Ancient Phoenician

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The Phoenician language was an ancient language spoken by the Phoenicians in modern day Lebanon. The goal of this project is to research the language, looking at the alphabet, inspecting sounds of how the language was spoken (phonology/morphology), as well

The Phoenician language was an ancient language spoken by the Phoenicians in modern day Lebanon. The goal of this project is to research the language, looking at the alphabet, inspecting sounds of how the language was spoken (phonology/morphology), as well as the languages structure (grammar, word order, syntax). As well as adding onto the history of the language, the people, culture, and what made the language ultimately die out.
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2024-05
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The Phoenix Culture United Project: A Shared Digital Space for the Promotion of Social Sustainability through the Creation of an Authentic Community Narrative and Educational Resource

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The Phoenix Culture United Project is a proposed community solution aimed at increasing the social cohesion between residents of Maryvale and the wider Phoenix area. Inspired by the Warrior Wall by the Glioblastoma Research Organization, a page designated to the

The Phoenix Culture United Project is a proposed community solution aimed at increasing the social cohesion between residents of Maryvale and the wider Phoenix area. Inspired by the Warrior Wall by the Glioblastoma Research Organization, a page designated to the names of individuals who have fought glioblastoma, Phoenix Culture United is designed to host a variety of submissions by Maryvale residents, including photos, videos, soundtracks and stories--any media that viewers feel is an embodiment of their culture or tradition. The site also hosts educational content including Maryvale's community history, past and current challenges, community assets as well as ways for those residing outside Maryvale to learn about and partake in community events. The site's central educational page centers the voices of Maryvale residents in communicating the essence, culture and pride of the community. The origins, primary- and secondary-research backed developmental process and evaluation procedures are discussed. While preliminary results of the evaluation process showed promising results that this concept may be somewhat effective and accepted by the community, future directions and potential changes are identified and discussed as well.
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2024-05
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“Escape from SanGuia Island: A Fear of Needles Reduction Game in Virtual Reality"

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I and with help from my director and second reader, created a Virtual Reality (VR) game to help reduce the fear of needles. In the game design document, there is background information on Specific Phobia of Needles, past work/studies using

I and with help from my director and second reader, created a Virtual Reality (VR) game to help reduce the fear of needles. In the game design document, there is background information on Specific Phobia of Needles, past work/studies using VR in psychology and all that I came up with in regard to the game.
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2024-05
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A Phoenix Union High School District Review: Examining Discipline Policies for Cultural Responsiveness

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Recent research has highlighted significant racial disparities in both school discipline and academic achievement. However, it's only recently that scholars have begun to explore the potential interconnectedness between these gaps. While discipline policies traditionally cater to a "general" student population,

Recent research has highlighted significant racial disparities in both school discipline and academic achievement. However, it's only recently that scholars have begun to explore the potential interconnectedness between these gaps. While discipline policies traditionally cater to a "general" student population, they often lack specificity for particular demographics. This oversight is evident in the Phoenix Union High School District (PXU), where the majority of students are Hispanic (81.4%) and African American (9.4%). Given the crucial link between academic achievement and discipline, there is a pressing need for culturally responsive disciplinary policies tailored to these specific populations. This review critically examines PXU's diversity profile, seven disciplinary policy categories, and quarter 2 disciplinary data for the 2023-24 academic year through a lens of cultural responsiveness. The goal is to provide actionable insights for the Phoenix Union Governing Board to consider adjustments that promote restorative justice in education (RJE) and address racial inequities within the student body.
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2024-05
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At Least 8,026,698,860 Understandings of Emotional Abuse Experiences Worldwide as of 5:16 PM on April 9, 2023

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Humanity lives in a volatile, complex, and ambiguous world plagued by objective misunderstandings of the subjective experiences or hardships endured by global individuals. Today’s youth exist in a society where the individuality of the human condition is often masked by

Humanity lives in a volatile, complex, and ambiguous world plagued by objective misunderstandings of the subjective experiences or hardships endured by global individuals. Today’s youth exist in a society where the individuality of the human condition is often masked by the expectation that people abandon their authenticity to conform to the exclusive desires of a “mainstream” collective. The modern education system in the United States is, unfortunately, not untouched by the aforementioned expectation, especially with respect to trauma-related considerations. While academic growth is important in educational settings, there appear to be several critical, missing pieces: Have individual notions of trauma been considered? Has intentional thought been given to the perceived invisibility of emotional abuse or manipulation as its own domain of traumatic experiences? This thesis, and the accompanying creative project deliverable, aim to shed light on re-envisioned notions of trauma, emotional abuse, and the importance of utilizing inclusive and comprehensive trauma response strategies in K-12 classrooms.
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2024-05
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Observing Children's Relationships with Nature in an Outdoor Education Class Setting

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The creation of this study was driven by my belief in the importance of transforming and reimagining human-nature relationships for sustainable futures and my interest in understanding the implementation of nature-based learning in schools. Through observations of children in an

The creation of this study was driven by my belief in the importance of transforming and reimagining human-nature relationships for sustainable futures and my interest in understanding the implementation of nature-based learning in schools. Through observations of children in an outdoor education setting, I sought to answer the following research questions: “How do children that have engaged in nature-based learning view themselves in relation to nature?” and “What can be observed about children’s personal understandings of nature and their personal relationships with nature in their writing and drawings?” This study was implemented with participants in third grade outdoor education classes at a local charter school in South Phoenix using multiple participatory research methods. My findings add to an existing body of knowledge and research focused on understanding children’s relationships with nature and the impacts of nature-based learning. In the conclusion of this paper, I pose additional questions about conceptualizing children’s relationships with nature and exploring their nature connectedness through research, share reflections on my personal relationship with nature, and discuss how my observations support benefits of nature-based learning as argued by existing scholarship.
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2024-05
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Rediscovering Forgotten Fairy Tales: A Graphic Novel Adaptation of Lanval by Marie De France

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When looking at the works of literature known in the popular cultural consensus as “fairy tales”, there is one author and body of work whose name and stories have not seemed to cross over from the world of academia to

When looking at the works of literature known in the popular cultural consensus as “fairy tales”, there is one author and body of work whose name and stories have not seemed to cross over from the world of academia to that of popular culture. Marie de France has been a staple of my undergraduate studies, with her lais coming up in multiple classes. Despite her writing being nearly a thousand years old, the stories that she tells- of love, hate, comedy and tragedy- have a timeless quality. However, there is very little in the way of adaptational material for the Lais of Marie de France, at least in the English speaking world. This is disappointing, as her works have the potential to speak to a modern audience- the story of Lanval, in particular, contains many story elements that are at once familiar yet unique to those familiar with similar works. In writing and illustrating a visual adaptation of this text, I hope to engage the imagination of modern readers while keeping true to the spirit of Marie de France’s original vision.
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2024-05
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