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- Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Making America presents history as a dynamic process that is shaped by human expectations, difficult choices, and surprising circumstances. By describing history as a process that students themselves can and do influence, the text engages students in learning about the past and emphasizes that each person has the power to make history, to make America.
Making America is a text that also serves the needs of instructors whose classrooms reflect the diversity of today's college students. A strong chronological narrative, together with an integrated program of learning and teaching aids, makes the historical material vivid and comprehensible to students at all levels of preparedness.
- A chapter-opening map and timeline set the scene for the most significant events and developments in the chapter narrative.
- Chapter outlines list the chapter's key content at a glance.
- A chapter chronology lists the significant events of the time period.
- The chapter-opening Individual Choices feature provides a portrait of one individual and highlights how this person's decisions relate to an important issue raised in the chapter. This feature dramatizes the theme that historical events are not inevitable but are the result of real people making real choices.
- New! The chapter-ending Individual Voices feature presents a primary source in an accessible way, allowing students to explore a primary source as a historian would. Each source is either written by or related to the person in that chapter's Individual Choices feature. A variety of sources are used, including personal letters, poems, speeches, political statements, and newspaper articles. Briefintroductions set the context for the primary source, and color-coded Exploration Points in the margin pose provocative questions and provide interesting facts about what the source reveals.
- A Glossary, found in the lower right-hand corner of each page, defines key terms, concepts, and vocabulary on the same page where the term is first used in the narrative. The glossary serves as a convenient review tool, and is of special benefit to non-native speakers of English and students who need help with vocabulary.
- Focus questions begin major sections of the chapter and increase comprehension by guiding students to the most important themes in the section. The questions help students to prioritize and understand the events and developments in their context.
- The chapter Summary reinforces the most important themes and information the student has read in the chapter.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Company College Division|
|Edition description:||3rd Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.25(d)|