What Is MyHistoryLab?
MyHistoryLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that truly engages students in learning. It helps students better prepare for class, quizzes, and exams—resulting in better performance in the course. It provides educators a dynamic set of tools for gauging individual and class performance. And, MyHistoryLab comes from Pearson—your partner in providing the best digital learning experiences.
MyHistoryLab is available for US History, World History, History of Western Civilization, and African-American History.
- MyHistoryLab Overview
- Writing Assessments
- Closer Looks
- History Bookshelf
- Pearson eText and Chapter Audio
- Assignment Calendar
MyHistoryLab Overview Back to top
MyHistoryLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors with course preparation, content delivery, and assessment.Play video ›
Writing Assessments Back to top
MyHistoryLab writing assessments help students build their knowledge of important historical concepts. After viewing an Author Video Lecture, students answer the writing prompts. The MyHistoryLab auto-grader provides feedback on both content and mechanics. An overall score feeds into the MyHistoryLab gradebook. Available Fall 2012 for US History, Available Spring 2013 for Western Civilization and World History.
Closer Looks Back to top
Interactive walkthroughs offer an in-depth look at key maps, images, and key primary sources. Closer Looks help students uncover meaning of historically important materials and understand their context.
MyHistoryLibrary Back to top
MyHistoryLibrary offers over 600 primary source readings. Readings can be browsed by Topic, Title, Chronology, Geography, Theme, Author, and Bookshelf. Primary sources can also be printed. Every primary source is accompanied by a head note (abstract) as well as assessment questions for assignability and gauging reading comprehension.
History Bookshelf Back to top
History Bookshelf has the most commonly assigned history works like Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, Homer’s The Iliad, and Machiavelli’s The Prince. Students can read, download, or print up to 100 masterpieces.
Pearson eText and Chapter Audio Back to top
Like the printed text, students can highlight relevant passages and add notes. The Pearson eText can be accessed through laptops, iPads, and tablets. Download the free Pearson eText app to use on tablets. Students can also listen to their text with the Audio eText.
Assignment Calendar Back to top
The intuitive assignment calendar lets instructors drag and drop assignments to the desired date and gives students an excellent course organizer.
Assessment and Gradebook Back to top
Homework and exam assessment help both instructors and students to track progress and get immediate feedback. Automatically graded assessment flows into the gradebook, which can be used in the MyLab or exported.
Personalized Study Plan Back to top
Students’ personalized plans promote better critical thinking skills. The study plan organizes students’ study needs into sections, such as Remembering, Understanding, Applying, and Analyzing.
Flashcards Back to top
Students can study key terms and concepts with their own personal set of flashcards. Spanish Flashcards also available for select courses.
Instructor’s eText Back to top
Instructors have easy access to videos, readings, and more all in one place within their instructor’s eText.
Class Preparation Tool Back to top
Class Preparation Tool collects the very best class presentation resources in one convenient online destination, so instructors can keep students engaged throughout every class.Launch Tutorial ›
Fully Customizable Back to top
MyHistoryLab is customizable. Instructors choose what students’ course looks like. Homework, applications, and more can easily be turned off and off.
Writing Space Back to top
Writing Space is the best way to develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing. Writing Space provides a single place within MyLab to create, track, and grade writing assignments, access writing resources, and exchange meaningful, personalized feedback quickly and easily to improve results. Writing Space can also check for plagiarism by comparing it against the world's most accurate text comparison database available from Turnitin.Play video