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MindTap History for Western Civilization: Volume I: To 1715 10th Edition

Jackson J. Spielvogel

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Overview

MindTap® History for Spielvogel's Western Civilization, 10th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through a carefully designed chapter-based learning path, MindTap allows students to easily identify the chapter’s learning objectives, improve their writing skills by completing unit-level essay assessments, read short, manageable sections from the e-book, and test their content knowledge with a Chapter Test. Through dynamic assignments, MindTap-exclusive primary source documentation, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. MindTap allows instructors to customize their content, providing tools that seamlessly integrate YouTube clips, outside websites, and personal content directly into the learning path. Instructors can assign additional primary source content through the Instructor Resource Center and Questia primary and secondary source databases that house thousands of peer-reviewed journals, newspapers, magazines, and full-length books. As an instructor using MindTap, you have at your fingertips the right content and unique set of tools curated specifically for your course, all in an interface designed to improve workflow and save time when planning lessons and course structure. The control to build and personalize your course is all yours, focusing on the most relevant material while also lowering costs for your students. Stay connected and informed in your course through real-time student tracking that provides the opportunity to adjust the course as needed based on analytics of interactivity in the course.

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.
  • Helps streamline your workflow with carefully curated content and a unique set of tools saving you valuable time in your course preparations. In addition, automatically grades assignments and quizzes while also providing students with instant feedback on their work.
  • 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 a class debate scenario and a primary source discussion guide, can enrich the classroom experience for both instructors and students.
  • Each chapter of the MindTap begins with a Setting the Scene video that briefly narrates a historical event and introduces the chapter’s major themes in a compelling, visual way. A brief writing activity that follows the video encourages students to think critically about how the video’s narrative relates to the larger themes of the chapter.
  • Each chapter includes reading comprehension assignments designed to cover the content of each major heading within the chapter.
  • Each chapter in MindTap ends with a summative Chapter Test. These are automatically graded with detailed, immediate explanations on every question. You can choose to see another set of related questions if you did not earn all available points in the first attempt and want more practice.
  • Every chapter ends with an assignable, gradable reflection activity, intended as a brief writing assignment through which students can apply a theme or idea they’ve just studied. These questions are written around Global Perspectives features to help students reflect on the history of western civilization as they make broader global connections.
  • Additional visually-compelling educational materials include curated Google links to cultural landmarks, embedded interactive maps, and YouTube playlists associated with not only the general history topic, but also with the Film & History feature in the text.
  • Organizes content in MindTap 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’s Instructor’s Resource Center and Questia app together provide an additional collection of thousands of searchable, curated primary and secondary source readings intended for use in your Western Civilization course.
  • Provides students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • Save students money in their course materials with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Track students in real time with the Progress app adjust the course as needed based analytics of interactivity in the course.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • The Message Center app helps you to quickly and easily contact students directly from the MindTap platform. Any message posted in the Message Center is communicated directly to each student enrolled in the course via the communication medium designated by the student.
LEARNING PATH

Setting the Scene: Each chapter of the MindTap begins with a brief, visually compelling video that uses a historical event to introduce students to some of the chapter’s major themes and encourages students to think critically about the subject matter. There are several focus questions in the video and there is an option to answer two end-of-video questions in the assessment that follows.

A set of learning objectives opens the Chapter Introduction reading; each learning objective links to the related section of reading allowing for easy study and review.

Review Activities: Each chapter includes reading comprehension assignments designed to cover the content of each major heading within the chapter.

Chapter Test: Each chapter within MindTap ends with a summative Chapter Test. It is built using Aplia critical thinking questions. Aplia provides automatically graded critical thinking assignments with detailed, immediate explanations on every question. Students can also choose to see another set of related questions if they did not earn all available points in their first attempt and want more practice.

Reflection Activity: Every chapter ends with an assignable, gradable reflection activity, intended as a brief writing assignment through which students can apply the ideas and themes they’ve just studied. These activities have a Global Perspectives focus to help students make global connections as they learn about the history of western civilization.

Reading Activities: Each chapter’s reading is manageable because it is organized into shorter sections with each section aligned with a learning objective. Additionally, students will discover visually compelling resources such as relevant Google links that allow students to further explore historically significant places, culture, and artwork; interactive maps to help student students better understand geography, change over time, and historical events; and videos. Finally, each History & Film feature within the reading is now accompanied by a YouTube playlist of additional video clips relating to the featured movie and related topics.

Unit Activities: Chapters in MindTap are 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.

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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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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Instructor’s Companion Website

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