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2022


Sing, Unburied, Sing

Renae Curless
Keywords: American Literature, American South, Ekphrastic poetry, English Language Arts, Film analysis, Found poetry, High school English, Mississippi Delta, Moonlight, Natasha Tretheway, Parchman Prison, Sing, Unburied Sing

Exploring Soft Robotics Through the Movie Big Hero 6

Charlette Walker
Keywords: Technology, soft robots, robotics, soft robotics, Google suite, Big Hero 6, English Language Arts, digital literacy

“Reading as Writer: Critical Creative Race Thinking Following Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination”

Gregory Probst
Keywords: playing in the dark, hybridity, imagination, intersectionality, literary criticism, queer theory, reading as a writer, teacherless writing workshops, The Crucible, third space, Toni Morrison, whiteness, Recitatif, American Africanism, American Literature, blackness, Africanist., African American, English Language Arts, Critical Race Theory, cultural identity

2021


Henrietta Lacks, HeLa Cells, and Health Inequities: Making Student Research Relevant and Authentic

Charlette Walker
Keywords: HeLa cells, Henrietta Lacks, systemic medical racism, writing, Research, Science, social studies, cancer biology, English Language Arts, digital literacy

Discovering Our Community Assets

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

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

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

2020


Dabbling in the Dark: The Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow of the Black Speculative Aesthetic

Ryann M. Rouse
Keywords: race, science fiction, Afrofuturism, Black Speculative Art, English Language Arts, fantasy

Our New Mythologies Speculative Fiction Unit

Katherine Cohen Volin
Keywords: mythology, speculative fiction, English Language Arts

2018


Agency Through Inquiry: A Quest for Social Justice

Ryann Rouse
Keywords: philosophy, geomedicine, High School, structural violence, scientific justice, social justice, English Language Arts, ethics, ecofeminism, ELA

2008


Love to Tell the Story: West African Expressions Come to West Philadelphia

Bonnee Breese
Keywords: written storytelling, oral storytelling, Overbrook neighborhoods of West Philadelphia, storytelling, African people, English Language Arts, cross-cultural understanding, cultural and historical backgrounds, discover and explore, dismantle stigmas and stereotypes

2007


Cartoon Animation and Films in Literature: Intrinsic to Physics

Bonnee L. Breese
Keywords: physics, physics vocabulary, Math, Making connections, literacy terms, film editing, Science, film, cartoon animation, English Language Arts