Publications

 

iBooks by Peter Pappas

I have six FREE multi-touch iBooks available at iTunes 

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
Self-published pdf's

Homefront America in WW II
A Document Based Question by Peter Pappas
Self-published pdf

Teaching with Documents ICSS Journal, Fall 1999

Invaders Came From the North Upstate Magazine, July 1987.

Mock Trials for the Classroom Self Published

Contributor:
Social Studies Curriculum Resource Guide,
New York State Education Department 1997

Manuscript reviewer:
Reviewing United States and New York History. Amsco Books, 2002
Social Education, National Council for the Social Studies, 1985 – 1987

Developer:
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


Assessments

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


Web Design Guides (self-published pdf's)

Design Your Web Site from Bottom Up

FrontPage 2000 QuickGuide

FrontPage '98 QuickGuide

Web Site Design for Teachers: Making The Internet Connection