From Indianapolis to Philadelphia

Photograph of students with speaker on video screen
Students from University High School of Indiana learned about Philadelphia and the Atlantic World through a video chat with Editor-in-Chief Charlene Mires. (Photograph by Christopher Hindsley)

Could there be a better city than Philadelphia for exploring “how a community or city modernizes yet maintains its roots from the past?” This question is at the heart of a January Term experience for students from University High School of Indiana, who have been reading selections from The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia to prepare for their January 17-20, 2023, visit to the City of Brotherly Love. The Encyclopedia’s editor-in-chief, Charlene Mires, spoke with the students by video prior to their trip.

Follow along with some of the students’ destinations with these essays:

Welcome to our young friends and their teachers from metro Indianapolis!

Connecting the Past with the Present, Building Community, Creating a Legacy