While many methods texts have an add-on chapter on technology, this book integrates the use of technology into every phase of the teaching profession. Filled with decision-making scenarios and reflective questions that help bring the material to life, it covers the development of teaching technologies, developing lesson plans, and actual instructional models in history and social studies. An appendix provides sample lessons, sample tests, a list of resources, and other practical materials.
This history of 20th-century Russia has been expanded to tell the story of the Soviet aftermath. Michael Kort describes the immense difficulty Russia faces in its "transition" - still uncertain - from a totalitarian Communist society to democratic, free-market society. To succeed, Russia must simultaneously build democratic political institutions, establish a viable free-market economy, evolve a positive national identity and develop constructive new relationships with neighbouring states, both near and distant.