AM GOV 2013-2014 with Connect Access Card

© 2012
by Joseph Losco, Ralph Baker

3rd Edition Going Out of Publication Mixed media product
9780077802288 0077802284
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Increase student performance, student engagement, and critical analysis skills with AM GOV 2013-2014. This program is available with GinA, an educational game in which students learn American Government by doing, as well as McGraw-Hill’s LearnSmart, an adaptive questioning tool proven to increase content comprehension and improve student results. Try our Politics in Practice which uses real-life scenarios to develop students’ critical thinking skills through activities and a written argument.

Unique to this program, AM GOV uses extensive research to meet students where they are, by providing an appealing, affordable and current program. This, coupled with powerful digital learning tools, makes AM GOV 2013-2014 an ideal choice for your introductory course.

Chapter 1: Citizenship in Our Changing Democracy

Chapter 2: The Constitution: The Foundation of Citizens’ Rights

Chapter 3: Federalism: Citizenship and the Dispersal of Power

Chapter 4: Civil Liberties: Expanding Citizens’ Rights

Chapter 5: Civil Rights: Toward a More Equal Citizenry

Chapter 6: Public Opinion

Chapter 7: Political Participation: Equal Opportunities and Unequal Voices

Chapter 8: Interest Groups in America

Chapter 9: Parties and Political Campaigns: Citizens and the Electoral Process

Chapter 10: Media

Chapter 11: Congress: Doing the People’s Business

Chapter 12: The Presidency: Power and Paradox

Chapter 13: Bureaucracy: Citizens as Owners and Consumers

Chapter 14: The Courts: Judicial Power in a Democratic Setting

Chapter 15: Public Policy: Responding to Citizens

Chapter 16: Foreign and Defense Policy: Protecting American Interests in the World

New to this Edition

Government in Action (GinA): the revolutionary new educational video game in which students learn American Government by doing. In GinA students have the ability to run for reelection and pass legislation, touching on every aspect of the course in their attempt to gain political capital.

Politics in Practice: Students have the opportunity to apply content knowledge and critical thinking skills through Politics in Practice, available within Connect American Government. In these online interactive exercises, students analyze primary sources, public opinion, statistical research, and videos in order to respond to a critical question about American politics. For example, why is voter turnout among the millennial generation so low, and how do groups mobilize these voters to go to the polls? Find out in the role of Junior Assistant of Media Programs assigned to propose a media-based action plan to help "Get Out the Vote!"

Retained Features

Connect American Government: a web-based assignment and assessment platform that features a number of powerful tools that make managing assignments easier for instructors and learning and studying more engaging and efficient for students. A rich database of assignable and assessable activities, each attached to a learning objective, address a wide variety of student and instructor needs. Instructors can deliver assignments and tests easily online, and students can practice skills that fulfill learning objectives at their own pace and on their own schedule.

LearnSmart: available in Connect, this outstanding tool assesses a student’s knowledge of course content through a series of adaptive questions, intelligently pinpointing concepts students do not understand and mapping out a personalized study plan for success. LearnSmart assists students in absorbing foundational concepts, allowing instructors to focus valuable class time introducing higher-level concepts.

M Series design, inspired by contemporary magazines to enhance student engagement in the text material. Stunning images, charts, and graphs throughout grab the reader’s attention and make serious scholarship enjoyable to read.

Student Engagement through currency--Annual Editions. Updated annually, AM GOV is core content that’s always current and always relevant to students. Eight opening vignettes provide students with the most current snapshots of government in action, pulling students into the chapter with faces and events that are current and relevant.

Scholarly content. AM GOV is the only organically created magazine style text on the market. Built from the ground up, with sound pedagogy and instructor reviewed content, AM GOV provides a balance of a text students want to use and instructors can trust.

Personal is Political boxes poll students about themselves--their political behavior and opinions. This feature tests students' understanding of themselves in relation to chapter content, drawing them personally into the chapter.

Profiles of an Activist make political participation and forms of civic engagement real and relevant to students by illustrating how people their age have chosen to have an effect on their community.

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