Fun Ways to Explore Philly’s Heritage from Home
Posted by Global Philadelphia Association on April 21, 2020
Right now we are all staying home in order to keep our families and communities safe. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t tons of opportunities to explore Philadelphia – the first World Heritage City in the United States – without ever leaving the house.
- Search through and discover over 200 Philly-centric learning resources on the Heritage Education Resource Center, LearnPhillyHeritage.org.
- Stream the 28 minute Philadelphia World Heritage City documentary film – available in 12 language
- Explore sites throughout the city and get creative with the Philadelphia World Heritage Coloring Book. You can order copies of the Coloring Book in English, Japanese, or Spanish. We also have a free Coloring Book Teacher’s Guide available in English and Spanish, and free printable coloring sheets in English, Spanish, and Japanese.
- Explore an online interactive map of the city’s 67 National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) or order a beautifully illustrated printed map of the NHLs. And be sure to check the GPA website after museums open their doors again to learn about the rescheduled NHL Open House Day!
- Stay up to date on the news and activities of the global community in Philadelphia by visiting the GPA website and following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also sign up for our listserv.
About the Philadelphia World Heritage Education Program
After Philadelphia became the first “World Heritage City” in the U.S. in 2015, GPA established the Philadelphia World Heritage Education Program with the goal “to educate global kids with roots.” This means expanding students’ horizons to encompass the larger world, while at the same time providing them with an awareness of their own personal heritage and a good grounding in the history and culture of the city they call home. The Education Program consists of the development and promotion of Philadelphia heritage-related educational resources as well as direct programming for students and educators with a strong emphasis on teacher professional development. Visit LearnPhillyHeritage.org for more information.
About Global Philadelphia Association
An association of over 200 member organizations, Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) was formed in 2010 to promote and support the activities of the global community in Philadelphia. We manage the globalphiladelphia.org website, which presents news articles, events throughout the region, profiles of local organizations and civic leaders, and informational resources. GPA also works with the City of Philadelphia to administer the World Heritage City Project, which was established after Philadelphia became the first “World Heritage City” in the US in 2015.
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