Philadelphia Timeline

Source: Philadelphia History Description: Did you know that in 1800, not L.A., not New York, but Philadelphia was our largest city, a distinction it held until 1830? The top five were Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Boston, and Charleston, S.C. But we defy anyone to name the sixth largest American town in 1800. It was Northern Liberties, now…
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Black History Field Trip

Source: The Constitutional Description: The Constitutional Walking Tour takes you on a special Black History outdoor experience through America’s Birthplace. The Constitutional tells the dramatic story of the brave men and women who were responsible for creating America. The Constitutional Guided Walking Tour will take you on a 1.25 mile loop which starts and concludes at the National…
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African American Family Histories and Related Works in the Library of Congress

Source: Library of Congress Description: Revised in 2009, this edition of African American Family Histories and Related Works in the Library of Congress incorporates all the past efforts of Sandra Lawson and Paul Connor, supplemented by the edition of 84 family histories and genealogical handbooks. Because of the changing technological environment since the first publication of…
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Resources: Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race

Source: Pretty Good Description: So you’ve realized your kids aren’t too young to talk about race, so now what? We’ve rounded up some resources for you to start. Pretty Good’s purpose is to make good information easier to understand and share on social media. Any money contributed will go to pay artists, illustrators, photographers, and designers…
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Resources: Global, Civic Teaching, and Learning in the Time of Covid-19

Source: Campus Contact Description: On Thursday, August 13, 2020, Dickinson College presented Global Teaching and Learning in the Time of COVID-19: Open Access, Virtual Collaborations and New Global Learning Pathways. View the slides here. Facilitators included Samantha Brandauer – Associate Provost and Executive Director, Center for Global Study and Engagement; Julia Carnine –  Resident Director, Dickinson in France and…
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Resources: Local Issues in Global Context, Racism, and Structural Inequality

Source: Campus Contact Description: On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, Dr. Nicole Stokes, Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at St. Joseph’s University and Dr. Eric Hartman, Executive Director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford College presented A Toolkit for Understanding Local Issues in Global Context, Including Racism and Structural Inequality. View the slides here.…
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Teacher’s Guide – What To The Slave Is The Fourth of July

Source: Books That Grow Description: In 2013 a group of reading specialists, neuroscientists, and technologists came together to solve the most common challenge faced by teachers – How to support students of varied abilities in the same classroom? Our answer, Books That Grow. We’ve made differentiated instruction simple through developing leveled readers that adjust to the student’s…
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Getting Started with a Family History

Source: Historical Society of Pennsylvania Description: Doing family history is just that: it is history. The story of immigration and its aftermath is the story of this nation. You will find in telling your family stories a similarity with other families—families perhaps you thought you had nothing in common with before. In doing genealogy you want…
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The Puerto Rican Philly Experience

Source: Neighbors Description: Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Neighbor’s goal was to allow community members to design a program for audiences like themselves and through the process, to explore the history of the Puerto Rican neighborhoods of Philadelphia and their similarities to other migrant experiences. Website: https://omeka.hsp.org/s/puertoricanphillyexperience/page/homeinicio
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Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Source: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Description: Founded in 2009, the PPAC is an artist-focused institution rooted in Philadelphia that supports the study, production, and exhibition of contemporary photographic practices for a broadly diverse audience. PPAC strives to ensure that contemporary artists and enthusiasts can continue to learn and grow as the medium of photography shifts now and in…
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