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National Geographic Human Geography A Spatial Perspective AP® Edition
ISBN: 9780357119082

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The American Pageant, AP® Edition
ISBN: 9781337915571

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The American Spirit 
ISBN: 9780357432815

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The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People
ISBN: 9781337273084

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American Government: Institutions and Policies, AP® Edition
ISBN: 9780357541586

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American Government and Politics Today, 2018 Election Update
ISBN: 9780357020517

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The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics, 15th Student Edition
ISBN: 9780357432815

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Western Civilization: Since 1300, AP® Edition
ISBN: 9780357433379

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The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History, AP® Edition
ISBN: 9780357441558

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Voyages in World History, AP® Edition
ISBN: 9781337790000

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World History
ISBN: 9781337401289

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World Civilizations
ISBN: 9780357382226

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An Introduction to Comparative Politics, AP® Edition
ISBN: 9780357860151

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Principles of Economics
ISBN: 9780357541593

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Contemporary Economics
ISBN: 9781337283021

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Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind, AP® Edition
ISBN: 9781337793872

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Psychology: Themes and Variations, AP® Edition
ISBN: 9780357941485

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Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications
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Sociology in Our Times
ISBN: 9781337287944

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Panorama brings reading and social studies together! Teach reading strategies through storytelling. Educators save time by covering reading and social studies standards in one lesson. Panorama increases student reading levels by providing strategies for students to access grade-level texts.

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National Geographic Civics and Citizenship draws students into the fascinating and complex narrative of what it means to be a citizen today. Developed with National Geographic resources to engage students, this complete digital and print program focuses on the student’s journey with stories of rich exploration, challenging projects, lessons with images and maps from around the world, and interactivity through our transformational digital program, MindTap.

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US History: American Stories is a middle school U.S. History program that matches content rigor and richness with accessibility for all students. The program connects historical events to students’ lives today and promotes empathy, tolerance, and understanding for all people. Emphasis is on student engagement, empowerment, and active citizenship. True to National Geographic’s mission, American Stories embraces diversity, honors cultural heritage, and advocates for taking care of the planet we all share. (Available as a comprehensive course or as Beginnings to 1877)

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National Geographic World History offers high-interest, visually appealing Unit Openers designed to introduce the unit content and engage learners with the great civilizations of the world from the beginning of time to the modern era. Prepare your students for an increasingly global future with the real-life experiences of over 30 diverse, fascinating, and passionate National Geographic Explorers who can’t wait to share their research with middle school students. (Available as a comprehensive course or as Ancient Through Early Modern Times)

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National Geographic World Cultures and Geography offers high-interest, visually appealing Unit Openers based on the 12 units designed to introduce the unit content and engage learners with all regions of the globe. National Geographic World Cultures and Geography is a core middle school program available in three formats: the Survey, Eastern hemisphere, or Western Hemisphere editions, in both English and Spanish. The program combines authentic National Geographic exploration and media into a standards-based program creating a shared experience for all students. (Available as a comprehensive course, Eastern Hemisphere, or Western Hemisphere with Europe)

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Bring world issues into focus for middle school students with Global Issues! This series of classroom readers consists of books at three reading levels per topic, covering 12 of the most important geographic and environmental issues of our time. (Print and eBooks, English and Spanish)

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This is a must-have series for middle school educators! National Geographic Explore informational texts enable teachers to expand on their favorite classroom topics. Students are drawn in by the magazine-like, visual approach of these 18 books. This series includes Assessments, Document-Based Question, and Inquiry Projects. (Aligns to World Cultures and Geography, World History, and U.S. History.)

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National Geographic U.S. History America Through the Lens combines authentic National Geographic Exploration and media to engage all students. Prepare your students for an increasingly diverse future with stories from over 30 diverse, fascinating, and passionate National Geographic Explorers who can’t wait to share their research with high school students. Inspire your students to recognize the diversity of cultures and backgrounds that comprise our country. Every individual has a story to tell and U.S. History America Through the Lens will help students tell their story. (Available as a comprehensive course or as 1887 to Present)

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Discover the history of the globe with high school World History Voyages of Exploration. This stunning voyage into the history of the world emphasizes cultural diversity, artifacts from around the world, rigorous yet accessible content, special lessons and photography, and the travels and research of National Geographic Explorers. Put students at the center of learning as they discover their role as global citizens. The program respects cultures from around the world, celebrates diversity, achieves a fair and balanced instructional environment, and provides accessibility to all students as required in today’s classrooms

