Many Europes: Choice and Chance in Western Civilization / Edition 1

Many Europes: Choice and Chance in Western Civilization / Edition 1

by Paul Dutton, Suzanne Marchand, Deborah Harkness
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0073330507

ISBN-13: 9780073330501

Pub. Date: 01/28/2013

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

More and more we are challenged by today’s learning environment – students are different, digital tools are evolving, and instructors are continually asked to do more with less yet show greater results. With the creation of Many Europes, Choice & Chance in Western Civilization, an entirely integrated program, we recognize this

Overview

More and more we are challenged by today’s learning environment – students are different, digital tools are evolving, and instructors are continually asked to do more with less yet show greater results. With the creation of Many Europes, Choice & Chance in Western Civilization, an entirely integrated program, we recognize this changing environment and set out with the goal of better meeting the western civilization course challenges of improving student performance, critical analysis skills, and overall comprehension in a continually evolving teaching and learning environment.

What does it mean – integrated program? Rather than a traditional narrative text that then has ancillary support material or supplements tacked onto it, Many Europes was constructed as a program. Each narrative section has clearly stated learning objectives that are tied to the digital tools which drive the program’s assessment. A key tool in driving knowledge is McGraw-Hill’s LearnSmart, an adaptive assessment tool, which has proven results of increasing student comprehension and overall course results. Yet, we realize that while history instructors want students to know basic historical facts, the actual goal of the course is improving student’s critical thinking abilities. Our Critical Missions develop analysis skills through the examination of maps, primary sources and the completion of a written argument. In addition, several other assignment types within McGraw-Hill’s Connect drive the development of analysis skills and are also tied directly to learning objectives.

What do we mean by Choice? Unique to this program, Many Europes discusses European history as a series of choices within a set of historical circumstances, driving greater critical analysis as students realize that Europe's fate was never inevitable but instead was created by individuals with diverse voices and perspectives. Choice also means flexibility. Many Europes’ flexible content including a customizable documents collection available as print or digital as well as many user options from a completely digital experience to a hybrid print and digital experience, or if you must, an all print experience.

What do we mean by Chance? In history chance shows itself as a dropped letter, an unexpected storm, or surprise turn of events. Chance can also show itself as a new way, path, or direction that allows for the anticipation and expectation of something better. Many Europes’ flexible content coupled with powerful digital learning tools and a customizable documents collection gives users an innovative choice for the teaching and learning of Western Civilization as well as a better chance for improved student results and course outcomes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073330501
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
515,327
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 - PRELIMINARY TO WESTERN CIVILIZATION

CHAPTER 2 - MANY GREECES

CHAPTER 3 - THE HELLENISTIC AGES: ACHIEVEMENTS AND ANXIETIES

CHAPTER 4 - THE ROMAN REPUBLIC: SURVIVAL AND SUCCESS

CHAPTER 5 - FROM REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE

CHAPTER 6 - THE SLOW TURN FROM ANCIENT TO MEDIEVAL

CHAPTER 7 - THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES

CHAPTER 8 - THE ROMANESQUE CENTRAL MIDDLE AGES

CHAPTER 9 - THE GOTHIC HIGH MIDDLE AGES

CHAPTER 10 - THE NEW WORLD OF THE LATE MIDDLE AGES

CHAPTER 11 - THE NORTHERN ITALIAN AND EUROPEAN RENAISSANCES

CHAPTER 12 - EUROPE TAKES TO THE OCEANS

CHAPTER 13 - THE RELIGIOUS RE-FORMATION OF EUROPE

CHAPTER 14 - ABSOLUTISM AND WAR IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

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