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2016


Sisters in the Shadows: Black Women During the Black Arts Movement

Kristian Ali
Keywords: black arts movement, black women, English, feminism, gender awareness, High School, language arts, movement, revolution, self-awareness, social justice

“Men of Bronze”: Reflecting on Legacy of the Hellfighters of Harlem

Tara Ann Carter
Keywords: African Americans, comic books, English, graphic novels, Harlem Hellfighters, History, Max Brooks, Military History, New York, primary source documents, Secondary Source Documents, Sociology, soldiers, The Great Migration, World War I, Writing Workshop

Are They REALLY That Different?

Nicole Flores
Keywords: Compare, elementary, English, Fifth-Grade, Literature, poetry, social studies

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: It Will Be Digital

Jada L. Warfield-Henry
Keywords: black arts movement, Digital Anthology, English, Harlem Renaissance, High School, hip-hop, Historical Context

Reading Activist Playwrights, Writing Activist Plays

Anissa Weinraub
Keywords: Activist Art, black arts movement, Creative Writing, English, Theater

Your Galactic Address: Space, Place, and Perspective

Amanda Amanullah
Keywords: astronomy, elementary, English, fractions, Geography, geometry, Math, perspective, physics, point of view, Proportion, Ratio, Reading, scale, Science, social studies, solar system, space, Space Science, universe, writing

2014


Using Lessons Learned Through a Study of the Holocaust to Teach Children to Become Upstanders

Joyce Arnosky
Keywords: bystander, elementary, English, Holocaust, Literature, upstander

Bearing Witness: Understanding Holocaust Testimony Within Urban High School Students’ Lives

Lynn Gourinski Fahr
Keywords: bystander, elementary, English, Holocaust, Literature, upstander

You Gonna Eat That?

Glenza Lowman
Keywords: Biology, EEEW, English, Food, healthy lifestyle, Science

2013


50 Years and Beyond:Philadelphia after the Emancipation Proclamation

Terry Anne Wildman
Keywords: English, History, language arts, literacy, Pennsylvania History, social studies

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, But How Many Pictures is a Word Worth?

Femi-Ama K. Johnson
Keywords: English, language arts, literacy, writing

Poetry Out Loud: Reading, Reciting, and Responding to Poetry

Stacia Parker
Keywords: close reading, English, High School, out loud, poetry, spoken word

The Color of Beauty in the Darkness – Using Poetry and Art to Create a Visual Picture of Your World

Michelle Todd
Keywords: English, figurative language, Langston Hughes, Middle School, poetry, segregation

Want to be a Better Reader? Then Read!

Jessica Ramos
Keywords: Book logs, English, graphing, Increased reading ability, Literature, Middle, Probability / Statistics

2011


From Hastinapur to Canterbury: Textualizing the Frame Narrative

Lori Mehler
Keywords: English, medieval, narrative

2009


Prosody and the African American Poet: A Case for Close Reading

Deborah Samuel
Keywords: active engagement, close readings, Critical thinking, English, English literature, examine, literary techniques, Literature, poetry, read, slow down

Reconstruction: The Promises and Failures of Post-Civil War America

Hye-Won Gehring and Shanee Garner
Keywords: 10th grade, 11th grade, African American History, American History, economic tropes, English, High School, historical contexts, literacy skills, political, Reconstruction, social, student-centered

Propaganda and “Truth”: How Do You Know?

Elisabeth Raab
Keywords: English, High School, persuasion, Propaganda, rhetoric

2008


Latino Immigrants and Communities in Philadelphia

Alison McCartney
Keywords: building community, Critical thinking, Culture, English, group work, immigration process, interdisciplinary skills, Latino, Latinos in Philadelphia, Puerto Rico, social studies, stereotypes, World Language

Philadelphia Stories: African Transitions from West Africa to Philadelphia as a Means to Study Oral Histories

Stephanie R. Wicks
Keywords: African American History, African immigrants in Philadelphia, English, ethnography, historical research, historiography, learn content through oral history, learning history, love of history, love of learning, oral history project, story time, storytelling