Talking to Philadelphia Teachers: May 21

We’ll be at Central High School, Room 208, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. as part of an all-morning Professional Collaboration at Central for teachers. We’ll be speaking and reading from the book with our friend, Masterman history department head Amy Cohen, who’s written a free curriculum guide for “Tasting Freedom.” Amy will be using lesson plans from the guide for the first time to show how the book may be used in class. This event is not open to the public, but it is to invited History, English and other teachers who would like to see demonstrated how the book may assist them in teaching American and African American history, and the civil rights movement in the 19th Century.

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