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  • Textbook level 3 & 4 …. Followed by McKinley & Aguinaldo speeches

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  • Nothing to Laugh About Gregory Adler adlersensei@gmail.com
  • Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Superman! Yes, it's Superman - strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Superman - who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel with his bare hands, And who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights the never ending battle for Truth, Justice and the American Way.
  • Fighting the battle for ….
  • Nothing to Laugh About Gregory Adler adlersensei@gmail.com
  • I. Comic Book History II. True Comics: A lesson plan you can believe in! III. Online Comic Project: Making History IV. Comic Questions & Comic Answers (hopefully) Are you taking notes? Don’t worry everything’s online ! Gregory Adler adlersensei@gmail.com
  • 1930s Probably a good issue for teachers to be aware of Though they became known as “dime store novels” this early one was only 5¢
  • Superhero NOPE IT’S THE FIRST ISSUE OF SUPERMAN FROM 1938 !
  • Waiting for Soup & Superman
  • 1940s Fascism nazism
  • As those Sabotage Plans on the table ?
  • New Trestn
  • 1950s Senate Hearing on Juvenile Delinquency The dangers of the Superman Complex !
  • “…the crime is always real and the Superman’s triumph over good is unreal.”
  • (Comic) Book Burning
  • Government Not Far Behind
  • Comic Book Code
  • Comic Clean-up
  • Comic Clean-up (cont.)
  • COMICS MAGAZINE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. Adopted October 26, 1954 The comic-book medium, having come of age on the American cultural scene, must measure up to its responsibilities … …members of the industry must see to it that gains made in this medium are not lost and that violations of standards of good taste, will be eliminated. Therefore, the Comics Magazine Association of America, Inc. has adopted this code …a landmark in the history of self-regulation for the entire communications industry.
  • Spiderman Fights Drug Use
  • 1960s 
  • Approved by “Ghost Writers in the Sky”
  • 1970s
  • First Issue of Ms. Magazine July 1972 And it was only $1 !
  • Will the Golden Lasso Make Her The First President to Tell the Truth Too? Though 10¢ then it’s worth $$$$$ today ! That meant 2042, not 1972 but at least we’re getting closer
  • She’s come along way baby…
  • 1980s
  • 1990s & Beyond
  • The Comic Book Experience “he takes no joy in reading …it will be hard for him to develop into a life long learner…” “The first thing he said to me when we got back … (was) that he had read it three times already.” Scott (classroom teacher)
  • “To the Classroom Robin” • Resource for teacher’s of any age group • Attention grabber for a lot of learning styles • Dual use as pop culture primary source for an era and/or a secondary source on a history • Comic books naturally use sequence and give evidence which are CCSS themes • There is a interesting history to comics
  • True Comics A Lesson Plan You Can Believe In
  • True Comics “ Truth is Stranger and a thousand times more thrilling than FICTION”
  • Levels of Historical Analysis
  • Comic Book Textbook Presidential Speech
  • True Comics vs. Your Textbook: Comparing Sources Lesson Content: Age of Imperialism Spanish-American War Courses: 
World or USH Social Studies Objectives: 
-self-reflect on historical reading skills -building content knowledge of era of imperialism -write a reflection after close reading Methods: 
close reading; summarizing; individual & group analysis & reflection Materials: LHA Chart, Textbook, Sources (True Comics & textbook excerpts, McKinley Speech and Aguinaldo Declaration)
  • True Comics vs. Your Textbook: Comparing Sources Lesson Content: Age of Imperialism Spanish-American War Courses: 
World or USH Social Studies Objectives: 
-self-reflect on historical reading skills -building content knowledge of era of imperialism -write a reflection after close reading Methods: 
close reading; summarizing; individual & group analysis & reflection Materials: LHA Chart, Textbook, Sources (True Comics excerpt, McKinley Speech and Aguinaldo Declaration)
  • Levels of Historical Analysis
  • Comic Book: True Comics Textbook: U.S. or World Presidential Speeches : McKinley & Aguinaldo
  • Online Comic Projects: Making History
  • Comics & the Web
  • Humble Comics by Mr.Yang
  • Global Medium
  • Thank you ! adlersensei@gmail.com @Tweets2Teach Q&A