Education Is Everywhere
Education is everywhere – at the grocery store, in the back yard, in the kitchen, at the movies – everywhere, just waiting to happen.
Learning is part of living, as is teaching. We all learn and we all teach every day.
With a little imagination, a little creativity, anything can be turned into a teaching tool. I once gave workshop attendees paper plates and said, “Teach me something using a paper plate.” The ideas were endless. So, it was not hard for me to imagine using comic books to teach, a much easier tool than a plain paper plate!
Here are three different ways to use comic books to teach.
Comic Books As Textbooks
Language arts activities applied to a comic book turn the comic book into the “textbook” – and add a lot of fun!
Comic Books For Research
Students can research subjects in comic books and then use other resources, such as the internet, to gather more information to prepare reports and presentations.
The subjects that can be investigated are as endless as the topics and themes covered in the books. Here are some that come to mind:
Comic Books As Inspiration
Comic books can be the inspiration behind all types of creative projects. After reading and familiarizing themselves with comic books, students can...
Create a plan that incorporates all three ways of learning with comic books. Plan to use the books as a textbook, and then have students do some research and complete a creative project based upon the research.
Whether using comic books as the textbook, for research, or for inspiration, students will find the learning unique, interesting, and exciting!