We are happy to report that HSP has been recertified to offer Act 48 credit for the three next years. Our teacher professional development programs offer you a chance to take a deeper dive into history, examine sources that you can use with students, and discuss with peers best teaching practices. We have three opportunities for you in the next month. Each program offers 3 Act 48 credits.
New: Sign up with an Educators Ticket for the October 26 or the November 15 programs and get a $5 discount. See the registration link below.
Thursday, October 26
Intriguing Sources is a primary source workshop for adults where, as teachers, we will consider best practices for integrating primary sources into the classroom. In this workshop, you will learn about the Mexican-American War and how the U.S. military relied upon recent immigrants for its soldiers. We will uncover the fascinating story of how an assassin from Wurttemburg, Germany ends up fighting alongside the infamous General E. Lee during that war. Register here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intriguing-sources-a-german-murderer-and-an-american-general-tickets-36443817439?aff=Website. Members free; others $10.
Monday, October 30
NHD Philly Kick-Off is our annual program to introduce the annual theme and program logistics of National History Day to 6th-12th grade teachers. This year we are thrilled to have Dr. Abby Reisman, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Pennsylvania, deliver the keynote. She will share her seminal work with “Reading Like a Historian,” the first extended history curriculum intervention in an urban high school system. In addition, see award-winning student projects from last year, meet a dozen cultural partners with resources for your classroom and enjoy refreshments. This program is FREE and made possible through the generous support of the Beneficial Foundation.
Wednesday, November 15
Disability Rights and Public Policy: A Case Study of Pennhurst is a program in conjunction with a newly published resource on the history of disability civil rights, which will be distributed free to attending teachers along with other materials. At this program, teachers will learn about a case study -Pennhurst - that was at the epicenter of disability civil rights movement in America from the discussions with participants in the federal court's cases and preservation events. In addition, attending educators will think about how disability rights and history can fit within the culture of their curriculum and be exposed to primary sources from HSP’s collection from which they can shape such lessons. Register here -
For more information, contact Beth Twiss Houting at 215-732-6200 x269 or email@example.com.