My latest is Portland's Japantown Revealed It features a very cool widget that allow readers to blend historic figures into contemporary settings.
Quick Start: iBooks Author A how to guide for self-publishing
Progress and Poverty in Industrial America An exploration of America's Industrial Revolution
Exploring History: Ten Document-Based Questions A student-designed collection of DBQs.
And a three book series on Homefront America in WWII.
Recruiting Rosie: The Sales Pitch That Won a War
Why We Fight: WWII and the Art of Public Persuasion
Workers Win the War: Toil and Sacrifice on the US Homefront
These enhanced, multi-touch ebooks are viewable on your iPad. Features - historic posters, rare films, long-lost pamphlets plus numerous communiqués, graphs, maps, letters, photographs and recordings.
CCSS-based prompts guide the student through an evaluation of the artifacts. The ebooks are filled with links to public domain wartime media, so students can freely curate their own WWII projects.
Below you will find links to many of my publications. They reflect an ongoing interest in American history, civics, assessment design, instructional design, technology integration and staff development. Some publications are available in pdf format. To download Adobe Acrobat reader click here.
Samples of surveys and inventories
History / Civics
Timeline: 60 Historic Graphic Novels
History advisor to series
(Toronto: Rubicon, 2007)
Civic Decision Making
Supplement to: Civics - Government and Citizenship, Jack Fraenkel
(Needham: Prentice-Hall, 1990).
Great Debates in American History
Supplement to: A History of the United States, Daniel Boorstin,
(Needham: Prentice-Hall, 1989).
Work, Culture and Society in Industrial America
Document Based Questions by Peter Pappas
Homefront America in WW II
A Document Based Question by Peter Pappas
Teaching with Documents ICSS Journal, Fall 1999
Invaders Came From the North Upstate Magazine, July 1987.
Mock Trials for the Classroom Self Published
Social Studies Curriculum Resource Guide,
New York State Education Department 1997
Reviewing United States and New York History. Amsco Books, 2002
Social Education, National Council for the Social Studies, 1985 – 1987
Presidential Election Kit – 1992, Prentice-Hall, 1992
Instructional and Program Design
Building K- 12 Teams, Building District Standards
SAANYS Journal, Winter 1998
Summer Prep School: Academic Intervention That Works
SAANYS Journal, Winter 2000
Program Designer / Co-host “Papyrus,” Four-hour live television broadcast funded by
NYS Council for the Arts, WXXI-TV, and aired May 31, 1975
Take a Skills Snapshot MultiMedia Schools, May 1999
Writer, Computer Test Bank: A History of the United States, Daniel Boorstin,
(Needham: Prentice-Hall, 1988).
Item Writer, Stanford Test of Academic Skills, Harcourt Brace, 1986