Explore curriculum & build meaning in your classroom community with COMICS PROJECTS … Here are some models!
2021 CLiF Community Literacy Conference
Wednesday, March 17, 3:00-4:30
“Using Comics Across Subjects”
“Marek Bennett will lead the group in creating a four-panel comic and discuss techniques for using comics in conjunction with primary resources, poems, and personal journals.”
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JUMP TO: Civics | History | Literature & Language | Math | Science
An overview & investigation of MI theory & practice in comics education…
Adapting the state constitution’s text into stick-figure visuals…
What are rights? How do we enact them, in actions & symbols? How do various rights & interests fit together in society?
DRAW THE LAW: US Criminal Codes
Adapting selected sections of the US criminal codes into black & white comics.
Adapting a 2012 talk given by the former Supreme Court Justice.
Graphic novels drawn directly from primary sources — the journals, letters, & even artwork of eyewitnesses to history!
How I create my historical graphic novels from multiple source texts & images…
VIDEOS: “How to Draw Freeman Colby”
Up-close demos of stick-figure cartooning techniques, coloring, page layout, & more…
Overview of an integrated middle school program, researching + transcribing + drawing from the prison diary of a Union veteran.
LITERATURE & LANGUAGE
Drawing out verses & lines in panels & pages…
= Drawing out Guthrie’s musical adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel!
Life stories told by undocumented migrant farmworkers & drawn by cartoonists…
My random sporadic math cartoon feature, addressing various topics in math & art & logic…
= 650 million years in just 24 hours (& 8 pages)!
Drawing sequence & detail from a source text.
A basic narrative of how the National Forests came to be! Includes source links to the image gallery I used in my research.
It turns out there’s poetry hidden in the congressional record! Lyrics by John Weeks, music by Big Paws.
My 3rd grade comics students got me wondering about how magnetism affects bird migration…