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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History Hunters Youth Reporter Program

Source: Historic Germantown Description: History Hunters is a fully subsidized field trip program for Philadelphia School District 4th and 5th grade classrooms. The program takes students to five exceptional historic sites during the school year. Students will become investigative reporters, writing about their experiences with the history, buildings and artifacts of their community. History Hunters…
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Historic Fair Hill

Source: Historic Fair Hill Description: Historic Fair Hill is a peace making green space and a neighborhood revitalization organization in North Philadelphia. Gardening, school partnerships, and community events are all geared towards historical preservation, environmental greening, civic engagement, and childhood literacy. Website: historicfairhill.com/about/
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Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants

Source: Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Description:  Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983) was a pioneer in American children’s literature. He based the lives of his multiracial characters on his childhood but added loving parents, friends and pets. He wanted no child to be an outsider. “If we could see each other exactly as the other is,” he wrote,…
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Philadelphia’s Guide: African American State Historical Markers

Source: The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection Description: A project of The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection and The William Penn Foundation, this book was published in 1992 and lists all of the African American historical markers in Philadelphia. The book contains information about the people, places, and events commemorated at at site, and includes maps…
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Decolonizing Thanksgiving: A Toolkit for Combatting Racism in Schools

Source: Medium: Age of Awareness Description:  Stereotypical and racist portrayals of Native peoples fill U.S. elementary schools each November as students encounter historically-inaccurate portrayals of Native peoples in arts & crafts, books and lessons about a shared Thanksgiving meal, and songs and plays with hand-crafted headdresses and vests. But these activities are problematic, because they depict…
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Green Schools Program

Source: RecycleBank Description:  Recyclebank partners with cities and brands to reward residents for helping to make their communities cleaner, greener places. During the school year, students will propose a green project designed to improve their school or community.After we’ve selected the Top 50 plans, members can donate their points to help make their dreams a reality.…
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“The Liberation of Jane Johnson”

Source: The Library Company Description: The Library Company of Philadelphia is an independent research library concentrating on American society and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Free and open to the public, the Library Company houses an extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera, prints, photographs, and works of art. Our mission…
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MightyFest Writing Activities

Source: GPA Description: At Mighty Writers, we teach kids to write.We do this through four-day-a-week writing academies at our six neighborhood locations in Philadelphia, and at our site in Camden, New Jersey. Over the course of a year—even in summers!—we take students through every genre of writing, but always with the same goal: to get kids…
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Fairmount Park Waterworks

Source: Fairmount Park Waterworks Description: The mission of the Fairmount Water Works (FWW) is to foster stewardship of our shared water resources by encouraging informed decisions about the use of land and water. We educate citizens about Philadelphia’s urban watershed – its past, present and future – and collaborate with partners to instill an appreciation for the connections between daily life and the natural…
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