Teaching About Caring and Curing in Our City’s Past:
Philadelphia, Public Health, and the World
September 28, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) and Global Philadelphia Association are co-sponsoring an educators’ workshop to teach about Philadelphia’s global medical heritage.
Get insights directly from global public health experts! 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, 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.