Comics as Primary Sources

Comics as Primary Sources

October 05, 2017, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Classrooms A&B - NYPL 476 5th Ave


Participants will learn about how to use comics as primary documents to engage students in historical thinking. Attendees will explore different examples of how comics can help contextualize historical periods and events through excerpts of comics from a variety of different periods in American History. The session will culminate with the modeling of a lesson from the Passport to Social Studies Curriculum that uses March Book II. This lesson, focusing on the March on Washington, will frame a discussion about how historical events can be represented and taught in graphic form and how comics can be paired with more traditional forms of primary sources.


  • Brian Carlin


  • Joe Schmidt



  1. Category
    • Educator
  2. Type of Event
    Panels, Screenings & Special Events
  3. Venue New York Public Library - 476 5th Ave

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