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2021


What Happens After the Water Leaves the Sky?

Aisha Kittrell
Keywords: hydrologic cycle, run-off, storm drain, stormwater, the water cycle, water filtration, water pollution, water quality

Environmental Health in the Classroom

Kimberly Sweeney
Keywords: conservation, contamination, plastic pollution, water cycle, water pollution

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

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

Freshwater In Our World: Philadelphia’s Freshwater Supply and the Role We Each Play in its Future

Phyllis Hurwitz
Keywords: climate change, distribution of water, hydrologic cycle, impermeable sources, philadelphia middle school science, urban watershed, water, water pollution

Changing Technology for a Changing Climate: Knowledge is not always power, but power is rarely ignorant

Chloe Glynn
Keywords: climate change, critical minerals, environment, fossil fuels, geopolitics, green technology, greenhouse gases, hands-on experiments, power, renewable energy, social media

The Museum of Gold

Kristin Nakaishi
Keywords: economics, geology, gold, minerals, Sociology

Sustainable? Systemic Dis-illusions?

Maya Bhagat
Keywords: critical metals, rare earth metals, sustainability, systems

Critical Metals and Their Real-World Applications

Ariel Coff
Keywords: earth metals, mining, periodic table

Weaving for Healing and Connection

Karen Rufino
Keywords: Diné, Hozhó, Native American, Navajo, reservation, Spider Woman, tribe, weabing

2020


How Can We Expect Them to Stand Up in a Crooked Room?

Regina Hastings
Keywords: cinema, communications, film, Media, Pop culture, Reading, Sociology, writing

2019


Dawning of A Sunrise

Valerie Adams
Keywords: Critical thinking, Drama, ELA, fables, folktales, frame story, frame tale, Middle East, multi-intelligence, narrative, pair, Personal Identity, poetry, Reading, share, short stories, South Asia, storytelling, think, writing

The Art of Literature: Visual Stimuli that Constructs Communication

Silvino J. Alexander Jr.
Keywords: "Third Space" Paradigm, Art, comic books, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP), History, literacy, poetry, THAL (Technology

2017


Investigating Religious and Cultural Spending Trends

Catherine Michini
Keywords: cross, Culture, Social and cross-cultural skills, social studies, World religions

Be the Hero of Your Journey

Terry Anne Wildman
Keywords: Creative Writing, History, Literature

Watch Out! It’s an Earthquake!

Monique Henry
Keywords: Earth disruptions, Earth Science, Earthquakes, occurrences, Philadelphia School District of Philadelphia

Life on Spinning Rocks

Maya Bhagat
Keywords: alien, astronomy, Earth Science, geology, planets

How Does One Achieve the Good Life?

Colleen Lawson-Thornton
Keywords: Bhagavad Gita, Buddhism, close reading, collaborative learning, contemplative practices, Cornell notes, Daoism, discussion board, Eastern philosophy, Eastern religion, Eightfold Path, experiential learning, Four Noble Truths, Good Life, happiness, Hinduism, Meditation, philosophy, tai chi, Tao of Pooh, Tao Te Ching, Upanishads, walking meditation, yoga, zine

Creating Life!

Nicole Flores
Keywords: astronomy, Earth Science, Science, Space Science

Jazz as Black History: Teaching African American History Through Musicology

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

Models on Earth and Space

Amatise Ponzo
Keywords: Earth Science, listening, Reading, Space Science