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2022


Latin Asians: Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration in Latin America

Alisha Davis
Keywords: Culture, ethnicity, High School, Identity, Latino, panethnicity, project based learning, race, social studies education

Makerspaces: Where Precision and Play Intersect

Katherine Steiner
Keywords: makerspace, lessons, High School, soft robots, visual arts, problem solving, play, robot, collaboration, creative, creativity

2021


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

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

A Geographical Analysis of Sites of African American History in Philadelphia

Hannah Zieve
Keywords: Geography, social studies, project based learning, Research, High School, anthropology, African American History

Hand-Made Music: Creating the Instruments and Sounds of Africa

Katherine Steiner
Keywords: Music, hands-on, instrument, high school music, high school art, High School, Africana studies, Art, African music, Africa, contemporary music

Using Poetry to Confront Neighborhood Representation and Gentrification

Sally O’Brien
Keywords: metaphor, media analysis, landscape literacy, gentrification, High School, intersectionality, place-based learning, poetry, race, class, gender

Using Transfer as a Schema to Learn about Energy: A Modular Approach

Matthew N VanKouwenberg
Keywords: Magnetism, Mechanical Energy, Lab, Middle School, Motor, High School, global warming, Generator, wind energy, Thermodynamics, student-centered, physics, Physical Science, PhotoVoltaics, Eolic, Environmental Science, electricity, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Energy Transfer, Constructivist, Experiment

2018


Origami Engineering and Product Design

Elizabeth Szablya
Keywords: Yoshizawa randlett, kirigami, modular origami, origami, hands-on, High School, spatial reasoning, snapology, STEAM, Yoshizawa, tessilation, student lead, STEM, Scientific Method, Science activity, PHiZZ, project-based, project based instruction, presentation, Physical Science, prototype, Science, Art, asian art and culture, design, design thinking, engineering, construct, fold

Agency Through Inquiry: A Quest for Social Justice

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

2017


Put Yourself Out There: Identity, Genre, and Concert Production in Music Ensemble Performance

Walter Bechtold
Keywords: Middle School, Orchestra, Performance, Music Technology, Music, High School, Grade 7-12, Instrumental Music, Identity, social studies, Popular Music, Genre, Arranging, Band, Culture

2016


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

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

Are You Destined for Mathematical Greatness?

Catherine Michini
Keywords: Math, Learning from Peers, Journalism, interviewing, Interviewing an Honor Math Student, Interview Skills, High School, Self-Reflection Questions, Women in STEM Careers, STEM Careers, Science, Gender Bias, Alumni Legacy, Biographies of Alumni in STEM Careers, biography, biographies

The Haitian Revolution and Governor General Toussaint Louverture: A Biography

Keysiah M. Middleton
Keywords: High School, social studies

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: It Will Be Digital

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

A Cry from the Climate: The Glacier is Talking

Nichole Boyd
Keywords: global warming, glaciers, High School, Earth Science, Environmental Science, climate change

When Batteries Die, Do They Go to Heaven?

Bruce S. Karpe
Keywords: High School, trash, sustainability, Physical Science, recycling, Science, batteries, Chemistry, Electronic Waste, Environmental Science

Is Technology Destroying Earth?

Alena Newpher-Lockard
Keywords: High School, Technology, Science, chemical reactions, Chemistry, environment

Planetary Motion From the Ground Up

Klint Kanopka
Keywords: mathematics, Math, Kepler, orbit, observation, Newton, High School, heliocentric, gravity, geometry, geocentric, Inquiry, solar system, simulation, physics, Physical Science, Science, argument, ap physics, advanced placement physics, advanced placement, astronomy, Galileo

Nuclear Fusion in the Cosmos and the Chemistry Curriculum

Alex Leed
Keywords: High School, stellar evolution, Physical Science, astronomy, Fusion, Chemistry

Determining the Motion of Galaxies Using Doppler Redshift

Caitlin M. Matyas
Keywords: Inquiry, Hubble expansion, High School, simulation, physics, Physical Science, Science, redshift, astronomy, discussion, Doppler effect