Latin America, with Homero Aridjis, Octavio Paz, and Emir
Rodriguez Monegal. Explore Latin America developed an
interdisciplinary curriculum for the study of Latin
America in the fifth grade. It was presented at the
"Conversations In The Disciplines Program" of The
State University of New York and received a commendation
from Mexico's Ambassador to the United States.
High School Literary Magazine, with editors Jonathan
Galassi (now President of Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and
James Laughlin, the late founder of New Directions. This
high school project examined the high school literary
magazine within the broader context of literary magazines
in America. The project received a New York State
Education Department Award.
Greece, Greece, with Robert Fitzgerald, Boylston Professor
of Rhetoric at Harvard University and translator of The
Odyssey and The Iliad. The project developed an
interdisciplinary curriculum for the study of Ancient
Greece in the sixth grade. It was the subject of an
article in The New York Times.
In Progress", with Kenneth Burke. This sixth grade
project focused upon the writing of Kenneth Burke.
For Rogation Sunday," poem by William Carlos Williams,
music by Thomas Canning, was performed by high school
students as a culminating event for this project at the
Modern Language Association as the program of The William
Carlos Williams Society for their Centennial Dinner at the
Harvard Club in New York.
Studies an interdisciplinary program for high school
English and Social Studies teachers that included an
opportunity for the teachers to engage in primary research
with original manuscripts.
Is The Self Speaking, with Robert Creeley and William
Gratwick, included a photographic exhibition from The City
of New York Parks and Recreation Department that was
curated by Gerard Malanga. The world premiere of William
Carlos Williams' play, Tituba's Children, performed by
high school students, was the culmination of this project.
The project was presented at The New York State Arts In
Education Conference sponsored The New York State
Education Department, the New York State Council of
Educational Associations, The Saratoga Performing Arts
Center, and Skidmore College.
In and Out The Windows, with the internationally
recognized photographer and artist Carrie Mae Weems. This
high school project addressed identity, family history,
and stereotypes through both literature and visual art.
If That Mockingbird Don't
Sing: Children and Divorce, a NYSLC program for teachers.
we call it home," with Ruth Maleczech of the Mabou
Mines. Dale Davis adapted the writing from high school
students generated during a residency into a play that was
performed for the high school's largest audience ever
for a student performance. The play was subsequently
performed by the original cast at an Arts In Education
Conference and in high schools throughout New York State.
All The Wall, with Dr. Madeline Grumet, now Professor of
Education and Communication Studies at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The project, situated in a
rural high school, worked with faculty and students on
identity as perceived by self and others.
Hair and Blue Eyes: Gender, Race and Reading and Writing,
a NYSLC program for teachers.
I Learn In School, Survival in Middle School, and
Recording History: The Persian Gulf War were designed for
middle school students to stimulate children's
understanding of the issues that shape their lives and the
world around them.
and The Persian Gulf War, a NYSLC program for teachers.
American Grain: What Does It Mean To Be A Child In America
Today, a high school residency that included a photography
exhibition by Michael Mulley.
US, A peer directed high school AIDS education project.
of The Life and Times, an urban middle school project on
the relevance today of the writing of Frederick Douglass.
Music, Children, and Education, a NYSLC program for
teachers that included the participation of two rappers.
Age, From Holden Caufield to Eddy Vedder. A video by a
student participating in this project was selected for
inclusion in PBS's Point of View / NewViews.
School Research Paper A New Approach: Books, Photography,
and Video. This project was one of four Media
Education projects in the nation to be cited and presented
at a Conference on Media Education, The Annenberg School
for Communication, The University of Pennsylvania.
Dear World I Write You A Few Lines, introduced pregnant
and parenting urban students to the writing of Harriet A.
Jacobs. The Project was a collaboration with The
University of Rochester's Department of Rare Books and
Special Collections where the students examined the
original correspondence between Jacobs and
abolitionist-feminist Amy Post, housed at The University.
The correspondence is the basis for present scholarship
Mourning Cards, introduced as a means of writing and
publication to address the violence and death that have
become part of the experience of many young people living
in urban areas. The process and the cards were featured in
Stepping In Time, Grief and Loss: Creating a Responsive
School Culture, a video by the Rochester City School
District shown at the annual meeting of school boards from
across the country.
Watch, a primary research project for gifted middle school
Focus, Research, and Programs with Young
People at Highest Risk for Educational Failure
Incarcerated Education Program is formally inaugurated