Experience History Interpreting America s Past

Author: James West Davidson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780073385679
Format: PDF, ePub
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Connect students to the stories of history. Connect students to the experience of history. Connect students to success in history. At McGraw-Hill, we have spent the past few years deepening our understanding of the student and instructor experience. Employing a wide array of research tools including surveys, focus groups, and ethnographic studies, we've identified areas in need of improvement to provide an opportunity for greater learning and teaching experiences. Experience History is a direct result of this. Experience History is also a first in American History. Its groundbreaking adaptive diagnostic and interactive exercises paired with its lively narrative and engaging visuals create a unique teaching and learning environment propelling greater student success and better course results. Instructors gain better insight into students' engagement and understanding as students develop a base of knowledge and construct critical thinking skills. Gripping stories keep students turning the page while the adaptive diagnostics for each chapter and a personalized study plan for each individual student help students prepare for class discussions and course work while enjoying increased course success. Experience History emphasizes that history is not just a collection of proven facts, but is "created" from the detective work of historians examining evidence from the past. Providing the interactive environment that only an integrated solution can provide, Experience History gives students the opportunity to examine primary sources and explore specific periods and events. This leads to greater understanding as well as the building and practicing of critical thinking skills. As students uniquely experience American History, Experience History propels students to greater understanding while achieving greater course success. Give students an experience. Improve course participation and performance. Experience History, and experience success.

Experience History Interpreting America s Past

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1490293671
Format: PDF
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Experience History, Interpreting America's Past. In this book, you will learn topics such as COLONIZATION AND CONFLICT IN THE SOUTH 1600-1750, COLONIZATION AND CONFLICT IN THE NORTH 1600-1700, THE MOSAIC OF EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA 1689-1768, and TOWARD THE WAR FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 1754-1776 plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Studyguide for Experience History

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Cram101
ISBN: 9781478463177
Format: PDF, ePub
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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795. This item is printed on demand.

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Author: James West Davidson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077780442
Format: PDF, ePub
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U*S, a brief American History program, transforms the learning experience through personalized, adaptive technology helping students better grasp the issues of the past while providing greater insight on student performance. This American History program tells the story of the American people in a highly portable and visually appealing manner helping students better connect with our nation's past and understand our present.

America and the Pill

Author: Elaine Tyler May
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465021549
Format: PDF, ePub
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In 1960, the FDA approved the contraceptive commonly known as “the pill.” Advocates, developers, and manufacturers believed that the convenient new drug would put an end to unwanted pregnancy, ensure happy marriages, and even eradicate poverty. But as renowned historian Elaine Tyler May reveals in America and the Pill, it was women who embraced it and created change. They used the pill to challenge the authority of doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and lawmakers. They demonstrated that the pill was about much more than family planning—it offered women control over their bodies and their lives. From little-known accounts of the early years to personal testimonies from young women today, May illuminates what the pill did and did not achieve during its half century on the market.

Introduction to Public History

Author: Cherstin M. Lyon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442272236
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Introduction to Public History: Interpreting the Past, Engaging Audiences is a brief foundational public history textbook for use in undergraduate and graduate classrooms. It is organized around the questions and ethical dilemmas that drive public history in a variety of settings, from local community-based projects to international case studies.

The Living World

Author: George Johnson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077659392
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Living World is often considered a student favorite. George Johnson has written this non-majors textbook from the ground up to be an engaging and accessible learning tool with an emphasis on "how things work and why things happen the way they do". The Living World focuses on concepts rather than terminology and technical information, and features a straightforward, clear writing style and a wide variety of media assets to enhance the content of the textbook. The integration of text and the digital world is now complete with McGraw-Hill's ConnectPlus, LearnSmart, and SmartBook. Users who purchase ConnectPlus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.

Who Owns America s Past

Author: Robert C. Post
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421411008
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"From an insider's perspective, Robert C. Post ... offers insight into the politics of display and the interpretation of history. Never before has a book about the Smithsonian detailed the recent and dramatic shift from collection-driven shows, with artifacts meant to speak for themselves, to concept-driven exhibitions, in which objects aim to tell a story, displayed like illustrations in a book"--Dust jacket flap.

Curating America

Author: Richard Rabinowitz
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469629518
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How do history museums and historic sites tell the richly diverse stories of the American people? What fascinates us most about American history? To help answer these questions, noted public historian Richard Rabinowitz examines the evolution of public history over the last half-century and highlights the new ways we have come to engage with our past. At the heart of this endeavor is what Rabinowitz calls "storyscapes--landscapes of engagement where individuals actively encounter stories of past lives. As storyscapes, museums become processes of narrative interplay rather than moribund storage bins of strange relics. Storyscapes bring to life even the most obscure people--making their skills of hands and minds "touchable," making their voices heard despite their absence from traditional archives, and making the dilemmas and triumphs of their lives accessible to us today. Rabinowitz's wealth of professional experience--creating over 500 history museums, exhibitions, and educational programs across the nation--shapes and informs the narrative. By weaving insights from learning theory, anthropology and geography, politics and finance, collections and preservation policy, and interpretive media, Rabinowitz reveals how the nation's best museums and historic sites allow visitors to confront their sense of time and place, memories of family and community, and definitions of self and the world while expanding their idea of where they stand in the flow of history.