Explore curriculum & build meaning in your classroom community with creative COMICS PROJECTS …
Here are some models!
ABOUT TEACHING COMICS:
An overview & investigation of MI theory & practice in comics education…
Basic approaches for classroom work in any subject…
Marek’s lists of comics sources from all around the world (with a focus on the past 40,000 years).
JUMP TO: Civics | History | Literature & Language | Math | Science
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!
VIDEOS: “How to Draw Freeman Colby”
Up-close demos of stick-figure cartooning techniques, coloring, page layout, & more…
WORKING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES:
Featuring multiple Civil War source texts & images from my research…
Simple visual tools & markups to help your historical comics come to life on the page!
Classroom project outline for creating a visual timeline of a historical era.
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…
Learn about the amazing lives of loons — by cartooning them!