Interactive Education
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"Everything one teaches a child one prevents him(her) from inventing or discovering Jean Piaget".
 
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Should Mary hide a family of Underground Railroad,runaway slaves? Her father believes in obeying the law even if it is the Fugitive Slave Act. ...
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When a family is torn apart by the Civil War, what is a brother on one side to do when the battle includes his own home? Wesley faces the true d...
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Set in New York's Lower East Side at the turn of the 20th century, Aldo, an immigrant who has been helped by the local precinct captain of Tamman...
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After surviving the harsh winter of 1777, should a soldier re-enlist and continue to serve in the Continental Army of George Washington? Lesson ...
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In 1843, Thoreau moved his home in Concord to a cabin on the bank of nearby Walden Pond. For a period of several years, he refused to pay taxes....
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Students confront the many dimensions of President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. In addition, they explore the moral d...
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(Videos available for the dilemmas contained herein, see SamuelGomberg@aol.com for details) This is a seven page comprehensive viewing guide for ...
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Find here a scene by scene, detailed viewing guide to the Emmy award winning film. Students stay engaged and interact with the major themes of t...
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Based on the final minutes of Saving Private Ryan, students are encouraged to think about what it means to live a life of integrity and substance...
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During the severe winter of 1846 the Mitchell family confronts the Breen family who must decide whether or not to share the family food supply.
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Should John Adams defend the British soldiers accused of killing civilians at the Boston Massacre? This dilemma reviews solid historical content...
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This dilemma depicts the fundamental civic problem that faces elected public officials on a daily basis. Should one vote in accord with the wish...
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This detailed viewing guide to the film, A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation, keeps students on task and involved in the story of the ...
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A staunch opponent of slavery, John Brown, took part in a raid in Kansas in which he and his friends killed supporters of slavery. In an attempt...
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The right to vote for women sets the historical context for Clara and two close friends. They debate whether or not to march in a parade advocat...
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After the Supreme Court refuses to stay the execution of a Federal prisoner, Simon Cruz, convicted of killing two drug kingpins, President Bartle...
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Galileo challenges the 17th century traditional view of the universe that the sun and the planets revolve around the earth. Probe questions prov...
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Based on O'Henry's classic short story "After Twenty Years", Jimmy Wells, a model policeman, must decide whether or not to turn in an old friend ...
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The Wife of Bath is a religious woman who accompanies the group of travelers on an important religious pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral. Her f...
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Should Tom Winslow agree with his good friend Seth and join the Sons of Liberty at the so-called Boston Tea Party? This frames the central focus...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Social Studies teacher, supervisor twenty-eight years. U.S. History, A.P. Economics, American Government, A.P. American Government & Politics, Law in American Society, Personal Economics. Chaired various professional development committees including Master Learning, Response to Nation at Risk, Curriculum Development, Social Studies electives. Served on Elected Teachers Council.

MY TEACHING STYLE

At the risk of being overly simplistic, I would humbly suggest that the word development encapsulates what I hold to be the essence of what attracted me to education as a career in the first place and what has nourished and informed my teaching to this day. For the majority of my career I have tried to share with as many colleagues as possible my developmentally informed educational teaching style. Specifically I have tried to glean from the research and theory of Jean Piaget and Lawrence Kohlberg insights into how best to stimulate, nourish and foster every student’s personal growth in a variety of ways. I have worked hard to develop student cognitive reasoning as they advance from Piaget’s concrete operational stage to formal operational thinking and their moral reasoning through Kohlberg's stages of moral development. I have learned and tried to share with others, the insight that without a sound grounding in these adolescent stages of development, the best lessons of history, literature, philosophy, government, economics and most complex disciplines can never be fully appreciated and confronted, much less mastered. How can a student understand the majesty of our democracy as eloquently penned by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, that “governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” without a solid intellectual base grounded in the Piaget and Kohlberg typologies.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Carnegie Mellon University Doctorate History/Education 1988 University of Northern Illinois Administrative Certification Principal/Asst. Superintendent Department Chair Certification University of Chicago (summer) 1978 University of Wisconsin-Madison M.A Political Science University of Wisconsin-Madison B.A. Political Science

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Have had dissertation translated by Israeli Ministry of Education for training of teachers. Similar treatment in Japan at Institute of Moralogy, Kashiwa Presenter at NCSS, ASCD, PDK, NMSA, AME for over thirty years. Conducted workshops in/at Israel, Japan, UCLA, Harvard University, University of Akron