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Problem-Based Learning Units & Problem Studies for One by Shelagh Gallagher

Problem-Based Learning Units & Problem Studies for One by Shelagh Gallagher Series Cover

A NEW AWARD! We are delighted to announce that the Problem-Based Learning Curriculum Unit, Ferret it Out, has been selected to receive a curriculum award from the National Association for Gifted Children. Read more....  

Problem-Based Learning and Problem Studies for One immerse students in real-world, complex situations in order to learn core curriculum. Whilst searching for a solution, students simultaneously learn content and improve their skills in research, higher-order thinking, decision-making and more. It is particularly useful in secondary gifted education, providing challenging and interesting projects in depth.

For students at middle school level: Ferret It Out, the first science unit (Ferret Ecology in Studies for One), about a current endangered species; A Final Appeal about a court case concerning free speech and a banned book earlier this century, and Hull House: Living Democracy in the Progressive Era set in Chicago, Illinois about funding problems that beset the first Settlement House in America.

Also for middle school level, Black Death (Plague! in Studies for One) goes back to Medieval Europe, where students have to consider some life or death situations. At the higher level:  Excluded! Chinese Immigration to the United States, and All Work and No Play, a consideration of the issues around child labor during the Progressive Era.

For each unit, there is a Resource Book of original papers, speeches and photographs of the period and a Problem Log in which each student records their work. The Teacher Manual describes how to conduct the project; how to develop problem-solving skills and awareness; how to lead students into considering all sides of a real-life historical situation, the legislation and the consequences that resonate and are relevant to today's sociological problems.

In Problem Studies for One, Dr Gallagher is developing the Units specially for home educators who may have just one student at these levels. Ferret Ecology  and Plague! are available now.

Dr. Shelagh A. Gallagher is a nationally recognized expert in gifted education and in Problem-Based Learning. She has received the National Association for Gifted Children award for Article of the Year and is a four- time winner of the NAGC Curriculum Division award for exemplary curriculum. She is available for workshops and presentations. You can access her downloads here.

A NEW AWARD! We are delighted to announce that the Problem-Based Learning Curriculum Unit, Ferret it Out, has been selected to receive a curriculum award from the National Association for Gifted Children. Read more....  

Problem-Based Learning immerses students in real-world, complex situations in order to learn core curriculum. Whilst searching for a solution, students simultaneously learn content and improve their skills in research, higher-order thinking, decision-making and more. It is particularly useful in secondary gifted education, providing challenging and interesting projects in depth.

The latest books  in this series are for middle school: Ferret It Out, the first science unit, about a current endangered species; A Final Appeal about a court case concerning free speech and a banned book earlier this century, and Hull House: Living Democracy in the Progressive Era set in Chicago, Illinois about funding problems that beset the first Settlement House in America.

Also for middle school, Black Death goes back to Medieval Europe, where students have to consider some life or death situations. At the higher level:  Excluded! Chinese Immigration to the United States, and All Work and No Play, a consideration of the issues around child labor during the Progressive Era.

For each unit, there is a Resource Book of original papers, speeches and photographs of the period and a Problem Log in which each student records their work. The Teacher Manual describes how to conduct the project; how to develop problem-solving skills and awareness; how to lead students into considering all sides of a real-life historical situation, the legislation and the consequences that resonate and are relevant to today's sociological problems.

In Problem Studies for One, Dr Gallagher is developing the Units for teachers who may have only one student doing an individual study. Ferret Ecology  and Plague! are available now.

Dr. Shelagh A. Gallagher is a nationally recognized expert in gifted education and in Problem-Based Learning. She has received the National Association for Gifted Children award for Article of the Year and is a four- time winner of the NAGC Curriculum Division award for exemplary curriculum. She is available for workshops and presentations. You can access her downloads here.

 

Books in this series:

Problem Based Learning In Your Homeschool Cover

Problem Based Learning In Your Homeschool

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Subjects:
Resources; Homeschool Curriculum; Teaching Strategies
ISBN:
978-0-89824-8616
Order code:
8616
Price:
$20.00
Online Price:
$15.00

This is an explanation and a practical guide to implementing problem based learning. A useful background guide to the  PBL Units which aim to help students in critical thinking, problem solving and communication.

