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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The Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony and Port Marker Project

Source: Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project, Inc. Description: The Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Marker Project has led the movement to conduct an annual Ancestral Remembrance Ceremony at Penn’s Landing to acknowledge the Port of Philadelphia, and other locations on the Delaware River, as a port of entry for Africans during the…
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Johnson House Historic Site

Source: Johnson House Historic Site Description: An underground railroad station and house museum teaches visitors about the people who labored for the freedom of others, and the perilous journey made by the enslaved to freedom, and is the only intact underground railroad stop in Philadelphia. Website: www.johnsonhouse.org/
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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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400+: Black History, Black Futures, Black Now

Source: African American Museum in Philadelphia Description: The African American Museum in Philadelphia invites audiences to reflect on the Black experiences that have occurred since Africans first arrived in the English colonies in 1619. Throughout 2019 they will offer an assortment of programs and exhibitions which will help facilitate discussions and personal reflections on the…
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UShistory.org

Source: Independence Hall Association Description: The website educates the public about the Revolutionary and Colonial eras of American history, as well as Philadelphia generally through historical figure biographies, free textbooks and primary sources, and information about important landmarks in Philadelphia. Website: www.ushistory.org
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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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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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