How do mathematical equations translate into physical form? What formulas are needed to create a work of art? Students in A “Sine” of the Times chose their inspiration, developed designs... More > using oscillation graphs, and wrote reflections about how they learned to see math as well as themselves as mathematicians. With patterns as unique as their creators, this publication will inspire students and teachers to find creative applications for math in their own classrooms.< Less
The election of America’s first African American president prompted 11th grade English classes at Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School to realize that a clear vision combined with... More > the right words and images could influence and inspire profound change. Tapping into their passions and utilizing cutting edge computer software, these students exercised their freedom of speech to create profound political posters and write persuasive speeches. The range of issues they chose is remarkable; the student-writers of Take a Position, Create a Vision return us to democracy.< Less
...That is certainly the case for these 10th graders as they explored, through Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the trials in their own lives and in the world around them.
Ultimately, the... More > purpose of this yearlong project was for students to explore how writing about literature and our own experiences can help us to gain a deeper understanding of a text and of ourselves. Not only did these students accomplish this goal, they also learned that writing about literature can inform and instruct other students as well. The Truth Unfolded: Young Writers Explore the Crucible invited students to incorporate their thoughts and personally challenging experiences into academic yet reflective essays written in the hopes of helping other students in their study of The Crucible and other teachers in their teaching of it.< Less
This book, Yesterday’s Issues, Today’s Perspectives, Tomorrow’s Lessons, revolves around eight historical events and the controversial issues and different points of view that come... More > along with them. These issues are surrounded by passionate arguments and strongly held differences of opinion. In a country where freedom of speech is so strongly valued and exercised, the fact that no two people will ever think exactly alike is obvious but can also become problematic. < Less