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2022


Latin Asians: Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration in Latin America

Alisha Davis
Keywords: Culture, ethnicity, High School, Identity, Latino, panethnicity, project based learning, race, social studies education

Engaging Philadelphia’s Ward System: How democratic is our system?

Charlie McGeehan
Keywords: authentic assessment, civics, democracy, Government, Inquiry, interview, local politics

How Coal Changed Philadelphia: 1820-1865

William McGeehan
Keywords: antebellum Philadelphia, Coal, industrialization, ironworking, locomotives, mineral energy, nativism, poverty, social reform, steamships, textile mills, water pollution, whiteness

Self-Representation is the Message, the Message is Power

Meredith Seung Mee Buse
Keywords: artists of color, Black artists, Black gaze, ekphrastic writing, empowerment, Frederick Douglass, personal narratives, poetry, portfolios, Portraiture, self-portraits, self-representation, visual vocabulary

The Immigrant Experience through Literature and History

Sarah Vieldhouse
Keywords: ELA, English, immigration, Literature Circles, Middle School, Research

Celebrating Asian Culture

Dorothy Martin
Keywords: Asia, Culture, customs, Diwali, holiday, Lunar New Year, New Year

Awake the Uniqueness in Me!

Dr. David L. Turner
Keywords: Barrack Obama, Black culture, Black gaze, black hair, Black history, Fredrick Douglass, James Baldwin and Tina Campt, Toni Morrison, white gaze

Political Parties: Vehicles or Disruptors of American Democracy?

Alexander de Arana
Keywords: Democrats, interest groups, multiparty system, Political parties, Republicans, third parties, two-party system

“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

Impacts of Social Media on Democracy

Timothy Woods
Keywords: Big Tech, democracy, digital literacy, disinformation, misinformation, social media

Untangling Hair Discrimination

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

Educating for Democracy TIP Seminar 2022: The 14th Amendment And Persons With Disabilities, What Students Should Know

Peggy Marie Savage
Keywords: Disabilities; Fourteenth Amendment; equal protection; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Americans with Disabilities Act; IEP; LRE

2021


A Voice of My Own: Defining Epistemic Injustice in The House on Mango Street

Keeler Park
Keywords: book study, collaborative reading, Creative Writing, Culture, ethnicity, gender, igno-rance, immigrant experience, injustice, knowledge, lan-guage arts, literacy, philosophy, social class, social justice, society, The House on Mango Street, women empowerment, writing project

Living for the City: How Race, Class and Gender Impacts Philadelphia’s Future

Ryann Rouse
Keywords: education, Environmental Issues, gentrification, Healthcare, immigration, intersectionality, Philadelphia 2035, Photo Essay, Urban Planning, Wealth

Gender Stereotypes in the Classroom

Kimberly Sweeney
Keywords: biographies, female characters, gender biases, gender stereotypes, inclusivity, non-binary, positive gender role models, transgender

The Power of Place – How Cities Connect People, Land & Resources

Anna Herman
Keywords: asset-based community development, community based economic development, community gardens, environmental justice, foodsheds, gentrification, Geography, grassroots activism, land policy, land tenure, land use, mapping, neighborhood disinvestment, red-lining, story maps, urban agriculture, urban gardens, urban geography, Urban Planning, urban watersheds

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

Discovering Our Community Assets

Sarah C. Beverly
Keywords: assets, community, English Language Arts, Philadelphia, service learning, social studies

How Music and Song has Influenced Political Change in Africa and the United States

Carmen R. Carrion M.Ed.
Keywords: African American History, African music, Music

Power and the Past: A Philosophical Approach to Historiography

Matthew Menschner
Keywords: Epistemology, Historical Thinking Skills, historiography, History, philosophy, social studies