Using Comic Strips to Teach Multiple Perspectives

Scholars view comics from two different perspectives; one paints the Alfred Dreyfus as innocent, while the other portrays the exact opposite. They solve the mystery of what happened by analyzing the source, working in groups, and engaging in class discussion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners look up and write down the definitions to the vocab words the night before 
  • Instead of using a spokesperson, consider creating a class debate where each member of the group speaks
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires printing out handouts for each individual
  • The first in a five-part unit on the Dreyfus Affair
Pros

  • Teaches pupils how to look at both sides of an issue and how to make critical assessments
  • Promotes collaboration 
Cons

  • None