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New Review: Cengage Learning’s The American Pageant, 16th Edition

Cengage's The American Pageant

Learning List has reviewed Cengage Learning’s The American Pageant, 16th Edition, which is a comprehensive resource that supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) United States History courses. Content is available in print and eBook formats and includes additional online components. The text provides a narrative discussion of U.S. history focusing on the political, economic, societal, and cultural forces that have shaped the country.

The American Pageant is organized in five chronological parts that begin with early Native American societies (ca 33,000 B.C.E.) and end with contemporary events (i.e., 2014). Each chapter begins with a short quote from a key individual of the period and a brief introduction. Textboxes present short quotes from diverse individuals from the period (e.g., an African American woman describing her experiences in the Jim Crow South, and John F. Kennedy).

Resources include a sets of multiple-choice and short-answer questions formatted to reflect what students will see on the AP exam, including stimulus-based questions. The text includes a section titled “Practice Materials for the AP United States History Examination” that contains document-based questions and long essay questions to help students prepare for the exam.

About Cengage Learning*

Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K–12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience.

Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Cengage Learning.

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New Review: McGraw Hill’s (Silberberg) Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change, 7th Edition

McGraw Hill's Silberberg ChemistryLearning List has reviewed McGraw Hill’s (Silberberg) Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change, 7th Edition.  This comprehensive resource supports instruction in high school Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry courses. Content is available in print and digital formats with additional online resources. Instruction emphasizes problem solving and the process and contemporary applications of chemistry, including advances in computing.

The text features vivid photographs and illustrations to support understanding. “Macroscopic-to-microscopic” illustrations combine a photograph of a chemical event (e.g., aqueous ionic reaction) with an illustration of the event at the microscopic molecular level and include the symbolic representation of the event. Frequent sample problems are provided. Sample problems have step-by-step solutions that demonstrate the plansolvecheck approach and include “Follow-Up” practice problems. Some sample problems contain illustrations and “Road Map” tips (e.g., “103mL = 1L”) to help students better understand the solution strategy.

Chapters contain “Tools of the Laboratory” and “Chemical Connections” articles. Tools of the Laboratory discusses tools, techniques, and procedures used in the chemistry lab. Chemical Connections (e.g. Chemical Connections to Environmental Science) provide the the connection between chemistry and other fields of study. Course eBooks have highlighting, bookmarking, and note taking tools. Additional online resources for Silberberg Chemistry include SmartBook adaptive reading materials, and ONnboard and SCOREboard adaptive tools that help students prepare for the course and the AP exam.

About McGraw Hill Education*

At McGraw-Hill Education, we believe that our contribution to unlocking a brighter future lies within the application of our deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops. It exists where the science of learning meets the art of teaching. Our mission is to accelerate learning through intuitive, engaging, efficient and effective experiences – grounded in research.

Educators have been and always will be at the core of the learning experience. The solutions we develop help educators impart their knowledge to students more efficiently. We believe that harnessing technology can enhance learning inside and outside of the classroom and deepen the connections between students and teachers to empower greater success.

By partnering with educators around the globe, our learning engineers, content developers and pedagogical experts are developing increasingly open learning ecosystems that are proven to improve pass rates, elevate grades and increase engagement for each individual learner while improving outcomes for all.

Information in this section is provided by or adapted from McGraw Hill Education.

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New Review: McGraw Hill’s A History of Europe in the Modern World (Palmer), AP

McGraw Hill's A History of Europe (Palmer)Learning List recently reviewed McGraw Hill’s A History of Europe in the Modern World (Palmer), AP Edition. Available in print and digital formats, this comprehensive course supports instruction in high school Advanced Placement (AP) European History. Instruction emphasizes Europe’s role in modern global exchanges, nation building, transnational commercial systems, colonial empires, and cultural transitions.

 

Europe in the Modern World begins with a “Geography and History” article that explains how geography shapes cultural understandings and its role in framing the study of European history.  The text’s first chapter is titled “The Rise of Europe” and summarizes modern Europe’s roots in the ancient and medieval worlds. Subsequent chapters are organized chronologically and focus on specific historical periods (e.g., “The Growing Power of Western Europe, 1640-1750”).

 

Instruction illustrates how primary and secondary sources reflect cultural understandings and assumptions. For example, some chapters include a “Historical Interpretations and Debates” feature that presents two very different perspectives on an event, individual, or cultural change of the period (e.g., the Industrial Revolution’s effects on work and domestic life). The course also underscores the experiences and developing roles of women in European history.

