How Do Comics Reflect the Countries in Which They Are Created?

The objective of this lesson is for students to research comics styles in assigned countries and create their own comics that they believe would be popular in their assigned nations. Students also examine how comics styles reflect the countries in which they are created and compare the characteristics of their assigned country’s comics to comics with which they are already familiar.


Some media may contain mature content. Discretion is advised when viewing with students.

Lesson Plan

Students should watch the videos above and discuss the different styles of comics that are available to the public. They should then work in groups of four and be assigned one of the following countries:

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Lesson tags: Art, Creative Writing, Eighth, Ninth, Pop Culture, Seventh, Tenth

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