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American Government

A Brief Introduction

Brief Fifteenth Edition

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Stephen Ansolabehere (Author, Harvard University), Benjamin Ginsberg (Author, The Johns Hopkins University), Theodore J. Lowi (Author, Cornell University), Kenneth A. Shepsle (Author, Harvard University)

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InQuizitive is Norton’s award-winning, easy-to-use adaptive learning tool that personalizes the learning experience for students and helps them master—and retain—key learning objectives. Through a variety of question types, answer-specific feedback, and gamelike elements such as the ability to wager points, students are motivated to keep working until they’ve mastered the concepts. Students then come to class better prepared, giving you more time for meaningful discussions and activities. InQuizitive can also improve students' test grades when assigned consistently for points, as a part of the overall course grade. The convenience of LMS integration saves you time by allowing InQuizitive scores to report right to your LMS gradebook.


Easily add high quality Norton digital media to your online, hybrid, or lecture course—all at no cost. Norton Coursepacks work within your existing learning management system; there’s no new system to learn, and access is free and easy. The coursepack for American Government 15th Brief Edition includes:
• Chapter quizzes for summative assessment
• Assessment for each chapter’s major chapter features, like “Analyzing the Evidence,” “Policy Principle” boxes, and “Timeplot” infographics (see Sales Points above)
• A “How to Read Charts and Graphs” InQuizitive module that helps develop students’ ability to read and interpret political science data
• Simulations, with assessment, that allow students to inhabit the role of political actors to better understand the choices and options available in political decision making
• Video quizzes, drawn from a variety of sources, that explore concepts and additional examples related to each chapter • Chapter Outlines
• Flashcards

Blackboard Coursepack Access Resource
Desire2Learn/Brightspace Coursepack Access Resource
Moodle 2.5 Coursepack Access Resource
Canvas IMS Access Resource

Test Bank

Norton uses an innovative, evidence-based model to deliver high quality and pedagogically effective quizzes and testing materials. The framework to develop our test banks, quizzes, and support materials is the result of a collaboration with leading academic researchers and advisers. Questions are classified by section and difficulty, making it easy to construct tests and quizzes that are meaningful and diagnostic. The test bank revision includes 30% new questions and is available in Examview, Word, and PDF formats.

Test Bank, EXAMVIEW® 11 Assessment Suite, Win
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Interactive Instructor's Guide

The easy-to-navigate Interactive Instructor’s Guide makes lecture development simple with an array of teaching resources that can be searched and browsed according to a number of criteria. Resources include chapter overviews, sample lecture outlines, discussion questions, and suggested class activities, as well additional media resources, like tips on using InQuizitive, the Supplemental Data PowerPoint slides and “Analyzing the Evidence” features. The Interactive Instructor Guide also offers as easy access to the media ancillaries that support the text, including lecture PowerPoints and the Supplemental Data PowerPoints. Information on accessing and using the coursepack is also included, making it easy to set up a new class with American Government.

Lecture PowerPoints

Visually engaging lecture PowerPoint slides cover the concepts and details of each chapter, and include classroom lecture notes particularly helpful to first-time teachers.

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Supplemental Data PowerPoints

(Jen Bachner, Johns Hopkins)

Updated for the 15th edition, the Data PowerPoints expand on concepts presented in the text. None of the figures appear in the book, allowing instructors to incorporate additional data and analysis into their lectures.

Image Files

All of the art from the book is available for classroom use in JPEG and PPT formats.