Contact Gail at GailJarrow@gmail.com
Presentations are most appropriate for grades 4 to adult. Gail will work with a school to offer a program that best fits its students and curriculum.
Please contact her by email for more on fees and dates.
Examples of topics include:
- Researching Nonfiction - Using primary and secondary sources. Finding authoritative online information. Locating archival documents. Searching for photographs and illustrations. Fact-checking. Taking notes. Avoiding plagiarism.
- Writing Technique - Eye-catching titles, engaging beginnings, page-turning middles, satisfying endings, essential revisions.
- The Path to Publication - Developing an idea into an article or book. Focusing the topic. Outlining, writing, and rewriting. Working with an editor. Checking page proofs.
- Bubonic Plague
History of Plague
Plague in the United States--today and in the early 20th century
Biology of Plague - how it spreads, how it affects the body, how it can be controlled
- Typhoid Fever
Typhoid Mary and why her case still matters
How disease detectives end outbreaks
When having dirty hands could kill you
- Pellagra and Epidemiology
How scientists stopped the pellagra epidemic
What you don’t eat can make you sick
How changes in the South post-Civil War led to the pellagra outbreak
- Harry Kellar and Magic
Kellar’s life and career from a small-town childhood
to international star
The secrets behind magic
Entertainment from post-Civil War to
early 20th century
- Civil War Spy Balloons
Abraham Lincoln’s Spies
- Robert H. Jackson
How he rose from farm boy to Supreme Court
Researching his life
New Deal & FDR
World War II
Nuremberg Trial and International Law
freedom of speech & religion