Dr Gallagher writes: Gone are the days when memorizing facts like a quiz kid was sufficient to be expert, or even competent. Skills valued in the modern workforce include critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and self-direction, in addition to adapt- ability and technology literacy. Workers must be able to assimilate new information and new ideas quickly, discerning which information is valuable and credible and seeing its relationship to other information. They also must be able to collaborate with others, forming groups with interlocking areas of expertise.and self-direction, in addition to adaptability and technology literacy.

PBL in your Homeschool pages 1-15: View online or Download PDF

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Problem Based Learning In Your Classroom Cover

Problem Based Learning In Your Classroom

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Subjects:
Teacher Resources; Teaching Strategies
ISBN:
978-0-89824-8623
Order code:
8623
Price:
$20.00
Online Price:
$15.00

This is an explanation of Problem Based Learning and a practical guide to its implementation.

In her Introduction Dr Gallagher writes: Gone are the days when memorizing facts like a quiz kid was sufficient to be expert, or even competent. Skills valued in the modern workforce include critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and self-direction, in addition to adaptability and technology literacy. Workers must be able to assimilate new information and new ideas quickly, discerning which information is valuable and credible and seeing its relationship to other information. They also must be able to collaborate with others, forming groups with interlocking areas of expertise.

Problem Based Learning in your Classroom: View online or Download PDF

Series description
Ferret It Out: A Problem about Endangered Species and Animal Ecosystems.Teacher Manual Cover

Ferret It Out: A Problem about Endangered Species and Animal Ecosystems.Teacher Manual

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A; Plowden, Dana L.
Subjects:
Science; Problem-based Learning; Ecosystems; Habitats; Endangered species
Geography:
Colorado
Age:
11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Grade:
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
ISBN:
978-0-89824-475-5
Latest edition:
May 2013
Order code:
4755

The first science unit in the PBL series and awarded a 2013 curriculum award from the National Association for Gifted Children. Read more... 

Ferret It Out: A Problem about Endangered Species and Animal Ecosystems.

The black-footed ferret is the most endangered mammal in the US. Students are placed on a recovery team whose job is to assess whether Fort Collins, Colorado is an appropriate site to re-introduce ferrets that were bred in captivity. In the process they learn about biomes, habitats, human-animal interaction and many other science concepts.

Ferret It Out was pilot-tested in several sixth grade classrooms throughout Fairfax County, Virginia. The unit is aligned to national and regional middle school social studies objectives    

An Appendix details the alignment of Ferret It Out  to National Science 5-8 Content Standards, Common Core Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects Grades 6-8, Common Core Writing Standards, and Speaking and Listening Standards in Language Arts.

A CD contains extra resource materials.

Ferret It Out Teacher Manual sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description
Ferret It Out: Problem Log Cover

Ferret It Out: Problem Log

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Order code:
4779
Price:
$5.00

Essential log for each student to work through the unit.

Ferret it Out Problem log sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description

Ferret It Out: Unit Set

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Order code:
4755S
Price:
$40.00

Teacher Manual,  Student Problem Log (one copy), and a CD with extra material.


Classroom teachers will need to order extra copies of the Problem Log.

Series description
Ferret Ecology: Problem Studies for One Cover

Ferret Ecology: Problem Studies for One

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A; Plowden, Dana L.
Subjects:
Science; Ecology; Problem-based Learning; Ecosystems; Habitats; Endangered species
Age:
11, 12, 13, 14, 15
ISBN:
978-0-89824-5745
Latest edition:
February 2014
Order code:
5745

Responding to demand from homeschoolers, Dr Gallagher has adapted this award-winning Unit (originally developed as Ferret It Out for a classroom situation) for a parent who may be teaching only one child.

So now homeschoolers do not need to miss out on PBL and the valuable concept of experiencing a real-life problem, with genuine resource material. In Ferret Ecology they can come to an understanding of the complex issues that are involved in the ecological, animal and human/social problems and conflicts of interests posed by trying to save the black-footed ferret from extinction.

