History of Public Health in Philadelphia: A Timeline with a Global Context, 1300s – 2000s CE

Source: Global Philadelphia Association and Historical Society of Pennsylvania Description: This timeline shows the history of many public health initiatives, issues, and organizations as they developed in the city of Philadelphia from the colonial era into the present day.  These developments are provided within a global context, utilizing material from across many continents and countries, and…
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Art Exhibits in City Hall

Source: City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy Description: Free art exhibits in Philadelphia’s City Hall which highlight the diverse cultural vibrancy of Philadelphia with the art of professional, aspiring, and emerging artists. Free tours can also be scheduled. Website: creativephl.org/exhibitions/
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American History Unit Plans and Primary Sources

Source: Historical Society of Pennsylvania Description: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has a database of lesson plans and primary sources focusing on US and Pennsylvania’s history, among many other topics that apply to the PA Core Standards. Additionally, there are lesson plans that focus on historical landmarks. There are a range of class lessons and activities for…
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Lesson: Philadelphia: Workshop of the World

Source: Global Philadelphia Association Author: Mona Kolsky Subject: Social Studies Grade Level: 9-12 Objectives: Students will be able to assess the diversity of products made and manufactured in 19th century Philadelphia IOT explain why Philadelphia was called the “Workshop of the World.” View or Download Lesson Plan
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The Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony and Port Marker Project

Source: Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project, Inc. Description: The Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Marker Project has led the movement to conduct an annual Ancestral Remembrance Ceremony at Penn’s Landing to acknowledge the Port of Philadelphia, and other locations on the Delaware River, as a port of entry for Africans during the…
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Johnson House Historic Site

Source: Johnson House Historic Site Description: An underground railroad station and house museum teaches visitors about the people who labored for the freedom of others, and the perilous journey made by the enslaved to freedom, and is the only intact underground railroad stop in Philadelphia. Website: www.johnsonhouse.org/
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Mural: A Tribute to Harriet Tubman

Source: Philly Mural Pics Description: This mural is a tribute to Harriet Tubman and others who have fought against slavery and for equal rights, next to a cemetery in Fairhill where many of these heroes lie. Website: www.phillymuralpics.com/a-tribute-to-harriet-tubman/img-0091.html
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History Hunters Youth Reporter Program

Source: Historic Germantown Description: History Hunters is a fully subsidized field trip program for Philadelphia School District 4th and 5th grade classrooms. The program takes students to five exceptional historic sites during the school year. Students will become investigative reporters, writing about their experiences with the history, buildings and artifacts of their community. History Hunters…
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10 Places Celebrating African-American Heritage in Philadelphia

Source: Global Philadelphia Association Description: A comprehensive list of 10 sites and museums in Philadelphia that highlight African American history and heritage year round. Website: globalphiladelphia.org/news/beyond-black-history-month-10-places-celebrating-african-american-heritage-philadelphia
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American History Lesson Plans and Resources

Source: Octavius V. Catto, Independence Hall Association Description: A collection of resources to find primary and secondary sources in teaching about American history, with some focus on Philadelphia. Also includes two free digital textbooks covering US history and American Government. Website: catto.ushistory.org/lesson-plans-and-resources/
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