American Government

Connect for American Government

Student experience a flexible, highly interactive learning environment provides them with the resources they need to achieve success in Introductory American Government courses. With a rich library of assessable content, Connect makes managing assignments easier for instructors and studying more motivating and efficient for students.

Connect for American Government Features

What is Connect?

Connect for Political Science 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, which includes innovative tools that are often auto-gradable.


Available within Connect, SmartBook 2.0 personalizes learning to individual student needs, continually adapting to pinpoint knowledge gaps and focus learning on concepts requiring additional study. For instructors, SmartBook tracks student progress and provides insights that guide teaching strategies and advanced instruction, for a more dynamic class experience.


Deepen understanding of how politics happens in the real word by leveraging the most popular podcasts available with our new Podcast Assignments. These assignments, allow faculty to bring context and nuance while engaging students through the storytelling power of podcasts. 70+ assignments covering every chapter. New podcasts will be added each semester!

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Practice: Government

Practice Government, McGraw-Hill’s educational game focused on the American political system, can now be played inside of Connect for 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

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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.

Connect Reports

Save time and gain student insights. Connect provides customizable reports on student performance, learning outcomes, at-risk students, and integrates easily with LMS gradebooks.


Tegrity is a video capture and remote proctoring solution available within Connect that drives student engagement in traditional, flipped, hybrid, or fully online courses.

Connect for American Government Titles

We The People
13th Edition
by Thomas Patterson

American Democracy Now
6th Edition
by Brigid Harrison and Jean Harris

AM GOV 2019-2020
6th Edition
by Joseph Losco and Ralph Baker

The State of Texas: Government, Politics, and Policy
4th Edition
by Sherri Mora

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Teacher in Class

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?"

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