South Asia Center

Source: University of Pennsylvania Description: This center’s website offers speakers and materials for teachers and students about South Asian life and culture, and the center provides professional development for teachers on this region. The South Asia Center’s mission is to enhance the study of South Asia at Penn (India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the…
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Middle East Center

Source: University of Pennsylvania Description: This center’s website offers contacts and materials for teachers and students about Middle Eastern life and culture, and the center provides professional development for teachers on this region. The University of Pennsylvania has a long tradition of supporting the study of the cultures, languages, and history of the Middle East. It was the…
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Center for Africana Studies

Source: University of Pennsylvania Description: Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is comprised of two entities—the Department of Africana Studies and the Center for Africana Studies—each with distinct, yet complementary function.  The Department oversees undergraduate and graduate teaching, including an undergraduate major and minor and a graduate certificate and doctoral program.  The Center provides an…
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Independence National Historical Site

Source: National Park Service Description:  Since 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks. With the help of volunteers and partners, we safeguard these special places and share their stories with more than 318 million visitors every year. But our work doesn’t stop there. We are proud that tribes, local…
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African American Museum in Philadelphia

Source: African American Museum in Philadelphia Description: This museum offers information and exhibits for teachers and students covering the history of African Americans in Philadelphia and the US, and offers professional development for teachers. Founded in 1976 in celebration of the nation’s Bicentennial, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is the first institution funded and built by…
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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Source: UNESCO Description: This online source offers material, resources, and lesson plans for teachers and students focused on UNESCO Global World Heritage sites, and is searchable by country and other topics. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to…
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World Heritage Tool Kit – Global Philadelphia

Source: Global Philadelphia Association Description: The “World Heritage Tool Kit” contains 29 model lesson plans for primary and secondary students focusing on Philadelphia’s history and global heritage in a variety of subjects, including STEM. The Tool Kit is a searchable PDF and also contains a listing of additional resources, including websites, local organizations and museums, and…
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