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National Geographic American Government, brings a fresh, current approach to the teaching of how our nation is governed and the important role our citizens play in shaping policies and legislative direction. The actions and decisions made at all levels of government affect every individual in our country. (Materials built for one semester, most frequently partnered with Contemporary Economics)

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Bring economics to life with rich, practical examples that make concepts clear and intriguing. Contemporary Economics blends economic expertise and educational insights with comprehensive content, sound instructional design, and extensive print and media teaching tools. (Materials built for one semester, most frequently partnered with National Geographic American Government)

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Human Geography A Spatial Perspective is designed specifically for high school AP students. It aligns closely to the College Board Course and Exam Description to improve student performance on the AP Exam. The program emphasizes learning through inquiry; establishes real-world content authenticity through the storytelling of National Geographic Explorers and photographers; offers original National Geographic videos shot across the world; encourages students to write routinely and use qualitative, quantitative, and spatial information; provides Formative Assessments–including “Unpacking the FRQ activities–that increase student confidence and familiarity with course content and assessment formats; provides Summative Assessment test practice aligned to the AP exam.

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The reputable authors of The American Pageant combine excellent scholarship with a witty, engaging narrative style and creative look at U.S. History to build critical thinking skills and a love of American history. The American Pageant, the best-selling AP US History text, is a clear and approachable book for any student studying American history.

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Primary source documents, often accessible only in musty archives, are the raw material from which historian craft their stories. The American Spirit is a virtual archive where students can touch the evidence deposited by the living, breathing, often conflicted and frequently contentious men and women who lived and shaped America’s past.

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The Eighth Edition of The Enduring Vision sustains the emphasis on social and cultural history that was established in the First Edition. Religious history remains an important focus, from the spiritual values of Pre-Columbian communities to the political activism of contemporary conservative Christian groups. Family history and the history of education receive serious attention. Visual culture – paintings, photographs, cartoons, and other illustrations – is investigated through all the chapters. To enhance our emphasis on social and cultural history, we also open each chapter with a biographical vignette of a single American life to introduce students to central themes of the chapter and to remind us that history always involves the choices and actions of individual women and men.

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The 16th Updated Student Edition of American Government, Institutions and Policies is in line with the latest College Board Framework for AP® U.S. Government and Politics, has been updated to include new court cases and newly-appointed judges, contains a new Advanced Placement Fast Track to a Five test prep, in print and digital formats, Then and Now and How Things Work features in every chapter, Constitutional Connections to show relevance to students’ lives, a ‘What would you do?’ section in every chapter, Learning Objectives summaries at the end of each chapter, and Opportunities to extend learning to wrap up the chapter.

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American Government and Politics Today is known nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, and modern coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and their processes. The book provides students knowledge they need to make informed choices, encourages them to play an active role in the decision-making process, and encourages their enthusiastic participation in the world around them.

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The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics, 15th Student Edition is highly acclaimed for the non-ideological framework it uses to explore three themes: freedom, order, and equality as political values; the majoritarianism versus pluralism debate; and globalization’s effect on American politics.

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Western Civilization Since 1300 aims to put the story back in history. Historical analysis reveals how historians often disagree on their interpretations of the past, thus promoting critical thinking in the AP® classroom. The updated 10th edition of Western Civilization, aligned with the updated course framework and exam, assists a new generation of students in learning more about the past that has helped create them and the world in which they live.

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This new edition of the popular The Earth and its Peoples now meets the updated College Board Advanced Placement Modern World History Framework. The Earth and Its Peoples presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power and toward the living conditions and activities of ordinary people.

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Voyages in World History transports students to historic sites and includes a wealth of study tools. The updated third edition meets the new AP® course framework and exam for World History. Each chapter focuses on a different traveler through history and draws students into adventures as seen through the eyes of the traveler. The course is designed so every chapter includes broad global connections to help students understand events in a larger context. Voyages in World History will offer MindTap for student success along with a toolkit of AP® study guides such as a Fast Track to a 5 with complete AP® Practice Tests.

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Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced, readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences of the human past and identifies key patterns over time. The authors integrate political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history into a chronological framework to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. This approach, with an organization around seven major themes, helps students link events together in a comparative and global framework — and view history and the contemporary world in a meaningful context.

