What Happened Here? Philadelphia Knowledge Cards

What Happened Here? Philadelphia Knowledge Cards
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What Happened Here? Philadelphia Knowledge Cards
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With 48 fact-filled cards per package, Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information—all in a deck the size of a pack of playing cards. Size: 3¼ x 4".

By Dave Weinstein.

ISBN 9780764957888

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Philadelphia.The name conjures up images of America’s long-ago past—William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, the Declaration of Independence, the Liberty Bell. But Philadelphia is much more than the birthplace of a democracy or the City of Brotherly Love. Its rich, dynamic history is filled with a multitude of events both epochal and everyday—from the first successful labor strike to the creation of an iconic western hat; the first organized protest against slavery to America’s most popular televised dance party; establishment of the first hospital to the creation of a famous calorie-laden sandwich—that have occurred in the more than 300 years since its founding in 1682. See how much you know about the city that was once the second most populous one in the British Empire and that became the heart and center of the colonies and the Revolution. With questions on one side and answers on the other, these 48 fact-filled Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information and perfect for students, teachers, and the purely inquisitive.


Sample Card Text

Seventh and Lombard streets, August 1896 to December 31, 1897

Answer W. E. B. Du Bois, a young black man with a PhD from Harvard and a New England accent, lived in a single room in Philadelphia’s black ghetto while researching The Philadelphia Negro, a sociological study that is also a wonderful book to read. “With my bride of three months,” he wrote, “I settled in one room over a cafeteria run by a College Settlement, in the worst part of the Seventh Ward . . . in the midst of an atmosphere of dirt, drunkenness, poverty and crime.” Brought to town by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and asked to investigate “the Negro problem,” Du Bois (1868–1963) went door to door, talking to every person in the area, from “middle classes and those above” to “vicious and criminal classes.” He determined that poverty and crime among blacks were due to environmental causes, not racial ones. Du Bois went on to become a leader of the NAACP, a professor, a prolific author and lecturer, a Pan-Africanist, and a Stalinist.