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Killing the Sky 2 By
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n Killing the Sky 2, the student-inmates of Rikers Island’s high school, Horizon Academy, discover their voices and the craft of storytelling. Excavating their lives before prison, these... More > students write about lost loved-ones and friends, the allure of the streets after dark, the uproot of moving from city to city – as if describing former lives, former selves. And, each life has its gifts: a young niece to raise right, a math teacher who listened, the goal still possible. Just as these students find the courage to write beyond stigma and silence, readers will find richly human, stirring reflections.< Less
Food For Life: Bronx Oral Histories By
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Eleventh grade students and senior citizens participated in weekly icebreaker and storytelling exercises which culminated in the students interviewing and writing the seniors’ oral histories.
Beacon Science: Volume 2 By
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Beacon Science, modeled after scholarly journals in the field, represents self-selected topics of study for students enrolled in Senior Science Seminar at Beacon High School. After conducting lengthy... More > laboratory experiments and writing reviews of literature, students publish their findings in the annual issue of Beacon Science. Topics in this issue range from Pavlovian conditioning to the use of nicotine as an herbicide.< Less
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Beacon Science, modeled after scholarly journals in the field, represents self-selected topics of study for students enrolled in Senior Science Seminar at Beacon High School. After conducting lengthy... More > laboratory experiments and writing reviews of literature, students publish their findings in the annual issue of Beacon Science.< Less
Enchando Humo Para Siempre By
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This book marks the third collaboration between the Student Press Initiative of Columbia, Teachers College and Horizon Academy’s interred student population. The previous works have held as an... More > arch concern the belief that the pathways to expression afforded by these publications remain uninterrupted and uninflected, particularly in regards to the language utilized in that expression. The interviews providing the basis for this collection of narratives were conducted in Spanish, and their subsequent English translations were drawn from textual transcripts. While translation introduces a conspicuous obstacle into the enterprise of linguistically precise oral history, another concern central to the mission of these books is broadening a legitimate audience base for stories that usually are left unaccessed by nature of their authors, their locations, their content, and, in this case, their language.< Less
About Face: Portraits of Activism By
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About Face: Portraits of Activism, is a student journalism project in which twelfth grade writers profile over 30 social activists in New York City. The book grows out of a 15-week study of the... More > history of social change. This twelfth grade curriculum investigates community leaders and those working to create social change and positive impact on our society in both historical and contemporary contexts. Copies of About Face were distributed to select ninth grade social studies classrooms around New York City. One of the goals of SPI is to find innovative ways to use each of our student publications as a text for further learning in other classrooms. Subjects profiled in the first issue include filmmaker Spike Lee, television journalist Anderson Cooper and historian Eric Foner.< Less
Real Talk By
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These stories range from simple to complex, humorous to wise. They are not always happy, but they are all true. And even though each writer speaks in a voice uniquely their own, each voice is... More > resilient and strong. Whether we are students or teachers, parents or administrators, Real Talk tells us we can count on our young people to think, to make meaning from their lives, and always, to keep looking ahead.< Less
Aguas con el Caballo By
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This is SPI's third publication with incarcerated youth at Horizon Academy. The previous collaborations have held as an arch concern the belief that the pathways to expression afforded by these... More > publications remain uninterrupted and uninflected, particularly in regards to the language utilized in that expression. The interviews providing the basis for this collection of narratives were conducted in Spanish, and their subsequent English translations were drawn from textual transcripts. While translation introduces a conspicuous obstacle into the enterprise of linguistically precise oral history, another concern central to the mission of these books is broadening a legitimate audience base for stories that usually are left unaccessed by nature of their authors, their locations, their content, and, in this case, their language.< Less
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Killing the Sky grows out of a unique collaboration between The Student Press Initiative and Horizon Academy, the Department of Correction/Department of Education high school at Rikers Island in New... More > York.< Less
Facing Memory: Student Memoirs from Bosnia By
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While countless books have been written about Bosnia-Herzegovina; its people, its politics, its culture, and its wars, the Facing Memory Project brings us the memories and perspectives of young... More > people, offering readers a glimpse at life experiences that surpass some of the more traditional, scholarly and political commentaries emerging from this volatile region.< Less