A toolkit to encourage discussion in the classroom,. Make sure students have things to do in these last days that encourage thinking. Many teachers complain all year that they don’t have time to encourage higher order thinking but in the last few days of school, when they have freedom, they show movies. Have meaningful discussions.
This website talks about comics and comic textbooks in the classroom by Chris Wilson, an elementary teacher.
This overview of manga talks about the type of art and some suggested forms. Remember that Manga can have nudity and can have more violent things happen (like horror films.) Review materials thoroughly before using them in the classroom. This is an excellent overview of Manga if you want to use this and have students create it.
If you drill down in this article and look at the comments, there are some great dicussions of concerns in manga including that some editions give women a lesser role than male characters.
Online Manga university will help teach and your students about Manga.
manga is celebrating its 20th year. Create your own anime storyboards in your classroom using this lesson plan.
Mean, median and mode treasure hunt. Nice activity starter.
At the end of the school year, students build a mefolio in class to talk about their achievements, accomplishments, technology, and what they are learnin. These are adapted and updated every year. Students use them to get jobs and when they apply for college. Here is an example of a very creative young lady who has used hermofolio to share her artwork and photography. She’s so talented.
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