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New Review: W.W. Norton’s Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: From the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present, AP Edition

Norton's AP Worlds Together, Worlds ApartLearning List has reviewed W.W. Norton’s Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: From the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present, AP Edition.  Worlds Together, Worlds Apart is a comprehensive product to support instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) World History courses. Resources are available in print and eBook formats. Instruction is thematic and addresses the movement of goods, people, and ideas and religious, political, and cultural exchanges.

Content is organized chronologically in 21 chapters that begin with origins of humanity and conclude with an epilogue addressing contemporary events. Four central themes are interwoven throughout chapters: (1) trade and cultural exchange, (2) transformations and conflict, (3) shifts in power, and (4) the role of gender and environment in shaping history. Each chapter opens with a set of “Before You Read This Chapter” notes that include learning objectives, new vocabulary, and a set of “Global Storylines” that frame the context for content.

Vivid visual elements, such as maps, artwork, and photographs, are interspersed throughout the text and include clear captions that explain their significance. Margins contain flags that alert students to content related to learning objectives. Instruction includes “Current Trends in World History” and “Analyzing Global Developments” features that present historical data and recent research in world history. Each chapter includes a “Going to the Source” feature that presents a set of five to seven primary source documents that address one of the chapter’s themes (e.g., Religion and Change in the Nineteenth Century). A set of “Analysis Questions” guides students’ interpretation, analysis, and comparison of the documents and prepares them to respond to a “Long Essay Question.”

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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).

 

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New Review: McGraw-Hill’s Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past, Updated 6th Edition.

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Learning List has reviewed McGraw-Hill’s Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past, Updated 6th Edition.  This comprehensive resource supports instruction in high school Advanced Placement (AP) World History courses.  Content is available in print and digital formats with additional online resources. Instruction emphasizes overarching themes (e.g., Interaction Between Humans and the Environment) to help students make connections across regions, cultures, and periods in time.

Traditions & Encounters begins with a preface that introduces students to the course’s features, the AP themes for world history, historical thinking skills, the format and types of questions on the AP exam, and how the exam is scored. Subsequent content is organized in seven parts.  Each part addresses a chronological period (e.g., The Formation of Classical Societies, ca. 500 B.C.E. to ca. 500 C.E.) and is made up of chapters that focus on particular phases or developments of the period (e.g., The Unification of China).  Content is presented using an engaging and highly readable writing style.

Chapters include features titled “Sources from the Past” and “Reverberations.” Sources from the Past presents a primary source document from the period for students to analyze. Reverberations provides a brief discussion of how momentous events, ideas, and processes (e.g., “Urbanization and Patriarchy”) affect different regions and historical periods. Reverberations content helps students make connections across chapters.

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New Review: Cengage Learning’s The Earth and Its Peoples, AP Edition

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Learning List has reviewed Cengage Learning’s The Earth and Its Peoples, AP Edition. This comprehensive resource supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) world history courses and is available in print and eBook formats with additional online components.

The course presents balanced coverage of the world’s regions and focuses on the shared experiences and challenges that unite people and cultures across time. Each chapter contains a set of essays that address patterns of development across the world’s societies and cultures:

  • Environment + Technology essays explore how human interaction with physical and social environments has led to innovations that have facilitated development and growth, and led to global change.
  • Diversity + Dominance essays consider the political, social, religious, and economic institutions that have affected human experiences, shaped dominant cultures and traditions, and informed diverse societies, customs, and beliefs.
  • Material Culture essays highlight the role of everyday objects and processes in shaping our understanding of the past.

Online student materials include “CourseMate for World History” and the “Fast Track to a 5: Preparing for the AP World History Examination.”  CourseMate contains maps, videos, quizzes, practice activities, interactive vocabulary flashcards, additional primary source documents (e.g., The Code of Hammurabi), and other materials. Fast Track to a 5 provides a diagnostic test to gauge students’ readiness for the AP exam, study guides with practice quizzes for the world’s regions, and two practice tests formatted to reflect the AP exam with multiple choice and free response questions.

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