In July 2019, the Library Company of Philadelphia conducted a teacher’s seminar in collaboration with the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. One outcome of the weeklong institute was 13 lesson plans that are available on Digital Paxton.
It’s important to take a step back and acknowledge the truly superb work these educators have done using Digital Paxton and Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga. Below, you will find brief descriptions of each lesson, arranged roughly by grade level.
If you create a lesson plan and would like to share it, contact Will Fenton.
Ghost River Meets the Spirits of the Conestoga
LéAnn Murphy Cassidy
Interpreting Conflict through Political Cartoons
Wampum Tells a Story
High School & AP
Neolin and Pontiac’s Rebellion
Portrayal and Popular Opinion
Primary Source Sets and Ghost River
The Ghosts of Wampum
Ernestine Heldring & Will Fenton
Where are their Voices?
Julian David Perrin