They have to consider the interdependence of the ferret with the population of prairie dogs, and the antagonism of ranchers towards them. They have to calculate how many prairie dogs are essential for the survival of the black-footed ferret. They have to consider the rights of home-owners and ranchers against the survival of  the mammal. They have to take into account what may be causing their decline and many other issues thrown up by real-life. They also have to try to persuade others to their point of view.

The Parent Manual contains a CD of resources. The Student Problem Log should be ordered separately.

Note: If teachers in a school setting have one student for special projects, this book is a useful adaptation of Ferret it Out in the Problem-Based Learning series.

Based on the classroom-based Ferret It Out, Dr Gallagher has produced Ferret Ecology in the new series: Problem Studies for One. 

For teachers conducting individual study this is ideal so that Problem-Based Learning can still be carried out.

Ferret Ecology sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description
Ferret Ecology: Problem Log Cover

Ferret Ecology: Problem Log

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
ISBN:
978-0-89824-575-2
Order code:
5752
Price:
$5.00

For the home-schooled student to use while working through the Ferret Ecology Unit.

Series description
Ferret Ecology: Problem Studies for One. Unit Set Cover

Ferret Ecology: Problem Studies for One. Unit Set

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Order code:
5745S
Price:
$40.00

The set comprises the Parent Manual of Ferret Ecology, Problem Studies for One, with its CD of resource material, and one Problem Log. Specially adapted version for homeschool of Ferret It Out.

Here is the full description.

For teachers who may have only one student, this set is adapted from Ferret It Out.

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A Final Appeal: The First Amendment and To Kill a Mockingbird. Teacher Manual Cover

A Final Appeal: The First Amendment and To Kill a Mockingbird. Teacher Manual

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A; Plowden, Dana L.
Subjects:
Social Studies; English Language Arts; Problem-based Learning; Literacy; Free Speech; First Amendment
Age:
11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Grade:
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
ISBN:
978-0-89824-7305
Latest edition:
May 2013
Order code:
7305
Price:
$25.00

A teacher has been fired for using To Kill A Mockingbird in her class.  She sued the district and lost.  Now she is appealing to a district court, and the students, as members of the court of appeals, must decide the case.  Based on an actual court case, A Final Appeal instructs students in the nuances of the First Amendment.  Framed around the concept continuity, students learn how court decisions are made as they address the same questions facing real judges.   What speech is protected and what is not?  What are the rights of employers and employees?  What is the role of stare decicis, the rule that compels judges to follow precedent cases?  Students also learn about the structure of the US court system—and they read To Kill A Mockingbird, too!  A perfect unit for middle or high school government courses, Language Arts, or, interdisciplinary instruction.

A teacher has been fired for using To Kill A Mockingbird in her class.  She sued the district and lost.  Now she is appealing to a district court, and the students, as members of the court of appeals, must decide the case.  Based on an actual court case, A Final Appeal instructs students in the nuances of the First Amendment.  Framed around the concept continuity, students learn how court decisions are made as they address the same questions facing real judges.   What speech is protected and what is not?  What are the rights of employers and employees?  What is the role of stare decicis, the rule that compels judges to follow precedent cases?  Students also learn about the structure of the US court system—and they read To Kill A Mockingbird, too!  A perfect unit for middle or high school government courses, Language Arts, or, interdisciplinary instruction.

This aligns with the curriculum standards in Fairfax County, VIrginia, the district for which the unit was written. Other frequently banned novels could be substituted).

A Final Appeal Teacher Manual Sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description
A Final Appeal: Resource Book Cover

A Final Appeal: Resource Book

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
ISBN:
978-0-89824-7329
Order code:
7329
Price:
$15.00

A Final Appeal Resource Book Sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description
A Final Appeal: Problem Log Cover

A Final Appeal: Problem Log

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
ISBN:
978-0-89824-7312
Order code:
7312
Price:
$5.00

A Final Appeal Problem Log sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description

A Final Appeal: Unit Set

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Order code:
7305S
Price:
$45.00

All three books of the Unit plus a CD containing extra resource material.

All three books of the Unit plus a CD containing extra resource material.

