Political Science

Political Science

Connect for Political Science

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What is Connect?



Connect for Political Science 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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 mhpractice.com.

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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).

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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

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

Podcasts

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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Connect for Political Science 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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Newsflash Assignment


News happens fast and integrating those teachable moments into you’re your instruction in a timely way can enrich the learning experience for your students. The Newsflash activities can help you incorporate key political events into your course as we live them.

  • Choose relevant and timely news articles for students to read. Articles are updated monthly and are selected from a reputable source.
  • Assign auto-gradable questions for students to demonstrate their understanding of the material.
  • Encourage students to apply what they’ve learned by assigning one of the critical thinking question types.

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