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21st Century Tools for 21st Century Politics

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Political Science

21st Century Tools for 21st Century Politics

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Political Science

21st Century Tools for 21st Century Politics

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Political Science

21st Century Tools for 21st Century Politics

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Connect Political Science

Connect Government is an application-based assignment platform containing engaging, user-friendly tools that help students better understand and connect with the concepts and language used in the Political Science course. Political Scientists have reported deeper critical thinking, improved student performance, and increased classroom efficiency as a result of using Connect Government, which includes innovative tools that are often auto-gradable.


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Connect Political Science Features

What is Connect?

Connect Government is an application-based assignment platform containing engaging, user-friendly tools that help students better understand and connect with the concepts and language used in the Political Science course. Political Scientists have reported deeper critical thinking, improved student performance, and increased classroom efficiency as a result of using Connect Government, which includes innovative tools that are often auto-gradable.

SmartBook

Described as a “textbook for the 21st century” by a political scientist, SmartBook gives students a road map to success through an adaptive reading experience that changes the way students read. It creates a personalized, interactive reading environment by highlighting important concepts, while helping students identify their strengths and weaknesses. This ensures that he or she is focused on the content needed to close specific knowledge gaps, while it simultaneously promotes long-term learning.

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NewsFlash

Responding to the need for currency in the American Government course, this new Connect assignment pairs fresh content on a rolling basis with auto-grade and critical thinking questions that allow instructors to assess student understanding of the important news of the day. Click on the image below to watch a short video about this feature.

ACT!

Nicknamed ACT!, these new activities encourage students to apply critical thinking skills to core course content through political research and reflection. First, students assess their understanding of content, then gather applicable political research, and lastly, critically reflect on the results. Click on the image below to watch a short video about this feature.

Practice: Government

Practice Government, McGraw-Hill’s educational game focused on the American political system, can now be played inside of Connect American Government! Two introductory missions have now been paired with auto-grade and critical thinking questions that harness the power of “learning by doing” right within Connect. Additional missions are available through mhpractice.com. Click on the image below to watch a short video about this feature.

Concept Clips

Expanded to now include engaging audio, concept clips are engaging videos that walk students through the more difficult concepts in the American government course (such as the Electoral College, Supreme Court procedures, or how to evaluate a public opinion poll). Click on the image below to watch a short video about this feature.

Interactive Data

Help your students consume political data in a meaningful way. Students in the American Government course now have the ability to interact with political data visualizations to gain insight into important factors that shape our political process. Students can review electoral turnout over time or contemplate how demographic shifts in the American population will impact future elections. These interactive charts and maps are paired with auto-grade and critical thinking questions to enhance student understanding.

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Connect Political Science Titles

American Democracy Now
5th Edition
by Brigid Harrison and Jean Harris

We The People
12th Edition
by Thomas Patterson

AM GOV 2017-2018 with Connect Access Card
5th Edition
by Joseph Losco and Ralph Baker

The State of Texas: Government, Politics, and Policy
3rd Edition
by Sherri Mora and William Ruger

Connect Online Access for Public Administration
8th Edition
by David Rosenbloom and Robert Kravchuk and Richard Clerkin

Connect Online Access for Who Rules America? Challenges to Corporate and Class Dominance
7th Edition
by G. William Domhoff

Seeking Better Outcomes in Your Course?

Click on the CASE STUDIES button below to discover how instructors across the country are achieving better outcomes.

Get answers to questions like:

  • How do I integrate Connect® into the course syllabus?

  • How do I maximize the impact of adaptive learning?

  • How can I use reports to intervene before a student gets off track?

  • How do I use Connect to grow active/applied learning?


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McGraw-Hill Practice Government

In this award-winning educational game, students play the role of a congressperson, from running for election to passing legislation and compete for political capital.

  • Students encounter core concepts in action enabling them to better understand and master the course objectives.
  • As the game progresses, students must apply their knowledge to make calculated, strategic moves aimed at growing their political capital.
  • Students must think critically about their actions—for example, “How will my partnership with this lobbyist affect my reputation?”

Students are totally immersed and completely engaged in this game that brings McGraw-Hill Practice Government to life!

 

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Robert Chalwell, PhD

DFC for Political Science
Broward College South

Customization

Self-Service Customization

McGraw-Hill Create™ is a simple and easy-to-use online service allowing instructors to customize their own course books. Material can be pulled from different sources to create textbooks and eBooks tailored to your course.

Create a book, then download a PDF version in minutes, or receive a free review copy in just a few days!

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McGraw-Hill Campus integrates all of your McGraw-Hill digital products with your school LMS for quick and easy access to best-in-class content and learning tools. Build an effective digital course, enroll students with ease and discover how powerful digital teaching can be.

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McGraw-Hill Higher Education offers two pathways for LMS integration. McGraw-Hill Campus enables seamless access from any LMS in use to all of our content and learning platforms. Blackboard customers may also leverage the McGraw-Hill Connect and Create building block specific to their LMS for the tightest integration available today for Connect and Create users.