Series description
Hull House: Living Democracy in the Progressive Era. Teacher Manual Cover

Hull House: Living Democracy in the Progressive Era. Teacher Manual

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A; Plowden, Dana L.
Subjects:
Social Studies; Immigration; Child Labor; Problem-based Learning; Poverty
Geography:
Chicago, Illinois
Age:
11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Grade:
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
ISBN:
978-0-89824-471-7
Latest edition:
May 2013
Order code:
4717
Price:
$25.00

Winner of the NAGC Curriculum Award, 2012.



This Problem-Based Learning unit for middle school immerses students in the study of the Progressive Era through a specific problem faced by the Board of Directors of the Hull House in Chicago, the landmark Settlement house.

Jane Addams, Hull House co-founder, has lobbied for labor reform and as a result a prominent Chicagoan has threatened to withdraw financial support.  Hull House had been planning to start programs to improve health, advocate for better working conditions, provide educational programs, support better juvenile justice, and improve housing. Now there is funding available for only one of their projects.  

Students, as the Board of Directors, must decide which project to fund. As they consider their options, students of Hull House learn about the living and working conditions of America’s immigrant poor during the Progressive Era through the study of primary resources, letters, cartoons and newspaper articles  (many provided in the Resource Book).  Using guided discussions and graphic organizers in the Teacher Manual, they synthesize this information as they compare the consequences of a variety of social ills.   In doing so they will uncover underlying issues and prejudices and discover the inequities of the time.

An optional kicker, or twist in the story, introduces an interdisciplinary connection through The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

Hull House was pilot-tested in several sixth grade classrooms throughout Fairfax County, Virginia. The unit is aligned to national and regional middle school social studies objectives    An Appendix details the alignment of Hull House to National Standards Documents, including US History Content Standards for Grades 5-12; National Council for Social Studies Teaching Standards; Common Core Reading Standards for Literacy /Social Studies; Common Core Writing Standards; National Center for History in the Schools.

Dr Gallagher provides extensive guidance on how to implement  and assess performance in the Teacherl Manual, and in the video presentation above she gives a 'walk through' the Unit showing exactly what you will be teaching and how.

The Unit was awarded the National Association of Gifted Children's Curriculum Award in November 2012.

 

Winner of the NAGC Curriculum Award, 2012.

This Problem-Based Learning unit for middle school immerses students in the study of the Progressive Era through a specific problem faced by the Board of Directors of the Hull House in Chicago, the landmark Settlement house.

Jane Addams, Hull House co-founder, has lobbied for labor reform and as a result a prominent Chicagoan has threatened to withdraw financial support.  Hull House had been planning to start programs to improve health, advocate for better working conditions, provide educational programs, support better juvenile justice, and improve housing. Now there is funding available for only one of their projects.  

Students, as the Board of Directors, must decide which project to fund. As they consider their options, students of Hull House learn about the living and working conditions of America’s immigrant poor during the Progressive Era through the study of primary resources, letters, cartoons and newspaper articles  (many provided in the Resource Book).  Using guided discussions and graphic organizers in the Teacher Manual, they synthesize this information as they compare the consequences of a variety of social ills.   In doing so they will uncover underlying issues and prejudices and discover the inequities of the time.

An optional kicker, or twist in the story, introduces an interdisciplinary connection through The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

Hull House was pilot-tested in several sixth grade classrooms throughout Fairfax County, Virginia. The unit is aligned to national and regional middle school social studies objectives    An Appendix details the alignment of Hull House to National Standards Documents, including US History Content Standards for Grades 5-12; National Council for Social Studies Teaching Standards; Common Core Reading Standards for Literacy /Social Studies; Common Core Writing Standards; National Center for History in the Schools.

Dr Gallagher provides extensive guidance on how to implement  and assess performance in the Teacherl Manual, and in the video presentation above she gives you a personal a 'walk through' the Unit showing exactly what you will be teaching and how.

The Unit was awarded the National Association of Gifted Children's Curriculum Award in November 2012.

Hull House Teacher Manual sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description
Hull House:  Resource Book Cover

Hull House: Resource Book

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Subjects:
Social Studies; Immigration; Child Labor; Problem-based Learning; Poverty
Age:
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Grade:
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
ISBN:
978-0-89824-4724
Order code:
4724
Price:
$15.00

Accompanies the Problem Log and Teacher Manual for Hull House,  containing essential primary source documents: political cartoons, letters and newspaper articles.

