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Teaching Thrift: An Interdisciplinary Approach to a Historical American Ethic

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EST)

Philadelphia, PA

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Throughout U.S. history, Americans have practiced, celebrated, and taught the ethic of thrift: work hard, spend wisely, and give back. This workshop facilitated by Bernadette McHenry, the curriculum specialist for the Templeton Center for Thrift and Generosity, invites teachers to reimagine thrift education for the 21st century. Participants will be provided with resources and ideas for bringing thrift to life in their classrooms. FREE. 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

Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EST)


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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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