Before Ebola, there was Yellow Fever. Right here in Philadelphia! Learn all about it and how to teach Yellow Fever as a historical moment, a social challenge, and a medical mystery at a teacher workshop on Saturday, September 27.
Discover innovative, interdisciplinary ways to teach about Philadelphia's Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793 at Melding Media and Primary Sources: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Yellow Fever. Leave with classroom-ready materials for using media and primary sources with elementary and secondary students.
Content will be structured around Pennsylvania Core Standards and will include a lecture from Reverend Mark Kelly Tyler, Senior Pastor at Mother Bethel AME Church, on the critical role Richard Allen played in combating Philadelphia’s Yellow Fever epidemic. Participants will be introduced to the Historical Society's new educational materials on Yellow Fever as well as access to History Making Production's documentary and educational resources.
Act 48 credit, lunch, and discounted parking will be provided. Teachers who register for this workshop also receive a discount for "Domestic Exhalations and Pestilential Fevers: Philadelphia’s Search for a Yellow Fever Cure" on October 23.
Register now while there is still space!