Accompanies the Problem Log and Teacher Manual for Hull House,  containing essential primary source documents and materials.

Hull House Resource Book sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description
Hull House: Living Democracy in the Progressive Era. Problem Log Cover

Hull House: Living Democracy in the Progressive Era. Problem Log

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Age:
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Grade:
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
ISBN:
978-0-89824-4700
Order code:
4700
Price:
$5.00

Essential log for each student to work through the unit.

Essential log for each student to work through the unit.

Hull House Problem Log Sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description

Hull House: Unit Set

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Order code:
4717S
Price:
$45.00

Teacher Manual, Resource Book, Student Problem Log (one copy) and a CD with extra material.


Teacher Manual, Resource Book, Student Problem Log (one copy) and a CD with extra material.

 

Series description
Black Death: Teacher Manual Cover

Black Death: Teacher Manual

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Subjects:
Social Studies; Medieval History; Problem-based Learning
Age:
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Grade:
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
ISBN:
978-0898247190
Order code:
7195

Black Death is a problem-based learning unit based upon the plague that devastated Europe in the mid fourteenth century.  The place is the northern Italian town of Lucca, and the year is 1348, the month April.  Reports of the Black Death have reached Lucca.  It has been marching north through Italy, laying waste to one community after another.  In Florence, 96,000 people have died; more than half of the city is dead or dying of the disease.  And Florence is not that far away.  You have been called as an Elder of the People to an emergency meeting to decide what the people of Lucca should do because it is now clear that the dreaded plague will reach Lucca soon.  What do you know?  What should you advise?

Winner of a NAGC Curriculum Award

Black Death Teacher Manual sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description
Black Death: Problem Log Cover

Black Death: Problem Log

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
ISBN:
978-089824720-6
Order code:
7206
Price:
$5.00

Essential for each student to work through the unit

Black Death Problem Log Sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description
Plague! Problem Studies for One Cover

Plague! Problem Studies for One

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A; Stepien, William J.
Subjects:
Social Studies; Medieval History; Problem-based Learning
Age:
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Grade:
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
ISBN:
978-0-89824-722-0
Order code:
7220

Plague! is a problem studies unit adapted for the homeschool setting. The unit covers the problems and dilemmas posed by the plague that devastated Europe in the mid fourteenth century.  The particular place is the northern Italian town of Lucca, and the year is 1348, the month April.  Reports of the Black Death have reached Lucca.  It has been marching north through Italy, laying waste to one community after another.  In Florence, 96,000 people have died; more than half of the city is dead or dying of the disease.  And Florence is not that far away.  You have been called as an Elder of the People to an emergency meeting to decide what the people of Lucca should do because it is now clear that the dreaded plague will reach Lucca soon.  What do you know?  What should you advise?

Note: If teachers in a school setting have one student for special projects, this book is a useful adaptation of Black Death in the Problem-Based Learning series.

Winner of a NAGC Curriculum Award.

If teachers have one student for special projects, this book is a useful adaptation of Black Death in the Problem- Based Learning series.

Plague! Problem Studies for One, sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description
Plague! Problem Studies for One: Problem Log Cover

Plague! Problem Studies for One: Problem Log

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
ISBN:
978-0-89824-723-7
Order code:
7237
Price:
$5.00

Plague! Problem Log Sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description
Plague! / Black Death: Resource Book Cover

Plague! / Black Death: Resource Book

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
ISBN:
978-0898247213
Order code:
7213
Price:
$15.00

Student resource book with CD: contains the historical material: speeches, documents and artwork, that accompany the Problem Log and Parent Manual.

Student resource book with CD: contains the historical material: speeches, documents and artwork, that accompany the Problem Log and Teacher Manual.

Black Death Resource Book sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description

Plague! Unit Set

Author:
Order code:
7220S
Price:
$45.00
Series description

Black Death: Unit Set

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Order code:
7195S
Price:
$45.00

Teacher Manual, Resource Book, Student Problem Log (one copy) and a CD with extra material.

