All TIP Curriculum UnitsView by: Year | Seminar

Unit TitleAuthorYear

Seminar: Africa in the Classroom

Masquerading in Western Africa

Janice D. Williamson 2007
Keywords: Africa, Art, Culture, customs, dance, Music

Tell Me About It: The Africa I Left Behind

Susan Bunch 2007
Keywords: Africa, ESL, ESOL, storytelling, traditions, West Africa

What’s Cooking in West Africa?

Robert Sandy 2007
Keywords: Africa, cooking, Food, food preparation, life skills, meals, West Africa

Seminar: African American Poets in the 21st Century

Looking at the Black Experience in America Through African American Poetry

Joyce Arnosky 2009
Keywords: 5th grade, African American, Black experience in America, History, poems, poetry, Reading, writing

P.O.W.E.R. : Profound. Original. Words. Expressing. Resilience.

Karen L. Brinkley 2009
Keywords: afrian american literature, African American art, african american poetry, History, Literature, poetry

Imagery in Action

Donna L. Jones 2009
Keywords: activism, african american poetry, Civil Disobedience, English 3, Imagery, Imagery in Action, literary devices, Literature, poetry

Bob Kaufman: Life According to the Beat

Lisa Kelly 2009
Keywords: Beats, Bob Kaufman, consumerism, discussions, literacy, literary movement, power, race, silencing in America

Homage to a Mockingbird: Poetry in Motion

Stacia D. Parker 2009
Keywords: 1930s, characters, collaboration, conscience, courage, found poem, haiku, Harper Lee, historical background, Historical Context, odes, poetry, social injustice, social order, social responsibility, sonnet, The Black Arts Movement, The Harlem Renaissance, themes, To Kill a Mockingbird

Brave Voices through Time and Space: Poetry Café for Young People

Samuel A. Reed, III 2009
Keywords: African American poets, Art, biography, constructive criticism, demystify poetry, figurative language, Middle School, Music, read, Reading, Research, social studies, speak, write, writing

Prosody and the African American Poet: A Case for Close Reading

Deborah Samuel 2009
Keywords: active engagement, close readings, Critical thinking, English, English literature, examine, literary techniques, Literature, poetry, read, slow down


Michael Steele-Eytle 2009
Keywords: Afro-American poets, art and music, interpretation, language acquisition, lens of Spanish Translation, listening, poetic structure, Reading, Spanish, speaking, writing

Southwest Philadelphia: What it was and how we see it today

Deanna M. Stephan 2009
Keywords: 11th grade, African-American community, American Literature, analyze current status of community, Claude McKay, Gwendolyn Brooks, historical frameworks, history of the community, Jack Myers, poetry, process observations, Reading

Seminar: Aliens and Others: African Americans [Re]Writing Generic Fiction

“What If…?”

Joyce Arnosky 2015
Keywords: being “the other”, ethics, science fiction, social commentary, time travel

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

Tara Ann Carter 2015
Keywords: “The Comet”, African American History, language arts, Literature, Reading, Social Construction, The Walking Dead, W.E.B. Du Bois, writing

“All of the Same Family”: The Fictional Science that Created America

Benjamin Hover 2015
Keywords: African American History, African American literature, Enlightenment, Human Experimentation, Kindred, science fiction, Scientific Racism

Un-Zombied and Magically Black: A Kaleidoscope of the African-American’s Supernatural World

Wendi Mungai Umoren 2015
Keywords: African American History, African American literature, Enlightenment, Human Experimentation, Kindred, science fiction, Scientific Racism

African-American Narratives Exploratory: Detective Gazes & Futuristic Furies

Bonnee Breese Bentum 2015
Keywords: African American literature, African-American authors, African-American heroes, Barbara Neely, Cosmic Slop, detective fiction, Easy Rawlins, fantasy, Great American Migration, Octavia Butler, race in fiction, Samuel Delany, science fiction, snitches, speculative fiction, time travel, UbD, Understanding by Design, Walter Mosley

“Mystery and Detective Literature Activities” “That’s Elementary, My Dear Watson”

Karen J. Burrell 2015
Keywords: literacy, literature activities, literature genres, problem solving

Employing Science Fiction to Increase Literacy in the Science Classro

Cristobal Carambo 2015
Keywords: Science, science fiction, science literacy

A Brave New World?

Nicole Flores 2015
Keywords: literacy, literacy skills, Parable of the Sower, Reading, science fiction, The Giver