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What the New Ms. Marvel Means for Muslims in Comics

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Gene Demby interviews three Muslim comic book fans to get their response to Marvel's newly re-imagined superheroine, Kamala Khan, a Muslim-American teenager.
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Comics for the Classroom: Addicted to Spending

For Students 11th - 12th
Political comics can be a great way to get kids thinking critically about current political topics. They assess this cartoon and analyze how the cartoonist feels about US spending policy. There are three solid critical analysis questions...
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Did I Observe it or Infer it?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Take the mystery out of inquiry! When young scientists learn to use their keen powers of observation to make smart inferences about a situation, they are well on their way to understanding what the scientific method is all about. Using...
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8th Grade Social Studies: Cumulative Scrapbook/Comic Book

For Students 8th
While making a scrapbook or comic book may seem like a super fun project, kids will need to follow all the rules to get an A. Project focus, guidelines, and expectations are totally laid out. All the necessary project instructions,...
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Causes of the American Revolution

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students answer the question of: How did England impose its political and economic control over the colonies? They create a comic strip depicting the event of the Boston Massacre. Students complete a Wordstoming activity to anticipate...
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Presidential Elections and American culture

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What do statements made by presidential candidates reveal about what they want the public to believe about them? What can be deduced about American culture and values based on these statements? Do these values change over time? How do...
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American Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners review the events leading to the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence. Using the internet, they examine many different political cartoons from the time period and discuss the political atmosphere. In groups,...
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Comics for the Classroom: Debt Ceiling

For Students 10th - 11th
Upper graders examine the clichés that accompany this political cartoon, depicting how various people handle the national debt. They review several clichés quoted in recent times and write a 1-2 paragraph analysis of each. 
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Civil War: Face Jug

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine African American art. In this African American history lesson plan, students research face jugs created by African American freedmen after they watch a video about the artifact and its significance. Students then create...
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Good, Clean Fun!

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Henry the Hand leads youngsters on an exciting adventure through coloring worksheets, word puzzles, and comic strips on everything they need to know about preventing the spread of germs by washing your hands.
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Give Me a Little Sign

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students watch an episode of the PBS show "Maya & Miguel," and demonstrate various letters and words in American Sign Language. They create a message using a comic strip, spell their name using ASL, and answer discussion questions...
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SHINE Against Bullying - Let Your Inner STAR Shine

For Teachers 4th
SHINE stands for Stand up for yourself, Help other, Inform adults, Never us technology to bully, Encourage other to stand up. Using this tenet students role-play bullying scenarios and create a comic strip showing the SHINE steps....
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Native American Stereotypes

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine Native American stereotypes. In this Native American history lesson, 11th graders complete an activity about generalizations as they analyze the provided political cartoons regarding the portrayal of Native...
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Comic Strip

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils work in groups in order to perform research about the different aspects of immigration. Once they have completed the research a comic strip is created regarding the findings.
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Analyzing Political Cartoons

For Teachers K - 5th
Students explore social issues by examining cartoons. In this U.S. politics lesson, students view political cartoons which demonstrate a favoring or opposition to specific political ideals. Students utilize the web to search for cartoons...
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Splat! Boom! Pow! the Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers relate abstract expressionism and cultural influences on 1960's art. They use images appropriated from comic books to create a painting in the abstract expressionist style by changing the scale of the comic and reducing...
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Plessy v. Ferguson

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students study the cases of Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education to learn about separate but equal laws. In this law study instructional activity, students read the explanation of the Plessy case,study political cartoons,...
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Timeline of Events Leading Up to the American Revolution

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research on line their event leading up to the American Revolution answering who, what, where, when, and why this event took place. They share information collected about their assigned event as they post their event on...
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Barter & Money

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
You want five pigs, but you only have four bails of hay. How will you manage to get your want? A great simulation begins this instructional activity into why the use of money has replaced the process of bartering. Then, after indulging...
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American Revolution Vocabulary Cartoons (art)

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss cartoons. In this art lesson plan, 5th graders make their own cartoon using vocabulary words from the American Revolution.
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The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does the Fed manipulate the money supply in the United States? After reading a comic book on monetary policy and answering guided questions, your class members will take part in an interactive online simulation in which they will...
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Philanthropy and Native Americans

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the philanthropic traditions of early Native American communities. They use graphic organizers to record information and share their ideas with classmates. They create three-panel comic strips depicting philanthropic...
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Tears of Joy Theatre Presents Anansi the Spider

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Accompany the African folktale, Anansi the Spider, with a collection of five lessons, each equipped with supplemental activities. Lessons offer multidisciplinary reinforcement in English language arts, social studies, science, and arts...
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Media Portrayal of the Vietnam War

For Teachers 10th - 12th
History classes can explore two different depictions of the Vietnam War experience with this engaging resource. While watching clips of Platoon and reading excerpts from the comic, The 'Nam, learners take notes for use in completing a...