The leopard in the painting is believed to be a self-portrait of the artist. Draw a portrait of yourself as your favorite animal.
Take a trip to the zoo and find your favorite animal. Make a drawing of this animal from life.
Look up William Penn. Who was he? Why did he make a treaty with the Indians?
Find out which Indian tribes lived in Pennsylvania during Penn’s era. Where were they located?
How is this painting “peaceable”? Is it a good representation of peace? How might you show a peaceful scene today?
Make a list of every different animal you see in this picture.
Write your own poem, based on the theme of The Peaceable Kingdom.
Read the poem that Hicks wrote about his painting, The Peaceable Kingdom. How does the poem match painting? Can you find the animals Hicks lists in his poem?
Find out which species of the animal kingdom are represented in this painting. Are any missing? Which ones?
What is the Delaware Water Gap? Where is it? Locate it on a map. Does the Delaware Water Gap still look like this today?
Would any of the animals Hicks depicted actually be found in the Delaware Water Gap area? Which ones?