Especially for Pennsylvania teachers, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is offering a one-week summer Institute July 26-31, 2020 entitled Becoming U.S.: Teaching Historic Immigration in Current Times. Forty educators will be introduced to archival research and provided strategies for teaching immigration today through use of primary source materials and innovative classroom strategies. The institute will simultaneously engage the teachers with HSP’s renowned archival collections that document the stories of past immigrant groups and their experiences while delving into how to use these stories and collections to make social studies curriculum more effective.
Immigration has played a critical role in the development of our country as we know it today, and almost all students can relate in some way to the stories of past immigrants and how it plays into the definition of what it means to “be American.” In partnership with the Heinz History Center of Pittsburgh and the National Museum of American Jewish History, the institute will examine complexities of immigration experiences in Pennsylvania and throughout American history, placing lessons about the past within historical and contemporary contexts.
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