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Splat! Boom! Pow! the Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art
Students relate abstract expressionism and cultural influences on 1960's art. They use images appropriated from comic books to create a painting in the abstract expressionist style by changing the scale of the comic and reducing content of the comic image.
Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path" in Graphical Representation
Students analyze graphical forms of Eudora Welty and interpret the shorts stories in the representations. For this graphical representations lesson, students analyze the short story genre in comic strips. Students then create their own story through a comic strip.
Plot the Oysters' Peril!
Use comic strips to teach sequencing in narrative poetry. As homework, each class member selects a comic strip with 4-8 frames, cuts the frames apart, places the pieces in an envelope, and brings the envelope to class. Class members swap envelopes and reconstruct the strip. Using this model, class members plot the events in the narrative poem The Walrus and the Carpenter using the comic strip format.
Facts and Myths about our Solar System
Sixth graders explore popular ideas about the Sun and Moon. In this space science lesson, 6th graders separate commonly accepted details about our solar system into facts and myths. Students research a particular idea and create comic strips to reflect their findings.
Landmarks in Paris
Third graders create a map of France. They use computers to view an "in flight" movie about Paris. They research Paris using books and the internet. Students practice using the program "Comic Life." They import illustrations for each of the Paris monuments and write captions including the history of each. Student work will be printed and put together into a book.
School Garden Project
Fifth graders determine how environment contributes to the healthy growth of plants. In this gardening lesson, 5th graders work with groups to research a plant and create a comic book explaining why the plant survives well in its environment.
Students create narrative cartoons based on the activities of the Peace Corps. In this narrative cartoons lesson plan, students create comic strips where they draw and write about various activities that the Peace Corps is involved in.
Learning Economics through Comics
Students summarize the historical development of money. In this economics lesson, students describe the process of bartering and explain how money facilitates trade and exchange. Students also define and describe inflation and a modern banking system and its services.
Constructing a Comic Strip Graph
Fifth graders explore statistics by conducting a class survey. For this data graphing lesson, 5th graders identify their favorite comic strips in the classroom and organize their information on a worksheet. Students create graphs which demonstrate the opinions of their classmates.
Identifying Sequence of Events Using Dr. Seuss's Bartholomew and the Oobleck
Learners listen to the book, "Bartholomew and the Oobleck". They use a graphic organizer to sequence events and work in small groups to make an oobleck recipe. They create comic strips to retell the story using computer software.
What are Onomatopoeias?
Sixth graders identify and define onomatopoeias using a SMART Notebook embedded with the magic eraser, magic mirror and magic glasses. For the final product, Students create either a comic strip with examples of onomatopoeias.
Diversity: Respect Our Differences
Students, in groups, examine a variety of comic strips and rank the ones they like best. They discuss individual preferences and why everyone thinks different things are funny. A discussion on diversity follows.
Who Am I?
Students utilize the tools and elements available in a multimedia application to create a 1-page document, presented in comic book form, about a famous person. The document they create may be part of a multi-faceted research project that involves finding facts and images about their subject.
Making Inferences - An Introduction
Help your learners identify the inferences they make every day with this SMART board lesson. With a comic strip in the first presentation slide, they make inferences about the situation. A discussion addresses what type of prior knowledge they needed in order to understand the comic. This resource also guides into an activity that provides practice making inferences. Though designed for special education pupils, the lesson could work in any class setting.
Road To Roota
Did you know that there are comic books that can help learners discover economic concepts like supply and demand. The format of this lesson is highly engaging and enables them to discover how economics can be an exciting field of study. Note: Concepts and vocabulary will need to be previewed prior to beginning the lesson.
Solving Multi-Step Equations (Ch. 2.3)
Eighth graders solve multi-step equations, showing each step in their solution. This multi-step equations lesson plan includes sample problems to complete as a class, clear step by step instructions for the student and a linked comic strip that illustrates the need to show all steps when solving equations.
And It's All for Charity
Learners fight poverty. For this current events lesson, students research the listed Web sites to find out how Red Nose Day was established by Comic Relief to raise funds to fight world poverty.
SHINE Against Bullying - Let Your Inner STAR Shine
SHINE stands for Stand up for yourself, Help other, Inform adults, Never us technology to bully, Encourage other to stand up. Using this tenet students role-play bullying scenarios and create a comic strip showing the SHINE steps. Several web links, rubric, examples, and worksheets are included.
Learning the Component and Information Found in the Newspaper
Fifth graders work in a group to identify and reference the index, front page, metro page, state and local pages, as well as the sports, comics and classifieds in the newspaper 90% of the time during the game of "Identifying and Analyzing Parts of a Newspaper.
Declaration of Independence and the Constitution
Fifth graders read a rewritten version of the Declaration of Independence, create a set of pictures illustrating the Preamble of the Constitution and create a version of the Declaration of Independence in the form of a song, a poem, comic strip or picture book.