Third Edition   ©2016

LaunchPad for Ways of the World (Twelve Month Access)

Robert W. Strayer , Eric W. Nelson

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-01846-7; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-01846-7; Format: LaunchPad

New co-author Eric Nelson brings an enhanced focus on teaching in today’s classroom. Eric Nelson, a popular and skilled teacher who has become a national leader in online course design and pedagogy, joins Bob Strayer as co-author of Ways of the World.

More on the environment and Pacific Oceania gives students expanded coverage of important topics. The third edition includes enhanced treatment of environmental issues in world history, including a more thorough account of environmentalism and climate change during the past century. Expanded coverage of Pacific Oceana throughout – including new in-depth coverage in Chapter 6 – rightfully positions this distinctive cultural region alongside the other regions of the world, while underscoring the truly global approach of this book.

"Zooming In" features link specific people, places, and events to big themes in world history. Two "Zooming In" features in every chapter call attention to particular people, places, and events, situating them in a larger global context. Incorporating many of the biographical "portraits" from the last edition, topics include the Buddhist "university" of Nalanda, the Ottoman devshirme, the civil war in Mozambique, and many more.

New source collection topics bring a fresh perspective and build skills in working with evidence. Retitled "Working with Evidence," the primary source-based collections at the end of each chapter offer many new and unique textual and visual sources that allow students to consider evidence like a historian. New sources and topics include a feature in Chapter 3 that probes outsiders’ accounts of Persia and Egypt, the Germanic peoples of Central Europe, and the Xiongnu living to the north of China; "Voices of European Socialism" in Chapter 17; and conflicting views of Islam and women’s dress in Chapter 22, among many others.

Assignable online document projects in LaunchPad allow students to put interpretation into practice. New "Thinking through Sources" activities in LaunchPad extend and amplify the "Working with Evidence" source projects from the book. Surrounded by a distinctive and sophisticated pedagogy of auto-graded exercises, these interactive activities guide students in assessing their understanding of the sources, in organizing those sources for use in an essay, and in drawing useful conclusions from them. Designed to build arguments and to practice historical reasoning, this unique pedagogy does for skill development what LearningCurve does for content mastery and reading comprehension.

"Another Voice" podcasts with Eric Nelson in LaunchPad enhance the treatment of particular issues. Topics include the imperial styles of empires in the second wave era (Chapter 3); the Mongol legacy (Chapter 11); the relationship between technology and trade with Europe’s oceangoing ships (Chapter 14) and the future of industrial development (Chapter 22). Sometimes gently arguing with the narrative text, the podcasts demonstrate that history is a dynamic and constantly evolving discipline.

Online Test Bank for Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources
The test bank includes a mix of fresh, carefully crafted multiple-choice, matching, short-answer, and essay questions for each chapter. All questions appear in Microsoft Word format and in easy-to-use test bank software that allows instructors to add, edit, re-sequence, and print questions and answers. Instructors can also export questions into a variety of course management systems.

Instructor's Resource Manual for Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources (Online Only)
The instructor’s manual offers both experienced and first-time instructors tools for presenting textbook material in engaging ways. It includes content learning objectives, annotated chapter outlines, and strategies for teaching with the textbook, plus suggestions on how to get the most out of LearningCurve and a survival guide for first-time teaching assistants.

The Bedford Lecture Kit Presentation Slides for Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources
These fully customizable multimedia presentations are built around chapter outlines that are embedded with maps, figures, and images from the textbook and are supplemented by more detailed instructor notes on key points and concepts.

Maps and Images in Presentation Slides for Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources
These fully customizable multimedia presentations feature maps, figures, and images from the textbook.

Maps and Images in JPEG format for Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources
Download maps and images from each chapter of the textbook in JPEG format.

PDF Outline Maps for World History
Download blank outline maps for quizzing or assignments.

Guide to Changing Editions for Ways of the World: A Brief Global History, with Sources
Designed to facilitate an instructor’s transition from one edition of the book to the next, this guide presents an overview of major changes as well as changes in each chapter.

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