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The Great Depression Comic Book
Did you know that the comic book made its debut during the 1930s? Using this resource as guidelines for their work, your young historians will use the creative medium of a comic book to summarize their understanding of major events during the Great Depression.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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Designing comic strips is an activity packed with fun and great potential for developing academic skills! From summarizing historical events or scenes in literature, to practicing expressions in a foreign language, this highly engaging app has a range of possibilities for classroom application and is sure to spark creativity and critical thinking among your learners!
2nd - 12th Language Arts 70 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Comic Book Characters
Explore gender stereotypes by analyzing how male and female characters are depicted in comic books. Using the provided Comic Book Analysis sheet, students record the attributes of male and female comic book characters. Then the whole class records common attributes, and discusses what messages about gender they have discovered.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 52 Downloads
Comic Life With Kenzuke's Kingdom
Kenzuke's Kingdom is a wonderful adventure about a boy sailing around the world, it's also the focus of this lesson plan. Students read the novel as a class then use the Comic Life website to create a two-page comic based on the story. This would be a great cumulative reading or summary project for any book.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
8th Grade Social Studies: Cumulative Scrapbook/Comic Book
While making a scrapbook or comic book may seem like a super fun project, kids will need to follow all the rules to get an A. Project focus, guidelines, and expectations are totally laid out. All the necessary project instructions, standards, and the rubric just need to be printed and passed out in class.
8th Social Studies & History 20 Views 59 Downloads
New Review POW! A Peanuts Collection
Make a study of Charles M. Scultz's famous comic strip Peanuts in your language arts class. Class members read and discuss the baseball-themed book POW! A Peanuts Collection. After talking about themes and vocabulary, they complete Charlie Brown activities, including research reports and writing assignments.
6 mins 3rd - 7th Language Arts 8 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Barter & Money
You want five pigs, but you only have four bails of hay. How will you manage to get your want? A great simulation begins this instructional activity into why the use of money has replaced the process of bartering. Then, after indulging in a comic book on "The Story of Money," your class members will complete questions to determine the three functions of money.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students explore the intersection between popular and high art by recreating comic strips in various artistic styles and then famous works of art as comics. Through this exploration, students come to conclusions about what art is and comic book roles
6th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 72 Downloads
"The Inn of Lost Time" Comic Strip Assignment
Has your class recently finished reading "The Inn of Lost Time" by Lensey Namoika? Engage your learners in a comic strip project for which they must retell the plot of one of the three stories in "The Inn of Lost Time." The resource lists details about what the comic should include and includes a line to fill in the due date.
6th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 2 Downloads
Creating a Classic Comic Book
Learners read a given play. They choose the key scenes from the play and write a narration to carry the plot line between those scenes. They create a comic book that depicts these key scenes, complete with pictures and text balloons.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
Vocabulary Comic Strips
Who says comic strips aren’t educational? Prove these naysayers wrong by asking your class members to create a comic strip for a selected vocabulary word. Using online technological tools that provide access to an array of options for expressions, your students will craft, save, and share their comic strips that include the definition, synonyms, antonyms, and satirical devices to make the word memorable.
9th - 12th Language Arts 67 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy
How does the Fed manipulate the money supply in the United States? After reading a comic book on monetary policy and answering guided questions, your class members will take part in an interactive online simulation in which they will discover how altering the federal funds rate affects unemployment and inflation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: The Shadow Spirit Sidekick
Who doesn't need a sidekick or protective spell? Kids examine a clay vessel from ancient Colombia as they discuss the idea of sidekicks or protective magic. They then illustrate a comic strip that represents the concept of protection in the form of alter ego, spirit companion, sidekick, or magic spell.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Creating Comic Strips
Students recognize the elements needed to create a comic strip. In this comic strip lesson, student understand that comic strips need words and pictures. Students find differences and similarities in comic strips. Students describe how they could summarize a book through the use of a comic strip.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 24 Views 33 Downloads
"Cereal" Comic Strip
Students discuss how wheat is important to our everyday lives, from food to insulation, focusing on how wheat grains are processed into food items. Students then create a comic strip of the steps of processing grain to demonstrate understanding of the co
7th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 6 Downloads
Jewish Immigration, Popular Culture, and the Birth of the Comic Book
Students examine Jewish immigration of the late ninteenth century and analyze Jewish contributions to popular American culture. They explore primary sources to study the Jewish immigration experience and analyze the birth of the comic book.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 13 Downloads
International Trade and Exchange
Your class members will begin this great lesson on the interests of international free trade and exchange by participating in an exciting hands-on simulation. They will then proceed to read a comic book on the topic and complete guided reading questions, and conclude by reviewing an interview on globalization with an op-ed writer from the New York Times.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 74 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Exploiting Comic Strips in Class
For a general idea of how to teach with comic strips, see this set of ideas, which leads you through how to tackle a particular Peanuts comic strip. You can use this as a Charlie Brown activity, or for inspiration and guidance for teaching other comic strips in you class.
6 mins 6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Learning to Do: Creating New Application
Bring humor into your own writing! Writers consider how professional authors create humor in their writing. They read and analyze comic strips and poetry to determine the devices used by writers to create humor. Some of the examples aren't particularly hilarious, so you might want to supplement them with additional examples.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Lesson Plan 10: Writing Really Good Dialogue
Boring dialogue can run a great story into the ground; get your novelists using dialogue as a tool to move their story into deeper and more developed territory. As part of a larger writing series, this lesson has a worksheet that can easily be found online.
5th - 8th Language Arts 25 Views 149 Downloads