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Unit TitleAuthor

2020


African American Hair, Freedom, and Civil Rights: Using Film, Media, and African American Hair Styles to Analyze Civil Rights

Aisha Al-Muid
Keywords: film, freedom, Hair, civil rights, Media, African American, cinema

Police Free City: Writing Emancipatory Visionary Fiction

Charlie McGeehan
Keywords: Black Lives Matter, dark fantastic cycle, fantasy, fiction, Literature, Reading, science fiction, social studies, the Hunger Games, writing

Slavery: A Tough Lesson to Learn

Margo Pinckney-Wilson
Keywords: diversity, poetry, Slavery

Forging A Connection: Releasing the bondage of internalized oppression through quality social studies instruction

Sondra W. Gonzalez
Keywords: abolitionist, internalized racism. vacant esteem. ever-present anger. racial socialization, Slavery

The Dis-Connection of Our Roots

Stephanie M. Robinson
Keywords: roots, Slavery, African American History

From “We Shall Overcome” to “Black Lives Matter”: Learning from the Present, Building on the Past

Geoffrey Winikur
Keywords: feminist pedagogy, civil rights, collaborative learning, culturally responsive teaching, dialogic teaching, inquiry-based learning, Black Lives Matter, Black Art

Lasting Effects of Slavery

Victor M. Pomales Jr.
Keywords: film, social studies, Slavery, African American History

2017


Music as Activism: Warrior’s Don’t Cry and Protest in the Civil Rights Movement

Renae Curless
Keywords: African American History, African American literature, Civil Rights Movement, integration, little rock, melba patillo beals, Music, poetry, racism, segregation

2016


To Write with Fire: Unapologetic Poets of the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Movement

Wendi Mungai Umoren
Keywords: aesthetics, African American, black arts movement, Harlem Renaissance, literary period, poetry, racism, revolution

2015


African-American Narratives Exploratory: Detective Gazes & Futuristic Furies

Bonnee Breese Bentum
Keywords: African American literature, African-American authors, African-American heroes, Barbara Neely, Cosmic Slop, detective fiction, Easy Rawlins, fantasy, Great American Migration, Octavia Butler, race in fiction, Samuel Delany, science fiction, snitches, speculative fiction, time travel, UbD, Understanding by Design, Walter Mosley

2012


Short Story Encounters: Pathos in Action in African-American Fiction

Stacia Parker
Keywords: African American fiction, pathos, short stories

2009


Looking at the Black Experience in America Through African American Poetry

Joyce Arnosky
Keywords: 5th grade, African American, Black experience in America, History, poems, poetry, Reading, writing

P.O.W.E.R. : Profound. Original. Words. Expressing. Resilience.

Karen L. Brinkley
Keywords: afrian american literature, African American art, african american poetry, History, Literature, poetry

Imagery in Action

Donna L. Jones
Keywords: African American literature, african american poetry, Literature, poetry

Imagery in Action

Donna L. Jones
Keywords: activism, african american poetry, Civil Disobedience, English 3, Imagery, Imagery in Action, literary devices, Literature, poetry

Bob Kaufman: Life According to the Beat

Lisa Kelly
Keywords: Beats, Bob Kaufman, consumerism, discussions, literacy, literary movement, power, race, silencing in America

Homage to a Mockingbird: Poetry in Motion

Stacia D. Parker
Keywords: 1930s, characters, collaboration, conscience, courage, found poem, haiku, Harper Lee, historical background, Historical Context, odes, poetry, social injustice, social order, social responsibility, sonnet, The Black Arts Movement, The Harlem Renaissance, themes, To Kill a Mockingbird

Brave Voices through Time and Space: Poetry Café for Young People

Samuel A. Reed, III
Keywords: African American poets, Art, biography, constructive criticism, demystify poetry, figurative language, Middle School, Music, read, Reading, Research, social studies, speak, write, writing

Prosody and the African American Poet: A Case for Close Reading

Deborah Samuel
Keywords: active engagement, close readings, Critical thinking, English, English literature, examine, literary techniques, Literature, poetry, read, slow down

LA POESÍA DE LAS AMERICAS

Michael Steele-Eytle
Keywords: Afro-American poets, art and music, interpretation, language acquisition, lens of Spanish Translation, listening, poetic structure, Reading, Spanish, speaking, writing