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Phi Theta Kappa/Alpha Theta Phi - Honors in Action: Theme 1: The Heirs of Our Ways (2020-2021)


Program Guide

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society - Alpha Theta Phi @ LaGuardia Community College
Honors in Action Program Guide -- 2020-2021: Inheritance and Legacy

Where do we start?

Step 1:  Think about your topic!  What questions are you trying to answer?

Step 2:  List terms that best represent the main concepts of your topic.

  • list
  • keywords
  • relevant to topic or assignment 

If nothing comes to mind, it is time to do some background research!

keyword strategy

Library resources for Theme 1 - Articles

Do you have any recommended sources to add?

What are our learning outcomes?

PTK Honors in Action Project - Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate undergraduate research fundamentals by identifying sources, appraising their credibility, and formulating conclusions based on evidence.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and reflective skills throughout the research process.
  • To learn more about Honors in Action, enroll in the PTK Research Edge online tutorial.


Recommended Resources from the Honors Program Guide


Theme 1: The Heirs of Our Ways


  • Benyus, J. M. (1997). Biomimicry: Innovation inspired by nature. New York, NY: William Morris. [If the ebook is not available, see this TED Talk by the author.]


  • Diamond, J. (2011). Collapse: How societies choose to fail or succeed: (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Penguin Group. [If the ebook is not available, see this TED Talk by the author.]


  • Goodell, J. (2017). The water will come: Rising seas, sinking cities, and the remaking of the civilized world. New York, NY: Little Brown.  [If the ebook is not available, see this talk by the author.]


  • Lovelock, J. (2016). A rough ride to the future. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams. [If the ebook is not available, see this talk by the author.]


  • Quinn, D. (1995). Ishmael: A Novel. New York, NY: Bantam. [If the ebook is not available, see this interview with the author.]


  • Lacroix, C., Tétart-Vittu, F., Trubert-Tollu, C., Martin-Hattemberg, J., & Olivieri, F. (2017). The House of Worth: 1858 - 1954: The birth of haute couture. London, England: Thames and Hudson.
  • Liu, X. & Shaffer, L. N. (2007). Connections across Eurasia: Transportation, communication, and cultural exchange on the Silk Roads. New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
  • Morris, C. R. (2012). The dawn of innovation: The first American Industrial Revolution. New York, NY: PublicAffairs.
  • McKibben, B. (2006). The age of missing information (reprint ed.). New York, NY: Random House.
  • Adichie, C. N. (2009, Oct.). The danger of a single story [Video file]. Retrieved from
  • Austin, J. L. (1975). How to do things with words. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Ayunerak, P., Alstrom, D., Moses, C., James, Sr., C., & Rasmus, S. M. (2014). Yup’ik culture and context in southwest Alaska: Community member perspectives of tradition, social change, and prevention. American Journal of CommunityPsychology, 54(1-2), 91-99. Retrieved from
  • Baldwin, J. (Ed.). (2018). Navigating post truth and alternative facts: Religion and science as political theology. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Brooks, D. (2015). The road to character. New York, NY: Thorndike Press.
  • Sheen, N., Smith, H., Kenworthy, E. W., & Butterfield, F. (2017). The Pentagon Papers: The secret history of the Vietnam war. New York, NY: Racehorse.
  • Berberoglu, B. (Ed.). (2018). The Palgrave handbook of social movements, revolution, and social transformation. London, England: Palgrave McMillan.
  • Carson, R., Darling, L., Darling, L. (2002). Silent spring (anniversary ed.). Cambridge, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company.
  • Cipresso, P., Giglioli, I., Raya, M. A., & Riva, G. (2018). The past, present, and future of virtual and augmented reality research: A network and cluster analysis of the literature. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 2086. Retrieved from
  • Faris, D. (2014). Dissent and revolution in a digital age: Social media, blogging and activism in Egypt. London, England: I.B. Taurus.
  • Chua, A. (2004). World on fire: How exporting free market democracy spreads ethnic hatred and global instability. New York, NY: Anchor.

  • Coccia, M. & Bellitto, M. (2018). Human progress and its socioeconomic effects in society. Journal of Economic and Social Thought 5(2), 160-178. Retrieved from

  • Juma, C. (2016). Innovation and its enemies: Why people resist new technologies. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

  • Kennedy, P. (2011). Preparing for the Twenty-First Century, (reprint ed.) New York, NY: Vintage.

  • Horowitz, A. (2010). Inside of a dog: What dogs see, smell, and know. New York, NY: Scribner.

  • Kübler-Ross, E. (2014). On death & dying: What the dying have to teach doctors, nurses, clergy, and their own families, (reprint ed.). New York, NY: Scribner.

  • Sunderam S., Kissin D. M., Zhang Y., Folger, S., Boulet, S., Warner, L., Callaghan, W., & Barfield, W. (2016). Assisted reproductive technology surveillance -United States, 2016 surveillance summaries. 68(4), 1–23. Retrieved from

Library resources for Theme 1 - Books

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