This page contains links to all curriculum units written by National Fellows from Pittsburgh.
Lauren Freeman, Becoming Butterflies: A Transformative Writing Unit
Sean Means, The Different Shades of the Yellow Bus
Jennifer (Giarrusso) Mazzocco, Fahrenheit 451 in 2018: Can film bring Ray Bradbury’s classic into the modern age?
Sean Means, The American Dream
Krystal Smith, Decimal Place Value: A Culturally Responsive Approach
James Churilla, Food Preservation: From Edible School Garden to Science Table
Jennifer Mazzocco, Seeking a Home: The Wiz and the Black Arts Movement
Debra Titus, Reading for Craft through an Author Study
Stephanie Zavacky, Code-Switching: From Indian Boarding Schools to Urban Classrooms
Jennifer Giarrusso, How Our Moral Views Shape Our Judgment of Characters in Julius Caesar
Teresa Harrold, Shaping a Multi-Dimensional Villain: Richard III
Tracy Watkins, Pittsburgh: Contending with its Steel Past
Jennifer Mazzocco, The Sestina: Having Fun with Form and Content
Patricia Lee, Defending a Fractions Position
Maria Orton, The magic of microbes may save our lives!
Eric J. Laurenson, Fusion: The Energy of the Future?
Eric Laurenson, Building a Heart: The Function and Mechanics
Marsha Liberatore, Reading Independently with the Bluford Series
Sally Martin, Materials for the Future
Nancy VanKirk, I Got the Power! Misconceptions of Recycling Batteries
Vivienne Fae Bartman-McClellan, I Use Sanitizer; Why Do I Still Get Sick?
Sonia Henze, Speak up! Presidential Rhetoric in the Modern Era
Stephanie Johnson, Approaching Literacy: The Lives of Walt Disney, Helen Keller, and Dr. Seuss
Kristen Kurzawski, Demystifying Poetry Using Women’s Ekphrasis
Rosemary Schmitt, Math and Design
Vivienne F. Bartman, An Investigative Approach to the Brain: The 5 Senses, the 5W’s and an H
Marlene Cabiness, The Audacity of Hope for a Hopeless Generation
Cheree M. Charmello, The Sound Within: An Exploration of Prosodic Elements in Poetry
Stephanie L. Johnson, Experiencing Positive Relationships with Managing the Environment
Eric J. Laurenson, The Brain Desynchronized
Janelle A. Price, King Lear, Part II–It’s All About the Play
Elouise E. White-Beck, The Global Bildungsroman: A Film Study of Individual Identity and Integration into Society