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2021


How the Humanities and Social Sciences Address Today’s Political Divide

Alexander de Arana
Keywords: History, Humanities, identity politics, political divide, social sciences, social studies

Power and the Past: A Philosophical Approach to Historiography

Matthew Menschner
Keywords: Epistemology, Historical Thinking Skills, historiography, History, philosophy, social studies

Mapping it Out!

Nicole Flores
Keywords: 3-D Map, History, maps, Maps Skills, Neighborhoods, Reading, research skills, social studies

2020


A History of Philadelphia: Redlining and the Founding Ideals of Democracy

Alexander de Arana
Keywords: democracy, History, Philadelphia, social science

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

Still Segregated in 2020: A Study of Equity in Philadelphia Area Schools through Film Study and Creation

Katherine Steiner
Keywords: cinema, civics, Civil Rights Movement, communications, freedom, Government, History, Media, Philadelphia, Politics

2019


Erasing History: Engaging with Primary Sources Through Erasure Poetry

Matthew Menschner
Keywords: Bill of Rights, blackout poetry, constitution, Declaration of Independence, historical documents, History, poetry

Borders and Doorways: Using Poetry of Constraint to Explore Boundaries and Possibilities

Sophia Renda
Keywords: English, History, poetry, us history

The Art of Literature: Visual Stimuli that Constructs Communication

Silvino J. Alexander Jr.
Keywords: "Third Space" Paradigm, Art, comic books, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP), History, literacy, poetry, THAL (Technology

2017


Be the Hero of Your Journey

Terry Anne Wildman
Keywords: Creative Writing, History, Literature

The Music of New Orleans and How It Shaped Its Culture

Chanelle Harley
Keywords: History, Reading, social studies, writing

2016


“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

The Philadelphia Wax Museum: Exploring the History of a City Through Different Points of View

Tia D. Larese
Keywords: biography, elementary, History, Philadelphia, revolutionary war, social studies, wax museum

2015


How to Win a War Without Even Shooting: Haitian Revolution Strategy

Lynn Gourinski Fahr
Keywords: cholera, disease preventions, Haiti, high school history, History, middle school history, revolution strategies, yellow fever

Our Songs, Our Story: From Spirituals to Hip-Hop- The Use of Music in the African-American Culture

Jada L. Warfield-Henry
Keywords: hip-hop, History, language arts, Music, Slaves, songs, spirituals

2014


Influencing Environmental Policy with Real Data

Meagan C. Rubino
Keywords: Energy Efficiency, Environmental Science, Government, History, legislation

One Story, Innumerable Losses: Themes in Genocide

Brynn Allison McGinn
Keywords: close reading, genocide, History, Holocaust, Literature, Rwanda, witness testimonies, writing

In their Shoes: Teaching the Holocaust through the Journey of a Chain of Witnesses, Survivors, and Rescuers

Stacia D. Parker
Keywords: advocacy, bearing witness, History, rescuers, survivors, testimony, world history

The Lenni-Lenape People: Yesterday and Today

Terry Anne Wildman
Keywords: History, Lenni-Lenape People, NAGPRA, Native American Voices Exhibit