History

History

Connect for History

Connect for History is an easy-to-use learning platform that gives instructors access to engaging assignable and assessable tools, such as primary sources and interactive maps—all of which are tied to learning objectives—that support student success and help bring history to life for students. In Connect, students are immersed in course content with interactive learning resources and features that drive them to think critically about history, including:



Connect for History Features


SmartBook

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.

Power of Process for Primary Sources

Power of Process for Primary Sources offers a hands-on critical thinking tool for reading and writing about primary sources. It uses a framework to develop essential academic skills such as understanding, analyzing, and synthesizing readings and visuals such as maps. Instructors can select from either 400 preloaded sources or upload their own, leading students toward higher order thinking and writing.

Interactive Maps

Interactive Maps are tied to assessment and encourage students’ geographical and historical thinking by demonstrating events like changing boundaries and migration routes, war battles and election results. Students can manipulate and consider data to help them better understand change over time.

Maps in Context

Maps in Context give students a hands-on understanding of how geography can shape history. These maps help students explore and contextualize history by providing a narrative overview to place map information in context as well as advanced navigation features to manipulate key geographic details.

SAMPLE MAPS

  • Growth of Colonies, 1610-1690
  • Overseas Trade During the Colonial Period
  • The Settlements of Colonial America, 1770-1763
  • The American Revolution, 1775-1781
  • Election of 1800
  • War of 1812
  • Election of 1840
  • The Compromises of 1820 and 1850
  • The Southern Plantation Before and After Emancipation
  • The Mexican War, 1846-1898
  • Election of 1876
  • Woman Suffrage, 1871-1919
  • Election of 1896
  • Spanish-American War in Cuba, 1898
  • Election of 1912
  • Election of 1928
  • Election of 1932
  • Election of 1948
  • Election of 1960

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

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

Podcast Assignments

Help students experience history in a whole new way with our new Podcast Assignments. We’ve gathered some of the most interesting and popular history podcasts currently available and built assignable questions around them. These assignments allow instructors to bring greater context and nuance to their courses while engaging students through the storytelling power of podcasts. New podcasts will be added each semester!

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Connect for History Titles


The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People
9th Edition, By Alan Brinkley and Andrew Huebner and John Giggie

Experience History: Interpreting America's Past
9th Edition, By James West Davidson and Brian DeLay and Christine Leigh Heyrman and Mark Lytle and Michael Stoff

US: A Narrative History Volume 1: To 1877
8th Edition, By James West Davidson and Brian DeLay and Christine Leigh Heyrman and Mark Lytle and Michael Stoff

US: A Narrative History, Volume 2: Since 1865
8th Edition, By James West Davidson and Brian DeLay and Christine Leigh Heyrman and Mark Lytle and Michael Stoff

Traditions & Encounters: A Brief Global History
4th Edition, By Jerry Bentley and Herbert Ziegler and Heather Streets Salter

Case Studies


With Connect, This History Instructor Cut Grading Time By Almost 70%


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Pass Rates Increase After Instructor Implements Connect


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Connect Saved Instructor Time and Improved Student Grades


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Resources


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Scott Williams

DFC for History 
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