I have one more week of school left. It's a good thing, too, because the comic review stockpile is dwindling. Summer means I have time to read and write like a squirrel preparing for winter. We have some interesting articles in the works that explore lesson plans using comics.
- A review of professorgarfield.com
- Earthquakes unit
- Mathematics lesson plan
- Dinosaurs lesson plan
It's all on the calendar and will be coming to you as soon as school is out and I take a few days off, and then get to writing.
What about you? You've been reading The Graphic Classroom. What comics have you used with your students (K-12 or college)? Interested in publishing your lesson plans? We are looking for some guest columnists to address their experiences using comics in the classroom. Shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and pitch your idea. If you struggled or things didn't work out well, we want to know that, too. Perhaps we can give some advice on how to fix or avoid those problems and help others who may have experienced the same issues. It's all about sharing and helping and growing and meeting the needs of our students.
Incidentally, if you are interested in using comics in your classroom and are experiencing resistance from your colleagues or your administration, we would be delighted to help you out and point you toward the research to make your case.