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2021


Mapping it Out!

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

2020


How Can We Expect Them to Stand Up in a Crooked Room?

Regina Hastings
Keywords: cinema, communications, film, Media, Pop culture, Reading, Sociology, writing

Police Free City: Writing Emancipatory Visionary Fiction

Charlie McGeehan
Keywords: Black Lives Matter, dark fantastic cycle, fantasy, fiction, Literature, Reading, science fiction, social studies, the Hunger Games, writing

Liberated Through Literacy: The African American Pursuit of Equity in Education

Charlette Walker
Keywords: anti-literacy laws, Black educators, Black history, courage, education, ELA, literacy, neo-slavery, Reading, resilience, Slavery, systemic racism

2019


Celebrating Cultures of the World Through Reading and Writing Folktales

Katherine Volin
Keywords: cultures, folktales, Reading, storytelling, writing

Dawning of A Sunrise

Valerie Adams
Keywords: Critical thinking, Drama, ELA, fables, folktales, frame story, frame tale, Middle East, multi-intelligence, narrative, pair, Personal Identity, poetry, Reading, share, short stories, South Asia, storytelling, think, writing

I Am UnBroken: Deconstructing Modern American Poetry to Promote Self-Actualization For English Language Learners

Lisa (Yuk Kuen) Yau
Keywords: Emily Dickinson, long poems, Reading, short poems, Walt Whitman, writing

Reading, Writing, Rivers: An Interdisciplinary Environmental Humanities Unit for Middle School Students with Learning Disabilities

Emma Connolly
Keywords: learning disbability, Reading, writing

2018


Learning Through the Lens: How Hollywood Shapes the Way We View History

Andrea Ferentchak
Keywords: American History, Creative Writing, History activity, Media, Reading

Novel and a Movie?

Nicole Flores
Keywords: Clips, Media, Novel, Pairing, Pop culture, Reading

The Great Gatsby & Media Literacy

David Jennis
Keywords: "The Great Gatsby", Cinematography, Creative Writing, Drama, Entertainment industry, Media, Reading, Screen writing

Everyone’s a Critic: Asking Meaningful Research Questions through Film

Keeler Park
Keywords: Cinematography, Creative Writing, developing research questions, Entertainment industry, essay, film, film in the classroom, Media, outline, Pop culture, public speaking, Reading, Research, research project, student choice, writing

The Awakening of the Black Panther: Shifting the Paradigm of Hollywood’s Portrayal of Africa

Wendi Mungai Umoren
Keywords: Africa, Creative Writing, Media, Reading, Screen writing

2017


Models on Earth and Space

Amatise Ponzo
Keywords: Earth Science, listening, Reading, Space Science

The Music of New Orleans and How It Shaped Its Culture

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

2016


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

2015


(re)viewing bodies: The Walking Dead and Social Constructions in a Post-Apocalyptic Society

Tara Ann Carter
Keywords: “The Comet”, African American History, language arts, Literature, Reading, Social Construction, The Walking Dead, W.E.B. Du Bois, writing

A Brave New World?

Nicole Flores
Keywords: literacy, literacy skills, Parable of the Sower, Reading, science fiction, The Giver

2013


Improving Reading Comprehension Skills in High School Biology Curricula

Stuart Surrey
Keywords: biological sciences, Biology, Reading, reading skills, reading strategies

2011


Playing with Poetry

Rachel Gelb
Keywords: early literacy, literacy, poetry, Reading