In this lesson, students will think about how graphic novels convey traditional literature, history and social studies curricula in a new way, they will learn the mechanisms through which graphic novels interpret formal modes of learning, and they will research, identify and critically analyze a graphic novel, which they will then present to the rest of the class as a lesson in literature, history or social studies.
Some media may contain mature content. Discretion is advised when viewing with students.
Play some or all of the above videos for your students. Ask students if they are familiar with any of the graphic novels featured in these videos, and, if so, have them describe the storyline, characters, dialogue, graphic style or other features of the graphic novels they know to the rest of the class. Prompt a more guided discussion with students about the particular features of these graphic novels using questions such as the following: