Redrawing History: Teacher Seminars

28 Jul - 3 Aug 2019
University of Pennsylvania


James Claypoole, Jr., "The Quakers and Franklin," 1764, etching, Philadelphia. Image courtesy of The Library Company of Philadelphia.

 As part of the project Redrawing History: Indigenous Perspectives on Colonial America, The Library Company of Philadelphia partners with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to present a seminar for teachers interested in innovative methods of teaching colonial history.

The Library Company has commissioned illustrator Weshoyot Alvitre and writer Lee Francis to collaborate on a graphic novel and exhibition that re-contextualizes 18th-century historic events from the perspective of indigenous communities. The seminar offers a curriculum to facilitate the use of the graphic novel in middle and high school classrooms and explores new ways for students to understand the multicultural origins of the US.