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Overview

MindTap for American Government is built from the ground up to provide a unique and immersive educational environment that takes full advantage of digital capabilities. Its interactive resources transform teaching and learning to fully engage students, inspiring them to think critically and analytically about politics by illustrating government through issues that mean the most to them. Simple-to-use yet powerful, MindTap for American Government provides instructors with an effortless transition to digital by weaving together Participatory, Historical and Institutional themed real-life examples, as well as, up to the minute current events from major news outlets and multimedia activities with real-time assessments to deliver better outcomes.

  • Easily Set Your Own Course: Select your track – either Participatory, Historical, or Institutional and then personalize the content by adding web links, Google docs, and YouTube videos, and manage and administer everything yourself, or let us help.
  • Elevate Thinking: Unleash the power of our Engage, Learn, Apply, and Study model – capturing student interest with relevant activities, then taking them from basic understanding to higher level learning via engagement activities, integrated readings, and current events/real world example activities.
  • Promote Better Outcomes: Gain the ability to measure objectives and outcomes, then track student progress – individually and collectively – at every step throughout the course.
There are 15 units in the MindTap for American Government course. The narrative is supplemented with current events and “Why Politics Matters” activities in each unit that provide students with powerful examples from three separate lenses that the instructor can choose from: Youth and Politics (Participatory), Three Branches of Government (Institutional), and Then and Now (Historical). This allows you to illustrate American Government and Politics through the examples that tie back to the lessons and your lecture.

Students who experience MindTap for American Government learn, not only by achieving the content objectives, but also by gaining critical reading, thinking, writing, and study skills. The learning path for American Government is organized through a taxonomy of learning whereby the student is guided along a spectrum of skills through our Engage, Learn, Apply, and Study model. Starting from lower to higher order, progressing from knowledge to Interpretation to problem-solving to evaluation.

The overall narrative takes a balanced approach on the origin and development of the U.S. Constitution; structure and powers of the national government including the legislative, executive, and judicial branches; federalism; political participation; the national election process; public policy; civil liberties; and civil rights; while using current events and real life examples to bring American Government to life for the student.

Unit List.
1 Constitution.
2 Federalism.
3 Civil Liberties.
4 Civil Rights.
5 Congress.
6 Presidency/Foreign Policy.
7 Bureaucracy.
8 Judiciary.
9 Public Opinion.
10 Interest Groups.
11 Media.
12 Parties.
13 Participation.
14 Campaigns and Elections.
15 Domestic Policy.
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Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

MindTap in Action: American Government, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305672635
MindTap for American Government is built from the ground up to provide a unique and immersive educational environment that takes full advantage of digital capabilities. Its interactive resources transform teaching and learning to fully engage students, inspiring them to think critically and analytically about politics by illustrating government through issues that mean the most to them. Simple-to-use yet powerful, MindTap for American Government provides instructors with an effortless transition to digital by weaving together Participatory, Historical and Institutional themed real-life examples, as well as, up to the minute current events from major news outlets and multimedia activities with real-time assessments to deliver better outcomes.

FOR STUDENTS

MindTap in Action: American Government

ISBN: 9781305672635
MindTap for American Government is built from the ground up to provide a unique and immersive educational environment that takes full advantage of digital capabilities. Its interactive resources transform teaching and learning to fully engage students, inspiring them to think critically and analytically about politics by illustrating government through issues that mean the most to them. Simple-to-use yet powerful, MindTap for American Government provides instructors with an effortless transition to digital by weaving together Participatory, Historical and Institutional themed real-life examples, as well as, up to the minute current events from major news outlets and multimedia activities with real-time assessments to deliver better outcomes.