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ERIC Number: ED363892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 13
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Using Comic Books To Teach.
Parsons, Jim; Smith, Kathy
Noting that comic books are known and read by a wide variety of students, this paper presents brief descriptions of 30 ways that teachers can use comic books in a wide variety of subjects and grade levels. The ideas for using comic books in the paper are designed to help teachers become aware of what their students are reading and to use what students already know as a starting point for instruction (and instructions are addressed directly to students). The teaching ideas presented in the paper include: (1) gather and compare a number of historical or literature based comics; (2) examine the political ideas represented in a number of issues of one type of comic; (3) use "strange" comic books to study current and life issues; (4) study a variety of popular comics to find out how the norms and values in these comics parallel societal norms; (5) use comics to analyze literary conventions; (6) study the use of language structures in comic books or cartoons; (7) study the concept of comic book marketing; (8) explore where comic books come from; (9) study comic books that promote particular viewpoints; and (10) create a comic book in which students are the main characters. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Language: English
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