Philadelphia World Heritage Lesson Plan Project – stipend for teachers

Posted by Global Philadelphia Association on May 23, 2016

Philadelphia World Heritage Lesson Plan Project- Fostering Global Citizenry & Civic Pride in Philadelphia Youth

July 11 – July 22

The Philadelphia World Heritage Lesson Plan Project is looking for 10 qualified educators who have a passion for this city’s history and global studies to assist with curriculum development. Selected applicants will meet one full day (9:00AM to 3:00PM) and five half-days (9:00AM-12:00PM) for a total of 6 times in a 2 week period. Educators will work collaboratively to write a minimum of 15 new lesson plans for use in the School District of Philadelphia’s social studies high school curriculum. The lesson plans will also be featured on an online resource center focused on Philadelphia’s heritage and world heritage studies.

Building a Philadelphia World Heritage Curriculum-
As Philadelphia is the first World Heritage City in the United States, we want every Philadelphian to understand that our city exists because of the contributions of many people from many lands, including the First people. We want to build on our heritage to create a citizenry that is aware of its history and is looking out into the whole world. As part of the World Heritage Philadelphia Initiative led by the Global Philadelphia Association and the City of Philadelphia, the Education Taskforce has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia to develop lesson plans focused on Philadelphia’s heritage and the connections that Philadelphia has with the rest of the world.

– Educator with a minimum of 5 years classroom teaching experience
– Experience teaching social studies in grades 7-12
– Must be available to meet in person the week of July 11th and 18th
– Experience with curriculum development or lesson plan writing

– An opportunity to hone your global education lesson planning skills
– Network with skilled and passionate local educators
– Have direct input on the School District of Philadelphia’s social studies curriculum
– Act 48 credits
– $500 stipend upon completion of all deliverables

– Complete the questions below
– Email a lesson plan you wrote and your current resume to

Sunday May 29, 11:59 PM
All applicants will be notified by Monday, June 6th and receive more details about the project.

This project is supported by the Global Philadelphia Association, City of Philadelphia, School District of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania’s Middle East Center and South Asia Center, and the Historical Society of Philadelphia.

Workshops will be held at various partner locations and will be announced in future program materials.

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