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The Parallel Curriculum in the Classroom, Book 2
Units for Application Across the Content Areas, K-12

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September 2005 | 392 pages | Corwin
The Parallel Curriculum Model in the Classroom, Book 2 contains a series of essays designed to further develop key ideas from the original book, including model guidelines, applications, and experiences from high quality educators that have utilized the Parallel Curriculum Model.

The book presents curriculum units that were developed by using the PCM. The units included in the book represent primary, elementary, middle and high school. Disciplines include social studies, science, art, and language arts.

 
Introducing the Parallel Curriculum Model in the Classroom by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Sandra Kaplan
About the Book

 
Using the Model and Units for Professional Development

 
 
Acknowledgments
 
I. Your Story, My Story, History: A Unit for Kindergarten Students by Deborah Burns
Background for Unit

 
Content Framework

 
Making Sure the Parallels Remain Central in Teaching and Learning

 
Unit Sequence, Description, and Teacher Reflections

 
 
II. Wind - The Unequal Heating of the Earth’s Surface: A Core Unit on Weather for Elementary Students by Jeanne Purcell
Background for Unit

 
Content Framework

 
Making Sure the Core Parallel Remains Central in Teaching and Learning

 
Unit Sequence, Description, and Teacher Reflections

 
 
III. Adaptation: A Social Studies Unit on Cultures for Elementary Students by Sandra N. Kaplan
Background for Unit

 
Content Framework

 
Making Sure the Parallels Remain Central in Teaching and Learning

 
Unit Sequence, Description, and Teacher Reflections

 
 
IV. Open Your Eyes: A Unit on Visual Art History and Artistry for Middle School Students by Meg Eason Hines
Background for Unit

 
Content Framework

 
Making Sure the Parallel of Practice Remains Central in Teaching and Learning

 
Unit Sequence, Description and Teacher Reflections

 
 
V. Historical Sleuthing: A Parallel of Practice Unit for Middle School Students by Carol Horn and Janice Strauss
Background for Unit

 
Content Framework

 
Making Sure the Parallel of Practice Remains Central in Teaching and Learning

 
Unit Sequence, Description, and Teacher Reflections

 
Unit Resources

 
Unit References

 
 
VI. The Power of Exponents: A Middle or High School Math Unit Incorporating All Four Parallels by Kristen Wogman Baron
Background for Unit

 
Content Framework

 
Making Sure the Parallels Remain Central in Teaching and Learning

 
Unit Sequence, Description, and Teacher Reflections

 
Core Curriculum Lessons

 
Curriculum of Connections

 
Curriculum of Practice Lessons

 
Curriculum of Identity Lessons

 
 
VII. With Liberty and Justice for All: A U.S. Government Unit Based on the Core and Identity Parallels for Middle or High School Students by Cindy Strickland
Background of Unit

 
Content Framework

 
Making Sure the Core and Identity Parallels Remain Central in Teaching and Learning

 
Unit Sequence, Description, and Teacher Reflections

 
Unit Resources

 
 
VIII. Using Biography and Autobiography to Understand Challenge, Choice, and Chance: A Unit for High School Students Incorporating All Four Parallels by Jann H. Leppien and Curt Bobbitt
Background for Unit

 
Content Framework

 
Making Sure the Parallels Remain Central in Teaching and Learning

 
Unit Sequence, Description, and Teacher Reflections

 
Core Curriculum Lessons

 
Curriculum of Practice Lessons

 
Curriculum of Connections Lessons

 
Curriculum of Identity Lessons

 
 
Index

"You will 'hear' the thinking of curriculum developers about how and why they crafted the units based on the PCM model, the requirements of their teaching context, and the needs of their students."
—From Book 2

From Book 2

This provided great examples for my students in writing curriculum units.

Ms Jo Henderson
Education, Boise State University
January 24, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction


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Carol Ann Tomlinson

Carol Ann Tomlinson‘s career as an educator includes 21 years as a public school teacher. She taught in high school, preschool, and middle school, and worked with heterogeneous classes as well as special classes for students identified as gifted and students with learning difficulties. Her public school career also included 12 years as a program administrator of special services for advanced and struggling learners. She was Virginia’s Teacher of the Year in 1974. She is professor of educational leadership, foundations, and pol­icy at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education; a researcher for the National Research Center on... More About Author

Sandra N. Kaplan

Sandra N. Kaplan has been a teacher and administrator of gifted programs in an urban school district in California. Currently, she is clinical professor in learning and instruction at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. She has authored articles and books on the nature and scope of differenti­ated curriculum for gifted students. Her primary area of concern is modifying the core and differentiated curriculum to meet the needs of inner-city, urban, gifted learners. She is a past president of the California Association for the Gifted (CAG) and the National Asso­ciation for Gifted Children (NAGC). She has been... More About Author

Jeanne H. Purcell

Jeanne H. Purcell is the consultant to the Connecticut State Depart­ment of Education for gifted and talented education. She is also director of UConn Mentor Connection, a nationally recognized summer mentorship program for talented teenagers that is part of the NEAG Center for Talent Development at the University of Con­necticut. Prior to her work at the State Department of Connecticut, she was an administrator for Rocky Hill Public Schools (CT); a pro­gram specialist with the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, where she worked collaboratively with other researchers on national issues related to high-achieving young... More About Author

Jann H. Leppien

Jann Leppien served as a gifted and talented coordinator in Montana prior to attending the University of Connecticut, where she earned her doctorate in gifted education and worked as a research assistant at the National Research Center for the Gifted and Talented. She has been a teacher for 24 years, spending 14 of those years working as a classroom teacher, enrichment specialist, and coordinator of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model in Montana. She is past president of the Montana Association for Gifted and Tal­ented Education. Currently, she is an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Great Falls in Montana.... More About Author

Deborah E. Burns

Deborah E. Burns began her teaching career in 1973 as a Title I reading and mathematics teacher in a rural K-8 school in Michigan. She has worked as a K-8 classroom teacher, as a middle school language arts spe­cialist, and as a program coordinator for a seven-district consortium. She has taught in preschool, summer, and Saturday programs, in resource rooms, a psychiatric ward, an orphanage, and at the university level. She has written grants, professional development modules, journal articles, assessments, program evaluations, curriculum units, and three books. She has also designed and implemented class­room-based research studies and... More About Author

Cindy A. Strickland

Cindy A. Strickland has been a teacher for twenty-five years and has worked with students of all ages, from kindergarten to master’s degree. A member of the ASCD Differentiation Faculty Cadre, Cindy works closely with Carol Ann Tomlinson and has coauthored several books and articles with her. In the past eight years, Cindy’s consulting work has taken her to forty-six states, five provinces, and three continents where she has provided workshops on topics relating to differentiation, the Parallel Curriculum Model (PCM), and gifted education. Cindy’s publications include Staff Development Guide for the Parallel Curriculum; The Parallel... More About Author

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