OWHC Programs

Source: OWHC Programs Description: Founded on 8 September 1993 in Fez (Morocco), the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) represents a collective intelligence on all issues related to the urban management of a World Heritage property. The OWHC connects with more than 300 cities having on their territory a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.…
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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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List of Philadelphia Firsts

Source: Independence Hall Association Description: A list of “firsts” in Philadelphia. Website: http://www.ushistory.org/philadelphia/philadelphiafirsts.html
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Timeline of Philadelphia History (1646-1899)

Source: Independence Hall Association Description: A timeline of historical events in Philadelphia’s history.  Website: http://www.ushistory.org/philadelphia/timeline/  
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Independence Seaport Museum

Source: Independence Seaport Museum Description: The Independence Seaport Museum was founded in 1961 and is located in Penn’s Landing complex along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The collections at the Independence Seaport Museum document maritime history and culture along the Delaware River. Independence Seaport Museum deepens the understanding, appreciation, and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways. We…
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UNESCO World Heritage in Young Hands Tool Kit

Source: UNESCO Description: It is based on an interdisciplinary approach seeking to involve teachers across curricula in raising awareness of young people of the importance of World Heritage. It strives to incorporate World Heritage into the curriculum as a way of delivering core subjects and transverse themes in the classroom as well as through extra-curricular activities. It focuses…
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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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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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High School Social Studies Lesson Plans

Source: Global Philadelphia Association Description: These 40 lesson plans are written for high school social studies curricula in three areas: World History, African American History, and US History. The lesson plans present Philadelphia’s heritage and its rich relationship to the global community, past and present. They were written by 10 Philadelphia area educators with the assistance…
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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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