20 More Ideas for Teaching Gifted Kids in the Middle School and High School
Picking up where its companion, 20 Ideas, leaves off, 20 More Ideas offers lessons developed by master teachers across the nation. Excite your students with these creative ideas for teaching gifted kids at the secondary level. Just imagine the following scenarios:
- helping your students organize an evening dinner theater featuring a drama written and produced by your students,
- learning the ins and outs of interviewing, by allowing your students to conduct an interview with a historical figure (i.e., you in a powdered wig),
- arranging for local experts to come speak to students during lunch in a specially organized "sandwich seminar," and
- 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. This companion to the original 20 Ideas 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction General Information Developing Mentorships For Secondary Students Changing Attitudes Idea Checklist Career Exploration For The Middle School Classroom Math and Science “Star Struck”—An Activity For Young Astronomers Creating Laboratories Based On Student Interest Humanities First Person Presentations ‘Till The Fat Lady Sings Educational Theater: More Than Show Biz An Apology To Socrates Mythology And Culture Classroom Dinner Theaters World Explorations Writing For Other Audiences Words, Words, Words … Studying Chaucer Through Physiognomy Learning Across the Disciplines 89 Sandwich Seminars By Anne Cole Travel Europe From Your Classroom By Cynthia Wilson Gone But Not Forgotten By Myra Weatherly Encouraging Challenging Discussions
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.