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3/29/17
Author: Beth A Twiss Houting

When students study history, the story of what happened can seem predictable or even pre-destined.

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3/24/17
Author: Beth A Twiss Houting

*This blog is the third in a series by Sarah Sharp, Global Educator for World Heritage Philadelphia.

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2/7/17
Author: Alicia Parks

The title of this blog is a quote found in the scrapbook of the United German Singers Collection. No, this has nothing to do with the von Trapp family from the Sound of Music; they were Austrian. Rather, these singing groups were mostly comprised of German immigrants. The scrapbook from the first half of the 20th century details their programs and life for the German immigrants. One article that particularly stuck out to me was this very small clipping dated August 25th, 1914.

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1/27/17
Author: Alicia Parks

*This blog is the second in a series by Sarah Sharp, Global Educator for World Heritage Philadelphia

 

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1/13/17
Author: Alicia Parks

This past weekend we remembered Martin Luther King Jr. and his ideals. To extend the lesson in the classroom, one particular source to show students is a “March on Washington” poster from HSP's collection. It outlines the goals of the March and represents the need for equality, fair wages, jobs, and adequate housing for all Americans. This primary source is a wonderful example to show students the importance of civic engagement.


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12/13/16
Author: Anonymous

This blog was posted on behalf of Sarah Sharp, Global Educator for World Heritage Philadelphia

 

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12/13/16
Author: Anonymous

This post is by Jessica Tyson, a California public high school history teacher on sabbatical in Philadelphia.

 

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12/7/16
Author: Alicia Parks

Today, December 7th, we honor the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Regardless of age, the title of this blog in a quote by Franklin Roosevelt that is difficult to forget. As a nation, it has been forged into our psyche. We remember parents, and grandparents, talking about the effect of this day on their lives and families. This date is proof that a moment in time, such as the attack on Pearl Harbor, can change the course of history and human events.

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9/21/16
Author: Alicia Parks

“Judas sold only one man, Arnold three million” – Benjamin Franklin

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8/18/16
Author: Alicia Parks

When the 19th Amendment was ratified on this day in 1920, Philadelphia was the largest city and Pennsylvania was by far the largest state in which women had not previously had the right to vote.

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