Independence Visitor Center Introduces “Especially for Teachers” Webpage: especiallyforteachers

Independence Visitor Center creates a new webpage, “Especially for Teachers,” as the result of a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. This new section will assist teachers in planning trips to the Historic District by providing detailed pre-trip and post-trip lesson plans, activities and more.

Philadelphia, PA, January 04, 2009 --( The Independence Visitor Center is pleased to introduce the “Especially for Teachers” section of the Independence Visitor Center website. This new section details lesson plans and activities for teachers to plan their class trips – or for assistance with lessons in the classroom. Teachers can find everything from detailed itineraries to information on where to park, eat and shop.

The “Especially for Teachers” section features seven subject themes that are divided into four categories: History, Economics, Geography and Civics. Lesson titles within these categories range from “Creation of a New Nation” to “Becoming a Good Citizen”.Please visit the “Especially for Teachers” webpage to check out all of the lesson plans and categories.

“Especially for Teachers” was created as a result of a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. In the business of improving lives in literacy, knowledge and readiness for the 21st Century, the Verizon Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications. The Verizon Foundation funds programs that address the heart of social issues such as literacy, technology education and domestic violence. Through their Education and Literacy focus the Verizon Foundation strives to improve literacy and strengthen educational achievement for children and adults — preparing them for personal growth and success in the 21st Century.


The Independence Visitor Center, located at 6th & Market Streets, across from the Liberty Bell, provides the region’s best event and attraction information to visitors and locals alike about Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia and the countryside. Open daily at 8:30 a.m. seven days a week (with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day). For information, visit Independence Visitor Center online or call 215.965.7676.
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Lauren Tosti