Personalize learning with Mastering Geography

Mastering™ Geography is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced coaching activities provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult human geography concepts. Learn more.

  • MapMaster 2.0, inspired by GIS and built for education purposes, enables students to layer and explore thematic map data at global and regional scales to enhance spatial reasoning skills and geographic literacy. It includes hundreds of map layers with a multitude of data points, leveraging recent data from the US Census Bureau, UN, CIA, World Bank, PRB, NOAA, NASA, USGS, and more. You can also upload, visualize, and probe the data for a true WebGIS experience. Now, fully mobile and accessible, it includes enhanced visualization and analysis tools such:
    • Split screen                       
    • Bivariate mapping
    • Data filtering and probing
    • Annotation
    • Map re-projection
    • Map styling and sharing
    •  Geolocation
  • Pearson eText, optimized for mobile, seamlessly integrates videos and other rich media with the text and gives students access to their textbook anytime, anywhere. The Pearson eText mobile app offers:
    • Offline access on most iOS and Android phones/tablets.
    • Accessibilty: Screen-reader enabled, with configurable reading settings, including resizable type and night reading mode.
    • Instructor and student note-taking, highlighting, bookmarking, and search tools.
    • Embedded videos and media for a more interactive learning experience.
  • Video Activities from sources such as the BBC, Financial Times, and Television for the Environment’s Life and Earth Report series, provide students with applied real-world examples of human geography in action, a sense of place, and allow for a range of people and places to be explored.
    • Google Earth Virtual Tour videos give students brief narrated spatial explorations of places and people around the world, covering critical themes such as globalization and sustainability.
  • GeoTutor Activities help students master the most challenging geography concepts with highly visual, kinesthetic activities focused on critical thinking, data analysis, and the application of concepts.
  • Learning Catalytics ™ helps generate class discussion, customize lectures, and promote peer-to- peer learning with real-time analytics. Learning Catalytics acts as a student response tool that uses students’ own device to engage them in more interactive tasks and thinking.
    • Upload a full PowerPoint® deck for easy creation of slide questions.
    • Team names are no longer case sensitive.