and welcome to my web page. I taught teachers in K-12 in social
studies, assessment, and research. After I retired in 2004 from
Shippensburg University (PA) with 36+ years, I decided to put together
a website that would complement my publications for teachers and
students and would serve as a place to find additional information
To help you navigate this site,
Adaptable Designs is
a PDF document that provides teachers with templates for 14 designs
for instructional activities that can be used for all grade levels.
The idea is once you have "stripped" away
an instructional unit's content, you can use the design with other
units and/or subject matter. Illustrations, directions, and content
are provided for each design.
Learning Centers provides teachers with information
about this instructional method.
of Pennsylvania and New Jersey is
written for students and allows them to conduct "research" on
over 20 common mammals of the region. The document features the
following components: background information, physical features,
life cycle, habitat, and diet.
Western Hemisphere is a 5th grade interactive
Our People, Places, and Past (POPPP)
is a 4 th grade textbook. There are web links, such as Thinking
Activities for POPPP and Web links, for POPPP.
Valley Publishers is
the company with whom I have published The Western Hemisphere
and Pennsylvania: Our People, Places, and Past. A hyperlink
provided to their