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Graphic Novels with Historical Content
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I am a US History teacher for middle school. All I ever see my kids reading are graphic novels. I think this medium could be great for teaching history. I have found only two graphic novels related…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Benedix Sep 18, 2011.

 

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Gary Benedix replied to Austin Rogers's discussion Graphic Novels with Historical Content
"Graphic novels are great for history. When I took History of the Holocaust in college, my professor assigned Maus I & II. It was a great story and can be used effectively with struggling readers, who can grasp what is happening from the images…"
Sep 18, 2011
Shawn Fortner II replied to Austin Rogers's discussion Graphic Novels with Historical Content
"These are all excellent resources.  I fully support the use of graphic novels as instructional supplements in history classrooms.  They definitely help kids who have trouble visualizing events, and can breathe life into the events…"
Sep 18, 2011
Justin R. Stallings replied to Austin Rogers's discussion Graphic Novels with Historical Content
"The best graphic novel, that I personally have read, is "Uncle Sam".  It is quite interesting and exposes students to some U.S. History.  Here's the link for it at DC Comics:…"
Mar 20, 2011
Vibha Shah replied to Austin Rogers's discussion Graphic Novels with Historical Content
"Hello! I was very excited to see your post. My son has a website called www.ezcomics.com where he has posted three of his history comics which he made while he was in high school. They are Benjamin Franklin, the Civil war and Martin Luther King, Jr.…"
Mar 13, 2011
Lea Hansen replied to Austin Rogers's discussion Graphic Novels with Historical Content
"Thank you for the suggestions!   I too LOVE Zinn!"
Mar 8, 2011
Lea Hansen replied to Austin Rogers's discussion Graphic Novels with Historical Content
"I also use both Maus I and Maus II. Excellent resources on the Holocaust. I used them often in my summer school courses."
Mar 8, 2011
Kori Atwood replied to Austin Rogers's discussion Graphic Novels with Historical Content
"Actually, there is now a windows version of Comic Life."
Jul 13, 2010
Christopher Kenny replied to Austin Rogers's discussion Graphic Novels with Historical Content
"Cartoonist Kyle Baker did a great graphic novel series called NAT TURNER, based on the slave rebellion. http://www.amazon.com/Nat-Turner-Kyle-Baker/dp/0810972271"
Jun 22, 2010
Lisa Matherson left a comment for Austin Rogers
"Austin, I am new to the Ning, so that means I just saw your post. I'll share how I use graphic books in my APUSH I class. They are not graphic novels, but rather short (30-40) page books. I xerox several pages from the novels and use them in a…"
Mar 20, 2010
Marcy Prager replied to Austin Rogers's discussion Graphic Novels with Historical Content
"This is a varied recommendation of graphic novels that looked good: http://theoceancountylibrary.org/Educators/ce_files/Learn%20History%20through%20GN.pdf U.S. History recommendations: http://bigthink.com/ideas/16628 Howard Zinn's "A…"
Feb 21, 2010
Marcy Prager replied to Austin Rogers's discussion Graphic Novels with Historical Content
"Austin, I don't know much about graphic novels, but there are so many interesting historical novels that entertain kids, and they could then turn them into graphic cartoons or whatever they're interested in! Johnny Tremain, for example is…"
Feb 21, 2010
Jeff Williams replied to Austin Rogers's discussion Graphic Novels with Historical Content
"In my class we have used Comic Life in the past to create graphic novels/educational comics. One example was last year my class was doing a challenge-based learning project with Apple. The class wanted to increase awareness of the problem of how a…"
Jan 21, 2010
Ryan Goble replied to Austin Rogers's discussion Graphic Novels with Historical Content
"Also see.. 24 Recommended Graphic Novels for Black History Month http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6713282.html?industryid=47123"
Jan 12, 2010
Ryan Goble replied to Austin Rogers's discussion Graphic Novels with Historical Content
"Hey Austin - see this large list of American Lit Graphic Novels I posted here: Pop Culture + US History + Best Practices Ning! Also consider joining Making Curriculum pop where we have a Graphic Novels & Comics group loaded with this kind of…"
Jan 12, 2010
Alex Wood replied to Austin Rogers's discussion Graphic Novels with Historical Content
"In addition to the Zinn adaptation and the 9/11 report adaptation , there is also a graphic novel version of the Autobiography of Malcolm X. If you're not familiar with Art Spiegelmann, be sure to check out Maus I and Maus II - which…"
Jan 4, 2010
Jonathan Wade replied to Austin Rogers's discussion Graphic Novels with Historical Content
"It depends upon whether you want a systematic coverage like a text book or whether you want something more artistic. I'll be suggesting a number of works and directions in my presentation at the conference, but here's a starter list: If…"
Dec 30, 2009

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At 11:24pm on March 20, 2010, Lisa Matherson said…
Austin,

I am new to the Ning, so that means I just saw your post. I'll share how I use graphic books in my APUSH I class. They are not graphic novels, but rather short (30-40) page books. I xerox several pages from the novels and use them in a geocaching course around the school. The students are given a list of questions about the topic or event and they must geocache to find the pages in order to answer the questions. They totally enjoy this activity. I use it most often as an introductory activity and it leaves them begging for more detailed information about the content in the classroom.
At 8:43am on December 17, 2009, Thomas Daccord said…
Glad you could join us, Austin. Thanks for contributing right away!
 
 
 

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