Professional Development

Professional Development Events

Oct
22
2014
Lecture/Panel Discussion

The Philadelphia Vigilance Committee helped runaway slaves relocate within northern Free states and Canada. Committee Chairman William Still interviewed the runaways and kept a journal documenting their escapes and experiences in bondage. Join us for a panel discussion featuring Valerie Still, Phil Lapansky, and Melvin Garrison. Part of a month-long celebration of Moonstone Arts Center’s Underground Railroad in Philadelphia

Oct
23
2014
Teacher Workshop

This workshop will provide teachers with in-depth background on the rich history of Germantown, as represented by five exceptional museums. It will provide resources (e.g.., the Germantown Historical Society, museum educator-consultants, literature lists and websites) for teachers and students to explore this multicultural study of community history throughout the school year.

Oct
23
2014
Lecture/Panel Discussion

The 1793 Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia has become well known: the story has a hero—Benjamin Rush—and a villain—a mysterious pestilential disease which killed almost 10 percent of the population. Rush has been roundly criticized, both by posterity and his contemporaries, for his harsh therapies of bloodletting and extreme medicines.

Oct
28
2014
Teacher Workshop

National History Day (NHD) is a great program to help students in grades 6-12 practice research and critical thinking skills, elements important to their future in the workplace and school.  This workshop is for teachers who have worked with the NHD program before as well as those who would like to learn about it for the first time. 

Nov
8
2014
Teacher Workshop

HSP is excited to offer K12 teachers a reduced registration fee and Act 48 credit for attendance at Pennsylvania Historical Association's conference on "The Place of Pennsylvania."  Teachers may choose to attend two sessions on Saturday, November 8, out of the following six: