activities were developed by Cari Ladd and KQED. Cari Ladd,
M.Ed., is an educational writer with a specialty in secondary
social studies. Previously, she served as PBS Interactive's
director of Education, overseeing development of curricular
resources, the PBS
TeacherSource Web site, and online professional development
services for teachers of mathematics and science. She has
taught in Maryland and Northern Virginia.
The Ties to Literature
section was written by Eileen M. Mattingly.
Eileen M. Mattingly taught English
and social studies in secondary school for many years. She
recently retired from her position as chair of the English
department at McDonough High School in Pomfret, Md. She
holds a B.S.F.S. degree in international studies from Georgetown
University and has master's degrees from St. John's University
and The Johns Hopkins University.
We are also grateful to a select group of teachers and
educational consultants who advised throughout the development
process: Colleen Checho, Gail Egbert, Maxine Einhorn, John
Esterle, Bertha Kaumbulu, Edward Mestre, Gwen Meyer, Daphne
Muse, Milton Reynolds, Marcelyn Sanchez, Lynn Schmidt, Rob
Siltanen and Yasmin Webster-Woog.