Exploring American Histories,  Volume 2, Value Edition
Second Edition   ©2017

Exploring American Histories, Volume 2, Value Edition

A Survey

Nancy A. Hewitt (Rutgers University) , Steven F. Lawson (Rutgers University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-03831-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-03831-1; Format: Paper Text, 552 pages

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    Nancy Hewitt and Steven Lawson talk about Incorporating Primary Sources into their Text

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Put Sources at the Heart of Your Course

 The diverse histories of the United States that come to life in Exploring American Histories are available at a lower price in a compact format. The two-color Value Edition includes the full narrative and all maps and select images from the comprehensive text. This new Value Edition introduces a breakthrough in teaching and learning through the addition of LaunchPad, an intuitive e-book and course space with LearningCurve adaptive quizzing, which can be packaged with the book at no additional cost. LaunchPad also features all of the contents of the comprehensive edition in full color, including primary source features and activities, plus includes the complete contents of the new companion primary source reader Document Projects for Exploring American Histories, summative quizzing, videos, new autograded source-based questions, and new autograded exercises that guide students to use sources to build an argument. With the addition of LaunchPad, the Value Edition offers more value and options than ever before.

Exploring American Histories opens an entirely new window into the many histories of the nation’s past. It integrates an unprecedented number of primary sources—both written and visual—in a unique building blocks approach that enables students to hone their analysis skills while they actively learn the fundamental concepts of American history. By weaving sources into the story and culminating in multidocument projects around a single topic at the end of each chapter, the book brings history to life while helping students understand how sources form the basis of historical narratives and how to think critically about them.

The possibilities for active learning and assessment expand with the LaunchPad e-book and course space which adds a wealth of time-saving teaching and learning tools at instructors’ fingertips. LaunchPad comes with LearningCurve, an adaptive and automatically graded learning tool that students love to use and that, when assigned, ensures students come to class prepared. Easy to integrate into your campus LMS, and featuring additional primary sources, summative quizzing, videos, new autograded source-based questions, and new autograded exercises that guide students to use sources to build an argument, LaunchPad provides an easy and fun way to help students learn about American history while helping them make progress toward learning outcomes.

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