The South Asia Center is proud to sponsor "Touching the World: A World Heritage Sites & Cities Lesson Development Workshop" on February 13, 2016.
In Fall 2015, Philadelphia became the first World Heritage City in the United States. Our city joins an elite list of over 250 cities in UNESCO's World Heritage Cities program (such as Brasilia, Cairo, Timbuktu, and Vienna). Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. This site signifies our country's role in establishing modern democracy.
Are there World Heritage Sites and Cities that you would like to teach about? Would you like to learn more about World Heritage education? Apply for this free professional development workshop with the opportunity to create a single lesson on a World Heritage Site or City of your own selection. Twenty-five applicants will be selected to participate in this workshop.
Saturday, February 13th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Breakfast provided)
William Penn Charter School
3000 W. School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Facilitated by Sarah Sharp, Ph.D., 2015-2016 Master Teacher Fellow in Global Education** and social studies teacher in the upper school at William Penn Charter School. Trips to Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, as well as to Cuba, have formed the foundation for her courses in Global Studies. She has used both blogging and photography, among other media, to create class projects and exhibits. Sarah holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, where she specialized in U.S. and Latin American history. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Must be a middle or high school teacher currently employed
Must be teaching in a Greater Philadelphia area school
Must participate in all aspects of the workshop including some pre and post workshop homework
Application accepted until midnight January 16th, 2016
**The Master Teacher Fellowship in Global Education is awarded annually to two K-14 teachers in the Delaware Valley who have shown substantial commitment to incorporating global studies into the school or classroom. Each fellow receives a $500 stipend to be used for conference/training registration, travel to a conference/training, or classroom materials. The Master Teacher Fellows serve as ambassadors for the University of Pennsylvania's Middle East, South Asia and East Asia Centers and lead public workshops for pre-service and current educators. https://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu/news/announcing-winners-2015-master-teacher-fellowship-global-education