Monday, Jul 26, 2 PM

Educator Workshop: Mapping “Monumental”

Our summer 2021 educator workshops will explore topics related to THNOC's recently published graphic history "Monumental: Oscar Dunn and His Radical Fight in Reconstruction Louisiana." "Monumental" follows Oscar Dunn, a New Orleanian born into slavery who became America’s first Black lieutenant governor and acting governor, and his fight for radical change in post-Civil War Louisiana. Graphic histories—nonfiction, illustrated books that explore historical topics in the style of a graphic novel—provide a fantastic opportunity to integrate primary sources into the classroom while engaging students with vibrant graphics and a dynamic narrative. These free programs, open to all educators, will give teachers tools to engage students with the complex history of Reconstruction, the life and legacy of Oscar Dunn, the basics of historiography, and more. Each workshop will include at least one tangible takeaway like a handout, worksheet, or zip drive. Additionally, educators who attend at least one workshop will be eligible to apply for classroom copies of Monumental. Preference for the classroom copies will be given to middle and high school teachers in Louisiana. Mapping "Monumental" Monday July 26 @ 2pm CT Through this program, participants will be trained in how to use Google Earth mapping to provide history instruction. They will use an annotated timeline, virtual walking videos, and images within THNOC to create a unique history experience using Google Earth. Participants will receive a zip drive with a Google Earth demo, plus historic images and primary sources from THNOC's archive. Learn more and register to attend: