Problem-Based Learning by Dr. Shelagh A. Gallagher

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 Problem-Based Learning Units and Problem Studies for One immerse students in real-world, complex situations in order to learn core curriculum. While 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 the middle school level: Ferret It Out, the first science unit (Ferret Ecology in Studies for One), is about a current endangered species; A Final Appeal explores a court case concerning free speech and a banned book last century; and Hull House: Living Democracy in the Progressive Era is set in Chicago, Illinois, and is about funding problems that beset the first settlement house in America.

Also for the 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! is about Chinese immigration to the United States and All Work and No Play is 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; and 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 has developed the units specially for home educators who may have just one student at these levels. Ferret Ecology and Plague! are available.

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.


Problem-Based Learning
 and Problem Studies for One immerse students in real-world, complex situations in order to learn core curriculum. While 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 the middle school level: Ferret It Out, the first science unit (Ferret Ecology in Studies for One), is about a current endangered species; A Final Appeal explores a court case concerning free speech and a banned book last century; and Hull House: Living Democracy in the Progressive Era is set in Chicago, Illinois, and is about funding problems that beset the first settlement house in America.

Also for the 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! is about Chinese immigration to the United States and All Work and No Play is 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; and 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 has developed the units specially for teachers 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.

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Problem-Based Learning in Your Classroom

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.

Subjects: Teacher Resources; Problem-based Learning; Teaching Strategies

ISBN: 978-0-89824-862-3

Order code: 8623

Price: $20.00
Website price: $15.00

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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.

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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
Website price: $15.00

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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 an 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.

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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

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

Price: $35.00

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The first science unit in the Problem-Based Learning series and awarded a 2013 curriculum award from the National Association for Gifted ChildrenRead more.

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, and human-animal interaction.

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 grades 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.

Extra material is available for download.

For teaching one child, see Ferret Ecology: Problem Studies for One.

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

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, and human-animal interaction.

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 grades 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.

Extra material is available for download.

Ferret It Out: Problem Log

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.; Plowden, Dana L.

Order code: 4779

Price: $5.00

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This is the essential log for each student to work through the unit.

For teaching one child, see Ferret Ecology: Problem Studies for One.

This is the essential log for each student to work through the unit.

Ferret It Out: Problem Log Cover

Sample Pages:

Ferret It Out: Unit Set

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.; Plowden, Dana L.

Order code: 4755S

Price: $40.00

The unit set includes the teacher manual, one copy of the student problem log, and extra material available for download.

For teaching one child, see Ferret Ecology: Problem Studies for One.

The unit set includes the teacher manual, one copy of the student problem log, and extra material available for download.

Classroom teachers will need to order extra copies of the problem log.

Ferret Ecology: Problem Studies for One: Teacher Manual

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.; Plowden, Dana L.

Subjects: Science; Ecology; Problem-based Learning; Habitats; Endangered species

Age: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

ISBN: 978-0-89824-574-5

Latest edition: February 2014

Order code: 5745

Price: $35.00

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Responding to demand from homeschoolers, Dr. Shelagh 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 Problem-Based Learning 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 toward 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.

This teacher manual contains extra material available for download. 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. Shelagh 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: Problem Log

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.

ISBN: 978-0-89824-575-2

Order code: 5752

Price: $5.00

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This book is the for the home-schooled student to use while working through the Ferret Ecology unit.

This book is for the independent student to use while working through the Ferret Ecology unit.

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Ferret Ecology: Problem Studies for One: Unit Set

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.; Plowden, Dana L.

Order code: 5745S

Price: $40.00

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The set comprises the parent manual for Ferret Ecology, one problem log, and extra material available for download.

For teachers who may have only one student, this set is adapted from Ferret It Out and includes the teacher manual, one problem log, and extra material for download.

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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: 978-0-89824-730-5

Latest edition: May 2013

Order code: 7305

Price: $25.00

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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.

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A Final Appeal: Resource Book

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.

Subjects: Problem-based Learning

Age: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

ISBN: 978-0-89824-732-9

Order code: 7329

Price: $15.00

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The resource book accompanies the problem log and teacher manual for A Final Appeal. It contains essential and primary source documents and materials.

