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Teaching Organized Labor in American History

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

Philadelphia, PA

Teaching Organized Labor in American History

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Learn how to teach about American labor history at this workshop, led by Karalyn McGrorty Derstine, HSP’s Beneficial NHD Teacher Fellow. Using HSP’s collection from the Knights of Labor, Derstine will show how primary sources can help students analyze and understand change over time and how social disagreement and collaboration have been beneficial to American society. All participants will receive a copy of the Spring 2014 Pennsylvania Legacies: Organized Labor. Act 48 credit is available and refreshments will be served.

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The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)


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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest historical societies and one of the largest family history libraries in the nation. Following a complete merger with the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, HSP is also a leading repository of immigrant and ethnic history. It is second only to the Library of Congress for material on the nation’s founding and is the country’s third most popular destination for genealogical study. With approximately 21 million records including manuscripts, graphics, and books that span over 350 years of history, HSP is an invaluable resource for historical research.

HSP serves thousands of on-site visitors each year. It also offers a research-by-mail service and extensive online resources, including a library catalog, finding aids, digital collection, and curricular materials. HSP hosts educator workshops and public programs, and publishes a quarterly scholarly journal. To learn more about HSP or to become a member, visit us at www.hsp.org.

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