The Rock School for Dance Education

Source:  The Rock School for Dance Education Description: The Rock School mission focuses on excellence in dance training and in nurturing children and young people. At The Rock School, they learn patience, persistence, attention to detail, discipline, teamwork, and self-motivation. The Rock School for Dance Education has developed a reputation as one of the nation’s top pre-professional…
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Knitting and Fiber Arts Programs

Source: Philly Knits Description: The Philly Knits lesson plans for Philly Art Teachers to use as a way to teach sewing to kids rather than relying on volunteers and after school programs. Helps students have fun in class and work together and learn a new skill. Their mission is to spread the joy of the Fiber Arts –…
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Interactive Map of Public Art

Source: Association for Public Art Description: Public art can express community values, enhance our environment, transform a landscape, heighten our awareness, or question our assumptions. Placed in public sites, this art is there for everyone, a form of collective community expression. Easily browse an expansive selection of public artworks put together by the nation’s first private, nonprofit civic…
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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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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: Immerse your class in diverse cultural expressions. Local performing artists introduce cultural rituals, traditions, and stories from around the world. These workshops use a range of arts to educate students about vibrant cultural traditions. Please note: some programs are only available for large groups. Website: https://www.penn.museum/sites/k12/field-trips/international-classroom/cultural-performers/
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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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