We are happy to report that HSP has been recertified to offer Act 48 credit for the three next years. Our teacher professional development programs offer you a chance to take a deeper dive into history, examine sources that you can use with students, and discuss with peers best teaching practices. We have four opportunities for you in the next month. Each program offers 3 Act 48 credits.
Thursday, October 26
*This blog is the eighth in a series by Sarah Sharp, Global Educator for World Heritage Philadelphia.
We are pleased to bring you a guest-blogger, Katie Samson, who is Assistant Director of Museum Education at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
"The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely."
~ E.O. Wilson, American Biologist, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Professor Emeritus Harvard
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
The nation is currently undergoing some soul-searching over whether to take down monuments to the Confederacy and other historical figures across our national landscape. Some historians believe a statue in a public place can serve an important educational purpose, and taking monuments down or hiding them away may facilitate forgetting.
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
It’s back-to-school time. Are you ready for it?
*This blog is the seventh in a series by Sarah Sharp, Global Educator for World Heritage Philadelphia.
*This blog is the sixth in a series by Sarah Sharp, Global Educator for World Heritage Philadelphia.
*This blog is the fifth in a series by Sarah Sharp, Global Educator for World Heritage Philadelphia.
Moving on from a focus on the international dimensions of the War of 1812 to consider the various specific populations who lived in Philadelphia during the period can pay teachers and students rich rewards. That gain is especially evident in coverage of the African American community across the broader Philadelphia region even if we only look at the lives and careers of several individuals, James Forten, Charles Ball, Russell Parrott, and Paul Cuffe.
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