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Welcome to America: Enslaved Diasporic and Indigenous People

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

Teaching African American Culture Through Cinema

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

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

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


Rich or King “Founding” Fathers or Mothers’ Mythology

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


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

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

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

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


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


The Impact of the Haitian Revolution on 18th Century Philadelphia

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

The Panama Canal: Path to Global Destiny

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

The Overreach of the American Empire in the War for Vietnam

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

Why Isn’t Puerto Rico a State Yet?

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


The Seminole and African Collaboration: An Alliance for Survival

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

Whispering Rivers: Whatever Happened to the Indians of Pennsylvania?

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


The Civil Rights Era

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


Liberty and Justice for (Not) All

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

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

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


Allegory and America: Analyzing the work of Virginia Lee Burton

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

Marcellus Shale: Finding Common Ground

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

African American History as told through African American Music

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


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

Joyce Arnosky
Keywords: American History, childhood