 

Europe in the Modern World’s end-of-chapter and test bank questions are formatted to reflect the types of questions on the AP World History exam. Additional online components, available separately from the publisher, support student self-study and preparation for AP exams (e.g., ONboard).

 

About McGraw Hill Education*

At McGraw-Hill Education, we believe that our contribution to unlocking a brighter future lies within the application of our deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops. It exists where the science of learning meets the art of teaching. Our mission is to accelerate learning through intuitive, engaging, efficient and effective experiences – grounded in research.

Educators have been and always will be at the core of the learning experience. The solutions we develop help educators impart their knowledge to students more efficiently. We believe that harnessing technology can enhance learning inside and outside of the classroom and deepen the connections between students and teachers to empower greater success.

By partnering with educators around the globe, our learning engineers, content developers and pedagogical experts are developing increasingly open learning ecosystems that are proven to improve pass rates, elevate grades and increase engagement for each individual learner while improving outcomes for all.

Information in this section is provided by or adapted from McGraw Hill Education.

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New Review: Bedford, Freeman & Worth (BFW) Rogawski’s Calculus for AP: Early Transcendentals, 2nd Edition

Rogawski's Calculus (BF&W)Learning List has reviewed print materials for Bedford, Freeman & Worth’s (BFW) Rogawski’s Calculus for AP*: Early Transcendentals, 2nd Edition. This is a comprehensive product to support instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC courses. Content is available in print and digital formats and includes additional online resources. Instruction addresses conceptual understanding and skills and the application of calculus in a variety of real-world settings.

Core content is presented in 12 chapters. The first chapter is a review of key pre-calculus concepts, such as graphing and linear, quadratic, trigonometric, and hyperbolic functions. Subsequent chapters follow a logical progression, beginning with the concepts of limits and differentiation (chapters 1-4) and progressing to integrals and the techniques and applications of integration (chapters 5-8). Final chapters (i.e., 9-12), address differential equations; infinite series; parametric equations, polar coordinates, and vector functions; and differentiation in several variables.

Instruction closely tracks the College Board’s big ideas, essential knowledge, and learning objectives for AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC. The use of technology to support problem solving is integrated throughout the content. Each chapter includes 20 multiple-choice questions and four multi-part free-response questions that reflect the format and rigor of the AP exam. Additional learning resources are provided in the course’s accompanying study guide and companion website.

About BFW*

BFW believes that what happens in the classroom matters, and that a good class, a good teacher, and good content have the power to change the world-one student and one idea at a time. BFW products have long been best-sellers for AP courses. Now, in response to the needs of teachers across the country, BFW offers materials for Common Core, elective courses, and on-level programs aligned to NGSS.

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New Review: Trunity Integrated Concepts in Biology (ICB)

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Learning List has reviewed Trunity Integrated Concepts in Biology (ICB). ICB is a comprehensive product that supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) Biology courses. Content is available in digital format. Instruction is organized around ICB’s “5 Big Ideas” of biology: information, evolution, cells, emergent properties, and homeostasis. Each Big Idea is examined across a 5-level “Hierarchy”: molecules, cells, organisms, populations, and ecological systems.

Each chapter begins with a short overview of content, a table that locates content in terms of the biology Big Ideas and Hierarchy, a list of learning objectives, and questions that frame the titles for each chapter section (e.g., “What is the difference between stem cells and cancer cells?”). Chapter sections begin with a set of statements that summarize the (1) context (e.g., “Populations of cells perform different tasks within multicellular organisms.”), (2) major themes (e.g., “Cell structure relates to function…”), and (3) “Bottom line” (e.g., “Multicellular organisms contain various systems, each with populations of cells that perform specific functions.”) of what students will learn.

Most chapters include one or more Bio-Math Explorations (BMEs) and Ethical, Legal, Social Implications (ELSIs) features. BMEs develop quantitative reasoning, modeling, and data analysis skills in the context of biology. ELSIs are case studies and articles that ask students to consider the real-world ethical, legal, and social implications of biology. For example, a chapter titled “Evolutionary History” includes an ELSI addressing “Eugenics Yesterday and Today.”

About Trunity*

The Trunity eLearning Platform, using cloud-based technology, seamlessly integrates content creation, digital textbooks, and courseware solutions. The award-winning textbook content featured on the platform is delivered in a single, robust, interactive digital learning environment, simplifying access, course creation, and delivery.

For students, the textbooks featured on the Trunity eLearning Platform create a captivating educational experience, incorporating dynamic and interactive rich media content within a social and collaborative learning environment.

The powerful learning platform allows teachers to quickly and easily customize premium Trunity course content, organize course flow, and manage the course learning environment.

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