History Making Documentary Films

Source: History Making Productions Description: History Making Productions creates award-winning documentary films, series, and webisodes exploring various topics and themes in Philadelphia and U.S. history, including issues of social justice, civil rights, and reform. Their website includes information and resources for educators, including lesson plans, classroom activities, introductory PowerPoints, and film clips. They also have information on…
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The Loving Project

Source: Loving Project Description: The Loving Project Study Guide is an accompaniment to the podcast of interviews with interracial couples living in Greater Philadelphia. It includes discussion questions for every episode, lesson plans, and resources for teaching about multicultural and multiracial families; racism, colorism, and xenophobia; identity awareness, intersectionality, and heritage. Website: https://lovingproject.com/the-loving-project-study-guide/  
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Octavius V Catto Film and Resources

Source: History Making Productions Description: Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century is the first biopic on one of America’s early great civil rights leaders. An educator, soldier, activist, and baseball star, Catto was “the future perfect,” according to historian Naomi Nelson. Catto was assassinated on Election Day 1871 as he urged government officials to…
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PhilaGeoHistory

Source: Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network Description: This site contains thousands of old maps, property atlases, city directories, industrial site surveys, and other items documenting the history and development of Philadelphia from the 1600s through today. You can now use the interactive maps from your iPhone or Android device! Website: PhilaGeoHistory
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Philadelphia World Heritage City Seal

Source: Global Philadelphia Association Description: The Philadelphia World Heritage City seal was designed by J2 Design Partnership. It has come to represent a city that is using a uniquely distinguished past to propel a dramatically new future. The seal is open-source and available to download in several colors on the Global Philadelphia website. It can be used…
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Philadelphia World Heritage City Film

Source: Global Philadelphia Association Description: The Philadelphia World Heritage City film is a 28-minute documentary written and narrated by University of Pennsylvania Professor of History of Art, David B. Brownlee, Ph.D., FSAH, and produced and directed by filmmaker Sam Katz. Created to commemorate the historic designation of Philadelphia as the First World Heritage City in the…
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Mexican Cultural Center

Source: Mexican Cultural Center Description:  The Mexican Cultural Center, a nonprofit organization, produces Philadelphia’s official annual Mexican Independence Day Festival each September at Penn’s Landing. The MCC celebrates and promotes Mexican culture through annual programming including Cinco De Mayo and Día de los Muertos events.  The Center offers speakers on Mexican history, culture and traditions,…
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Japan-America Society of Greater Philadelphia

Source: Japan-America Society of Greater Philadelphia Description: The Japan-America Society of Greater Philadelphia provides numerous types of activities and opportunities relating to Japanese culture and history the history of the relationship between Philadelphia and Japan. JASGP offers individuals, families, teachers, and students the chance to attend the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Japanese language classes, tea…
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Independence Seaport Museum

Source: Independence Seaport Museum Description: This museum, situated on the Delaware River in Center City Philadelphia, offers a very wide range of services and opportunities including exhibits at the site and online, archival collections for scholarly research, a boat shop which has water projects and apprentice programs, a webcam to watch ongoing projects, a summer…
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Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

Source: Historic Philadelphia, Inc. Description: This non-profit organization offers numerous activities in the areas of Independence Hall and Valley Forge for families, teachers, and students all related to the American Revolution and new nation era.  These opportunities include tours of the Betsy Ross House and Franklin Square, as well as “Once Upon a Nation” storytelling,…
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