Join HSP's Pennsylvania Abolition Society Teacher Advisory Group

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Join HSP's Pennsylvania Abolition Society Teacher Advisory Group

2023-01-13 15:31

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is very excited to announce the formation of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society Teacher Advisory Group! "PAS TAG" is an integral part of the completion of a grant awarded to HSP by the Pennsylvania Abolition Society. The goal of our project is to produce a new and dynamic Virtual Lesson for Middle and High School students that highlights stories and sources from the Pennsylvania Abolition Society papers, with a particular focus on Black activism in 19th century Philadelphia. The collection itself housed in HSP's archives and features not only a rich diveristy of material, but also a rich diversity of voices from history.

This project represents a cross-section of HSP's education goals:

  • 1. Highlighting voices from the past that are often deliberately silenced or otherwise ignored within the broader historical narrative and,
  • 2. Investing in virtual learning to remove physical and logistical barriers to primary source material.

Members of PAS TAG offer their expert feedback and advice on both the form and content of the Virtual Lesson, and thus exercise an active role in creating a resource that will eventually be brought to HSP's nation-wide education audience. PAS TAG members also offer their classrooms as pilot spaces for this Virtual Lesson to ensure that we are not only meeting a teacher's curricular needs, but also providing an engaging and contstructive learning experience for their students. 

Educator participation is vital to our project, and so participation in PAS TAG includes a $400 honoraria.

If you are a Grade 6-12 Philadelphia-area educator interested in joining this collaborative enterpise, email your interest to HSP's Education Coordinator Katie Clark ( with the subject line "PAS TAG." 

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