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A Geographical Analysis of Sites of African American History in Philadelphia

Hannah Zieve
Keywords: African American History, anthropology, Geography, High School, project based learning, Research, social studies

Critical Interventions into the Single Story of Africa

Pearl Jonas
Keywords: Identity, Music, narrative, Culture, storytelling, stereotypes, Single story, perspective, project-based, Africa, African American History, Bias

Changing Technology for a Changing Climate: Knowledge is not always power, but power is rarely ignorant

Chloe Glynn
Keywords: critical minerals, environment, hands-on experiments, greenhouse gases, green technology, geopolitics, fossil fuels, social media, renewable energy, power, climate change


Slavery: A Tough Lesson to Learn

Margo Pinckney-Wilson
Keywords: diversity, Slavery, poetry

Forging A Connection: Releasing the Bondage of Internalized Oppression through Quality Social Studies Instruction

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

The Dis-Connection of Our Roots

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

The Ongoing Black Freedom Struggle: Expanding the Single Story of the Civil Rights Movement

Pearl Jonas
Keywords: History, film, American History, Civil Rights Movement

Lasting Effects of Slavery

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


Rich or King “Founding” Fathers or Mothers’ Mythology

Samuel A. Reed, III
Keywords: Humanities, king, founding fathers, mythology, American History


Learning Through the Lens: How Hollywood Shapes the Way We View History

Andrea Ferentchak
Keywords: History activity, Media, Reading, Creative Writing, American History


Jazz as Black History: Teaching African American History Through Musicology

Matthew Menschner
Keywords: Jazz Studies, Jazz History, Jazz, Musicology, Music Studies, Music History, Literature, Grades 9-12, The Harlem Renaissance, World War II, The Jazz Age, Swing Music, American History, African American History, Bebop


The Haitian Revolution and Governor General Toussaint Louverture: A Biography

Keysiah M. Middleton
Keywords: High School, social studies


Why Isn’t Puerto Rico a State Yet?

Meagan C. Rubino
Keywords: Empire, Puerto Rico, American empire, American History

“Moving on Up”: The Causes and the Impact of the Great Migration on African Americans

Tonya R. Oniyama
Keywords: inquiry-based learning, eleventh grade, world history, The Great Migration, tenth grade, ninth grade, African American History


Native American Music and Living Legends

Cynthia Cozette Lee
Keywords: History, crossover, contemporary, traditional, Native American music, percussion instruments, biographies

The Seminole and African Collaboration: An Alliance for Survival

Keysiah M. Middleton
Keywords: Zachary Taylor, John Horse, John Caesar, Mikasuki, Micconuppe, La Florida, Micanopy, Luis Fatio Pacheco, History, Edmund P. Gaines, Duncan Clinch, Destruction of St. John’s Sugar Plantations, Dade’s Massacre, Gullah, Geechee, freedom fighters, Francis L. Dade, First Battle of Withlacoochee, St. Augustine, Seminoles, Wild Cat, Tuskegee, Thomas Sidney Jesup, St. John Slave Revolt, Seminole maroons, Native American History, Osceola, Negro Fort Massacre, Seige of Camp Izard, Second Battle of Withlacoochee, runaway slaves, Abraham, Colonial Florida, African American History, Alachua chief, American History, Coacoochee, Andrew Jackson, Asi Yahola, Battle of Lockahatchee, Black Seminoles, Battle at Hatcheelustee Creek, Battle of Wahoo Swamp, Ben Bruner, Battle of Okeechobee, Battle at Jupiter Inlet

Influencing Environmental Policy with Real Data

Meagan C. Rubino
Keywords: History, legislation, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Science, Government

Whispering Rivers: Whatever Happened to the Indians of Pennsylvania?

Pat Mitchell-Keita-Doe
Keywords: History, Historical Context, Native American, Pennsylvania History, Native Americans, Native American issues, Native American History, political unrest, Political thought, Political Activism, American History


The American Civil War and African American Emancipation: A Documentary Analysis

Keysiah Middleton
Keywords: History, Middle School, emancipation, primary source documents, Abraham Lincoln, African American History, Civil War, capitalism

Freedom, Colorism, and Race and Place in the American South

Pat Mitchell-Keita-Doe
Keywords: Homer Plessy, History, Middle, Mobile, Gens d’ Couleur, St. Domingue, New Orleans, Placage, Colorism, African American History