History of Public Health in Philadelphia: A Timeline with a Global Context, 1300s – 2000s CE

Source: Global Philadelphia Association and Historical Society of Pennsylvania Description: This timeline shows the history of many public health initiatives, issues, and organizations as they developed in the city of Philadelphia from the colonial era into the present day.  These developments are provided within a global context, utilizing material from across many continents and countries, and…
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Middle East Center K-12 Teaching Ambassador Fellowship

Source: Middle East Center: University of Pennsylvania Description: The responsibilities of a Middle East Center Teaching Ambassador, are a K-12 teacher in Philadelphia who will promote events and opportunities from the Middle East Center to the K-12 community, teach a course using the provided online subscription module, and provide feedback on how the Middle East…
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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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International Classroom: Cultural Performers

Source: Penn Museum Description: Local performing artists introduce cultural rituals, traditions, and stories from around the world. These workshops use a range of arts such as poetry, dance, and puppets to educate students about vibrant cultural traditions. Website: www.penn.museum/teachers-and-students/k-12-educators/international-classroom/overview
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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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273 Interactive Learning Techniques

Source: Dr. Kevin Yee, Academy of Teaching and Learning Excellence at University of South Florida Description: A comprehensive listing of 273 interactive techniques for student engagement. Techniques are listed for a variety of settings and contexts: lectures, partner work, group work, individual work, assessments, using YouTube and Twitter, using clickers, games, icebreakers, homework, role-play, student…
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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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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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Bethlehem Roberson

Source: Bethlehem Roberson Description:  A Philadelphia native, Bethlehem has been singing since she was a child – singing by herself and vocalizing with her musical cousins. Performing around the region for over 15 years, she is in an-demand professional who has worked with numerous Philly artists and musicians, sung in churches and cafes to notable Philly venues/events including TEDx Philadelphia,The Kimmel Center, Sistah’s…
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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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