ACE is a self-testing program that allows you to check your mastery of the topics covered in each chapter.
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Test your knowledge of the major events covered in each chapter by placing them chronological order. Created by Professor Carol Bresnahan Menning of the University of Toledo.
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Links to quality web sites spanning four periods of Western Civilization.
See and read more about the subjects of the four photo essays which comprise the text's new "Images and Society" feature. Link to images and documents to learn more about the historical contexts, and the people and places featured in each essay. Created by Professor Carol Bresnahan Menning.
Learn more about the men and women sketched in the "Individuals in Society" feature, which appears in every chapter of the text. Link to articles, images, maps, and primary sources relating to the to the individual and the society in which he or she lived. Created by Carol Bresnahan Menning.
About 40 primary sources for reading and research, listed according to chapters in McKay et al, A History of Western Society. Each source is accompanied by helpful study questions.
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100 interactive maps with questions to test your knowledge of history and geography, grouped by major historical periods.
Hundreds of primary source documents with questions to test your analysis of historical evidence, grouped by major historical periods.