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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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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Global Citizen Fellowship for Philadelphia Area Teachers

Source: Middle East Center, Tellal Institute, GEMS Education Description: An immersive language and teaching workshop in Dubai open to Philadelphia area teachers. The fellows will develop a weekly Global Citizenship program for their own classrooms, coordinate with a partner class and teacher in the United Arab Emirates. The fellowship will culminate in 12 hours of…
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Middle East Media Library

Source: Middle East Center: University of Pennsylvania Description: The Middle East Center maintains a collection of videos and DVDs pertaining to the Middle East for individual and educational use by Penn faculty, students, and K-12 educators in the greater Philadelphia area. Films are available for pick up in person at the office at 3340 Walnut St.,…
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Teaching Tolerance Educator Grants

Source: Teaching Tolerance Description: Teaching Tolerance Educator Grants support educators who embrace and embed anti-bias principles throughout their schools. These grants, ranging from $500-$10,000, support projects that promote affirming school climates and educate youth to thrive in a diverse democracy. The grants fund projects on three levels: school, classroom and district. Website: www.tolerance.org/about/educator-grand-guidelines
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Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Source: Teaching Tolerance Description: Teaching Tolerance provides timely articles to make you think and publications that are perfect for sharing and discussing with colleagues. These resources are designed to help educators improve their practice and turn K-12 schools into strong communities where all students have the opportunity to learn. Website: www.tolerance.org/magazine
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Teaching Tolerance Professional Development

Source: Teaching Tolerance Description: Teaching Tolerance provides a range of materials for educators: learning modules that make you think, presentations you can share and hands-on workshops with our expert trainers. These resources help teachers improve their practice and help K–12 leaders shape their schools into strong, equitable communities. Opportunities include attending in-person workshops, viewing free…
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Trans FAQs and Terms Guide

Source: Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs Description: This is a brief and useful introductory resource for those who wish to know more about the trans community, the definitions and correct usage of common words and concepts, and the answers to FAQs, including questions about pronouns, restrooms, and transitioning. A great resource for teachers, parents, friends,…
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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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