Comics Teacher Resources
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In this exercise, learners identify characters from an "Archie" comic and discuss the relevance of "Archie" to today's youth. They create public service advertisements featuring celebrities to address common concerns among teenagers in their communities.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Create a graphic autobiography integrating images and text. Working within the structure of the programs Comic Life and Photoshop, pupils integrate the Principles of Design. They focus on balance, rhythm, proportion, and text structure. The lesson provides assessment, differentiated instruction, and enrichment options.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Graphic Novel Writing Workshop
Khaled Hosseini’s video “Using Real People and Events” motivates learners to reflect on their own experiences and to use those experiences as the basis of a graphic novel that expresses a universal truth. The richly detailed plan includes background information, step-by-step instructions, links to a free comic-making tool, and discussion questions.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
New Review EdTech Tuesdays: FriendStrip Kids Pro
Comics in the classroom? Of course! For an overview of the FriendStrip Kids Pro app, and ideas for use in the classroom, you can watch this quick video. Jennifer and Rich take you step-by-step through how to edit a comic strip, and how to apply it to your classroom objectives.
5 mins 1st - 7th English Language Arts
Tintin and I: Primary and Secondary Sources
Mickey Mouse, Elmo, and Tintin? Belgian cartoonist Georges (Herge) Remi’s famous comic character launches a study of primary and secondary source material and the impact these sources have on storytelling. Class members also examine the work of Jason Lutes and his comic series Berlin before researching an unfamiliar culture and crafting their own illustrated adventure narrative.
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Maus Lesson Plan
The artistic choices Art Spiegelman made in his graphic novel, Maus, are the focus of an exercise that asks class members to compare classic comic book forms with Spiegelman’s panels and frames. Directed to specific pages and guided by a series of questions, readers analyze the artwork panel by panel, and develop hypotheses about the author’s intent.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Creating Scrolls Based on the Illustrated Tale of Genji
Now these are learning activities full of fun, art, and cultural exploration. Kids consider the art of storytelling through comic book images. They then look at the Tale of Genji as it was written in the 11th century. They discuss Japanese art and culture then create an illustrated scroll that retells the Tale of Genji with an updated twist.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Shakespearean Comedy on Film
This lesson will focus on the aspects of Shakespeare's comedy that become more evident in performance. By viewing clips of the same Shakespeare scene in different film versions, high schoolers have the opportunity to engage in a close critical analysis and to compare the play to its film version.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a comprehensive and succinct resource on the major principles of the United States Constitution, such as rule of law, due process, and limited resources. Worksheets and activities allow learners to not only examine these big ideas, but to link them directly to provisions of the Constitution and to summarize them in engaging and active ways.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review Charlie Brown and Friends
Charles Schulz' Charlie Brown and Friends, a collection of Peanuts comic strips, provides young readers with an opportunity to engage in full-class discussions, work in groups to examine how Schulz develops his characters, and independently craft original stories.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Comic Strip Templates
Comic strips are engaging, valuable tools for learners to demonstrate their understanding, convey main ideas and thoughts, and express their inner creativity! Be sure to check out the related materials of this resource, which include several different comic strip templates to accommodate a wide variety of assignment types.
4th - 12th English Language Arts
Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story
Now here is a resource you don't see everyday. It's a printable version of a 17-page, full-color comic that describes the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the civil rights movement in 1955 and 1956. It focuses on the actions of Martin Luther King Jr.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Students follow the tracks of listening, visualizing, and drawing. They create an original comic script. Students use pencils first and then trace their sketches in pen. They experiment with different methods of creating value (stippling, cross-hatching, etc.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Students complete a variety of activities related to the book "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White. They create a comic strip based on the characters, setting, and plot of the story, and examine the author's writing process. In small groups they compose and perform a story-based script.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Fourth graders comprehend the differences between political parties and some of the key issues brought up in political debates (health care, social securtiy, military, education, etc). They view a comic and students write down what they think the comic is trying to say.
4th Social Studies & History