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Natural Tendencies

Maya Bhagat
Keywords: Lenape, Philadelphia, sustainability, Place-based


Wicked Problems, Place, and Liberation

Charlie McGeehan
Keywords: Kensington, Wicked Problem, social justice, Philadelphia, cities

Breast Cancer: An Exponential Process

Vicki Baker
Keywords: logarithmic functions, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, exponential functions, Algebra 2, Elementary Functions, Breast cancer, cancer

Discovering Our Community Assets

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


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

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

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

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


Chasing Cinderella: Following One Story Around the World

Phyllis Zimmer
Keywords: PBL, stories, Philadelphia, Culture, cinderella

Environmental Humanities Through the Lens of a Math Teacher

Tracy Saltz
Keywords: Math, Philadelphia, pollution, Schuylkill River, environmental humanities, carbon dioxide

A Place Based Climate Change Exploration for Middle School

Rachel Odoroff
Keywords: Philadelphia, climate change, climate literacy, climate activists

Noticing and Wondering, Who Decides How a River is Made?

Vicki Baker
Keywords: mathematics, Philadelphia, Schuylkill River, algebra, climate change

Living With Lead: Lessons for Environmental Justice and Citizenship

Ryann Rouse
Keywords: Philadelphia, Flint, interpreting facts, lead, lead legislation, lead paint, lead poisoning, lead regulation, environmental justice, toxicity, toxins, water crisis, research project, analyzing informational texts, environmental citizenship, central theme


Phila-Gami: Philadelphia Themed Folding in the Math Classroom

Catherine Michini
Keywords: origami, Math, Mobile, Philadelphia, fold-and-cut, geometry, STEAM, Pi Day, pop-up card, Alexander Calder, Art


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

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


Early Abolitionists in Philadelphia

Sandy O’Keefe
Keywords: Philadelphia, Quakers, 8th grade, abolitionists, African American, anti-slavery, Colonial America, end to slavery

Philadelphia 1793: Yellow Fever, Race, Medicine and Politics

Mona Kolsky
Keywords: yellow fever, Medicine, Philadelphia, History, race

From Little Rock to Philadelphia: A Look at School Desegregation

Alison McCartney
Keywords: Philadelphia, Little Rock Nine, little rock, Warriors Don't Cry, racial inequalities, Research, school desegregation, Arkansas, desegregation, Central High School


Bound Labor in Philadelphia

Sandy O’Keefe
Keywords: Philadelphia, immigrants, indentured servants, workforce, servitude, redemptioners, apprentice, apprenticeships, Colonial Philadelphia, bound labor

The Peopling of Philadelphia: 19th Century Immigration

Mona Kolsky
Keywords: national trends, Philadelphia, Graphs, industrial city, Lazaretto Quarantine Station, ship manifests, stereotyping, photographs, political cartoons, advertisements, 19th Century Immigration

Give and Take from the Great Demographic Fact: A Vagarious Look At Commercial Influence over Cultural Exchange in 20th- and 21st-century Philadelphia

Chadd S. Johnson
Keywords: migration, personal narrative, Philadelphia, History, worker migration, clothing trade in Africa, commerce, commercial influence, data analysis, cultural imperialism

Germantown PA: Researching the Great Road Welcome Mat

Barbara McDowell Dowdall
Keywords: Philadelphia, Irish, Italian, Germantown, African, 9th grade, Daniel Pastorious, Dutch trading company, English 1