1st Edition

20 Ideas for Teaching Gifted Kids in the Middle School and High School

By Joel E. McIntosh Copyright 1992
    134 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Imagine taking your gifted and talented students to a mysterious old graveyard in town and teaching them to conduct history research using the information they gather, teaching gifted children the concepts behind great literature using modern science fiction, allowing your students to conduct independent research in their mathematics classroom, or encouraging your students to plan and participate in exotic travel around the world—without ever leaving your classroom.

    In this book, you will receive the best ideas and lessons for teachers of secondary gifted kids developed by master teachers across the nation. This exciting book features ideas for starting a mentorship program, teaching history using scientific surveys, using simulations to teach content, organizing historical debates, producing documentaries, and much more.

    20 Ideas features exciting activities and lessons such as:

    • Be a Capitalist in Jolly Old England (an exciting activity for the world history classroom),
    • Creative Thinking Skills in Mathematics (producing innovative ways to solve problems),
    • Creating Simulations for the History Classroom (tips for using simulations with gifted students),
    • Another Fine Mess . . . (building creative problem-solving activities that help teach subject area content), and
    • many more creative ideas and lessons.

    Bring some of the most innovative and inspirational lessons being offered today into your classroom with 20 Ideas.

    Grades 5-12

    "Introduction General Information & Inspiration Career Reflections Map Design & Redesign Start Early And Avoid The Mid-Winter Blues Math & Science Independent Research In Math And Science Producing Ideas In Mathematics Science And The Fine Arts Humanities Be A Capitalist In Jolly Old England Conflicts In Values Nurturing The Gifted Writer Philosophy In The Classroom Primary Research & The Traditional Hero Read Me, Please Trends And Traditions Creating Simulations For The History Classroom Using Science Fiction Literature Creative Written Products in English Learning Across The Disciplines Alluring Journeys—G/T Educational Travel Another Fine Mess… College Databank Creative Problem Solving For The Common Good Our Relationship With The Biosphere Unlock Your Doors For All Kids "


    Joel E. McIntosh is the publisher of the Journal of Advanced Academics, Gifted Child Today, and Creative Kids magazines. During the years prior to his work at Prufrock Press, he directed a federal Department of Education Javits Grant at Baylor University, coordinated Baylor's Interdisciplinary Creative Problem Solving Conference, and worked as a high school English teacher.

    Attention, teachers of secondary gifted kids: Receive some of the best ideas and lessons developed by master teachers, in this book by Joel McIntosh. Both this and its sequel, 20 More Ideas for Teaching Gifted Kids in the Middle School & High School, feature ideas for starting mentorship programs, teaching history using scientific surveys, producing documentaries, and more.,Davidson Institute for Talent Development, 3/9/09