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  • Paperback + Digital Product License Key Folder
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $86.00
  • January 2015
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-93587-5
  • 1392 pages
  • Volume(s): One-Volume
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide
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The Essential Learning Edition

Paperback + Digital Product License Key Folder

Volume(s): One-Volume

with InQuizitive registration card

David E. Shi (Author, Furman University), George Brown Tindall (Author, late of the University of North Carolina), Erik Anderson (With, San Antonio College), Jonathan Lee (With, San Antonio College, Texas)

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The free coursepack offers a variety of chapter-based opportunities for assessment and review. It includes links to the ebook and InQuizitive, Office Hours Videos, Chapter Quizzes with page references to Core Objectives, chapter outlines, forum prompts, and new Thinking Like a Historian sources and questions from the text in a gradable format. Guided Reading Exercises keyed to each chapter’s Core Objectives give students a framework for reading. U.S. History Tours now operate from within the browser and iMaps for each chapter allow students to view layers of information on each map from the text with accompanying, printable Map Worksheets. Flashcards for each chapter align key terms and events with brief descriptions and definitions, and can be flipped, printed, or downloaded. Chrono-Quizzes for each chapter challenge students to order dates in a matching quiz. Primary Source Activities offer two primary and/or secondary sources for analysis, including documents, political cartoons, maps, audio, video, or photographic materials, with multiple-choice questions and an analysis worksheet. Model answers and a grading rubric are provided for the open-answer portions of this activity.

Blackboard 9 Coursepack Access Resource
Desire2Learn/Brightspace Coursepack Access Resource
Moodle 2.5 Coursepack Access Resource
Canvas IMS Access Resource

Lecture PowerPoints

Visually dynamic lecture PowerPoint outlines and maps are available for classroom use.

Lecture PowerPoints Access Resource

Art Slides

Art and maps from the book are available for classroom use.

Art Slides, PowerPoint Access Resource
Art Slides, JPEG Access Resource

Instructor's Manual

The Instructor’s Manual offers helpful and creative resources for lecture planning and classroom activities.

Instructor's Manual, PDFSample, Chapter 15
(PDF, 0.1 MB)

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Instructor's Manual, Word Access Resource

Norton American History Digital Archive

The Norton American History Digital Archive—available online and on discs—includes over 2,000 additional primary source images, audio, and video files. New additions include thematic clusters on African American history and religion.

Test Bank

The America, Essential Learning Edition, Test Bank is based on an evidence-centered design that was collaboratively developed by some of the brightest minds in educational testing, including leading academic researchers and advisers with the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The Test Bank features multiple-choice, true/false, and essay questions aligned with the chapter’s Core Objectives and classified according to level of difficulty and Bloom’s Taxonomy, offering multiple avenues for content and skill assessment.

Test Bank, EXAMVIEW® 8.1 Assessment Suite, Win
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Test Bank, EXAMVIEW® 8.1 Assessment Suite, Mac
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Test Bank, EXAMVIEW® Data Bank files Only
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Test Bank, Blackboard 6-7 Access Resource
Test Bank, Blackboard 7.1-9 Access Resource
Test Bank, Sample Chapter 15, PDF Access Resource
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Test Bank, Word Access Resource
Test Bank, Canvas IMS Access Resource
Test Bank, Desire2Learn/Brightspace Access Resource