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:
During the mid 19th century, large numbers of Irish citizens made the perilous journey to America with the the hopes of escaping poverty, famine, and oppression. As thousands of immigrants made Philadelphia their home, they were met with religious and ethnic prejudices. Moderated by Charlene Mires, professor of History at Rutgers-Camden, this panel of experts examines the challenges and issues faced by the Irish as they struggled to integrate into American society. A reception and performance of traditional Irish music will follow.
Learn how to teach about immigration through the experiences of 19th century Irish Americans. This workshop features a new cross-curricular lesson plan, “Exploring Anti-Irish Attitudes”. Participants will also receive a copy ofthe Irish American-themedissue of Pennsylvania Legacies. Refreshments will be served.