Explore curriculum & build meaning with these creative COMICS PROJECTS …
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Multiple Intelligences & Comics Education
My mission statement, drawn for an anthology by New England Comics Arts in the Classroom.
CONSTITUTION+COMICS Resource Page >>
NH State COMICstitution
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?
“Civic Ignorance”: David Souter on Civics Education (2012)
Adapting a talk by the former Supreme Court Justice.
The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby (Graphic Novel Series)
A graphic novel epic of the American Civil War… Drawn from actual diaries & letters & sketchbooks & more! Marek Bennett’s historical graphic novel…
How to Draw FREEMAN COLBY
Here’s how I create my FREEMAN COLBY graphic novels, from panels to pages to poster art & more!
Turner Family Stories: From Enslavement in Virginia to Freedom in Vermont
Stories from the life and family lore of master storyteller Daisy Turner!
Published Summer 2021 by Vermont Folklife Center.
WORKING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES:
Freeman Colby Vol. 3 Poster Gallery
Sample poster art & sources from the 1864 adventures of Freeman Colby & Co. …
Freeman Colby: From Primary Sources to Comics
Gallery of sources & the comics they inspired!
Hospital Cat 1: Finding F.A.S.T. in a Primary Source Text
These simple visual tools & marks will help primary source texts COME TO LIFE on your comics page!
Comics Project: Comics Timeline
Combining research & imagination to build common knowledge about an era…
UNIT: Civil War Comics Camp
Overview of an integrated middle school program, researching + transcribing + drawing from the prison diary of a Union veteran.
LITERATURE & LANGUAGE
El viaje más caro / The Most Costly Journey
Stories of Migrant Farmworkers in Vermont, Drawn by New England Cartoonists. // “Every North American should read this book.” ~ Alison Bechdel
Common Core + Comics: Election Edition!
Here’s a look at how the COMMON CORE Anchor Standards factor into a recent comics feature:
A VERY BASIC list of graphic novels & comics (& related resources) I use in my teaching…
Mathematicomics = My random sporadic series on math + art + logic …
1 Day in the Life of the Granite State
“650 million years in just 24 hours!”
A HOW-TO-DRAW series about the amazing lives of Loons… LoonToon Booklets: Info…
Lead Paint Alert!
Videos & comics exploring the dangers of lead paint poisoning, and what…
All about the dangers of toxic ingredients in cosmetics & personal care…
The Weeks Act Story (Comic)
The origin story of the National Forests! Includes source links to the image gallery I used in my research…
John Weeks, 1911 (Music Video)
It turns out there’s poetry hidden in the congressional record! Lyrics by John Weeks, music by Big Paws.