For younger learners, Marilyn Russell’s (98.1 WOGL) reading of our Philadelphia World Heritage Coloring Book is a great starting point.
Seeing Philadelphia or listening to a reading of the Philadelphia World Heritage Coloring Book can make us curious about our own family’s and students’ international heritages, and about other World Heritage Cities, too. Maybe you can imagine a visit to the city where your family emigrated from, even buddy up with another person to decide what to take on the trip? How about becoming a travel detective to learn more about the selected city, then tweet about the results? So many cities to choose from, such as Istanbul, Turkey which is located in both Asia and Europe, has been a major trading outpost since the time of the Greeks and Romans, and has a giant Lego miniature park!
Understanding our city and learning stories of our own ancestors who migrated to Philadelphia from other countries can strengthen our family's global connections. Adding knowledge about other international cities equips us, our children, and our students to step confidently into our role as global citizens....and deepen all of our roots, starting right here in Philadelphia!