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Jul 15-16th | Urban Heritages: Philadelphia, the Middle East and North Africa Teacher Institute (SOLD OUT)
Location: LBGT Center (3907 Spruce Street) & Penn Museum
NOTE: EVENT IS NOW FULL. There is an active waiting list. If you would like to be added, please write to email@example.com.
How have people in Philadelphia, the Middle East, and North Africa shaped their urban communities over time? We explore this question in a two-day Global Summer Institute for social studies, humanities, arts and STEM educators of grades 6-12. Participants receive 14 hours of ACT 48 credits, online and print educational resources, and free breakfast and lunch.
Teachers will tour the Penn Museum, experience object-based learning with real ancient artifacts, and collaborate with other educators in similar disciplines. By the conclusion of these workshops, participants are invited to submit a lesson plan for curricular implementation for a $100 stipend.
SEP 17th | Migration, Immigration, and Transformation (Teacher Workshop)
Time: 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Location: Philadelphia School District (440 N. Broad St.)
Philadelphia Educators are invited to take part in “Migration, Immigration, and Transformation” a professional development created based on a collaboration between The School District of Philadelphia, History Making Productions, and Global Philadelphia Association, the session is meant to highlight the movement of people into Philadelphia and its impact on the city’s political, economic, and social structure. This workshop will engage educators through a variety of learning activities and exemplar assessments, as they engage with primary and secondary sources covering The Great Migration of African Americans and international immigration into Philadelphia during the early decades of the 20th century. Participants will also benefit from a Cultural Institutions Partners Fair, which will occur during the first half hour of the evening. During the fair, participants will have the opportunity to hear from local cultural institutions, learn of their educational offerings, and consider how those institutions fit within their educational programming.
Educators not affiliated with the School District of Philadelphia can contact Amy Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org) for registration information.
SEP 28th | MightyFest Kids Carnival
Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Location: Aviator Park (1900-1958 Benjamin Franklin Parkway)
At the Mighty Writers Main Tent, toddlers and kids aged 2-12 and teens aged 13-17 can pick up their MightyFest passport. To fill the book, they’ll complete fun and engaging writing activities at each booth and earn unique stamps. A main stage will feature writers and musicians. The Phillie Phanatic will be there. Mina SayWhat from Power99 will MC the end of the day celebration, 2:30-4pm.
Sep 28th | Teaching About Caring and Curing in Our City’s Past: Philadelphia, Public Health, and the World
Time: 9:00AM - 1:30PM
Location: Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1300 Locust St.)
Measles? Mumps? Ebola? Our news is filled with new and recurring epidemics. To understand this news, students can be informed by lessons in social studies and STEM. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Global Philadelphia Association are co-sponsoring an educators’ workshop using primary sources to teach about Philadelphia’s global medical heritage.
Dr. Christiaan Morssink will speak to our city’s role in global medicine, past and present. Then teachers will explore some of HSP’s primary sources on influenza, yellow fever, polio, and the workings of the Lazaretto Quarantine Station. Participants will receive online and print instructional materials, plus a copy of the Spring 2019 issue of Pennsylvania Legacies, and will have time to begin development of a curriculum activity focused on the critical historical topic of Philadelphia’s medical heritage. Teachers of grades 6-12 across disciplines are especially welcomed. Lunch is included. Act 48/CEU Credits Offered.