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Unit TitleAuthor


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, Media, African American, civil rights, cinema


The Art of the Ad: A Critical Investigation of Persuasive Tactics

Alima McKnight
Keywords: advertising, confidence, Critical thinking, English language learners, ESOL, opinion writing, persuasive writing, Self-Regulated Learning (SRL), special education, SpEd, theme


Exploring Biography through an Author Study: Jan Brett

Charlena Watson


A Brave New World?

Nicole Flores
Keywords: literacy, literacy skills, Parable of the Sower, Reading, science fiction, The Giver

The Overreach of the American Empire in the War for Vietnam

Sydney Hunt Coffin
Keywords: American empire, American History, Memorial Day, vietnam war

Bomba and Chicken: Afro-Latinas in the United States

Pat Mitchell-Keita-Doe
Keywords: Afro latinas, Afro-latin culture, Bomba, Bomba dance, chicken

Causes of the Haitian Revolution revealed in primary sources and its challenges on a fragile structure of an imperialist nation

Kathleen Radebaugh
Keywords: Creole, Haiti, Haitian Revolution, imperialist, Politics


Getting Stuck in the Telling: The Dichotomous Nature of Urgent Tales Analyzing and Crafting Accounts that Bear Witness

Julie Mikolajewski
Keywords: consumption approach, History, Holocaust, literacy, Literature, storytelling

Heart to Heart: Adolescents Connect to Holocaust Survivors

Joan Taylor
Keywords: History, Holocaust, survivors, video transcripts


Close Reading of Modern Poetry: A Study in Form and Content

Julie Mikolajewski
Keywords: close reading, content, form, modern poetry, poetry

Improving Reading Comprehension Skills in High School Biology Curricula

Stuart Surrey
Keywords: biological sciences, Biology, Reading, reading skills, reading strategies


A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words: Exploring Illustrations in Caldecott Award Books to Increase Vocabulary Acquisition

Klair McGlynn
Keywords: Caldecott, illustrations, vocabulary

Music and Social Activism – Introducing American Music and History to Elementary Students Through Protest Songs

Dale Apple
Keywords: History, Music, social activism, songs

Film Literature of Middle Eastern Women: Explorations from Egypt, Iran, and Turkey

Bonnee Breese
Keywords: Egypt, Iran, Middle East, Technology, Turkey, United States, women, world history


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

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

American Politics through Literary Exposures: Film, Essays, & Speeches

Bonnee Breese
Keywords: american politics, language arts

Is Seeing Believing?

Rita Sorrentino
Keywords: camera, digital age, photography

Achievement and Delight: When Mathematics and Literature Cross Paths

Barbara McDowell Dowdall
Keywords: advanced placement english, ELA, Math

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