Using Comics as Teaching Tool Workshop on May 15 in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — Learning how to use comics as a way to explore, interpret and share history will be discussed during a daylong workshop on Wednesday, May 15, at Pease Public Library in Plymouth.
Teachers, members of local historical societies and everyone who loves comics or history are invited to attend "Drawing from the Past: Using Local History Sources to Inspire Learning," presented by the Arts
Alliance of Northern New Hampshire.
The workshop will be led by cartoonist and educator Marek Bennett and historian Sophia Woodley.
The 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. workshop costs $15, which includes lunch and supplies. No arts experience is necessary. Participants are encouraged to bring primary sources from their historical society or that they
use for teaching, and to attend as a community team if possible (e.g., teachers from different subject areas, local historians, artists, etc.).
Workshop topics include the history and key techniques of sequential art (comics); illustrating local history by synthesizing and interpreting primary sources; and designing engaging comics-based history lessons that will appeal to a diverse audience and address the Common Core standards.
Enrollment in the workshop is limited, and early registration is encouraged. Register at, or call 323-7302 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Cartoon by Marek Bennett. (Courtesy photo)