All TIP Curriculum UnitsView by: Year | Seminar

Unit TitleAuthorYear

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

You Lookin’ For Me?

Glenza Lowman 2015
Keywords: Black history, Black History month, writing

An Alien in the Cotton Fields: 47 by Walter Mosley

Joan Taylor 2015
Keywords: cotton fields, Literature, Slavery, social realism, Walter Mosley

Seminar: Alternative Energy Systems: What is New Under the Sun?


Biofuels: An Alternative to Fossil Fuel

Stuart Surrey 2010
Keywords: fossil fuel, global warming, natural cycles

Driving Change: Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Galeet  Cohen  2010
Keywords: alternative energy, alternative fuel, natural gas, technologies, vehicles

Alternative Energy Resources Unit On Wind Energy

John DiFiore 2010
Keywords: engineering, non-renewable energy, physics, renewable energy

Renewable Resources: The Path To The Future

Troy J. Holiday 2010
Keywords: alternative energy, renewable resources

Global Warming in the City: Unit for the Greenhouse Effect

Deborah Smithey 2010
Keywords: city, global warming, greenhouse effect, public housing, subsidized housing

Energy Eaters and Energy Feeders

Nicole Haentjens Traore 2010
Keywords: alternative energy, energy, power

Seminar: American Capitalism


African American Women Workers in 19th Century and 20th Century Philadelphia

Myrtle Bastien 2007
Keywords: African American History, African American women, American economic system, poverty, racial prejudice

Discovering the Past to Preserve for the Future: The National Archives and American Economic History

Elliot Drago 2007
Keywords: America, capitalism, Internal Revenue Services, National Archives, social studies

Child Labor in Pennsylvania

Terry Anne Wildman 2007
Keywords: child labor, Gilead Age, Industrial Revolution, Pennsylvania, Progressive Era

Rock and Roll and the Record and Broadcasting Industry

Sandy O’Keefe 2007
Keywords: African American Artists, Blues music, Music, Philadelphia, rhythm, rock and roll