1865 – 1910.
16. The Reform Impulse: The Progressive Era, 1895–1920.
17. America and Global Conflict: World War I, 1914–1920.
18. The Rise of American Mass Culture: 1920–1929.
19. A Nation in Crisis: The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939.
20. World War II at Home and Abroad, 1939-1945.
21. Affluence and Anxiety: Cold War America, 1945-1960.
22. Revolution and Crisis, 1960-1974.
23. A Conservative Resurgence, 1975-1992.
24. America in a Global Context, 1989–Present.
To customize your learning solution, contact your Learning Consultant for more information.
ISBN-10: 1305583574 | ISBN-13: 9781305583573
List Price = $125.00 | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.75
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