Frumie Selchen 

Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire 


Wednesday January 14, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

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Laconia Public Library 
695 Main St.
Laconia, NH 03246

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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

COST: Free (includes lunch and supplies)
 HOST INFO: Laconia Public Library, 695 Main St., Laconia
Workshop is 9 am to 3 pm; registration begins at 8:45 am

Professional development credits available.


  • Marek Bennett – NH cartoonist and educator (M.Ed.), Arts in Education roster artist for NH State Council on the Arts & Arts Alliance of Northern NH ( )
  • Sophia Woodley – Historian and educator (DPhil, Oxford University) and AANNH board member


  • 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 and units aligned with Common Core Curriculum standards
  • Using artwork to bring local history to wider audiences


  • If possible, bring primary sources from your local historical society or materials you use in teaching or sharing local history with others.Pick documents that tell a story and particlarly speak to you (for example, a diary, letter, image, etc.)
  • We encourage you to attend as a community team if you can (e.g., teachers of differnt subjects, history enthusiasts, artists, etc.) 

Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited.

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