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Unit TitleAuthor

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

Southwest Philadelphia: What it was and how we see it today

Deanna M. Stephan
Keywords: 11th grade, African-American community, American Literature, analyze current status of community, Claude McKay, Gwendolyn Brooks, historical frameworks, history of the community, Jack Myers, poetry, process observations, Reading

Reconstruction: The Promises and Failures of Post-Civil War America

Hye-Won Gehring and Shanee Garner
Keywords: 10th grade, 11th grade, African American History, American History, economic tropes, English, High School, historical contexts, literacy skills, political, Reconstruction, social, student-centered

2008


Love to Tell the Story: West African Expressions Come to West Philadelphia

Bonnee Breese
Keywords: African people, cross-cultural understanding, cultural and historical backgrounds, discover and explore, dismantle stigmas and stereotypes, English Language Arts, oral storytelling, Overbrook neighborhoods of West Philadelphia, storytelling, written storytelling

Bridging the Gap: Hip-Hop and the Second Generation English Romantic Poets

John J. Grob
Keywords: contemporary era, English, Hip-Hop Rap poets, inquiry-based project, poetry, Second Generation English Romantic poets

THE SANKOFA – HIP HOP CONNECTION

Karen L. Brinkley
Keywords: analyze and critique, comparative analysis, Critical thinking, Ghana, hip-hop, importance of music, movies, past traditions, primary source documents, rap music, sankofa, Technology, Twi language

Dissecting Lyrics

Lisa Katzer
Keywords: 4th Grade, 5th grade, display, dissecting lyrics, figurative language, hip-hop, listening skills, meaning and awareness, meaningful learning, perform, rap music, vocabulary, writing poetry

Using Rap Lyrics as a Resource in the Secondary English Classroom

Lisa Kelly
Keywords: African American, African-based American art form, analyze, Bronx, city students, comments on current events, enjoy, literary devices, literary skills, literary styles, rap music, rap tells stories, relevant to student life, tells stories, trace themes