Students today need to understand Philadelphia’s role in the world both in the past and in the present in order to become career and college ready, living and working in a global economy. This teacher workshop for those teaching U.S. and World history is built on the rich blog series about Philadelphia history written by Sarah Sharp, the Educator of World Heritage Philadelphia, who has used HSP primary sources to tell some of that story (http://hsp.org/education/for-teachers/educators-blog). Come interact with the sources yourself and develop ways of incorporating this history into your classroom, examining race, gender, and class across time. You will have a chance to choose two of these three topics for in-depth study: the colonial and new nation period, War of 1812 through Civil War, and Reconstruction through 20th century. Refreshments will be served, and instructional materials distributed.