Read Between the Lines: Exploring Political Cartoons

Join the History Center’s educators, archivists, and curators to learn more about the history of political cartoons, what we can learn from investigating them, and how they can be used with students in the classroom. This program will cover political cartoons that depict important historical events in American history and will dive into the work of local cartoonist, Tim Menees, and the subjects he covered during his career. Teachers will receive examples of cartoons to use in their teaching as well as additional resources and strategies for using cartoons as sources for students to gain insight into historical events.

This program is offered in connection with the American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith exhibit that is currently on display at the Heinz History Center.

This program will take place via Zoom with short breaks between segments.

Registration

The cost for this Act 48 is $5 per person without Act 48 hours and $10 per person for 2 Act 48 hours. You will be asked to please provide your PPID number during registration.

Please register online.

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For more information, please contact Amanda McAllen at aemcallen@heinzhistorycenter.org.

Columbus on Trial

Join the History Center’s Italian American Program to explore the short film, “Columbus on Trial,” which imagines the ghost of Christopher Columbus in the 21st century being prepped for trial by the ghost of Elizabeth W. Powel, an abolitionist and confidante of George Washington. Filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno used primary sources like the letters and journals of Columbus, Bartolomé de las Casas, Queen Isabelle, and other peers and contemporaries of Columbus to create a script that presents a factual account and addresses Columbus’s connection to colonialism, the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, and the impact on indigenous communities in the Caribbean.

In this workshop, we will discuss the current discourse about Columbus’s legacy and explore the new educator’s toolkit created by the History Center to guide students in a post-film activity. You can learn more about the film here.

This program will take place via Zoom with short breaks between segments.

Registration

The cost for this Act 48 is $5 per person without Act 48 hours and $10 per person for 2 Act 48 hours. You will be asked to please provide your PPID number during registration.

Please register online.

Register now

For more information, please contact Amanda McAllen at aemcallen@heinzhistorycenter.org.