McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect Insight is the first-of-its-kind analytics tool that distills clear answers for achieving course goals and delivers them to instructors in at-a-glance snapshots. Designed for your tablet or desktop computer, Insight helps you optimize your time by showing you the students and assignments that can benefit most from your attention. Insight’s elegant navigation makes it intuitive and easy-to-use, allowing you to focus on what is important: helping your students succeed.
Connect History provides tools making assessment easier, learning more engaging, and studying more efficient. For instance, a groundbreaking adaptive diagnostic, LearnSmart, provides each student with a personalized study path to ensure mastery of basic chapter content. While engaging interactivities such as Critical Missions help students understand primary sources and develop their critical thinking skills. Additionally, Connect History includes numerous map and primary sources activities, the majority of which are auto-graded and can be easily assigned. (*Fully integrated eBook included in Connect History.)
LearnSmart effectively assesses a student's knowledge of course content through a series of adaptive questions, intelligently pinpointing concepts he does not understand & mapping out a personalized study plan for success, allowing instructors to focus valuable class time on higher-level concepts.
SmartBook is the first and only adaptive reading and learning experience. SmartBook is changing the way students read. It creates a personalized, interactive reading experience like no other by highlighting important concepts, while helping students identify their strengths and weaknesses. As a student reads, the reading experience continuously adapts by highlighting content based on what each student knows and doesn’t know. This ensures that he or she is focused on the content needed to close specific knowledge gaps, while it simultaneously promotes long-term learning.
How to Analyze a Primary Source is a brief, illustrated tutorial on how to read and analyze a primary source which can be bound into the text or assigned in Connect History. In Connect History the tutorial is a video activity. As students watch, they are prompted at various points in order to confirm understanding.
Access to Primary Sources through Connect History – Connect History’s Image Bank allows users easy and quick access to hundreds of additional primary sources. Each source can be downloaded and incorporated into presentation or assessment materials.
Supplement this title with Taking Sides: Clashing Views in United States History, Volume 1: The Colonial Period to Reconstruction, 17/e. This volume features issues that create an effective instrument to enhance classroom learning and foster critical thinking in the field of United States history. Historical truth often focuses on when rather than why, and on specific events rather than the significance of those events. Taking Sides offers an interesting and valuable departure with clashing views that encourage the reader to view history as an interpretive discipline.
Supplement this title with Annual Editions: United States History, Volume 1: Colonial Through Reconstruction, 24/e. History might be rooted in the past, but as a discipline it continues to flourish. Covering pre-contact through the end of Reconstruction, this volume demonstrates the importance and relevance of individuals and groups seldom included in our historical records, while time-honored traditional history is still very much respected.