May 2021—McGraw Hill publishes NP modules for Chicago Public Schools
For the second time in known history, Chicago Public School students will get to learn about New Philadelphia!
This time, McGraw Hill Education has published two modules in its digital curriculum for Chicago Public School fifth graders. One tells the story of Frank and Lucy McWorter and New Philadelphia. The other is a simulation, namely, students take different roles and debate the merits of making New Philadelphia part of the National Park Service! So it’s very timely, and you can have a look at the story and the simulation.
The first time New Philadelphia was in Chicago’s elementary school curriculum was when schoolteacher Thelma McWorter, Frank and Lucy’s great-granddaughter, who was raised in New Philadelphia, brought the story, with documentation.
There are other curriculum projects published by the National Park Service, namely Teaching With History Places and H/our History.
We’re so glad all this is happening!