India and Nepal Dance and Music

Source: Joe Gorman, Music Specialist, D. Newlin Fell Elementary School Description: These are teaching resources on Indian and Nepali music and dance that have been collected by elementary music teacher Joe Gorman. He includes activities on Diwali dance, Bollywood dance and music, Jantar Mantar, Om Mani Padme Hum (Buddhist mantra chant), Mandala, traditional instruments, 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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Mexican Cultural Center Speakers

Source: Mexican Cultural Center Description: The Mexican Cultural Center makes available enrichment speakers to come to classrooms and discuss lesser known aspects of Mexican heritage and culture. Website: mexicanculturalcenter.org/services/
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Middle East Center K-12 Teaching Ambassador Fellowship

Source: Middle East Center: University of Pennsylvania Description: The responsibilities of a Middle East Center Teaching Ambassador, are a K-12 teacher in Philadelphia who will promote events and opportunities from the Middle East Center to the K-12 community, teach a course using the provided online subscription module, and provide feedback on how the Middle East…
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Middle East Lesson Plans

Source: Middle East Center: University of Pennsylvania Description: The Middle East Center offers free teaching modules and educational resources for K-12 educators on various topics related to the Middle East. Website: www.sas.upenn.edu/mec/resources/library
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NaTakallam Virtual Guest Speaker

Source: NaTakallam Description: A virtual guest speaker session invites a NaTakallam conversation partner to video conference into classrooms for conversation, Q&A, and discussion of the impact that displacement has had on their lives. Each session includes a brief curriculum with suggested preparation and reflection activities. This program, suitable for students of any age, can be…
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Penn Museum Interactive Workshops

Source: Penn Museum Description: Experienced museum educators at the Penn museum will lead students through hands-on activities that explore aspects of ancient cultures. Students will learn how to use artifacts as primary sources that contain clues to understanding the ancient world. Props and replica artifacts give all students interactive learning experiences, with workshops for elementary,…
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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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