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ERIC Number: EJ1088090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Images of Struggle: Teaching Human Rights with Graphic Novels
Carano, Kenneth T.; Clabough, Jeremiah
Social Studies, v107 n1 p14-18 2016
The authors explore how graphic novels can be used in the middle and high school social studies classroom to teach human rights. The article begins with a rationale on the benefits of using graphic novels. It next focuses on four graphic novels related to human rights issues: "Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds" (Speigelman 1986), "Footnotes in Gaza: A Graphic Novel" (Sacco 2010), "War Brothers: The Graphic Novel" (McKay 2013), and "March Book Two" (Lewis and Aydin 2015). Each graphic novel is briefly discussed and classroom activities are provided. Example activities demonstrate how the texts and visuals within them can be combined to teach human rights issues. An appendix of human rights-related graphic novels is also included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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