Strong Chronological Approach: Panorama's seven parts correspond to seven eras of global history. Within each part, chapters are organized chronologically by consecutive historical periods, never repeating a time period from different regional or thematic angles. This organization gives students the mental scaffolding needed to think of the world as a whole rather than by looking at it region by region.
Building Geographical Literacy: Dynamic maps within Connect History actively engage students and build geographical literacy as well as historical thinking. The twenty-eight interactive maps within Connect History focus students selectively on the key elements of the map. For example, learners can examine the spread of specific crops one at a time, then reconstruct the full global process of agricultural diffusion. Other interactive maps assists students in analyzing periodization, comparing changing political boundaries, and the spread of technology over time.
Weighing the Evidence: In every chapter Weighing the Evidence provides students with an opportunity to critically examine a piece of historical evidence relating to the chapter content. It includes questions that prompt readers to analyze, interpret, and discuss the selection.
Individuals Matter: In every chapter, the cast of characters is necessarily very large. Individuals Matters aim to remind readers of the importance of individuals as agents of change.
Chapter Opening Vignettes: Highlight aspects of human complexity through stories of communication, transport, or movement pertinent to the history period under study. The subjects of these stories range widely from camel caravans to the profession of telephone operator.
Focus Questions: Questions at the beginning of each major section help students hone in on key information.
Key Terms: Terms are defined in the margins as well as in the glossary. They are also listed with other study terms at the end of each chapter.
Change Over Time Chronologies: Help students review each chapter's significant events.
Multiple eBook Formats: This title is available in eBook format within Connect Plus, SmartBook, CourseSmart, and from Amazon for Kindle.