About the Authors
Robert V. Jervis
Bob Jervis currently teaches the social studies methods courses in the Master of Arts Program at Goucher College in Baltimore. Maryland. He is the former Coordinator of Social Studies, K-12, for the Anne Arundel County, Maryland Public Schools and has worked extensively with the Maryland State Department of Education to develop the social studies component of the Maryland State Performance Assessment Program and with the Division for Leadership Development to improve student achievement in low performing schools. He also works as a national consultant with schools systems and other agencies to develop units which demonstrate the link between instruction and assessment.
Joann Farrish Prewitt
Joann Prewitt is the Education Associate for Social Studies Assessment at the Delaware Department of Education. She is the former Coordinator of Social Studies, K – 12, for the Maryland Department of Education and the Mississippi Department of Education. In her work in Delaware, she leads the development of a state assessment in four grades in the social studies and in four content areas of civics, economics, geography, and history. Her work also includes consultation with national agencies and school districts in various states in the creation of standards based units/assessments.
Preston Shockley is the Education Associate for Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction at the Delaware Department of Education. A former 8th grade social studies teacher, he has served as a chair and member of the Social Studies Item Development Committee for the Delaware State Social Studies test since 2002. He is currently leading a statewide standards-based curriculum project in Delaware and serves as a consultant for standards based unit/assessment development.
The authors thank Glen Blankenship of Georgia State University and Louisa Moffitt of the Marist School Atlanta for their authorship of the original textbook from which this 2007 edition is based.
The authors also thank the staff of the Goethe-Institut Washington, Stefan Brunner, Wood Powell, and Kelsey Smith. Without their encouragement, support and enthusiasm, these lessons would not exist.