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Unit TitleAuthor

2020


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, civil rights, Media, African American, cinema

Dark Matters

Valerie Adams
Keywords: black hole, CER framework, dark fantastic, ebony elizabeth thomas, imagination, milky way galaxy

Speculative Fiction: Using an Ethnic and Cultural Lens for Story Telling

Peggy Marie Savage
Keywords: speculative fiction, storytelling, the dark fantastic

Dabbling in the Dark: The Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow of the Black Speculative Aesthetic

Ryann M. Rouse
Keywords: Afrofuturism, Black Speculative Art, English Language Arts, fantasy, race, science fiction

Speculative Poetry: Making Sense of the Present and Shaping the Future

Sarah Vieldhouse
Keywords: analysis, imagination, poetry, speculative poetry

Our New Mythologies Speculative Fiction Unit

Katherine Cohen Volin
Keywords: English Language Arts, mythology, speculative fiction

“Take Root Among the Stars” A Speculative Curriculum Unit for Fifth Grade

Vanetta Wood
Keywords: creative arts

Liberated Through Literacy: The African American Pursuit of Equity in Education

Charlette Walker
Keywords: anti-literacy laws, Black educators, Black history, courage, education, ELA, literacy, neo-slavery, Reading, resilience, Slavery, systemic racism

2019


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

Critical Thinking in Elementary School English Language Arts

Karen Detlefsen, Terry-Anne Wildman, Eliezer Gottlieb, Geralyn McGinty, Kimberly Gallagher, Kireema Sprowal, Lisa Yau, Melissa Green, Peggy Savage, Stephen Esser, Allauren Forbes
Keywords: Critical thinking, ELA, elementary, English

2016


Exploring Biography through an Author Study: Jan Brett

Charlena Watson

2015


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

2014


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

2013


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

2011


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

Klair McGlynn
Keywords: Caldecott, illustrations, vocabulary