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For an accessible, comprehensive global survey of the world’s major civilizations, Adler and Pouwels’ WORLD CIVILIZATIONS offers a great balance between detail and brevity. This unique student-oriented text offers 53 short chapters accompanied by strong pedagogy and critical thinking tools, giving instructors the flexibility to assign a wide range of major topics in world history in a variety of different ways, while making learning more manageable for students. The focused treatment of topics throughout history covers every major epoch and follows broad patterns and processes, while illuminating history through specific examples and a particular emphasis on social and cultural topics. This edition is available in MindTap, an online learning experience that guides students through the course by combining the complete textbook with interactive multimedia, new chapter and unit activities, and study tools that assist instructors in keeping students engaged with the material.

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Now with MindTap and updated to reflect today’s political climate, the Eighth Edition of INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS offers a country-by-country approach that allows students to fully examine similarities and differences among countries and within and between political systems. Each chapter offers an analysis of political challenges and changing agendas within countries and provides detailed descriptions and analyses of the politics of individual countries. The Eighth Edition offers a condensed narrative and student-friendly pedagogy such as marginal key terms and focus questions that will help students make meaningful connections and comparisons about the countries presented. INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS, Eighth Edition, consists of 13 country case studies, selected for their significance in terms of the comparative themes and because they provide an interesting sample of types of political regimes, levels of economic development, and geographic regions.

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Principles of Economics is the most popular and widely used text in the economics classroom today. Student-accessible text emphasizes the most important concepts without excessive detail. This product provides dozens of applications focusing on the real-world relevance of economics for today’s students through interesting news articles, realistic case studies and engaging problems.

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Bring economics to life with rich, practical examples that make concepts clear and intriguing. CONTEMPORARY ECONOMICS blends economic expertise and educational insights with comprehensive content, sound instructional design, and extensive print and media teaching tools. The book covers CEE’s (Council for Economic Education) Standards completely and repeatedly. This text includes two chapters covering personal finance, including information on managing money and being a responsible consumer. A wealth of print, video, electronic, and online resources make it simple to address varied learning styles, use formal and informal assessment, and integrate technology where it makes sense to you.

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Cacioppo’s Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind, AP® Edition, 3rd Edition, reflects psychological science in the 21st century and psychology’s rightful place as a hub science—a discipline whose work provides foundational material for many other scientific fields. Psychological science is also inherently interdisciplinary. In a scientific community increasingly dominated by interdisciplinary teams, students will see psychology not as an isolated area of study but as one that integrates a range of knowledge into a true science of mind. The AP Edition, 3rd Edition provides AP®-style questions at the end of each chapter.

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PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, 10th Edition, is a fusion of the full-length and briefer versions that preceded it. The text continues to offer a superb thematic organization together with practical applications and examples that help students see beyond research to big-picture concepts. Often described as a challenging book that is easy to learn from, the book surveys psychology’s broad range of content with three aims: to illuminate the process of research and its relationship to application, to show both the unity and diversity of psychology’s subject matter, and to help students master the basic concepts and principles of psychology with as little struggle as possible. Weiten’s themes provide unifying threads across chapters that help students to see the connections among different research areas in psychology. A dynamic, teaching-oriented illustration program — including new color-coded Concept Charts — further enhances these themes.

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ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, 5th Edition retains the hallmark features and pedagogical aids that have made this text unique in presenting the foundations of psychology in a manageable, reader-friendly format. Students gain a broad view of psychology and see applications of the knowledge gained from contemporary research to the problems and challenges we face in today’s world. Nevid’s comprehensive learning system, derived from research on memory, learning, and textbook pedagogy, is featured throughout. This model incorporates the Four E’s of Effective Learning — Engaging Student Interest, Encoding Information, Elaborating Meaning, and Evaluating Progress. Thoroughly updated with recent research developments, this edition also features an expanded focus on psychology in the digital world — a topic students are sure to find fascinating and relevant. Also new are TEDTalks on text-related topics, accessible from the MindTap online learning experience.

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This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by presenting a timely collection of theories, research, and examples-including its signature first-person accounts that open many chapters. Experiences represented in these opening vignettes accurately mirror the richness and complexity of society, while also establishing the themes that are carried throughout the chapters. Author Diana Kendall’s vivid and inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, and eye for the most compelling current examples highlight sociology’s relevance to all students. Now in its Tenth Edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed in the field for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism.

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