Classroom teachers need to order additional copies of the Student Problem Log

Series description
All Work and No Play: Teacher Manual Cover

All Work and No Play: Teacher Manual

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Subjects:
Social Studies; American History; Child Labor; Problem-based Learning; Progressive Era
Age:
14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Grade:
9, 10, 11, 12
Latest edition:
May 2013
Order code:
4601
Price:
$25.00

This is a high-school level problem-based learning unit focusing on child labor during the Progressive Era of American history. Students go through All Work and No Play in the role of members of the National Child Labor committee preparing for a Congressional Hearing. Presented with photographs from Lewis Hine, they launch into questions about the extent and nature of child labor, the differences in child labor in industry and agriculture, the background of child laborers, existing regulations on child labor and more. The unit culminates as the students present their recommendations to the Hearing.

It is appropriate for any high school classroom and has elements particularly suited to gifted classes. All Work and No Play aligns directly to core Social Studies content outlined in the National History standard and integrates the theme Individuals, Groups and Institutions from the curriculum standards of the National Council for the Social Studies.

The content is closely tied to the three AP US History topics: Industrial America in the Late Nineteenth Century, Urban Society in the Late Nineteenth Century and Populism and Progressivism. Interdisciplinary study is fostered through data analysis and connections to literature, and a companion Resource Book allows for investigation through primary sources.

Complete with a story narrative and fully articulated lessons, the series provides support for teachers new to PBL and a scaffold for experienced teachers.

Sample pages (pdf files): page 3 | page 12 | page 64 | page 65

This is a high-school level problem-based learning unit focusing on child labor during the Progressive Era of American history. Students go through All Work and No Play in the role of members of the National Child Labor committee preparing for a Congressional Hearing. Presented with photographs from Lewis Hine, they launch into questions about the extent and nature of child labor, the differences in child labor in industry and agriculture, the background of child laborers, existing regulations on child labor and more. The unit culminates as the students present their recommendations to the Hearing.

It is appropriate for any high school classroom and has elements particularly suited to gifted classes. All Work and No Play aligns directly to core Social Studies content outlined in the National History standard and integrates the theme Individuals, Groups and Institutions from the curriculum standards of the National Council for the Social Studies.

The content is closely tied to the three AP US History topics: Industrial America in the Late Nineteenth Century, Urban Society in the Late Nineteenth Century and Populism and Progressivism. Interdisciplinary study is fostered through data analysis and connections to literature, and a companion Resource Book allows for investigation through primary sources.

Complete with a story narrative and fully articulated lessons, the series provides support for teachers new to PBL and a scaffold for experienced teachers.

Sample pages (pdf files): page 3 | page 12 | page 64 | page 65

All Work and No Play Teacher Manual sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description
All Work and No Play: Resource Book Cover

All Work and No Play: Resource Book

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Order code:
4618
Price:
$15.00

Accompanies the Problem Log and Teacher Manual, containing primary  source documents and materials about child labor issues.

Accompanies the Problem Log and Teacher Manual, containing primary  source documents and materials about child labor issues.

All Work and No Play Resource Book sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description
All Work and No Play: Problem Log Cover

All Work and No Play: Problem Log

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Order code:
4595
Price:
$5.00

Essential log for each student to work through the unit.

Essential log for each student to work through the unit.

All Work and No Play Problem Log sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description

All Work and No Play: Unit Set

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Order code:
4601S
Price:
$45.00

Teacher Manual, Resource Book, Student Problem Log (one copy) and a CD with extra material.

Teacher Manual, Resource Book, Student Problem Log (one copy) and a CD with extra material.

Classroom teachers will need to order additional copies of the Student Problem Log

Series description
Excluded! Chinese Immigration to the US: Teacher Manual Cover

Excluded! Chinese Immigration to the US: Teacher Manual

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Subjects:
Social Studies; American History; Immigration; Chinese American; Problem-based Learning
Age:
14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Grade:
9, 10, 11, 12
ISBN:
978-0-89824-456-4
Latest edition:
May 2013
Order code:
4564

Winner: NAGC Curriculum Award

This is a Problem-Based Learning unit about the Chinese Exclusion Laws in the late 1800s. Designed primarily for high school classes, students investigate how and why the Chinese Exclusion Laws came into being from the vantage point of a Congressman from California trying to decide whether support the Geary Act.

The Resource Book, Teacher Manual and Problem Log make up the Unit.

Before the unit is over, students are forced to consider what reasonable limits can or should be placed on immigration in a country that urged "bring us your poor, your tired, your huddled masses…" Throughout, students draw powerful parallels to contemporary immigration issues. To understand the background, students investigate why Chinese immigrants first came to America, the rate of Chinese immigration, changing attitudes towards Chinese immigrants, the initial Chinese Exclusion Law and Supreme Court decisions supporting that act. This unit is appropriate for any high school classroom and has elements particularly suited to advanced classes.

Excluded! aligns directly to core Social Studies content outlined in the National History standard and integrates the theme Individuals, Groups and Institutions from the curriculum standards of the National Council for the Social Studies. The content is tied to AP US History topics contained in Development of the West in the Late Nineteenth Century and Industrial America in the Late Nineteenth Century. Interdisciplinary study is fostered through data analysis and connections to literature, and a companion volume allows for investigation through primary resources. Complete with story narrative, fully articulated lessons and a Problem Log for student use, Excluded! provides support for teachers new to PBL and a scaffold for experienced PBL teachers.

Sample pages (pdf files): page 9 | page 25| page 33| page 88

Winner:  NAGC Curriculum Award.

This is a Problem-Based Learning unit about the Chinese Exclusion Laws in the late 1800s. Designed primarily for high school classes, students investigate how and why the Chinese Exclusion Laws came into being from the vantage point of a Congressman from California trying to decide whether support the Geary Act.

The Resource Book, Teacher Manual and Problem Log make up the Unit.

Before the unit is over, students are forced to consider what reasonable limits can or should be placed on immigration in a country that urged "bring us your poor, your tired, your huddled masses…" Throughout, students draw powerful parallels to contemporary immigration issues. To understand the background, students investigate why Chinese immigrants first came to America, the rate of Chinese immigration, changing attitudes towards Chinese immigrants, the initial Chinese Exclusion Law and Supreme Court decisions supporting that act. This unit is appropriate for any high school classroom and has elements particularly suited to advanced classes.

Excluded! aligns directly to core Social Studies content outlined in the National History standard and integrates the theme Individuals, Groups and Institutions from the curriculum standards of the National Council for the Social Studies. The content is tied to AP US History topics contained in Development of the West in the Late Nineteenth Century and Industrial America in the Late Nineteenth Century. Interdisciplinary study is fostered through data analysis and connections to literature, and a companion volume allows for investigation through primary resources. Complete with story narrative, fully articulated lessons and a Problem Log for student use, Excluded! provides support for teachers new to PBL and a scaffold for experienced PBL teachers.

Sample pages (pdf files): page 9 | page 25| page 33| page 88

Excluded Teacher Manual sample pages: View online or Download PDF

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Excluded! Chinese Immigration to the US: Resource Book Cover

Excluded! Chinese Immigration to the US: Resource Book

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
ISBN:
978-0-089824-721-3
Order code:
4571
Price:
$15.00

Student resource book of historical material: speeches, documents and photographs, that accompany the Problem Log and Teacher Manual.

Student resource book of historical material: speeches, documents and photographs, that accompany the Problem Log and Teacher Manual.

Excluded Resource Book sample pages: View online or Download PDF

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Excluded! Chinese Immigration to the US: Problem Log Cover

Excluded! Chinese Immigration to the US: Problem Log

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Order code:
4557
Price:
$5.00

Essential for each student to work through the unit

Sample pages (pdf files): page 13 | page 30

Essential for each student to work through the unit

Sample pages (pdf files): page 13 | page 30

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Excluded! Chinese Immigration to the US: Unit Set

Author:
Gallagher, Dr Shelagh A
Order code:
4564S
Price:
$45.00

Teacher Manual, Resource Book, Student Problem Log (one copy) and a CD with extra material.

 

Teacher Manual, Resource Book, Student Problem Log (one copy) and a CD with extra material.

Classroom teachers will need to order additional copies of the Student Problem Log

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