Each week participants will engage in a six-day workshop held at multiple historic sites and research institutions throughout Philadelphia. Through the discussions within the workshops, the assigned readings, and the unique research opportunities, participating teachers will be asked to explore a number of themes with the goal of expanding these themes to create effective lesson plans for their classrooms.
Participants will be asked to think critically about questions such as: What is the role of an iconic landmark in a culture? Why does a landmark become an icon? What uses are made of the icon over time? How do different nationalities and other social organizations use the landmark in forming their own identities? How does a landmark shape civic discourse?
Pennsylvania teachers successfully completing the workshop may receive Act 48 credit, and we can provide certificates of completion for teachers from other states.