Teaching About Caring and Curing in Our City’s Past: Philadelphia, Public Health, and the World, Sept. 28

Posted by Global Philadelphia Association on September 24, 2019

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.

Date and Time: Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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

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Dr. Christiaan Morssink will speak to our city’s role in global medicine, past and present. Teachers will also 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, a copy 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.

Click here to register.

Contact Global Philadelphia Association World Heritage Program Manager Melissa Stevens at melissa.stevens@globalphiladelphia.org or 215-563-2483 with any questions.

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