Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Books Books Books!

A while back, Chuck Greiner posted an intriguing question on the AP Psychology list-serv (he gave me permission to repeat the question here on the blog):
"Our school has been doing something called "One Book, One School" for about two years. Basically every student in the school reads the same book and the school then TRIES to implement ideas, concepts, theories etc into every curricular area...I would like for us to read a book in some way related to psychology but that we can segway into any discipline - that is 9 -12 readable -and not a lecture type of book"

Several Teaching High School Psych BLOG posts focus on specific books that might be useful (maybe not for a "One book, one school" project, but for something else!)
Ramachandran - Tell-Tale Brain
Watters - Crazy Like Us
Ackerman - Natural History of the Senses
Herzog- Some we love, some we hate, some we eat
Carter- The Human Brain Book

Also, a project called Reachout published a list of Young Adult fiction books they believe may help young people struggling with specific psychological disorders

If you have ideas for other books (for "enrichment", for summer reading assignments, for in class use, for teachers, or just for fun) please share them in the comments!

posted by Rob McEntarffer


M Kopale said...

How about "The Glass Castle"? It's non-fiction but it reads like fiction. I use it as an extra credit assignment or as a source in a research project. My English department is having seniors read it next year.

thinkingthings said...

Here's a few:
The Eden Express, Mark Vonnegut
The Promise, Chaim Potok
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
I Know This Much Is True, Wally Lamb