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Unit TitleAuthor


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


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: African American History, roots, Slavery

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

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

Lasting Effects of Slavery

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


Rich or King “Founding” Fathers or Mothers’ Mythology

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


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

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


Jazz as Black History: Teaching African American History Through Musicology

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


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: American empire, American History, Empire, Puerto Rico

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

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


Native American Music and Living Legends

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

The Seminole and African Collaboration: An Alliance for Survival

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

Influencing Environmental Policy with Real Data

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

Whispering Rivers: Whatever Happened to the Indians of Pennsylvania?

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


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

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

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

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

Economic Restrictions and Opportunities of Freed People

Bernadette McHenry
Keywords: African American History, freedmen, High School, primary sources, Reconstruction, social studies