Philadelphia's cultural institutions need a boost. With the power of #Steem, this Philly history initiative @phillyhistory is starting to get closer to its goal of exploring history and empowering education through new technology. Our goal is to generate funds through steem to ignite the historical cultural sector of Philadelphia and we are making great progress. Day by day, new ideas pop up for where our funding should go at #LoI2018. Here's mine:
Don't stop the steem
The students of this History Initiative have added a large amount of steam to the #steemit world and thus created the potential for further growth in the crypto-currency world. Why donate money in a one-time sum, when we could hand over the keys to brilliant young minds who could continue to add local history to the life of all #steemians while working on something academically and personally beneficial?
**That's why I propose, we continue to build steem to catch the attention of the whale organization, The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia.
The Fund is coming in hot off a huge and successful fundraising effort that combined a love for the Eagles, Coffee, and supporting public schools.
This shows an organization that is active on social media and tapped in to Philadelphia culture. But most importantly, connected to the public schools.
I got my Foles-gers, did you?
By turning our Philly history steem-it keys to The Fund, a whale of an organization, we would have the potential for a program to grow inside the Philadelphia Public Schools. Through the connections of the organization, it would be possible to link up with interested school groups, teachers, and students who had time and interest of creating an enormous online database of Philadelphia history posts at #steemit.
Students could work on their writing, while doing primary source historical research, on a modern platform and raising crypto-currency for their school projects. Such actions would build personal research portfolios, increase writing skills, and add to the written record, Philly history written by Philly students.
Texting? Nah, writing a post on steemit!
What do you think? Could it work? Should we just work directly with the schools? Are Cultural Institutions more useful than schools for making Philly history and the cultural sector great?
100% of the SBD rewards from this #explore1918 post will support the Philadelphia History Initiative @phillyhistory. This crypto-experiment conducted by graduate courses at Temple University's Center for Public History and MLA Program, is exploring history and empowering education. Click here to learn more.