“Drawing from the Past”: History Comics Workshop for Educators & Others… (15 May, Plymouth)


Drawing from the Past: Using Local History Sources to Inspire Learning

A day-long workshop bringing together teachers, members of local historical societies and interested community members in an interdisciplinary approach to exploring history with COMICS 

WEDNESDAY 15 May ~ 9am-3pm
Pease Public Library, 1 Russell St., Plymouth, NH

COST: $15 (includes lunch & supplies)

Hosted by: www.aannh.org


  • The history and key techniques of sequential art (comics)
  • Illustrating local history by synthesizing and interpreting primary sources
  • Designing rigorous, engaging comics-based history lessons & units aligned with Common Core Curriculum standards
  • Using artwork to bring local history to wider audiences


  • Marek Bennett – NH cartoonist & educator (M.Ed.), teaching artist with AANNH & NHSCA (www.MarekBennett.com)
  • Sophia Woodley – Historian (DPhil, Oxford University), educator & AANNH board member


This program made possible by a grant from the NH Humanities Council.

Click on the promo flyer below to view at full size:


[PDF version of flyer]

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One response to ““Drawing from the Past”: History Comics Workshop for Educators & Others… (15 May, Plymouth)”

  1. […] “Drawing from the Past” workshop participant Doug McVicar sends along these valuable resources for finding primary source material in old newspaper archives: […]

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