What challenges do your students face reading and understanding their history texts? Complete and consistent pedagogy - The Student Tool Kit found at the beginning of the text, helps students develop overall skills such as reading maps, tables and graphs. Inquiry-based approach begins each topic by asking students a question to consider. Overview tables appear throughout the text to visually summarize important topics in the text. Chronologies, found in every chapter, place significant historical dates and events into a visual context. A running Marginal Glossary and Quick Review features recaps important events and people in context. End of chapter Summaries are now organized by key topic. Review Questions test students' knowledge of what they have read. Emphasis on geographic literary - completely redrawn, the maps in this edition are easier for students to read and locate key information and ask students to consider the link between history and geography. In addition, Map Explorations throughout the text link with the Companion Website and provide interactive versions of the map and critical thinking questions associated with that map. NEW Laminated, two-sided study chart - provides helpful advice on how to prepare for essays, exams, study primary sources, and work with maps and visual sources. Also includes a timeline of world history. Are your students struggling with prioritizing what they need to know? NEW Each chapter now opens with a mini Chapter Highlights" feature that provides an overview of the key topics that follow introduces and starts students thinking about the information in the chapter. NEW - Chapter opening quesions - Help students to keep in the foreground important questions they need to consider as they read the chapter. For example, if they are going to succeed on the test over that material, they should be able to answer the question. How does your current book motivate your students to read and get them excited about history? Enhanced visual presentation - one-column, visually refreshing format that is inviting to read. Each chapter begins with dramatic visual to visually stimulate students' interest before they begin reading. Image Keys explain what each piece of realia is as students explore its importance to the chapter. NEW Visualizing the Past feature Visually engages students to consider key topics in history through analysis of the visual record, such as paintings, artifacts, drawings and more History's Voices-Primary source documents including selections from sacred books; poems; philosophy; political manifestos; letters; and travel accounts and questions tied to those documents. An additional 200 documents are found on a free document CD bound into the back of the text. Introduces students to the raw material of history, providing an intimate contact with the people of the past and their concerns.