World Heritage Teacher Workshop

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
World Heritage Teacher Workshop
WHO: K-12 Educators from all disciplines are invited 

WHAT: FREE professional development workshop on teaching about world heritage

WHEN: Saturday November 14th, 2015, 9:00am-12:00pm

WHERE: Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

WHY: The City of Philadelphia is aiming to be the first World Heritage City in the United States.* To celebrate this, a World Heritage Tool Kit was created by local teachers full of lesson plans, teaching resources and ideas for explorations. The World Heritage Tool Kit can help teachers and their students develop a transnational analysis in their classrooms by using themes of world heritage as a framework to understand global regions across disciplines. Lesson plans cover topics such as:

  • World heritage around the world - Learning about the cities, sites, and cultures abroad
  • Historical "Global" Philadelphia
  • Today's "Global" Philadelphia - Learning more about & from immigrant communities

The workshop features:

  • Presentations by the 2015-2016 Master Teacher Fellows in Global Education, Summer Institute alumni, and the Learning Programs Department of the Penn Museum
  • Guided activities in selected galleries 
  • Catered breakfast 
  • Act 48 Credits
  • Copy of the Philadelphia World Heritage Tool Kit 

*This effort is led by the Global Philadelphia Association in partnership with the City of Philadelphia Commerce Department. 


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