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2020


Welcome to America: Enslaved Diasporic and Indigenous People

Jeri Johnson, M.S. Ed., M.S. School Psychology
Keywords: indigenous people, Slavery, American History, Afircan American History

Teaching African American Culture Through Cinema

Chanelle Harley
Keywords: film, History, American History, African American culture, community, cinema

The Ongoing Black Freedom Struggle: Expanding the Single Story of the Civil Rights Movement

Pearl Jonas
Keywords: film, History, American History, Civil Rights Movement

2019


Rich or King “Founding” Fathers or Mothers’ Mythology

Samuel A. Reed, III
Keywords: king, mythology, Humanities, founding fathers, American History

2018


Learning Through the Lens: How Hollywood Shapes the Way We View History

Andrea Ferentchak
Keywords: Media, History activity, Reading, American History, Creative Writing

Reds in Tinseltown: The Cold War, Hollywood, and Blacklisting

Matthew Menschner
Keywords: Media, Media Strategies, Media Studies, Entertainment industry, World War II, World politics, Propaganda, Pop culture, Politics, American History, Cold War, Cinematography

2017


Jazz as Black History: Teaching African American History Through Musicology

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

2015


The Impact of the Haitian Revolution on 18th Century Philadelphia

Keysiah M. Middleton
Keywords: literature of Haitian Revolution, Middle school social studies, French negroes in Philadelphia, gens de couleur libres, French slaves in Philadelphia, Global Studies, free people of color, francophone, Exclusif, Girondists, Jacques Pierre Brissot, grands blancs, high school history, Haitians in Philadelphia, Haitian Revolution, Haitian rebellion, Haiti, Sonthonax, Societie des Amis des Noir, Stephen Girard, small whites, world history, tenth grade African American History, Polverel, Philadelphia 18th century history, petty whites, petits blancs, ninth grade World History, slave uprising, Saint Domingue rebellion, Saint Domingue slave revolution, Saint Domingue refugees in Philadelphia, Saint Domingue civil war, Saint Dominguan slaves in Philadelphia, 18th century Philadelphia merchants, American History, 18th century Philadelphia, affranchise, African American History, class division in Saint Domingue, Code Noir of 1685, Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, eleventh grade American History, big whites

The Panama Canal: Path to Global Destiny

Patrick Naughton
Keywords: Geography, Socratic Seminar, yellow fever, Panama Canal, Roosevelt, American History, Empire, engineering

The Overreach of the American Empire in the War for Vietnam

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

Why Isn’t Puerto Rico a State Yet?

Meagan C. Rubino
Keywords: Puerto Rico, American History, American empire, Empire

2014


The Seminole and African Collaboration: An Alliance for Survival

Keysiah M. Middleton
Keywords: Zachary Taylor, Luis Fatio Pacheco, La Florida, John Horse, John Caesar, Native American History, Mikasuki, Micconuppe, Micanopy, Geechee, freedom fighters, Francis L. Dade, First Battle of Withlacoochee, History, Gullah, Negro Fort Massacre, St. Augustine, St. John Slave Revolt, Wild Cat, Tuskegee, Thomas Sidney Jesup, Osceola, Seminoles, Seminole maroons, Seige of Camp Izard, Second Battle of Withlacoochee, runaway slaves, American History, Abraham, African American History, Alachua chief, Duncan Clinch, Coacoochee, Colonial Florida, Dade’s Massacre, Destruction of St. John’s Sugar Plantations, Edmund P. Gaines, Andrew Jackson, Asi Yahola, Battle at Hatcheelustee Creek, Battle at Jupiter Inlet, Battle of Lockahatchee, Battle of Okeechobee, Battle of Wahoo Swamp, Ben Bruner, Black Seminoles

Whispering Rivers: Whatever Happened to the Indians of Pennsylvania?

Pat Mitchell-Keita-Doe
Keywords: Native American issues, Native American History, Native American, Native Americans, History, Historical Context, Political Activism, political unrest, Political thought, Pennsylvania History, American History

2013


The Civil Rights Era

Richard P. Holmes
Keywords: American History, civil rights era, civil rights

2012


Liberty and Justice for (Not) All

Rita Sorrentino
Keywords: liberty, justice, Reconstruction, American History, civil rights era

“Can We All Get Along?” Evaluating Racism in the Media

Elisabeth R. Yucis
Keywords: Media, racism, American History

2011


Allegory and America: Analyzing the work of Virginia Lee Burton

Kate Reber
Keywords: literary devices, Virginia Lee Burton, American History

Marcellus Shale: Finding Common Ground

Troy J. Holiday
Keywords: marcellus shale, geology, Environmental Science, American History

African American History as told through African American Music

Sue Christmas
Keywords: Media, Music, American History, African American music

2010


Here’s Lookin’ At You, Kid Growing Up in America Through Art and Literature

Joyce Arnosky
Keywords: American History, childhood