The resource book accompanies the problem log and teacher manual for A final Appeal. It contains essential and primary source documents and materials.

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A Final Appeal: Problem Log

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.

Subjects: Problem-based Learning

ISBN: 978-0-89824-731-2

Order code: 7312

Price: $5.00

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This is the essential log for each student to work through the unit.

This is the essential log for each student to work through the unit.

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Sample Pages:

A Final Appeal: Unit Set

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.; Plowden, Dana L.

Subjects: Problem-based Learning

Age: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Order code: 7305S

Price: $45.00

The unit set includes the teacher manual, resource book, one copy of the problem log, and extra material available for download.

The unit set includes the teacher manual, resource book, one copy of the problem log, and extra material available for download.

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

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: 978-0-89824-471-7

Latest edition: May 2013

Order code: 4717

Price: $25.00

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Winner of the NAGC Curriculum Award for 2012.

This Problem-Based Learning unit for middle schoolers 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 schools.

Dr. Gallagher provides extensive guidance on how to implement  and assess performance in the teacher 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 for 2012.

This Problem-Based Learning unit for middle schoolers 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 schools.

Dr. Gallagher provides extensive guidance on how to implement  and assess performance in the teacher 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.

 

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: 978-0-89824-472-4

Order code: 4724

Price: $15.00

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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: political cartoons, letters and newspaper articles.

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

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.; Plowden, Dana L.

Subjects: Problem-based Learning

Age: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

ISBN: 978-0-89824-470-0

Order code: 4700

Price: $5.00

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This is the essential log for each student to work through the unit.

This is the essential log for each student to work through the unit.

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Sample Pages:

Hull House: Unit Set

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.; Plowden, Dana L.

Age: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Order code: 4717S

Price: $45.00

The unit set includes the teacher manual, resource book, one copy of student problem log, and extra material available for download.


The unit set includes the teacher manual, resource book, one copy of student problem log, and extra material available for download.

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: 978-089824719-0

Order code: 7195

Price: $25.00

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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.

For teaching one child, see Plauge!: Problem Studies for One.

Winner of the NAGC Curriculum Award, Black Death is a problem-based learning unit based on 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?

Black Death: Problem Log

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.

Subjects: Problem-based Learning

Age: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

ISBN: 978-089824720-6

Order code: 7206

Price: $5.00

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This book is essential for each student to work through the unit.

For teaching one child, see Plague! Problem Studies for One.

This book is essential for each student to work through the unit.

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Plague! Problem Studies for One: Teacher Manual

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

Price: $25.00

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Winner of the NAGC Curriculum Award, 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.

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

Black Death and Plague! Resource Book

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.

Age: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

ISBN: 978-089824-721-3

Order code: 7213

Price: $15.00

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This is the student resource book with extra material available for download. It contains the historical material, speeches, documents, and artwork that accompany the problem log and parent manual.

This is the student resource book with extra material available for download. It contains the historical material, speeches, documents, and artwork that accompany the problem log and parent manual.

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Plague! Problem Studies for One: Problem Log

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.

ISBN: 978-0-89824-723-7

Order code: 7237

Price: $5.00

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Plague! Problem Log Sample pages:

Black Death: Unit Set

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.

Subjects: Problem-based Learning

Age: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Order code: 7195S

Price: $45.00

This includes the teacher manual, resource book, one copy of the student problem log, and extra material available for download.

 

For teaching one child, see Plague! Problem Studies for One.

 

This includes the teacher manual, resource book, one copy of the student problem log, and extra material available for download.

Classroom teachers need to order additional copies of the student problem log.

Plague! Unit Set

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.

Subjects: Problem-based Learning

Order code: 7220S

Price: $45.00

The unit set includes the teacher manual, resource book, one copy of the student problem log, and extra material available for download.

The unit set includes the teacher manual, resource book, one copy of the student problem log, and extra material available for download.

For teachers who may have only one student, this set is adapted from Black Death.

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

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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 content for social studies 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.

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 content for social studies 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.

