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Teacher PD: Teaching About Caring and Curing in Our City’s Past: Philadelphia, Public Health, and the World – Jun 24

Posted on June 18, 2019

Teaching About Caring and Curing in Our City’s Past: Philadelphia, Public Health, and the World

Monday, June 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Space still available for this one-of-a-kind workshop!

Measles? Mumps? Ebola? Our news is filled with new and recurring epidemics. To understand this news, students can be informed by lessons in social studies and STEM.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) and Global Philadelphia Association are co-sponsoring an educators’ workshop using primary sources to teach about Philadelphia’s global medical heritage.

Get insights directly from global public health experts! Dr. Christiaan Morssink and Dr. Michael Yudell will speak to our city’s role in global medicine, past and present. Then, teachers will explore some of HSP’s primary sources on influenza, yellow fever, polio, and the workings of the Lazaretto Quarantine Station.

Participants will receive online and print instructional materials, plus a copy of the spring 2019 issue of Pennsylvania Legacies, as well as will have time to begin development of a curriculum activity focused on the critical historical topic of Philadelphia’s medical heritage.

Teachers of grades 6-12 across disciplines are especially welcomed.

Tickets are $10. Lunch is included.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teaching-about-caring-and-curing-in-our-citys-past-philadelphia-public-health-and-the-world-tickets-62014534141


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