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Reel Society Interactive Movie CD Version 2.0

WILL Interactive
McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0072992212
Copyright year: 2005



  • Reel Society is a breakthrough in the use of media to teach sociology at the college level.
  • This CD-ROM set can serve as an integral companion to any introductory sociology text.
  • The CDs include two hours of video content and integrated learning tools covering all major introductory sociology topics.
  • The program encourages the student to interact with concepts presented in an introductory sociology course in a contextually relevant and meaningful way.
  • Reel Society sparks the sociological imagination and immerses students in the sociological issues. The two CD-ROM set includes “Study mode” and “Story mode” which allows the student to choose the structure of a feature film to introduce topics and related concepts, or link scenes to specific topics, textbook chapters, quizzes, and essay questions and homework assignments.
  • A complete electronic Instructor's Guide provides detailed directions and suggestions for using the program as part of an introductory sociology course.

New Study mode

  • Provides chapter-specific self-assessments and homework assignments to reinforce understanding of key principles and ideas.
  • Integrates learning objectives, topic summaries, review questions, and discussion questions.
  • Links to additional self-assessment activities online.
  • Reports completion status back to instructor using the Scorecard feature with new e-mail and print features.

Enhanced Story mode

  • Now includes Topic Summaries.
  • Now includes links to online assessment activities.

Reel Society Internet Connection

  • The CD-ROMs link to the Reel Society website.
  • Additional assessment activities found on the websites include:
    • Self-Quizzes, including multiple-choice and true/false questions.
    • Essay Questions give you an opportunity to apply your understanding of sociology
    • Internet Exercises link you to intriguing web sites to continue your exploration of important topics
    • Opinion Polls where you can compare your opinions to those of other students

Instructor Version CD-ROM

  • Designed for classroom use.
  • For those instructors who would like to use Reel Society in class, but who do not want the interactive movies to “take over” the classroom.
  • Allows instructors to “setup” or configure the viewing options of the interactive movie clips.
  • Can "turn off" text screens, summaries, quizzes, and other elements that might detract from in-class discussion.
  • Can be used along with electronic Instructor’s Manual.

Reel Society Interactive Movie CD Version 2.0

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