Connect global concepts to local geographies using geospatial technology tools
Place-based Learning empowers students to explore the real world with links to online Google Maps™ that connect students to dynamic web maps supported by community-contributed photos and introduce them to Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI).
Updated - GIS and spatial analysis examples, interwoven throughout the text, spotlight the currency and professional relevance of geographic applications.
Doing Geography and the accompanying What’s Your Geography features discuss geographic tools, techniques, and skills used to address real-world problems, and then ask students to put themselves in the role of geographers by applying these skills and techniques to their real-world experiences and environments, thereby connecting the global to the local, and helping students connect the relevance of human geography to their everyday lives.
Keep your course current with timely topics and themes
Updated - Debate It presents two sides of a complex topic to engage students in active debate around the most critical topics of human geography today. The features now conclude with new Questions for Research & Analysis. New Debate It topics cover the latest nuanced debates in society right now, including building a border wall with Mexico, Universal Health Care in the U.S., the right to privacy, and more. Debate It can be used for homework, group work, and discussion sections.
Updated - The latest science, statistics, and associated imagery throughoutreflect the latest data and applied examples of human geography. Examples include recent US elections, gerrymandering decisions pending in the US Supreme Court, the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar, and more.
Updated - Sustainability & Our Environment relates the principal topics of human geography to overarching issues of economic, social, and environmental sustainability of our planet.
GeoVideo activities integrate BBC videos at the end of chapters, encouraging students to log into Mastering Geography to view the videos and answer questions; these videos can be used for self study and can also be assigned for credit with associated assessment.
New - Geospatial Data Analysis activities leverage GIS-inspired MapMaster 2.0 in Mastering Geography, allowing students to create maps and analyze spatial patterns and data at regional and global scales.
Provide a structured learning path that supports students
Updated - Structured learning path is enhanced to betterguides students through visually engaging content:
Chapter Openers use graphics and text to give a succinct preview of the entire chapter, including Word Clouds that preview key topics and a spatial overview of places explored in the chapter.
Four Key issues provide the structure for each chapter.
Pause and Reflect questions are mapped to Learning Outcomes and allow students to check their understanding as they read each section.
New Summary & Review end of chapter sections summarize the key points of the Key Issues sections.
End-of-Chapter material includes reviews of Key Issues and Learning Outcomes, visual Thinking Geographically review questions, new GeoVideo activities, Explore activities using Google Earth, new Writing Geographically questions, new Geospatial Data Analysis activities, and Key Term definitions.
New - Data Visualization powered by Social Explorer appears for every key issue and enable students to connect to concepts by engaging with various story maps, predictive graphs, interactive charts, and other interactive media. These will be accessible via Mastering Geography and the Pearson eText.
Updated - Cartography provides thoroughly updated maps, optimized for maximum accuracy and clear presentation of current data. New projections are used with fewer distortions. New cartograms and other graphic devices have also been added.
New - Writing Geographically feature is a multi-part essay question based on chapter material, that includes reference to maps or other illustrations.
Also available as a Pearson eText or packaged with Mastering Geography
Pearson eText is a simple-to-use, mobile-optimized, personalized reading experience that can be adopted on its own as the main course material. It lets students highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary all in one place, even when offline. Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media engage students and give them access to the help they need, when they need it. Educators can easily share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their eText and what they learn in class – motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning.
Mastering™ is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and improves results for each student. Built for, and directly tied to the text, Mastering Geography enables students to get hands on with geospatial tools and activities to practice, learn, and apply geography outside of the classroom. Learn more about Mastering Geography.
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