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Unit TitleAuthor


How Does One Achieve the Good Life?

Colleen Lawson-Thornton
Keywords: zine, Meditation, Good Life, happiness, Four Noble Truths, Hinduism, Tao Te Ching, Tao of Pooh, tai chi, yoga, walking meditation, Upanishads, philosophy, experiential learning, Buddhism, close reading, collaborative learning, contemplative practices, Bhagavad Gita, Cornell notes, Eastern philosophy, Eastern religion, Eightfold Path, discussion board, Daoism

Mindful Suspension

Jaimie Piotrowicz
Keywords: Mindful Suspension, Meditation, Suspension, Therapy, Personal Growth, Cognitive Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Detention

Jazz as Black History: Teaching African American History Through Musicology

Matthew Menschner
Keywords: Musicology, Music Studies, Music History, Grades 9-12, Literature, Jazz Studies, Jazz History, Jazz, The Jazz Age, Swing Music, The Harlem Renaissance, World War II, African American History, American History, Bebop

From Civil Rights to #BlackLivesMatter: The Music Is the Movement

Amanda Schear
Keywords: Music, literacy, Informational text, Protest music, Protest movements, social justice, Social change, Civil Rights Movement, Black Lives Matter, Compare and contrast, African American History, African American literature

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

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

I Am Malala: Mindfulness and Community Service

Cara Wallin
Keywords: fundraising, I am Malala, Personal Growth, community service, Culture

Extracting Earth’s Elements

Eual A. Phillips
Keywords: molecular geometry, minerals, Math, green chemistry, ionic, Environmental Science, physics, Chemistry, compounds, coordination, covalent, earth, crystals, endangered elements

Watch Out! It’s an Earthquake!

Monique Henry
Keywords: occurrences, Philadelphia School District of Philadelphia, Earthquakes, Earth disruptions, Earth Science

The Earth’s Layers

Monique McCoy
Keywords: Math, Physical Science, Science, climate change, algebra, Earth Science


Your Galactic Address: Space, Place, and Perspective

Amanda Amanullah
Keywords: Math, geometry, Geography, fractions, Space Science, writing, universe, space, physics, Proportion, point of view, perspective, solar system, social studies, Science, scale, Reading, Ratio, astronomy, English, elementary

Your Slice of the Sky – Elliptical Motion in the Sky

Vicki Baker
Keywords: parabola, algebra, Conic Sections, ellipse

Cosmic Chemistry with Radioactive Wrinkles

Maya Bhagat
Keywords: Nucleosynthesis, Chemical Cosmology

Nuclear Fusion in the Cosmos and the Chemistry Curriculum

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

Determining the Motion of Galaxies Using Doppler Redshift

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

The Born Identity of Atoms

Eual A. Phillips
Keywords: neutrons, modelling, Medicine, nuclides, nuclear, graphing, fusion linear equations, fission, stellar nucleosynthesis, universe, stars, physics, Physical Science, protons, radioactivity, Science, reactions, High School, Chemistry, algebra, atoms

Dark Matter and Dark Conflict in Poetry: A Comparison

Kathleen Radebaugh
Keywords: William Shakespeare, writing portfolio, William Wordsworth, universe, poetry, Dark energy, dark matter

Are You Destined for Mathematical Greatness

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

“Men of Bronze”: Reflecting on Legacy of the Hellfighters of Harlem

Tara Ann Carter
Keywords: New York, Military History, Max Brooks, Harlem Hellfighters, graphic novels, History, The Great Migration, Writing Workshop, World War I, primary source documents, soldiers, Secondary Source Documents, Sociology, comic books, African Americans, English

Linking Cultures and History During Colonial Pennsylvania

Karen J. Burrell
Keywords: Informational text, William Penn, Pennsylvania History, social studies, biography, elementary

Finding Freedom—Heroes of the Underground Railroad

Lynn Gourinski Fahr
Keywords: Harriet Tubman, James Still, Thomas Garrett, Underground Railroad