Philadelphia Writing Project

Supporting Civically Engaged Argument Writing with Primary Sources

Curriculum Collections

Seeing our public monuments and memorials as texts or a collection of texts to be read and (re)written invites students to think critically about how/whose stories and histories are told and retold. Students can be invited to contribute to an ongoing conversation about what we value as communities.

Over the years, transportation has changed dramatically. From the horseless carriage of the past, to self-driving cars today, the rules of who and what is allowed to use city streets have always been up for debate.

Modern space activities have altered the environment just beyond our atmosphere, adding more and more orbiting objects each year. What should we do (if anything) about the growing number of objects, both large and very small, that circle the Earth?

Child Labor Coming soon!

Environmental Impacts of Fashion Coming soon!

Museums, Artifacts, and Repatriation Coming soon!

Navigating Namesake Coming soon!

What's a Penny Worth? Coming soon!

Mascots Coming soon!

Digital Technologies and Civic Freedoms Coming soon!

Ocean Pollution Coming soon!

Politics of Hair Coming soon!

Segregation: Beyond Black and White Coming soon!

Voting Coming soon!