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Sandwich, NH: Junior Historians Comics Camp

Our team of Junior Historians are hard at work drawing comics from local history topics & primary sources at Sandwich, NH this week.  Here are a couple of field trip sites we visited while researching our comics projects:

Our projects include comics drawn from the Weed Family Letters, Sandwich’s famous Niobe statue (and her fall from the Great Wall…), Native American activities in pre-Sandwich times, and the relationships of several “spinster” Sandwich women who worked in the mills at Lowell and maintained their financial & personal independence throughout their lives…

Stay tuned for comics at LIVE FREE AND DRAW! 

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Open Studio + Workshops @ Hopkinton Town Library

Thanks to Hopkinton Town Library for hosting our Open Studio + Workshop day last weekend:

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“John Weeks 1911” Comics+Music Video!

Here’s a new BIG PAWS video about John Wingate Weeks and the Weeks Act of 1911!

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Mini-Comic: “The Weeks Act Story” (Online Version)

ONLINE VERSION:
8.5″x14″ proportions (legal size) ~ 4 pages
(click each image to download)
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Comic: “What Is the Weeks Act?”

This mini-comic is part of our Weeks Act Centennial programming.

NOTE: Permission is granted to distribute these comics for educational purposes, as long as you maintain the copyright notice & credit Marek Bennett, with a link to www.marekbennett.com from any online use.

PRINTABLE VERSION:
8.5″x14″ paper (legal size) ~ 1 page
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Mini-Comic: “The Weeks Act Story”

This mini-comic is part of our Weeks Act Centennial programming.  (MOST RECENT UPDATE: 30 March 2011)

NOTE: Permission is granted to distribute these comics for educational purposes, as long as you maintain the copyright notice & credit Marek Bennett, with a link to www.marekbennett.com from any online use.

PRINTABLE VERSION:
8.5″x11″ paper (letter size) ~ 2 pages
(Click to download PDF version)

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NH Constitution: Article 83

Article 83 of the NH Constitution addresses literature & the arts in education (as well as corporations, trade, monopolies & other items).   This comics adaptation presents the first half of the article.  Please post it in your classroom, & share it with your friends & state legislators!
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See also: Full text of HB 39, which in 2011 attempted to REMOVE arts & other subjects from the required public school curriculum!)

NH CONSTITUTION: ARTICLE 83
Downloads: ~ small JPG (online use) ~ large JPG (online or print use) ~ Fullsize PDF (print use)

NOTE: Permission is granted to distribute these comics for educational & advocacy purposes, as long as you maintain the copyright notice & credit Marek Bennett, with a link to www.marekbennett.com from any online use.

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