Banner, art from Ghost River
Banner, art from Ghost River
Banner, art from Ghost River
Banner, art from Ghost River

Lesson Plans

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 15 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.

Middle School

High School & AP