BOSTON, April 25, 2018 – Cengage, an education and technology company, today announced the integration of Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History from Gale, a Cengage company, into The American Pageant MindTap solution, Updated 16th Edition. The integration of nearly 1,800 primary sources (documents and images) into this best-selling program for AP® U.S. history will help students develop historical reasoning skills and be better prepared for the AP U.S. History exam. The recently updated AP U.S. History framework puts a greater emphasis on primary sources, making the integration timely and important.
“Examining and interacting with primary sources helps students develop analysis, argumentation, chronological reasoning, interpretation, contextualization, and comparison skills that are essential to success in AP U.S. History,” said Vincent Grosso, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Cengage. “History teachers often have to spend time curating primary sources and developing their own activities to incorporate research and writing into a course. With this integration, we’re saving teachers time and making it easier for them to prepare students for success in AP U.S. History with direct access to primary source materials.”
Smithsonian primary source activities are built into the learning path for each chapter of The American Pageant, MindTap with sources aligned to the content, research and writing activities, and assessments. In addition, teachers can build their own activities around the primary sources, such as customized debate, presentation, and writing activities using the built-in MindTap teaching tools. Students can see primary sources that align to a given section and also search the entire primary sources database independently.
The American Pageant MindTap solution with integrated Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History is available now for use starting fall 2018. To learn more, visit http://www.cengage.com/.
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Gale, a Cengage company, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when, and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.gale.com or find us on Twitter or Facebook.
Since its founding in 1846, the Smithsonian Institution has been committed to inspiring generations through knowledge and discovery. The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum, education and research complex, consisting of 19 museums, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. There are 6,700 Smithsonian employees and 6,900 volunteers. There were 30 million visits to the Smithsonian in 2017. The total number of objects, works of art and specimens at the Smithsonian is estimated at nearly 155 million, of which nearly 146 million are scientific specimens at the National Museum of Natural History.www.smithsonian.org
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