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The most easily-digestable and entertaining world regions textbook. Adopted by over 20 universities and schools around the country.
Get on board now as this 21st century train is leaving the station! This is the newest in new, the coolest in cool, most engaging textbook for the future generations of Americans as yet untaught in the basics of world geography, world history, international relations and current events. The Plaid Avenger’s World is an introduction to the world, the whole world, and nothing but the world...which includes a little bit of everything.
It can be employed in courses like World Regional Geography, Intro to the Modern World, 20th Century History, 21st Century Happenings, Global Politics, and/or Global Literacy in general. The primary goal of this textbook is to essentially ‘catch up’ our woefully internationally-clueless students to the who/what/when/where/why arena of global events...in essence, to give them a framework of understanding into the critical and complex issues of our time that are now occurring in a global context.
That’s right! There’s that nefarious word ‘global’! It seems to be everything nowadays...but for good reason. The world has changed rapidly in the last few decades, becoming ever more irrevocably interconnected than ever before. Like it or not, economies, politics, health/safety/environmental issues, and even cultures from across the planet are increasingly affecting each other every day and in every way. We now live in a global community....but most students know nothing of their neighbors! This international ignorance must end, and soon, as the success of our future generations-- and the great USA itself--depend on a literate, confident, and comprehending population that is not just aware of the world, but is engaged in it. But how can we immerse and interest an American population long-trained to be self-absorbed and globally disengaged? Enter: the Plaid Avenger.
A meek and mild-mannered college professor by day, by night the Plaid Avenger roams the planet by night to fight international injustices and solve instances of international intrigue....and explain it to students across the nation, in serious plaid fashion too! More importantly, he has written this textbook (The Plaid Avenger’s World) as a titanic tool for international enlightenment, but with a twist: the narrative is presented in first person, straight from the Avenger’s mouth, in the vernacular of the street, with gritty detail that students seem to relish. Forget the arcane and abstract academic treatises. This is a real dude, telling the real deal, to real students. It’s real! Yes! It does all that, and a whole lot more. It’s really a novel novel!
Why else so novel and new and a revolutionary concept? Because it is a book that continues to be written every day! Say what? The textbook has all the basics and backgrounds of the major regions of the planet which can be used for weekly readings and discussion. However, the Plaid Avenger him- self appears on a video blog on-line 2-3 times weekly to explain and elaborate on current events as they are unfolding! Have your students tune in and get turned on to what is actually happening out in the real world, as the man in plaid makes the connections from the page to the planet.
Additional web resources such as World Leaders Profiles, an on-line current event Comic Book
Adventure, International Interviews, interactive student forums, and Plaid Avenger Film Reviews have been developed for, and with input from, actual high school and college students....just as the original textbook was developed too. It is a product of the peoples! As such, you and your students have a voice in future topics as well: all Plaid Avenger current events missions and website content is based on user requests from you! Want an explanation on a hot topic or to see an additional world leader of note? Just drop a line to the Avenger and it will happen!
So let’s get global! Check out the Plaid Avenger’s World 9th edition and continue to explore www.plaidavenger.com to see what all the hype is about.
- Alex Warren “Awesome Textbook! This textbook gives a fresh look on current events in the world and background information on why these things might be happening. For those of you wondering, this is not the average textbook. The style of writing is simply to inform so that you don't just hear about what's going on in the world, you UNDERSTAND what's going on in the world! If you're tired of the same old textbook, buy this one and learn things about the rest of the world.”
- King H. Chan "kingsbrother" “CHI CHING! This book is MONEY! I have never read a textbook this amazing. I read this book just for fun. I recommended this book to my friends in other colleges. This book is packed with so much useful and up to date informations, you will feel as if you traveled every corner of the earth. I highly recommend this book to anyone, even to all the geography teachers!!”
- Katie “Best textbook ever. Just look at the cover...this isn't your conventional textbook, its better. I'm a college student and every textbook I've read or tried to read has been so dry and boring, until this one. The Plaid Avenger's World is written in a conversational way, which makes it interesting to read and in some chapters causes you to laugh out loud. The book teaches you about the world in a 21st century way and breaks down history and politics in a manner you can understand. The host is a superhero, the Plaid Avenger, who teaches you about the world we live in, in an entertaining way. One of the games is to match the number of cartoon children-representing fertility rate, to the corresponding country. How cool. I wish more college textbook would follow this unconventional and engaging format.“
- Richard Superfreak James “Ever feel like a dummy when others discuss world events?.. Well don't feel stupid anymore! This book is written as an introduction to the world. No kidding. This book breaks down the world into historical regions and trends--and it does it with plenty of pictures and humor. After reading this book, you will be able to hold a conversation on everything from 'the rise of the New Left in Latin America' to 'whether your grandkids will be speaking Chinese'.Quit being uninformed. Get smart. Be the first on your block to own this future cult classic.”
“I would read The Plaid Avenger’s World even if I was not enrolled in the class. My friends and I even look through it together just for fun.”
“I dread sitting down and reading for most of my classes. I was very pleased to find that there was something different about this book. It explained things well and gave pertinent information without fluff. It told me what I needed to know and gave details explaining why things were important. If all of my text books were like this, I wouldn’t dread reading nearly as much or have my mind wander after a few pages.”
“The textbook was the most readable textbook I have ever owned. The humor made it much more interesting. I do not usually read textbooks, but I read almost all of this one. I have read America: The Book by John Stewart, which is a fictional textbook that is intended only for humor, and Plaid Avengers World is much funnier. Moreover, it is actually about the real world, so I learned things from it. From what I can tell, the controversy around this book has been propagated by people who haven’t taken the class or read the book. It’s a great book and an effective teaching tool.”View on Amazon