Learning Laurel Hill: A Workshop for Teachers

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Laurel Hill Cemetery is a historic national landmark that dates back to its founding in 1836. Centuries of content and context are still alive on the grounds in the way of archives, stories and monuments. It is a sculpture garden, an arboretum and study in landscape design and architecture as well as a connection to Philadelphia’s past. It is an ideal living classroom that incorporates history, art, science, language arts and math. In this workshop for teachers, we will show how you can use the cemetery and its resources to bring learning to life for your students.

The day will include information about the cemetery, ideas on how to develop relevant lessons and activities, a tour, and planning time. Lunch is provided.

About the Facilitator

Marty Foley is an educator with over 30 years experience as a teacher and reading specialist. He currently teaches American history at Greene Street Friends School, and has been a tour guide at Laurel Hill Cemetery since 2015.

This teacher training will take place on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 10am to 3pm, meeting at Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse located at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19132. Free parking is located directly across the street from the Gatehouse.

Ticket pricing is $20/General Admission, $18/Seniors (65 & Up), $18/College Students with ID, & $15/Members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.

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