The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Teaching About Caring and Curing in Our City’s Past: Philadelphia, Public Health, and the World, June 24

Posted on June 3, 2019

Date and Time: Monday, June 24, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Location: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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.

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. Register.


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