A “comic” look at history

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Kids love comics, right? So why not do as Mrs. Fritz did and have your students create comic strips illustrating what they have learned in a particular unit or lesson? Mrs. Fritz teaches middle school social studies so her learners chose topics like the life of Ghandi and the 22nd and 23rd Amendments.

This project (featured on the Technology Academy blog) focused on a digital learning skill (creativity) and allowed students to demonstrate knowledge in a variety of ways. Students were given the ability to design the comic strip starring a famous character or use a cartoon version of themselves to explain a scenario. Other than the requirement to include important events pertaining to their topic, they were given the freedom to design and create as they wished. Click on over to the blog to see some sample work products and to read more about using comics in the classroom.

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