*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.
*This blog is the fourth in a series by Sarah Sharp, Global Educator for World Heritage Philadelphia.
When students study history, the story of what happened can seem predictable or even pre-destined.
*This blog is the third in a series by Sarah Sharp, Global Educator for World Heritage Philadelphia.
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.
*This blog is the second in a series by Sarah Sharp, Global Educator for World Heritage Philadelphia
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.
This blog was posted on behalf of Sarah Sharp, Global Educator for World Heritage Philadelphia
This post is by Jessica Tyson, a California public high school history teacher on sabbatical in Philadelphia.