The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will offer teacher institutes this year, all for Act 48 or graduate credit. The institutes cover topics including Emancipation, the City of Philadelphia, and Thrift.
Philadelphia History For Teachers - July 16-20
Join fellow humanities instructors this summer to discover new ways of exploring and teaching Philadelphia history. Guided by renowned historians, archivists, museum educators and editors of The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, this course will provide immersive learning experiences at locations related to each day's session. The Institute also will include hands-on workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, and discussion about putting this knowledge into action in the classroom during the intensive week-long institute. The Institute is being offered through The Professional Institute for Educators at the University of the Arts, with tuition payable to the University. Register Now!
Franklin's Thrift: A Classic American Idea for the 21st Century - July 29- Aug 2
Is thrift an idea that defines American qualities, or just an old fashioned concept that has no place in modern America? In this Institute presented in consultation with Sally Flaherty of Pennsylvania's Department of Education and the Institute for American Values, the instructors will be experts in the field of thrift, historic documents and artifacts, and standards aligned system curriculum writing. Participants will learn how to use HSP's primary documents on Thrift incorporating Common Core standards with the Pennsylvania Academic Standards. Register Now!