All new print and electronic versions of Cultures of the West, Volume One: to 1750 come with access to a full collection of engaging digital learning tools that work with the text to bring content to life and build critical thinking skills.

Digital Access to Cultures of the West, Volume One: to 1750 includes:

    • An enhanced eBook that integrates Clifford Backman’s engaging narrative with a rich assortment of audio and video resources, including interactive timelines and maps
    • New Closer Look video activities that help students look more closely into the past and examine historical images with an investigative eye
    • Western History Video Library consisting of 6 videos (with assessment) produced in collaboration with the BBC
    • Interactive Maps with assessment that help students parse geographic information at their own pace
    • Enhanced flashcards, including audio and images of both the terms and definitions to enhance the learning experience for students
    • Key Terms Activities combining the enhanced flashcards and a matching activity to help students directly assess the material they are studying
    • Interactive timelines in which students sort the historical events within a chapter in chronological order
    • Note-taking guides that teach students how to glean the most relevant information from the text
    • Chapter quizzes designed to help students focus on grasping the important material and self-assess their progress
    • Video/Podcast links that bring history to life with engaging multimedia

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Welcome to the digital resources for Cultures of the West, 3rd Edition! To help you get off to a smooth start this term, this Student Quick Start Guide will cover the need-to-know information about using Oxford's digital resources that you can use in place of or in addition to your Cultures of the West, 8th Edition, textbook.

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To help you get off to a smooth start this term, this Student FAQ wil address some frequently asked questions about accessing and using the digital resources for Cultures of the West, 3rd Edition, by Clifford R. Backman!

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Author: Sarah Shurts, Professor of History, Bergen Community College

History in Practice engages students in the process of "doing history" via source analysis and synthesis. Its multi-step, inquiry-based approach guides students from the basics of understanding a source to creating informed examinations of the historical world. There are three sections within each module, and each section includes the following:

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