Free Student Webinar Explores Manhattan Project with Graphic Novelist

IMAGEWhether you refer to them as comics or graphic novels, these timeless treasures are used to tell the stories of more than just fictitious super heroes.

The National WWII Museum invites students and teachers to view the invention of the atomic bomb through this unique lens. Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb is a free student webinar featuring graphic novelist Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, whose debut graphic novel, Trinity, documents the top-secret Manhattan Project. The event takes place May 7 from noon until 1 p.m.

Fetter-Vorm will be joined by museum educators as they explore the history, science, and legacy of atomic bombs and the Manhattan Project. Along with learning about this important event in history that took place nearly 70 years ago, students will learn how the author used illustration and narrative to convey complex subjects like nuclear science, the events that led to the bombings, and the ethical aftermath of these devastating weapons.

The webinar is ideal for grades 7-12, but all students and adults are invited to participate. Teachers will receive program curriculum materials upon registering.

Click here to register or for more information.