All Work and No Play: Teacher Manual Cover

Sample Pages:

All Work and No Play: Resource Book

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Order code: 4618

Price: $15.00

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The resource book accompanies the problem log and teacher manual, containing primary source documents and materials about child labor issues.

The resource book accompanies the problem log and teacher manual, containing primary source documents and materials about child labor issues.

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Sample Pages:

All Work and No Play: Problem Log

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Order code: 4595

Price: $5.00

All Work and No Play: Problem Log Cover

This is the essential log for each student to work through the unit.

This is the essential log for each student to work through the unit.

All Work and No Play: Problem Log Cover

Sample Pages:

All Work and No Play: Unit Set

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.

Subjects: Problem-based Learning

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Order code: 4601S

Price: $45.00

The unit set includes the teacher manual, resource book, one copy of the student problem log, and extra material for download.

The unit set includes the teacher manual, resource book, one copy of the student problem log, and extra material for download.

Classroom teachers will need to order additional copies of the student problem log.

It's Electrifying! An Exploration in Water-Based Alternative Energy: Teacher Manual

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.; Plowden, Dana L.

Subjects: Science; Environment; Problem-based Learning; Alternative energy

Age: 12, 13, 14

Grade: 6, 7, 8, 9

ISBN: 978-0-88092-882-3

Latest edition: July 2015

Order code: 8823

Price: $35.00

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Winner of the NAGC Curriculum Award 2015

It's Electrifying! presents the problem of whether Virginia Beach will accept alternative energy supplies, and which source of energy would be most beneficial with the least environmental impact. The thorough science and technology focus is on how wind, water, and gravitational pull are converted into electricity. Then, after studying the best options, the social and environmental impact is considered, with opinions and input from local government officials, engineers, environmentalists, local protesters, and business suppliers. 

Another challenging unit that takes students into the real world where problems and solutions have no easy answers.

Extra material is available for download.

Winner of the NAGC Curriculum Award 2015

It’s Electrifying! presents the problem of whether Virginia Beach will accept alternative energy supplies, and which source of energy would be most beneficial with the least environmental impact. The thorough science and technology focus is on how wind, water, and gravitational pull are converted into electricity. Then, after studying the best options, the social and environmental impact is considered, with opinions and input from local government officials, engineers, environmentalists, local protesters, and business suppliers. 

Another challenging unit that takes students into the real world where problems and solutions have no easy answers.

Extra material is available for download.

It's Electrifying!: Problem Log

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.; Plowden, Dana L.

Subjects: Problem-based Learning

Age: 11, 12, 13, 14

Grade: 6, 7, 8, 9

ISBN: 978-0-88092-883-0

Order code: 8830

Price: $5.00

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This is the essential log for each student to work through the It's Electrifying! unit.

This is the essential log for each student to work through the It's Electrifying! unit.

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Sample Pages:

It's Electrifying!: Unit Set

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.

Age: 11, 12, 13, 14

Grade: 6, 7, 8, 9

Order code: 8823S

Price: $40.00

The unit set includes the teacher manual, one copy of the problem log, and extra material for download.

The unit set includes the teacher manual, one copy of the problem log, and extra material for download.

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

Price: $25.00

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This winner of the NAGC Curriculum Award 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.

This winner of the NAGC Curriculum Award 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.

Excluded! Chinese Immigration to the US: Resource Book

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.

Subjects: Problem-based Learning

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-089824-721-3

Order code: 4571

Price: $15.00

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This is the student resource book of historical material—speeches, documents, and photographs that accompany the problem log and teacher manual.

This is the student resource book of historical material—speeches, documents, and photographs that accompany the problem log and teacher manual.

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Sample Pages:

Excluded! Chinese Immigration to the US: Problem Log

Author: Gallagher, Dr. Shelagh A.

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Order code: 4557

Price: $5.00

Excluded! Chinese Immigration to the US: Problem Log Cover

This is the essential log for each student to work through the unit

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

This is the essential log 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.

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Order code: 4564S

Price: $45.00

The unit set includes the teacher manual, resource book, one copy of the student problem log, and extra material for download.

 

The unit set includes the teacher manual, resource book, one copy of the student problem log, and extra material for download.

Classroom teachers will need to order additional copies of the student problem log.

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