Framing History: The Power of Pictures

A Conference for Teachers of Grades 3 - 8 and School Librarians

November 2, 2022
8:00 am - 3:15 pm

History can be abstract, complicated, and illusive for elementary and middle school students. Graphic non-fiction, picture books, and books that include historical photographs and other images can make history more accessible and compelling to learners of all ages. How can educators use accurate, well-researched illustrations and images to get students excited about history, stimulate their historical imagination, and challenge them to think critically about the past?

This year’s conference will explore how illustrations and images help children better understand historical and contemporary events. Participants will discover how pictures can help learners build a more inclusive understanding of history. Workshop sessions will provide strategies for using visual literacy skills to navigate the ever-expanding world of images. Join award-winning authors and illustrators, and innovative educators to investigate how illustrations can deepen children’s understanding and interest in history.

Don Brown, Guest Author and Illustrator, 2022 Framing History Conference
  Don Brown
Laura Freeman, Guest Illustrator, 2022 Framing History Conference
  Laura Freeman
Ekua Holmes, Illustrator, Artist, and Keynote Speaker for the 2022 Framing History Conference
  Ekua Holmes - Keynote
R. Gregory Christie
R. Gregory Christie


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Registration Information

Registration includes lunch, handouts, and annotated bibliography of recommended children’s books related to the conference. Registration will open on August 19, 2022.

Early registration fee: $75 September 1 - October 4, 2022
Regular registration fee: $90 October 5 - October 14, 2022

              Register with a Purchase Order (PO) Number. 

              Register with a credit card.

For information, contact Esther Kohn,

Supported by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation