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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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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Model UN at UNA-GP

Source: United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia Description: UNA-GP hosts model UNs for high school students, with recent topics focusing on Water Management and the Rule of Law. Posted on their website are resources for learning about the topics, which can also be used as supplementary materials in the classroom. Website: una-gp.org/projects/our-model-un-conferences/
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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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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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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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Speakers’ Bureau on the Middle East and North Africa

Source: Middle East Center: University of Pennsylvania Description: The Speakers Bureau provides K-12 schools in the greater Philadelphia area with the opportunity to receive free lectures from advanced graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania. The speakers come from a wide variety of disciplines and offer expertise in such fields as politics, culture, religion, art, and…
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