History

American Historical Association Annual Meeting: Global Americans Launch

Cengage was thrilled to host a book launch on January 6th at the American Historical Association’s Annual Meeting in Denver to celebrate publication of Global Americans: A History of the United States, 1st Edition, a new textbook for U.S. history courses. Faculty from across the country joined the book authors for a night filled with merriment, including a toast led by lead author Maria Montoya, who raised a glass to her co-authors, Laura Belmonte, Carl Guarneri, Steven Hackel, Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor, and Lon Kurashige, on their collective remarkable achievement. Global Americans recognizes that the creation and history of the United Read More…


History Students Achieve Higher Grades and Instructors Report Improved Critical Thinking Skills with MindTap

In the fall of 2015, MarketingWorks and SEG Measurement, two independent research firms, conducted a comprehensive study of whether students in history courses that use MindTap® receive higher grades and improve their critical thinking skills more than a comparable group of students in similar history courses that do not use MindTap. A total of 359 students and 13 instructors teaching 21 history classes in 12 different institutions of higher education participated in the MindTap research, including eight classes that used MindTap and 13 classes that did not. All instructors who used MindTap provided feedback about MindTap throughout the semester, Read More…


MindTap History Students See Higher Grades and Improved Critical Thinking Skills

In the fall of 2015, MarketingWorks and SEG Measurement, two independent research firms, conducted a comprehensive study of whether students in history courses that use MindTap® receive higher grades and improve their critical thinking skills more than a comparable group of students in similar history courses that do not use MindTap. A total of 359 students and 13 instructors teaching 21 history classes in 12 different institutions of higher education participated in the MindTap research, including eight classes that used MindTap and 13 classes that did not. All instructors who used MindTap provided feedback about MindTap throughout the Read More…


Curate Reference Content for History and Political Science

New MindTap Feature Helps Instructors Curate Reference Content for History and Political Science Courses A separate ereader can be costly for college students, yet they are an essential part of many courses. A new feature for MindTap can help with just that. CourseReader for MindTap, is now available through the Instructor’s Resource Center. This new feature provides access to Gale’s authoritative library reference content to aid in the development of important supplemental readers for history and political science courses. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has been providing research and education resources for libraries for more than 60 years. Read More…


Better Engagement, Better Outcomes—MindTap® Proves Its Impact in the Humanities and Social Sciences

In college classrooms across the country, instructors are witnessing the effectiveness of MindTap® in improving academic outcomes and engagement in today’s courses, as well as its ability to transform today’s students into critical thinkers. Research conducted by Cengage Learning—including in-depth conversations with instructors who use MindTap—verifies the digital solution’s positive impact. The data from these instructors’ courses demonstrates multiple successes: strong student engagement with assignments, greater mastery of course content, higher test scores, and overall improved student performance and success rates.

Students recognize MindTap’s advantages, too. They’re telling their instructors that MindTap truly helps them review, understand, and master the course content—and that they enjoy engaging with the content, homework, and learning activities.
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MindTap Supports Strong Student Outcomes in History

Would you like to see improved participation and outcomes in your History courses? Try assigning digital. Our studies show that students spend more time on their homework and earning better grades when MindTap counts for 20% of their grade.
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US History Students See Improved Outcomes with MindTap

How do you motivate students to perform in US history? When MindTap counts for at least 20% of their grade, students are engaging in course material more and performing better.

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Help Students Succeed in World History with MindTap

Want to see your World History students succeed? Boost engagement and outcomes by using—and assigning—MindTap.

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Outcomes in Western Civ Courses Improve with MindTap

Students in Western Civilization courses may be studying the past… but they enjoy doing so with today’s technology. So, to help them achieve strong outcomes in your course, assign digital. Our studies show that, when MindTap counts for at least 20% of their grade, students are engaging in course material more and performing better.

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Webinar: The Journey to Digital: Incorporating Technology to Strengthen Critical Minds

Join us for The Journey to Digital Professional Development Webinar Series! The first webinar, “The Journey to Digital: Incorporating Technology to Strengthen Critical Minds,” will be held on Thursday, September 24th at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Have you gone digital? According to a recent study, 74% of surveyed college students feel that they would fare better if their instructors would use more technology. Whether you are a technology novice or a digital pro, we welcome you to a webinar inspired by a recent case study at Oakland University. Dr. Dale Prentiss, Special Lecturer at Oakland University, will Read More…