Teacher Workshop: Education and the Forgotten History of the Philadelphians Who Built Their Transit System

HomeBalch InstituteCalendarTeacher Workshop: Education and the Forgotten History of the Philadelphians Who Built Their Transit System

Teacher Workshop: Education and the Forgotten History of the Philadelphians Who Built Their Transit System

Thursday, 2/15/18
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Act 48/CEU Credits Offered
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St
19107 Philadelphia , PA
Pennsylvania

An African American History Month Program:  As part of our spring programming featuring a presentation from author James Wolfinger recounting the history of Philadelphia’s sprawling public transportation system from the 1880s to the 1960s., HSP is offering a Teacher Workshop and educational resources.

At this three-hour workshop, teachers will learn about the history of industrialization and the railroad in Philadelphia, examining primary sources that can be used to raise understanding of the subject within the classroom.  Then we will take part in an author talk with a historian who will lead a discussion about how Philadelphia transit workers adapted to fast-paced technological innovation while fighting management to secure their rights as employees. After the discussion, teachers will share ideas for integrating the information into their curriculum and leave with resources on industrialization and unions in Philadelphia.