AUTHORS: Lockard, Craig A. - ©2011
Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with hundreds of students and faculty, WORLD is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. WORLD employs a readable magazine-like presentation plus a variety of useful pedagogical tools such as chapter review cards, critical thinking questions, section chronologies, marginal key-term definitions, and a wealth of links to online learning materials. The innovative structure of WORLD combines the accessibility of a regional approach with the rigor of "big history" ideas to present world history in a truly global framework. WORLD's "Societies, Networks, and Transitions" feature brings a comparative end to each Part in the book and helps students see the connections between places, times, and peoples. WORLD also has a primary source feature, "Witness to the Past," in every chapter that helps students understand and analyze historical events from a first-hand perspective. The text has a strong focus on culture and religion. Online assets include a static and an interactive eBook, self-test quizzing, interactive maps, primary source readings with questions, profile essays, historical character simulations, MP3 chapter summaries, and much more.