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What does it mean to be a Migrant?: Using mentor texts to understand migration

Katherine Volin
Keywords: migration, immigration, travel, poetry

Language, Memory and Bearing Witness: Morrison as Muse for Modern Musings

Ryann Rouse
Keywords: M.E.A.L. paragraphs, memoir, Memoir Writing, Literary Analysis, language, Humanities, KWLQ charts, storytelling, Reader Response Journals, Reading Circles, collaborative discussion, Citing Evidence, ELA

Modern and Contemporary African American Women Poets

Monica Rowley
Keywords: literary devices, language, Women poets, women writers, Workshop, poetry, African American, Black Poets, form, function, context, Creative Writing

“Reading as Writer: Critical Creative Race Thinking Following Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination”

Gregory Probst
Keywords: literary criticism, playing in the dark, hybridity, imagination, intersectionality, teacherless writing workshops, The Crucible, third space, Toni Morrison, whiteness, queer theory, reading as a writer, Recitatif, African American, Africanist., American Africanism, American Literature, blackness, English Language Arts, Critical Race Theory, cultural identity

Exceptional Women: We See You!

Karen Brinkley
Keywords: Literature, socially transformative curation, Achievement Gap, Black joy, culturally, culturally relevant, diversity

Everybody Has a Story….What is Yours?

Tasha Russell
Keywords: personal narrative, student voice, banned, Critical Race Theory, digital stories

Finding Your Voice… then Shouting!

Nicole Flores
Keywords: Novel, poetry, Research, social justice, activism, 5th Grade ELA, comprehension

Living a Values Driven Life

Regina Hastings
Keywords: Movie Analysis, Novel Analysis, values, vocabulary, Self Improvement, social justice, ELA

Considering Cultural Communities in the Middle School Literacy Classroom

Emma Connolly
Keywords: assimilation, comprehension instruction, Culture, discussion, ethnicity, graphic novels, Identity, Middle School, special education, vocabulary instruction

Asian Americans in Education

Kimberly Sweeney
Keywords: Asian Americans, culturally responsive teaching, immigration, model minority

Asian Americans in Media: Representation & Identity

Tia Larese
Keywords: Digital Learning, diversity, elementary, ELL, English language learners, Immigrant, Intercultural Classroom, Misrepresentation, Representation, social justice

“There Must Come A Change”: School-Based Black Educational Activism in Philadelphia

Danina M. Garcia-Fuller
Keywords: 1967 Walkout, African American History, Literary Societies, rhetoric, School District History

Who Owns The Land?: The Sparrow’s Principle and Anti-Gentrification in Philadelphia

Tyriese James Holloway
Keywords: Marita’s Bargain, gentrification

Untangling Hair Discrimination

Lisa Yuk Kuen Yau
Keywords: Native American boarding school, tignon, queue, race bias, hairstyles, Gender Bias, Hair, hair discrimination, hair laws, CROWN act


Gathering Clay: Community Poetry, Individual Grace, and the Limitations of Language

Greg Probst
Keywords: louise erdrich, Native American, Navajo, neoindigenous, philly, Indigenous, individuality, poetry, south philadelphia, southwestern, society, Pueblo, High School, Art, artifacts, community, English Language Arts, Culture, Creative Writing

Tale of Two Cities: Cultural Capital of Hip Hop in Kenya and Philadelphia

Jeri Johnson, M.S. Ed., M.S. School Psychology
Keywords: mind-mapping, musical patterns, Philadelphia Vision 2035, Kenya Vision 2030, hip-hop music, black placemaking, Charles Dickens, Chris Emdin, COVID-19, critical hip-hop pedagogy (CHHP), Elizabeth Acevedo

How do renewable energy sources reduce our reliance on fossil fuel sources of energy?

Dr. Joe Alberti
Keywords: middle school science, renewable energy, fossil fuel, energy

Framing Africa with 5 Music Narratives

Lisa Yuk Kuen Yau
Keywords: Zap Mama, Mali, national anthems, Kenya, South Africa, stepping, protest dances, protest songs, Pygmies, hip-hop, Africa, African music, freedom songs, griots, gumboot, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt

Exploring Our City Through Images, Poetry, and Music

Katherine Volin
Keywords: Music, poetry, race, class, gender

Using Poetry to Confront Neighborhood Representation and Gentrification

Sally O’Brien
Keywords: media analysis, metaphor, intersectionality, landscape literacy, place-based learning, High School, poetry, race, class, gender, gentrification