Hist: Book by Kevin Schultz

Hist

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ISBN: 9780495005278    Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc Year of publishing: 2006     Format:  Mixed media product No of Pages: 528        Language: English
Created through a student-tested, faculty-approved review process, HIST is a concise, visually appealing text that introduces the essential concepts of U.S history. This brief, affordable paperback includes...Read more
Created through a student-tested, faculty-approved review process, HIST is a concise, visually appealing text that introduces the essential concepts of U.S history. This brief, affordable paperback includes a full suite of learning aids to accommodate the busy, diverse lifestyles of today's learners, including flashcards and a fantastic ebook with primary source documents, historical simulations, maps, images, field trips, audio, video, interactive modules, and other features that allow students to study wherever they are, whenever they have time. Designed for today's students in every detail, HIST was developed through conversations, focus groups, interviews, surveys, and input from over 100 students and over 150 faculty members like you. From its abbreviated, no-nonsense title, to its engaging, effective content, HIST is the perfect introductory U.S. History text for modern learners.
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The writing is clear. [Students] will like that. It is visually 'chunked' into clearly connected but manageable portions. They can read as many or as few chunks as they like at each sitting. They...Read more
The writing is clear. [Students] will like that. It is visually 'chunked' into clearly connected but manageable portions. They can read as many or as few chunks as they like at each sitting. They will like the brevity and the opportunity to follow up a reading with some online exploration. The text is invitingly concise yet it is fact-laden AND all the facts are presented within the context of a theme or argument. I like the basic organization a great deal. Everything is orderly and logical. I would have no trouble synchronizing my pre-existing lectures with this text. I especially like the straightforward writing, the short sections, the clear headings, and the concise nature of the explanations (with a lot of lists of causes and/or effects to lead into or to summarize a section). The writing reminds me of several of my favorite texts. As I stated earlier, I greatly anticipate the appearance of the print version of your text. The combination of a short text that students can develop a tactile relationship with--and that we can all bring to the class sessions--with online interactives, visuals, and written primary sources would be a perfect match for my students and my teaching style.
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