REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS: WHO DECIDES?
(Twenty-First Century/Lerner, March 2016)
Contact Vicki to schedule a comprehensive classroom, library, or community group discussion about the historical and contemporary issues surrounding reproductive rights. Since many adults have enjoyed reading the book and have expressed keen interest in the topic, Vicki is happy to customize a talk for adult audiences as well as teens.
In depth discussion and activities about the history of reproductive rights from thousands of years ago to the present, and the struggle for reproductive justice in the US.
Stimulating debates on the political, social and economic implications of contemporary reproductive rights policies and laws.
Thorough examination of the high incidence of maternal mortality rates worldwide, and the link between maternal mortality and reproductive rights, particularly in developing countries.
Important ethical and legal considerations raised by new reproductive technologies, such as sex selection and the Brave New World of “Designer Babies.”
FOR THE GOOD OF MANKIND? THE SHAMEFUL HISTORY OF HUMAN MEDICAL EXPERIMENTATION
(Twenty-First Century/Lerner, October 2013)
Vicki will schedule a grade-appropriate ethics discussion for your classroom or library, which can be linked to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.
Interactive discussions and activities about bioethics tied to specific periods in history, such as World War II, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, etc.
Thought-provoking debates on the meaning of privacy and consent in the age of the internet
Contemporary issues raised by new technologies in DNA sequencing, genetic enhancement, and stem cell research
- Discussion Guide
- Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Research Project and Debate
- CCSS Point of View Activity
PLANET HUNTER: GEOFF MARCY AND THE SEARCH FOR OTHER EARTHS
(Boyds Mills Press, 2010; recently reprinted and updated in 2012).
Contact Vicki to schedule an appearance at your school, library, or community group. Interactive and engaging, Vicki’s presentations are sure to inspire the next generation of planet hunters.
In depth explanation and demonstration of planet hunting techniques with PowerPoint
Fun science experiments
Photos of the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, in Hawaii
Presentations are tailored to grades 4-8.