LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for World Regional Geography Concepts.
From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.
What resources are available for my students?
Downloadable Student ResourcesA collection of supplemental student material including Map Outlines, Guides, and an Atlas.
e-BookThe e-Book is a completely electronic version of the textbook available online, which comes with note-taking and annotating functions, so students can make notes as they read their textbook in its digital format.
FlashcardsFlashcards are study tools for students to use to quiz themselves on key terms from each chapter.
Focus on Geography ArticlesIn each chapter of the textbook an article from the American Geographical Society’s magazine, Focus on Geography, is provided in full for reinforcement of chapter concepts.
Focus on Geography QuizzesIn addition to a complete article from the Focus on Geography magazine, a short multiple-choice quiz about the article is included but optional.
Google Earth ExercisesEach chapter contains exercises with multiple-choice quizzing and step-by-step instructions for working within the Google Earth software for students to study each world region.
LearningCurveLearningCurve is a formative and adaptive quizzing program that helps students to identify their strengths and weaknesses with course material. This program is ideal for students in a flipped classroom environment.
Map Builder ExercisesMap Builder Exercises are region-specific exercises within the Map Builder program, the powerful thematic map-building program exclusive to W.H. Freeman & Co.
Online Mapping QuizzesOnline Mapping Quizzes are web-based mapping exercises that are intended to test a student’s knowledge of country names, city names, and physical features within world regions. These quizzes can be assigned as homework and grades will report directly to the instructor’s gradebook.
Place Name Pronunciation GuideA guide that provides audio clips of the proper pronunciation of geographic areas discussed in the book.