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Benjamin Franklin's Thrift: A 2013 Teacher Institute
The successful Thrift Teacher Institute of last summer will be offered again this year! For five days in July (July 14-18), teachers of all grades and disciplines may join together at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to learn about thrift. We will explore its historical roots and contemporary applications in ways that integrate the subject into lessons in history, civics, family & consumer science, financial literacy, and language arts.
Applications are due by Friday, June 14, but the sooner you register the better your chances! The Institute itself is very thrifty form of professional development. Those you complete the course will receive back their application and housing deposits, making the Institute virtually free. Travel stipends are even available for those traveling from beyond a 30-mile radius of Philadelphia.
Benjamin Franklin's Thrift: A 2012 Teacher Institute
In July 2012, 15 teachers from across Pennsylvania completed the inaugural Thrift teacher institute at HSP. As the slide show to the right illustrates, they participated in seminars, toured archives, conducted primary source research, and wrote lesson plans. They earned Act 48 credits and were eligible for graduate credit through Arcadia University. The lesson plans they created will be placed on SAS.
Thrift professional development is sponsored by the Center for Thrift and Generosity of the Institute for American Values and in consultation with Sally Flaherty of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.