1st Edition

Differentiated Projects for Gifted Students 150 Ready-to-Use Independent Studies (Grades 3-5)

    238 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Kids love exploring complex topics, and the more than 150 ready-to-use projects in this book will get their minds working and their hands investigating as they complete fun tasks like “Can You See Sound?” and “It's All in the Advertising.” The research-oriented activities in this book will help teachers provide differentiated learning experiences for advanced and gifted learners based on grade-level content. Each project is written for learners in grades 3-5 to use independently, and the teacher-friendly projects require few additional materials and very little guidance. The projects are fully integrated, with many employing skills from several content areas. Learners will use 21st-century skills as they explore grade-level content more deeply through specific, intensive online research.

    Grades 3-5

    Introduction Chapter 1 Energy Projects Chapter 2 Economics Projects Chapter 3 Science Careers Projects Chapter 4 Planet Earth Projects Chapter 5 Interdependence Projects Chapter 6 Environment Projects Chapter 7 Myths Projects Chapter 8 Organisms Projects Chapter 9 Maps Projects Chapter 10 Matter Projects Chapter 11 History and Tall Tales Projects Chapter 12 Force, Energy, and Motion Projects Chapter 13 Government Officials Projects Chapter 14 Electric Energy Projects Chapter 15 Cultures Projects Chapter 16 Create a New State Projects Chapter 17 Adaptations Projects Chapter 18 U.S. History Projects Chapter 19 Conducting Investigations Projects Chapter 20 Cultural Borrowing Projects Chapter 21 Advertisements and Labels Projects Chapter 22 Geography Utopia Projects Chapter 23 Alternate Energy Forms Projects Chapter 24 Immigration Projects Chapter 25 Westward Expansion Projects Chapter 26 Rocks and Earth Projects Chapter 27 Forms of Government Projects Chapter 28 Earth and Space Projects Chapter 29 Five Themes of Geography Projects Chapter 30 Economic Systems Projects Chapter 31 Energy Debate Projects Chapter 32 Geography Road Trip Projects Answer Keys About the Authors Common Core State Standards Alignment


    Brenda McGee is an experienced, award-winning teacher and published writer. She has taught in public and private schools in kindergarten through eighth grade. She was the cofounder of former publishing house, McGee-Keiser Academic Enrichment Programs, based in Plano, TX. She is the author of several previous books, two of which have won awards for outstanding curricula for gifted and talented students from the National Association for Gifted Children.

    Debbie Keiser is author or coauthor of more than two dozen books, including Solving the Research Puzzle, Earth Central, Ph.D.: Doctor of Sciences, and several titles in the popular Differentiated Curriculum series. She was the cofounder of former publishing house, McGee-Keiser Academic Enrichment Programs, based in Plano, TX.

    For any teacher of these gifted and talented students, the resources provided within from teaching writers Brenda Holt McGee & Debbie Triska Keiser are invaluable, making “Differentiated Projects for Gifted Students” a strongly recommended addition to educational and academic reference collections focusing on primary education.,Midwest Book Review, 2/1/13