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


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.

Critical Missions

An immersive activity that shows students how to work with primary sources and develop and historical argument, Critical Mission immerses students making them active participants in a series of transformative moments in history.

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 History Titles

Connect 2-Semester Online Access for Becoming America
1st Edition, By David Henkin & Rebecca McLennan

Connect 1-Semester Online Access for The Unfinished Nation
7th Edition, By Alan Brinkley

Connect 2-Semester Onlnine Access for Experience History
8th Edition, By James West Davidson, Brian DeLay, Christine Leigh Heyrman, Mark Lytle & Michael Stoff

Connect 1-Semester Online Access for American History, 15e
15th Edition, By Alan Brinkley

Connect 1-Semester Online Access for US: A Narrative History, 7e
7th Edition, By James West Davidson, Brian DeLay, Christine Leigh Heyrman, Mark Lytle & Michael Stoff

Connect Online Access for Experience History
8th Edition, By James West Davidson, Brian DeLay, Christine Leigh Heyrman, Mark Lytle & Michael Stoff

Connect 1-Semester Online Access for Traditions & Encounters
6th Edition, By Jerry Bentley & Herbert Ziegler

Connect 2-Semester Online Access for Traditions & Encounters
3rd Edition, By Jerry Bentley, Herbert Ziegler & Heather Streets Salter

Connect 1-Semester Online Access for Panorama
1st Edition, By Ross Dunn & Laura Mitchell

Connect Online Access 1-Semester The West in the World
5th Edition, By Dennis Sherman & Joyce Salisbury

Connect 1-Semester Online Access for Many Europes
1st Edition, By Paul Dutton, Suzanne Marchand & Deborah Harkness

Connect Online Access for A History of Europe in the Modern World
11th Edition, By R. R. Palmer, Joel Colton & Lloyd Kramer

Connect Online Access for America's Longest War
5th Edition, By George Herring

Connect Online Access for Big History
1st Edition, By David Christian, Cynthia Brown & Craig Benjamin

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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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