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Fabric Row: Celebrating and Preserving This Historic Jewish Garment District

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Broad Street Atrium

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Kennesaw State University iTeach
@Suzanne Petersen
Suzanne Petersen is a 30+ year educator having worked in grades K-12 as a classroom teacher, media specialist and Instructional Tech Coach. She is crazy for all things Google, but has never shied away from technology of any kind. Her current position with the Kennesaw State University iTeach program is the best of all worlds: coaching, teaching and sharing technology. Outside of work, she can be found working in her yard, reading, traveling and hanging with her family.

Session description

In the late 1800s, Philadelphia’s Fabric Row gave Jewish immigrants a place to open a business and create a community within their culture. Today, it mixes those old businesses with new ones and provides modern visitors with a glimpse of historic preservation done well. Experience this special district through a fun visit. Please prepare for a 1.5 mile walk each way - wear some comfy shoes! Meet on Arch Street in front of Home2Suites: 1200 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Purpose & objective

This tour will give attendees the opportunity to learn the history of Fabric Row and visit the area.

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As part of the tour, I will give a history of the area, how it began with pushcarts and street shops, and the garment industry in Philadelphia and the US and the connection between it and Fabric Row, plus information about the immigrants who came to Fabric Row. Time will be given to ask questions and peruse shops in the area.

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Session specifications

Equity and inclusion
Coaches, Library media specialists, Teachers
Attendee devices:
Devices useful
Attendee device specification:
Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Subject area:
Performing/visual arts, Social studies