Tag Archives: Colonial America

Virtual tour of Philadelphia as in colonial times

Philadelphia: The Great Experiment, www.historyofphilly.com, offers great insight into the importance of Philadelphia in the late 1700’s.  Not only was Philadelphia a modern city, but it was a diverse city with white and black, free and enslaved persons living together.  The following webisode nicely lays out the key locations during a tumultuous time in 1793 when yellow fever came to Philadephia.

 Aerial America: Pennsylvania

The Smithsonian Channel has brought us this aerial view and historical tour of Pennsylvania.  The first 15 minutes offer a nice overview of the planning of Philadephia as well as some fun stories.  This provides students a physical overview not often seen if visiting the city on foot.