Doing What’s Right: Case Studies in Character Education
This book is comprised of twenty virtue and problem based case studies for fifth and sixth grade students to discuss and analyze using the case study method. The book looks at the virtues of honesty, courage, citizenship, trust, tactfulness, honor, fairness, and respect for others and for self. It touches on peer pressure, discrimination and prejudice. Through the case study method, students are able to explore and discuss moral and ethical issues and answers.
Choices: Case Studies in Character Education
This book is comprised of twenty virtue and problem based case studies for seventh and eighth grade students to discuss and analyze using the case study method. The book examines issues adolescents face as they approach high school. The book looks at the virtues of honesty, courage, citizenship, trust, tactfulness, honor, fairness, and respect for others and for self. It covers peer pressure and prejudice as well as social networking sites and the loss of a friend. Through the case study method, students are able to explore and discuss moral and ethical issues and answers.
Times of Crisis
This book uses the case study approach to solve a historical problem. Students are asked to use an established case study analysis rubric to address a crucial decision that had to be made by a U.S. President. The context and background of this case is presented to the students, but the decision the president made is not revealed. Students follow the case study method to come to their own conclusion about what decision the president should have made. Then students engage in a discussion of whether or not their decision was the same one the president actually made.
A Long Hard Journey:
Debating Issues In African-American History
This book presents key issues and questions pertaining to African-American history and presents two conflicting interpretations of each issue. Students are asked to analyze the two approaches and decide which one is most accurate and then defend their choice.
The History Detective:
Solving Problems in American History
This book uses the teaching strategy known as Problem-Based Learning. Various historical problems in American History are presented and students are asked to work individually or preferably in teams to solve the problem. The emphasis is on analysis, critical thinking, and the use of primary and secondary sources to solve the specific problem.
Trial and Triumph
This is a book of historical profiles of famous American leaders during periods of their lives when they faced defeat, rejection, betrayal and failure. The book looks at these episodes in the lives of Americans such as Thomas Edison, John Quincy Adams, Horace Mann, Robert E. Lee, Jane Addams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and others. Each episode discusses the trial these individuals faced and how they overcame the challenge to find triumph in their lives.
In Search of Yannelli
This book is a historical fiction novel depicting the author’s journey to discover the hidden aspects in his immigrant father’s life which he confronts when his father dies. The story is set in early twentieth century rural Greece and deals with the gradual discovery of family secrets which revolve around violence, abuse, village life and rituals, and even murder.
Hooty Learns What's Right
A child's first look at character education.
Pathways to Character
Exploring relevant issues that affect teenagers.
This book seeks answers to the questions of why the black/white academic achievement gap in our schools continues to persist after over fifty years of educational "reform" and the expenditures of billions of dollars targeted to solve the problem. The book concludes with recommendations as to what needs to be done to close the achievement gap.