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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Lesson Plans: Foreign Policy Research Institute

Source: Foreign Policy Research Institute Description: FPRI has a collection of free lesson plans and materials related to contemporary and historical international relations, foreign policy, and world history, geared toward middle and high school audiences. Website: www.fpri.org/education/lesson-plans-teachers/
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Foreign Policy Research Institute Primers

Source: Foreign Policy Research Institute Description: FPRI Primers provide general and student audiences with the background details of historic events, civic institutions, and important political organizations. The Primers include a five-minute animated video, a brief text written by an FPRI expert on the topic, and a lesson plan for teachers, which will help them to incorporate the…
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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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International Classroom: Archaeology and Anthropology Experts

Source: Penn Museum Description: Penn Museum affiliated archaeologists and anthropologists host workshops for students in all grade levels through visuals, hands on activities, and interactive discussions about archaeology and anthropology, focusing on both the ancient past and relevant issues of today. Website: www.penn.museum/teachers-and-students/k-12-educators/international-classroom/overview
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International Classroom: World Culture Educators

Source: Penn Museum Description: The Penn Museum provides schools with workshops and speakers from around the globe who can teach students more about their cultures and homelands through intercultural dialogues, world language exercises, and multiple viewpoints about aspects of daily life. The diverse group of speaker workshops feature cultures from regions in Africa, Asia, North/Central/South America,…
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Women and the American Story Curriculum Guide

Source: The New York Historical Society Description: A free curriculum guide and lesson plans that connect educators with classroom resources that illuminate the contributions of diverse women to the American past. Website: wams.nyhistory.org/
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Storyteller Denise Valentine

Source: Denise Valentine Description: Denise Valentine is a professional storyteller, historical performer, teaching folk artist and cultural arts consultant. Her storytelling performance illustrates the power of story to transcend differences between people, transform negativity and inspire hope. The storyteller delights audiences with traditional folktales from around the world flavored with colorful people, talking animals, humor,…
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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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